Founded in 1968, Center in the Park is a non-profit community center in Northwest Philadelphia
primarily focused on the needs of older people. The Center fosters respect, independence, and
personal growth for each individual. As a community resource, it provides access to supportive
services and activities.
The programs at Center in the Park are meant to provide opportunities for older adults to
participate in social, recreational, health and fitness, arts and humanities and lifelong
learning activities. Members are encouraged to make their voices heard at the Center and in their
communities through service and volunteer opportunities.
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CIP's 2014 Annual Report is now available. Read it here.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Service Provider! Center in the Park through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) – Philadelphia
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (PLTCOP) - provides services in Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia.
Please Call! Residents of long term care facilities, homes or participants of older adult daily living centers or their
family members or loved ones . . . Center in the Park has trained staff available to answer your calls. All communication with the
Ombudsman is free and confidential. We can answer questions and address concerns about issues, including:
Quality of Care
Admissions, Transfers or Discharges
Volunteers are also welcomed to apply for ombudsman training and positions.
Call: Center in the Park - Phone: 215-844-1829
Address: 5818 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144
The Commonwealth of PA also has a Long Term Living Helpline: 866-286-3636
Please click here for additional information on Center in the Park's Ombudsman Program.
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This month at Center In The Park...
CIP's Annual Campaign
What Center in the Park (CIP) means to me. Being the first resident of Maple Village at Center in the Park (CIP) meant more to me than I
can ever express. It kept me close to CIP where I met a lot of lovely people. The staff and members are very poised, friendly, and
knowledgeable. CIP is a place when you walk in the door you feel welcomed and loved. I felt good in knowing that when I came to CIP, I
would get a wealth of knowledge, hot meals, meet new and exciting people, and best of all it’s a place where I could share my voice with
everyone, as a member of the CIP Songsters and participate in Bible Study. Being at CIP will make you feel good about yourself, that you
have a place to go, and something to do. Even at my current long term care residence, while I miss being able to go across the driveway to
the Center, I am still connected to the Center with visits and support from members and staff and the CIP Ombudsmen.
- Jean M. Montero, “Song Bird”
Annually, we ask members and friends of the Center to make a special contribution, during the Annual Campaign that runs from now through the
end of June, so that we can continue to offer meaningful experiences and support to older adults in the community. Although we raise funds
from various sources to maintain quality programs and services, your individual gift - large or small, is most important and valued for many
It is unrestricted funding that helps to literally keep the Center open and functioning when other sources of funds are reduced
or cut; and, it pays for things that other funders do not pay for, including utilities, maintaining the building and paying for
It shows other funders that all who value the Center, including members, staff and Board of Directors, are committed enough to support
the Center with a personally significant annual gift.
It allows us to stay in the forefront of senior centers in the nation and attract programs that keep the Center shining as a “Gem in
Won’t you please show your personal support, again this year or for the first time if you have not contributed before, by giving to the
2015 Annual Campaign? You may give on line securely using PayPal below. If
you would like additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to call. Thank you!
Lynn Fields Harris
Jean M. Montero
Honorary Chair, Annual Campaign
Please consider an online contribution to Center In The Park safely and securely via PayPal.
To view images from Center In The Park's 2014 "Music From The Heart" concert, click on the link below.
CIP’s Donor Option Number is 225
Please support the United Way’s Community Impact Fund
Accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers
United Way profile of CIP member Inez Huggins
In Case of Inclement Weather:
If the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, for the first day, Center in the Park is closed for all
members and all employees. If the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed for a second consecutive day or longer due to the inclement
weather, all Center in the Park employees (not including Nutrition Aides) are to report to work unless otherwise notified. If the
weather is bad and schools are open, members should call the Center at 8:30 AM to ask whether their class(es) or activities are
postponed - 215-848-7722.