By Alicia M. Colombo
The Women of Faith & Hope
(breast cancer support group): Center in the Park, 3rd Monday of month, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kicking Cancer to the Curb
(cancer survivors): Marconi Older Adult Program, 3rd Wednesday of month (Sept. 17), 10 a.m.
The Doctor’s in the House
(discuss health concerns): Center in the Park, 1st Monday of month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
SHARING WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND
Center Counselor Support Group:
Norris Square Senior Citizen Center, 2nd & 4th Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
COMHAR Support Group
(Community Organization for Mental Health and Rehabilitation): Depression screenings, resources and referrals. Norris Square Senior Citizen Center, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LGBT Age 50+ Rap Session:
Outlet for LGBT older adults to discuss feelings and experiences. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., 215-732-2220, Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m.
The Next Chapter – Sharing Our Joys, Sorrows & Everything in Between: Volunteer-led peer discussion groups on life, love, loss and change. Sponsored by the Center at Journey’s Way.
St. Anne’s Senior Citizen Center, Tuesdays (starting Sept. 9), 10:45 to 11 a.m.
West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The Center at Journey’s Way, Tuesdays (Sept. 9 through Nov. 25), 1 to 2 p.m.
Center in the Park, Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Juniata Park Older Adult Center, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Northeast Older Adult Center, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Peer Support Counseling:
Juniata Park Older Adult Center, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Share memories of growing up, your family, happy times and more. South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Sharing and Caring: Discuss your concerns over coffee, give advice and share resources. West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, Wednesday, 9:15 a.m.
Silver Foxes (social and discussion for LGBT elders): William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215-732-2220, 4th Sunday of month, 2 to 4 p.m.
(share blessings, request prayers, encourage others): West Oak Lane Senior Center, Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Non-Denominational Inspirational Group
:Northeast Older Adult Center, Fridays, 9 a.m.
Pastor-led group reads and discuss passages: Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center, two Mondays a month (Sept. 8 & 22). New group, call for details.
TLC (Talking Listening & Caring) Groups:
Philadelphia Senior Center – Main Branch, Thursdays, 10 a.m.
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
St. Anne’s Senior Citizen Center, monthly (Sept. 24), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Transition to Aging Group:
Adults, ages 50 to 100-plus, discuss
the challenges, surprises, and rewards of growing older.
West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
ale and female veterans from all branches of the military meet to talk and learn about resources.
Haddington Multi-Services for Older Adults, monthly (Sept. 3), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, 3rd Wednesday of month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
North Broad Senior Center, last Wednesday of month, 1 to 2: 30 p.m.
LADIES OR GENTS
Man to Man Wellness Sessions:
Haddington Multi-Services for Older Adults, Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
Men’s Bull Session:
Men discuss sports, news, the economy & more. Marconi Older Adult Program, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Phenomenal Women Group: Share life stories & record your experiences for future generations. Philadelphia Senior Center – Tioga Branch, Thursdays, twice a month (Sept. 4 & 18), 10 a.m.
Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN) Groups:
Northeast Older Adult Center, Mondays, 9:30 a.m.
Klein JCC, Wednesdays, 10:40 to 11:40 a.m.
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Senior Center, Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m.
Women’s Support Group:
Lutheran Settlement House, Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m.
Having Our Say:
Discuss news and Black history. Martin Luther King Older Adult Center, Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
: Discuss what’s happening in the world and how you feel about it. West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Lifestyles: Reinvent yourself. Learn positive, inexpensive ways to redesign your home, clothing style, make-up, jewelry and more. Spring Garden Center, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Unless indicated otherwise, the above activities are free. All older adults, age 60-plus, are welcome at any senior center in Philadelphia. Some centers also welcome adults between the ages of 50 and 60. Contact your local senior center directly for more information. Click here for a list of senior centers. You may also contact the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.