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Center in the Park

Center in the Park (CIP), located in historic Vernon Park in Northwest Philadelphia, is an active and vibrant community center that promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults (55+). CIP is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers – a unit of the National Council on Aging – as a provider of quality programs, activities and services for its membership of more than 5,000 older adults including 1,000 homebound consumers. The center offers classes, activities, special events, trips, evidence-based exercise, health and wellness programs, congregate meals, transportation, volunteer programs, support groups, social services, counseling and information and referral. CIP has a fitness center, tech lab, Senior Environment Corps (SEC), arts programs and Intergenerational programs.

CIP provides Ombudsman Services as part of the Philadelphia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (PLTCOP) for residents of long-term care in the Northwest and Northeast sections of Philadelphia – Phone: 215-844-1829.

CIP also provides the PCA In-Home Support Program (IHSP), which assists homebound older adults– Phone: 215-849-5100; Fax: 215-849-3195.

CIP has a housing counselling program and is a Neighborhood Energy Center.

Maple Village at Center in the Park  offers 70 independent living apartments for older adults with supportive services is located on the CIP campus – Phone: 215-438-6810.

CIP Hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening classes are occasionally offered.

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5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-2187

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