For over 45 years, Center in the Park has provided comprehensive, integrated community based services for older adults. The vibrant and active senior community center is located in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia in Vernon Park.
Program areas at CIP
Housing, social services, and in-home support. the Center offers practical and compassionate social services and housing counseling for vulnerable older adults including assistance with personal care, home support, adaptive equipment and minor home repairs for the homebound, assistance applying for benefits and entitlements, and housing counseling for older adults with housing issues such as mortgage default and delinquency, landlord/tenant disputes, and assistance in finding affordable senior housing. in addition, the Center is a neighborhood energy Center, providing energy assistance and conservation education for persons of all ages.
Long term care ombudsman: the Center through philadelphia corporation for aging's philadelphia long term care omnbudsman program provides ombudsman services for residents of long term care in northwest and northeast philadelphia, including: advocates for the rights and quality of life of residents who reside in nursing facilities, personal care boarding homes, domiciliary care, resident care and older adult living centers. Addresses issues of resident rights, resident care, resident dignity, finances and overall quality of life. Conducts facility visits, attends resident council meetings and/or exit meetings with the department of health and receives complaints from residents and their families.
Center services: the Center offers an extensive lifelong learning curriculum, a vibrant arts and humanities program and trip opportunities. Programs and services offered include computer classes, painting, drawing, pottery, quilting, knitting and crocheting, needle arts, rubber stamping, photography and videography, bowling, tap dancing, line dancing, piano lessons, guitar classes, poetry, memoir writing and many other offerings such as trips and other recreational activities.