The Senior Gala is back for its 23rd year–and better than ever!

Tuesday, December 17 at the

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street.

  • Resource Expo at 11 a.m.

  • Gala at 12 p.m.

The Gala brings together adults over 55 from across the city for fun, food, and fellowship.
The festivities are hosted by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and CareGivers America.

Resource Expo

Kick off the day at 11 a.m. with educational opportunities including:

  • information about Older Adult Center (OAC) programming
  • access to important resources available at OACs and other organizations

The Gala

Starting at Noon, attendees can:

  • dance the afternoon away
  • take fun pictures in the photo booth
  • eat a tasty catered meal
  • enjoy live entertainment
  • participate in the raffle to win valuable prizes
  • take home a gift to remember this special day

The Gala began two decades ago as a way to bring together seniors from across the city for a special holiday-season event. The holidays can be a tough time for some seniors. The Gala gives them something to look forward to. It is an opportunity to celebrate the season with friends in a safe, structured, and fun environment. This year, more than 1,200 older adults are expected to attend.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at these Older Adult Centers:


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