Improving quality of life for Philadelphia's older adults.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation runs six older adult centers throughout the city. The centers help older residents have fulfilling and independent lives, both at home and in their communities.
For adults aged 55 and older, we offer:
This program also gives farmers market food vouchers to older, low-income residents.
1515 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 685-2736
The Parks and Rec finder can help you find activities.
Exercise and health programs
Aerobics, tai chi, yoga, strength training, walking groups, chair exercises, nutrition classes, diabetes education workshops, exercise equipment, injury and fall prevention programs, health screenings, lectures and an annual Senior Strut and Health Fair.
Classes for conversational Spanish, English, ESL classes by the Community Learning Center, computer classes, creative writing groups, and book clubs.
Information and referrals, individual and group counseling, and resource counseling.
The opportunity to give back to one’s center and community.
Watercolor, acrylics, clay and ceramics, art appreciation classes, and trips to museums.
Senior Art Camp
Two, week-long classes in painting, watercolors, Chinese watercolors, and drawing.
Recreational and cultural programs
Day trips, plays, dance classes, birthday and holiday celebrations, music lessons, and choral groups.
Philadelphia Senior Games
An Olympic-style event with golf, bowling, track, basketball, softball, swimming, Scrabble, and more.