Nativity B.V.M. Place And Its Senior Residents Celebrate One Year Anniversary

This month, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) hosted a first anniversary luncheon for Nativity B.V.M. Place and the residents who make it their home. Residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon with trivia, games, music and of course a delicious hot lunch. Prizes donated by Stocks Bakery, Mercer Café and [...]

The Spirit of Christmas

During the Christmas season, mailboxes fill with Christmas greetings from near and far. For Rita, who is 91 and lives alone in her tidy rowhome in south Philadelphia, giving Christmas cards was just as important as receiving them. Rita is served by both the In Home support Program and the Saint Monica Eldercare Program.  The [...]

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Across the Archdiocese, seniors in our parishes are caring for their adult children with special needs.  As a parent's health begins to decline, this becomes increasingly challenging.  A mother in one of our parishes reached out to Catholic Housing and Community Services for help in 2012.  Her adult son lives with autism and she has [...]

Generations Come Together at St. Anne’s Senior Center

Intergenerational Healthy Eating Mural Project: “A Vision Becomes a Reality” This summer, St. Anne’s Senior Community Center’s collaborated with Greensgrow Farms and new community partner, Portside Arts Center, to work on the intergenerational healthy eating mural project. St. Anne’s artists mentored twenty-four children, ages 8-12, from Portside’s day camp program. The project began with a [...]