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COVID-19 Information

Updated: July 2, 2021

Our Senior Community Centers are currently open for in-person activities. If you are interested in returning to a center, please call ahead for more information and to reserve a seat. Contact information can be found below or under the Senior Community Center tab. Thank you.

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is committed to providing support to seniors and older adults throughout the Philadelphia region during the pandemic. Any older adult in the surrounding five county area in need is encouraged to call the CHCS Helpline at 1-888-679-7669. 

Below you will find resources as well as information from the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additional resources which may be helpful during this time are also provided.

If you are a Philadelphia resident ages 60 and older, CHCS senior centers are providing frozen and Grab and Go style meals. We are able to distribute 7 frozen meals to each person per week.

**If you are interested in receiving meals at one of our Senior Community Centers, please call the center beforehand to let them know. This will ensure a proper amount of meals are available each day.**

South Philadelphia

St. Edmond Senior Community Center
2130 South 21st Street (Entrance on Norwood Street), Philadelphia PA 19145
215-790-9530

Southwest Philadelphia

Star Harbor Senior Community Center
4700 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-724-4414

North Central Philadelphia

Nativity B.V.M. Senior Community Center
3255 Belgrade Street, Philadelphia PA 19134
215-426-9799

Norris Square Senior Community Center
2121 N. Howard St. Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-423-7241​


Catholic Social Services Resources

Nutritional Development Services Resources

Archdiocesan Resources

  • The period after the lifting of the COVID19 restrictions requires us to be ready to assist people to reintegrate into an active, in person engagement with parish life. Below you will find plentiful resources, guidelines, recommendations and directives for parishes and Archdiocesan institutions for this period. ARISE: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic

Federal Government Resources

Pennsylvania Government Resources