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Seniors throw sweet send-off for beloved kitchen manager

Before she hung up her apron for the last time, Carmen Aviles of the archdiocesan Norris Square Senior Community Center was surprised by clients grateful for her long ministry of feeding hearts.

Seniors served by archdiocese say they’re ‘more viable and active’ than ever

As the nation wraps up Older Americans Month, clients of Catholic Housing and Community Services want you to know they’re far from “sitting around doing nothing or playing bingo.”

Seniors stake their claims at new archdiocesan housing complex

Dozens of older adults turned out to apply for apartments at St. Rita Place, an affordable living complex that will open in fall 2021 to meet soaring demand.

Seniors get vaccinated at parish-based clinic

Dozens of older adults headed to St. Katherine of Siena in Northeast Philadelphia March 30 to receive their first Moderna jab, thanks to Catholic Housing and Community Services and Giant Pharmacy.

Latino seniors receive COVID vaccines at ‘second home’

A March 19 clinic organized by Catholic Housing and Community Services brought relief and even a few tears of joy to more than 100 Spanish-speaking older adults in Philadelphia.

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CHCS News Releases

News Release: Catholic Housing and Community Services Hosts Application Day for Saint Rita Place, an Affordable Housing Community for Independent Seniors in South Philadelphia

Saint Rita Place is the fifth of its nature opened by Catholic Housing and Community Services. Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is hosting an application day for Saint Rita Place, its newest affordable housing community for independent seniors in South Philadelphia. The residence is expected to open in the…

News Release: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Celebrates Older Americans Month

This May, Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is celebrating older adults across the five-county Philadelphia region by participating in Older Americans Month

Media Advisory: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Teams Up With Giant Pharmacy to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines To Senior Citizens in Northeast Philadelphia

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is teaming up with Giant Pharmacy to hold an on-site vaccination clinic in Northeast Philadelphia for older adults who benefit from programs and services operated by CHCS.

Media Advisory: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Teams Up With Centennial Pharmacy Services to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines To Senior Citizens in the Latino and Hispanic Community

This effort is one way CHCS is continuing to care for and address the immediate needs of older adults amid the pandemic, especially those in the Hispanic and Latino Community who have been disproportionately affected and face barriers to vaccine access.

Media Advisory: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Partners with Philadelphia Fight and SunRay Drugs Specialty Pharmacy to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Senior Center Members

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS), in partnership with Philadelphia FIGHT, will hold an on-site vaccination clinic and provide approximately 60 COVID-19 vaccines to its Saint Edmond Senior Community Center program participants. CHCS and Philadelphia FIGHT are working with SunRay Drugs Specialty Pharmacy to bring these vaccines to the community. The senior center, one…

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