Vision

We are called by our moral responsibility to create a compassionate and sustainable community in which individuals are valued, diversity is embraced and people feel connected.

Mission Statement

Community Based Services of Catholic Health Care Services offers choice and guidance to older adults and their caregivers by supporting individual well-being through creative programs, quality services and coordinated partnerships.

History

St. Anne’s Senior Community Center, a program of Catholic Health Care Services, has been a mainstay in the Port Richmond and River Ward communities since 1970.  The center continues to involve, enrich and empower older adults living in these neighborhoods by offering opportunities and choices to engage in lifelong learning, healthy aging, nutrition programs, civic engagement, and innovative programming.

The Center has developed a long-time partnership with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and is supported by funding from PCA, the United Way, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. St. Anne’s Senior Community Center is accredited by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and was recognized for excellence in providing quality programs and services to older adults and their families. Working with partner agencies and community organizations, the Center is able to expand its reach and better meet the needs of older adults in our community.

Purpose

St. Anne’s Senior Community Center strives to ensure that members of community enjoy independence and the highest quality of life.  Our programming addresses three critical issues that aging members of our communities face: food insecurity, social isolation, and health and wellness.  Through a wide range of social, recreational and educational groups, seniors are engaged in activities they enjoy and find meaningful.  Health and wellness is a top priority with offerings in exercise, walking groups, health education, screenings, and immunizations.  Lunch and breakfast are available for all members that are 60 years of age and older.