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File #: 190682    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/12/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/12/2019
Title: Honoring and Congratulating the Philadelphia Senior Center on the occasion of their 70th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19068200
Title
Honoring and Congratulating the Philadelphia Senior Center on the occasion of their 70th Anniversary.
Body
WHEREAS, The Female Society, a Quaker women's group, founded the Philadelphia Senior Center (initially called the Philadelphia Center for Older People) in 1949 to advance the well-being and personal growth of all individuals age 55 and older in the Greater Philadelphia Region; and
WHEREAS, PSC began as a day settlement for the exclusive use of elderly people by connecting them to services and resources to learn, grow and discover new ways to be actively engaged. Originally located in the Friends Neighborhood Guild, PSC moved in 1952 to 921 N. 6th Street and again in 1961 to its current location at Broad and Lombard Streets; and
WHEREAS, PSC is located in the urban center of Philadelphia. Center City is the heart of the City and the region geographically, historically, culturally, and economically. As an urban center, Center City is the most densely populated of the City's neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, PSC believes that all seniors should be served and engaged equally regardless of their income, age, ethnicity, language, educational status, gender, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. PSC believes that the greater the diversity of those that they serve and engage, the greater the opportunity for enhancing members lives as well as the organizational vitality of PSC; and
WHEREAS, PSC serves seniors with an emphasis on those most in need; women, minorities, those with functional disabilities, those who live alone, and the elderly with incomes at or below the poverty level. As the third oldest senior center in the United States and one of the largest, members come from every residential zip code in Philadelphia and from the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, PSC offers daily meals and nutrition services, recreation and trips, education and counseling services, information and referral sources and volunteer opportunities; an...

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