More than 100 older adults donned masks and costumes at an Oct. 26 Halloween party hosted by the St. Charles Senior Community Center, a ministry of archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS).

Center members enjoyed lunch, music and raffles, along with a costume parade that drew laughter and applause.

Located at 1941 Christian Street, the center has offered adults 50 years and older opportunities for socialization, exercise, recreation, education and nutritional support since 1971.

Accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, St. Charles is one of four CHCS senior community centers located in Philadelphia. Part of the secretariat for Catholic Human Services, CHCS supports older adults within the archdiocese through in-home and parish-based support, as well as geriatric care management, adult day care and senior housing communities. Last year, CHCS served over 4,600 adults.

(Photos by Gina Christian.)