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Grandparenting: Joy, anxiety, and connection, says archdiocesan senior housing resident

Elizabeth Means-Binns of St. Francis Villa said her 13 grandkids and 10 great grandkids keep her engaged as a vital link between generations, something the church celebrates on the July 24 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

‘Never too late’ for Vietnam veterans honored at archdiocesan senior complex

Catholic Housing and Community Services, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and the Catholic War Veterans teamed up June 29 at St. John Neumann Place II to commemorate those who served the nation during the Vietnam War era.

Humanitarian aid from archdiocese up 86% in 2021

More than 639,000 area individuals, from kids to seniors, were helped by a wide range of support from Catholic Human Services, according the agency's newly released annual report.

Archbishop welcomes South Phila. seniors to their new home

On Nov. 10, Archbishop Nelson Pérez blessed and dedicated St. Rita Place, a new archdiocesan complex that will provide 46 affordable apartments for older adults in South Philadelphia.

New archdiocesan senior residence ‘a beacon’ on Broad Street

With 46 affordable apartments, a beloved national shrine next door and a long list of development partners, St. Rita Place is ready to welcome residents into a spacious complex blessed by Archbishop Nelson Pérez Nov. 10.

Delco parish school becomes senior housing, and it’s ‘love at first sight’

Two "gorgeous" and historic structures of the former St. Joseph Parish School in Collingdale are on track to become home for 50 area seniors, thanks to the hard work and patience of many partners with the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

HUD secretary tours new archdiocesan senior complex, announces housing plans

Marcia Fudge joined state and local officials Sept. 1 at St. Rita Place in South Philadelphia, where she highlighted the nation's housing crisis and how the Biden-Harris Administration plans to address it.

Grandkids (and great-grandkids) bring ‘blessings beyond measure,’ say area seniors

As the church marks the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, local faithful say they can't imagine life without the "pure joy" their children's children bring to them.

Seniors return to ‘second home’ at archdiocesan centers

After more than a year of COVID restrictions, doors reopened this week at five Catholic Housing and Community Services hubs for older adults, dispelling isolation and bringing hope.

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.