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.

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.

Seniors glad to welcome archbishop to their new home

Archbishop Nelson Pérez blessed the apartments of some 40 elderly residents of St. Francis Villa in Kensington, which an archdiocesan agency developed to give hope to the area's seniors.

Seniors welcome visitors bearing gifts of fresh produce

Residents of Casa Carmen Aponte, an archdiocesan senior housing complex, celebrated the Epiphany with deliveries from Giordano Garden Groceries.

Christmas feast brings hope, joy to older adults amid COVID

Catholic Housing and Community Services teamed up with area partners to deliver holiday meals, treats, gifts, cards -- and above all, compassion -- to residents of archdiocesan senior living complexes.