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Welcome To Penn's Village

Penn’s Village is part of a growing national movement of community based non-profit organizations, now more than 145 villages across the U.S.


We link neighbor to neighbor to help residents of central Philadelphia neighborhoods continue to lead vibrant, healthy lives, and enjoy the activities of city life as they age while they remain in their own homes.

Penn's Village is a proud member of the Village to Village Network, 150 villages across the U.S. and beyond,  working together to support our shared mission.
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2013 Garden Party

Upcoming Programs

African American Art at the Philadelphia Art Museum


  Tour of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue
    New Ways To Look At Aging 

Generous Foundations Help Us Achieve Our Goals

Penn's Village belongs to and we want to serve all neighbors in our diverse community.  The Patricia Kind Family Foundation has recently awarded us $5,000 to this end, and another $5,000 next year if we make significant strides toward achieving this goal.

The Union Benevolent Association has granted Penn's Village $2,500 to help us provide services to neighbors who are unable to afford our annual dues and we have just been notified that the Philadelphia Activities Fund will donate $500 to support us. 
We are so pleased to announce that, with your significant help, we have raised  $10,000 of NEW monies and therefore have qualified to receive $5,000 from the Independence Foundation.  Thanks to all who participated.

Smile for Penn's Village

If you shop on Amazon, you can now direct .5% of your purchase dollars to Penn’s Village without paying more for your items.  Doesn’t sound like much but we did the math and it could add up!  Here’s what to do:   Instead of, go to  

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charit
able organization and Penn’s Village will appear as an option.   Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. 
Please bookmark because only purchases made on this site will count.

Programs To Nourish Our Bodies & Spirit

In September we found out all that you need to know about vaccinations – what you should do now, what’s coming, myths and facts. We also had flu shots provided free of charge by Centennial Health Services.

Later in the month we were sincerely inspired by panel members who shared how they turned serious illness into an opportunity for self-discovery and growth, and a chance to live life more fully. Dr. Don Friedman ably moderated.
In October we learned to prepare (and tasted) healthy seasonal foods at the Reading Terminal and began November with a lively panel discussion with local artists, ably moderated by potter Lynne Berman.
 In November we met at the Cosmopolitan Club for our third "Tea, Scones and Work With Your Phones".  We need to keep up!  In our most recent program, we became more savvy about choosing a Medicare prescription plan. 

Introducing Health Pals

Health Pals, the Penn’s Village program that will support members in understanding and negotiating the health care system, is here!  

The initial team of Health Pals volunteers (Pat Harner, Ted Robb, Avalie Saperstein, Margo Villanova and Marianne Waller) have completed the required eight hours of training.  Eileen Glass, the Penn’s Village volunteer coordinator has generously agreed to take Health Pals under her wing as well.  

The support of our partner Centennial Health Services is greatly appreciated. Centennial will also provide one-on-one drug counseling and education, and home delivery of prescriptions.  

Community Through Partnerships

Based at Temple University’s Center City Campus,  OLLI offers a wide selection of non-credit classes to people 50 years of age and older.

Our Business Members

Bacchus Mkt. & Catering

2300 Spruce Street

Bayada Home Health Care


Centennial Health Services

267 324 5347

Centennial Health Services

267 324 5347

Frog Commissary Catering

215. 448.1100

Home Instead Senior Care


HomeCare Associates

Presby Inspired Life

610 834 1001

Prudential Savings Bank


Silver Lining Home Health


Warwick Cleaners
250 So. 22nd Street