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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.

Our Fall Programs

Vaccines: Yes or No?

Find out all that you need to know about vaccinations – what you should do now, what’s coming, myths and facts.   Flu and shingles shots available.


 “Opportunity in the Face of Adversity”

 “Forever Young in an Aging Body”

“Cooking Healthy Foods” at the Reading Terminal test kitchen.

 “Muse behind the Artist II”

“Tea, Scones & Work on Your Phones III”

Thank You To The Union Benevolent Association

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.  Such generosity makes such a difference.

We are so close to meeting our challenge grant from the Independence Foundation.  We will receive $5,000 if we can successfully raise $10,000 of NEW monies. 

Only contribution amounts over last year’s can be counted toward the match.  If you can increase your level of support, we would be most appreciative! 

Making New Friends Appreciating Old Friends

We gathered in the courtyard of the Academy of Vocal Arts for our third annual member and volunteer party. 
 Member and improv specialist Jean Haskell encouraged us to make new friends by finding someone who lives on the other side of Broad Street and telling them something special about our neighborhoods.  


Many thanks to Frog Commissary Catering for delicious refreshments and to Penn’s Village members who donated unique raffle items including a fly fishing lesson (Pat Harner and Curt Hill), a wonderful handmade quilt (Judith Coche), an original painting (Ed Bronstein) and a one-on-one iPhone intro (Ellen Rapsher).  

Carol Hutelmyer, a much appreciated volunteer, won a private tour of two historic Fairmount Park houses (Jill Raich) and member and staunch Penn’s Village advocate in the community Liz Martin won a two hour Photoshop tutorial (Janet Burnham).  We also introduced our new health care support program in partnership with Centennial Health Services; thanks to Centennial for contributing a very generous basket of goodies to our raffle.

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 May, we met Penn’s Village member and Park House Guide Jill Raich at the Seahorse Fountain behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a fascinating stroll along the Schuylkill, learning about the waterworks and boathouses, and the sculptures that many of us overlook but distinguish our great city from most others.  

In June, Dr. Joseph Dymowski, of Centennial Health Services helped us take control of rather than be controlled by the medications we are taking;  and then more Philadelphia appreciation on a tour of Founders Hall at Girard College.

In July we viewed and discussed the new film “Jersey Boys” directed by Clint Eastwood and August off for R&R with Penn’s Village programs beginning anew in September.

HealthPals Coming This Fall

We are targeting September for a full roll out of our health care support program.
HealthPals is supported by Centennial Health Services and based on research conducted by graduate students from Penn's School of Nursing,  Most importantly the program is designed for you:  In May, we conducted two focus groups, one to hear from members, the second potential volunteers.  

Our goal  is to work with interested members as they navigate the health care system and make their own, informed decisions.

Note:  Our partner Centennial will come to your home for medication consultations!

Building 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


Blendo Past & Present

1002 Pine Street

Centennial Health Services

267 324 5347

Chef Table Marketing


Home Instead Senior Care


Frog Commissary Catering

215. 448.1100

HomeCare Associates

Jomici Apothecary

273 South 15th Street

Presby Inspired Life

610 834 1001

Prudential Savings Bank


Silver Lining Home Health


Warwick Cleaners
250 So. 22nd Street



2013 Garden Party
Thank you to Home Health Care Associates and Silver Lining Home Health Care for increasing the amount of their business sponsorships to help us meet our matching grant from the Independence Foundation and to our newest business sponsors Presy Inspired Life and Prudential Savings Bank.