November 1, 2019

Catholic Housing And Community Services Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Bless And Dedicate Nativity B.V.M. Senior Community Center

The Senior Community Center is located on the ground floor of Nativity B.V.M. Place, one of five senior housing communities operated by Catholic Housing and Community Services.

Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will hold a blessing and dedication of its Nativity B.V.M. Senior Community Center, located in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

Friday, November 8, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Nativity B.V.M. Place
3255 Belgrade Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services as part of his administrative and pastoral responsibilities, will preside over the blessing and dedication. In addition, Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, and Mr. John Wagner, Deputy Secretary for CHCS, will be joined by Ms. Karen Becker, Director of Senior Community Centers in offering remarks during the ceremony.

This newly installed senior community center is located on the ground floor of Nativity B.V.M. Place, which has been in operation since 2015 and represents the successful conversion of the former parish school into 63 units of affordable senior housing. It will offer opportunities for socialization, recreation, physical exercise, education, and nutritional support with a focus on the overall health and wellbeing of residents, as well as the local senior community.

Nativity B.V.M. Place is one of five CHCS senior housing communities that allows residents to remain active in their communities while enjoying comfortable, affordable apartment living. The building features community rooms, laundry facilities, and elevators. In addition, CHCS provides social services to residents to connect them with resources such as in-home care, public benefits, and food assistance in addition to providing supportive counseling and intervention.

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Editor’s Note: CHCS is a leading provider of senior living services throughout the Philadelphia region. Dedicated staff are committed to providing the best quality support for seniors and their loved ones through senior programs. Programs include senior housing, senior centers, older adult care management, in-home support programs, elder care helpline, and senior clubs. To learn more about Catholic Housing and Community Services, please visit


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