March 26, 2021

*Media Advisory* Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Teams Up With Giant Pharmacy to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines To Senior Citizens in Northeast Philadelphia

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is teaming up with Giant Pharmacy to hold an on-site vaccination clinic in Northeast Philadelphia for older adults who benefit from programs and services operated by CHCS. CHCS aims to provide nearly 100 COVID-19 vaccines to seniors in the community.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Saint Katherine of Siena Church
9700 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114 

Ms. Heather Huot, director of CHCS, along with Monsignor Paul M. Kennedy, President of the CHCS Board Committee and Pastor of Saint Katherine of Siena Parish in Northeast Philadelphia will be on hand for the event.

This is the fourth vaccination clinic organized in recent weeks by CHCS in an effort to address vaccine hesitancy and barriers faced by older adults, especially those in underserved areas. Through CHCS’ longstanding commitment and extensive experience with service to seniors, CHCS has provided a total of 300 vaccines to date through these efforts.

Saint Katherine of Siena Church is part of CHCS’ network of Parish Eldercare Management Programs that serves older adults and loved ones in parishes throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Services include in-home assessments; assistance with navigating the health care system; aid with obtaining benefits; coordinating services; creating plans tailored to individual concerns; among other services.

Tuesday’s clinic is not open to the public. Older adults or loved ones throughout the five-county area who have questions or are in need of assistance with the vaccination registration process are encouraged to call CHCS’ Senior Help Line at 1-888-679-7669.

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Editor’s note: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (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 CHCS, please visit https://chcsphiladelphia.org/.

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