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

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is teaming up with Centennial Pharmacy Services to hold on-site vaccination clinics and provide COVID-19 vaccines to Latino and Hispanic older adults in North Philadelphia who benefit from programs operated by CHCS.

Approximately 120 residents and clients of CHCS’ Casa Carmen Aponte, an affordable housing site for seniors, and Norris Square Senior Community Center, located on the ground floor of the housing site, will receive the vaccine.

Friday, March 19, 2021
10:30 a.m.
Norris Square Senior Community Center
2121 North Howard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

In addition, nearly 20 senior residents at CHCS’ Saint Francis Villa, located in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, will also receive the vaccine that day. Saint Francis Villa primarily serves Latino and Hispanic older adults.

This effort is one way CHCS is continuing to care for and address the immediate needs of older adults amid the pandemic, especially those in the Hispanic and Latino Community who have been disproportionately affected and face barriers to vaccine access. Bilingual CHCS staff continuously engage with older adults to ensure they can gain access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations while providing culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.

Friday’s clinic is not open to the public and is for CHCS’ residents and program participants only. Similar vaccination clinics with Centennial Pharmacy Services for CHCS’ residents and program participants are scheduled for the future.

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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About Catholic Housing and Community Services
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/.

About Centennial Pharmacy Services
Centennial Pharmacy Services is Philadelphia’s premier independent pharmacy, providing individualized pharmacy care throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. With its presence throughout Philadelphia’s health care community, Centennial Pharmacy Services was uniquely positioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a rapid and responsive approach to addressing the critical needs the pandemic created. The Centennial team rose to the challenge, supporting providers, patients, and the community with access to medication, adherence solutions, and customized pharmacy services. Centennial afforded certainty to providers that their patients would receive pharmacy care during a time of medical distancing while providing comfort to caregivers who were unable to be with loved ones. With the distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine underway, Centennial Pharmacy Services is an enrolled provider with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health, providing health systems, community providers, essential businesses, and the general community with COVID-19 vaccination solutions. Centennial was prepared to fight against this virus, now Centennial is prepared to protect against it.