Healthy Lives Community Groups

The number of Americans aged 65 and older has increased by ten times in the last century (ABC News, August 10, 2013). As we age, we may become more isolated and depressed, which affects our physical health. How well we cope is largely determined by having social supports or the care of family and friends. Healthy Lives engages adults 50+ in ongoing peer groups so they can continue living independently in their homes and neighborhoods.

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Learn More and Join

Contact: Debby Davis
Phone: 215-487-3000 ext. 13

Why Join?

Older adults connect in person to their peer support groups, which are held year-round in convenient locations throughout Philadelphia. Groups are facilitated by Peer Leaders or volunteer Group Facilitators who are trained and mentored by SOWN staff. Members discuss common concerns, problem-solve, provide emotional support, and exchange information and resources. The social connections gained are proven to reduce or stabilize depression, increase coping skills, and promote independence.

Where it Happens

Northeast Philadelphia:

  • Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Avenue 19152 

  • KleinLife*, 10100 Jamison Avenue 19116 

  • Rieder House*, 10102 Jamison Avenue 19116 


Northwest Philadelphia:

  • Maple Village, 22 West Rittenhouse Street 19144 

West/Southwest Philadelphia:

  • Salvation Army Ivy Residence, 4051 Ford Road 19131 

  • Salvation Army Booth Manor Residence, 5522 Arch Street 19139 

  • Mahlon Lewis Residence at Haddington Elderly, 5600 Race Street 19139 

  • Greenway Presbyterian Apartments*, 2001 S. 59th Street 19143

  • Presby's Inspired Life Mary Field Presbyterian Apartments, 2100 S. 58th Street 19143

  • Presby's Inspired Life Ann Thomas Presbyterian Apartments, 2000 S. 58th Street 19143

  • Southwest Senior Center, 6916 Elmwood Avenue 19142

  • University Square Apartments, 3901 Market Street 19104 

  • Angela Court Apartments, 4400 Fairmount Avenue 19104

South/Southeast Philadelphia:

  • Scottish Rite House, 1525 Fitzwater Street 19146 

  • Casa Farnese*, 1300 Lombard Street 19147


*Currently not meeting