Older Adults

Service Overview

The Center at Lutheran Settlement House is a place to grow. A place to be inspired and explore. A place to be cared for and to care for others. For adults 55 and over, we offer a range of programming for right now and for what’s next. Come explore fitness and dance classes, personalized health coaching, volunteering to help others, creative arts, trips and excursions, digital literacy, healthy cooking, and more. You will learn new skills, meet new friends, and plan for the future. The Center has something for everyone.
The Center is You.

Upcoming Events

Events List

  • Enhance Fitness Exercise

    Monday, February 26, 2024
    Time: 9:30 AM -to 10:30 AM
    Repeats every Monday and Friday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Enhance Fitness Exercise

    Exercise is a whole lot of fun in this evidence-based Enhance Fitness exercise program. Participants are led by a certified instructor in an hour long class focused on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility.

    A typical one-hour session includes:

    • A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
    • A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving
    • A 5-minute cool-down to lower the heart rate safely
    • A 20-minute strength training workout with soft cuff weights on the arms and legs (0 up to 20 pounds)
    • A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible
    • Dynamic and static balance exercises throughout the class
    • Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends

    Classes are open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Cooking Class

    Monday, February 26, 2024
    Time: 10:00 AM -to 11:00 AM
    Repeats every Monday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Cooking Class

    Come check out our weekly cooking class! Each week participants learn to cook a new healthy dish, try it, and take home the recipe.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Movie: Hidden Figures (2016)

    Monday, February 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Movie: Hidden Figures (2016)

    Description: The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

    Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae

    Click here to watch the trailer

    This screening is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Mat Yoga

    Monday, February 26, 2024
    Time: 4:30 PM -to 5:30 PM
    Repeats every Monday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Mat Yoga

    Join us for a yoga series led by Roots 2 Rise. In Touch Yoga is a blend of physical yoga practice, breathwork, and meditation, designed specifically for people to become more in touch with their bodies. It focuses on relieving tension in the body and building strength and balance. This practice is accessible to everyone at all levels. Please bring your own mat!

    Open to anyone in the community, no registration necessary.
    Questions? Contact us by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Music Therapy

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Time: 9:00 AM -to 10:00 AM
    Repeats every Tuesday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Music Therapy

    Join us for Music Therapy with Settlement Music School therapists. Music therapy is a type of therapy which uses music interventions to accomplish individualized goals with a credentialed professional. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:

    • Promote Wellness
    • Manage Stress
    • Alleviate Pain
    • Express Feelings
    • Enhance Memory
    • Improve Communication
    • Promote Physical Rehabilitation
    • and more

    These classes are free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Line Dancing Class

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Time: 10:00 AM -to 11:00 AM
    Repeats every Tuesday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Line Dancing Class

    Looking to impress your friends on the dance floor? You can learn all the best moves in line dancing class at LSH! Line dancing offers a great form of exercise as well as the opportunity to enjoy music and make friends. No experience necessary!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Cardio Drumming

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Cardio Drumming

    Cardio drumming combines creativity and fitness into one fun exercise. This class involves “drumming” on an exercise ball and dancing with music as a form of exercise. Our experienced Coach Jackee leads this hour-long drumming class that can help to improve your coordination and ability to focus while strengthening your arms and core. Come try it out!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Zumba Gold

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Time: 9:30 AM -to 10:15 AM
    Repeats every Wednesday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Zumba Gold

    Get your exercise in the fun way and try out our Zumba class! Zumba is a widely popular fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance. Zumba Gold is the lower-intensity version of a typical Zumba class and was designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of seniors.

    Classes are open to anyone 55+, no registration necessary.

     

  • Morning Bingo

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Time: 9:30 AM -to 11:30 AM
    Repeats every Wednesday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Morning Bingo

    Feeling lucky? Join us for penny and dollar bingo games every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Bingo boards and chips are provided. Participants are asked to please bring their own pennies and dollar bills.

    Bingo is open to anyone 55+, no registration necessary.

  • SEPTA Senior Fare Cards

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Time: 10:30 AM -to 12:30 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for SEPTA Senior Fare Cards

    State Representative Mary Isaacsons’ office will be at LSH issuing SEPTA senior fare cards to anyone eligible. Philadelphia residents 65+ ride free at all times on all routes for bus, trolley, Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line and the Norristown High Speed Line with the senior fare card. Come out and get yours!

    *Please note this is for Senior Fare Cards only and does not include CCT cards.

  • Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Time: 12:30 PM -to 1:30 PM
    Repeats every Wednesday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Chair Yoga

    Join us for this weekly chair yoga class led by a skilled instructor, Eric. Chair Yoga can help older adults develop and maintain muscle strength and improve upper- and lower-body function. Perfect for all activity levels and abilities.

    This event is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Crochet Circle

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 9:00 AM -to 10:00 AM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Crochet Circle

    Join volunteer instructors Marie and Barbara in this weekly crochet circle meeting. The circle is a great way to make friends, improve your crocheting skills, or learn how to crochet in the first place!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Computer Class

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 9:00 AM -to 10:30 AM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Computer Class

    Looking to improve your computer skills? Look no further than our Thursday morning computer class. Each week, instructor KB leads the class in computer and internet basics. Come learn something new! Computers & materials will be provided.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Picture Book Workshop

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 10:00 AM -to 11:00 AM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Picture Book Workshop

    Introduction to Picture Book Illustration, Writing and Publishing

    Help create a children’s picture book! In this weekly class, participants will start with simple prompts to help them decide on a theme. They then will then begin to doodle illustrative ideas based on the single prompt we choose. By creating pictures first, and then adding the written word, participants will be able to develop a picture book that will ultimately lead to a completed manuscript. With guidance from the class instructor Sheena Garcia, adults will illustrate a group picture book. The group will illustrate the book by using paint, cut paper and fabric. The books will be prepared for printed copies and then presented to preschoolers at our book launch and reading event. 

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Art Class – Paper Mache

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 11:00 AM -to 1:00 PM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Art Class – Paper Mache

    Learn to create larger than life, paper mache sculptures of mint candy, gumdrops, lollipops, cakes, chocolates and more! Sculptures will be featured in a Candyland-inspired themed exhibit in mid-December, where participants will have an opportunity to show off their works.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Free Tax Preparation

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 1:00 PM -to 5:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Free Tax Preparation

    Campaign for Working Families will be in the LSH Senior Community Center providing free tax preparation on two dates:

    Tuesday, February 13th 10am-3pm

    Thursday, February 29th 1-5pm

    This service is free and open to anyone 55+, however registration is required. Sign up for a time slot to drop off your paperwork by clicking this link and following instructions. If you are unable to sign up online, sign up slots are also available at the front desk.

  • Qigong Class

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 1:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Qigong Class

    Join us for Qigong classes! Qigong is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Classes are open to all levels & abilities, 55+.

    No registration required, just drop in!

  • Party Planning Committee

    Friday, March 1, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    Repeats every Friday,starting March 1, 2024 -through March 29, 2024
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Party Planning Committee

    Join as a volunteer on the planning committee for a dance planned in April in the senior center. Committee members will meet weekly in March and assist with creative vision for the party, as well as food, drink, and décor planning.

    The committee is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Movie: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

    Monday, March 4, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Movie: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

    Description: A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

    Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen

    Click here to watch the trailer

    This screening is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • $10 Haircuts with Karen

    Tuesday, March 5, 2024
    Time: 10:00 AM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for $10 Haircuts with Karen

    You can’t find a better bargain on a haircut than here at LSH! For just $10, our wonderful volunteer Karen will give you the cut of your dreams, even styling and drying.

    All you need to do is register for a 30-minute time slot in advance – either in person with the SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206, or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Healthy Eating Presentation & Trivia

    Tuesday, March 5, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Healthy Eating Presentation & Trivia

    Please join us for a healthy eating presentation followed by trivia with prizes, led by Humana.

    This event is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Art Exhibit – The Beauty of Time

    Thursday, March 7, 2024
    Time: 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Art Exhibit – The Beauty of Time

    The Center at LSH has partnered with students at Kensington CAPA High School to create an art exhibit focused on center member’s stories. The opening reception will take place at 1pm, where attendees can enjoy refreshments, view the student’s photography, and watch the interviews with the center members.

    This event is open to the public, no registration required.

  • CLOSED – International Women’s Day

    Friday, March 8, 2024
    Time: All day
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for CLOSED – International Women’s Day

    Lutheran Settlement House is CLOSED on Friday, March 8th for International Women’s Day.
    This includes the pantry and senior center. All distributions and activities are canceled.

  • Movie: Brooklyn (2015)

    Monday, March 11, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Movie: Brooklyn (2015)

    Description: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

    Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

    Click here to watch the trailer

    This screening is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Will & Estate Planning Workshop

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Will & Estate Planning Workshop

    Join us for this will & estate planning workshop led by Affordable Housing Centers of PA & Community Legal Services. In this free workshop, participants will learn about estate planning, as well as how to write a will, an advanced healthcare directive, and power of attorney.

    *Income eligible homeowners will receive a follow-up appointment with CLS to professionally draft a will at no cost!

    This workshop is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Seed Starting 101

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    Time: 1:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Seed Starting 101

    Learn the basics of starting seeds for your garden at home. Learn to successfully plant seeds and grow beautiful plants in pots or in the ground. Learn to plant Calendula flower seeds during class and take home your very own pot to grow at home!

    This event is free and open to anyone 55+, however registration is required. To register, contact the SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Candle Melt Workshop

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    Time: 10:15 AM -to 11:00 AM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Candle Melt Workshop

    Join our center intern Rebecca in creating candle melts! The melts can be used as fragrance or melted in a wax melter. All materials will be provided.

    This event is free and open to anyone 55+, however registration is required. To register, contact the SC Activities Coordinator by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Party

    Friday, March 15, 2024
    Time: 11:00 AM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for St. Patrick’s Day Party

    Deck out in green for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party! We will have music, raffles, a festive meal, snacks, and beverages to enjoy!

    This event is open to anyone 55+, however registration is required and the cost is $5. To register, contact the SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • The Sting (1973)

    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for The Sting (1973)

    Description: Following the murder of a mutual friend, an aspiring con man teams up with old pro to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible.

    Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

    Click here to watch the trailer

    This screening is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Seed Starting 101

    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Seed Starting 101

    Learn the basics of starting seeds for your garden at home. Learn to successfully plant seeds and grow beautiful plants in pots or in the ground. Learn to plant Calendula flower seeds during class and take home your very own pot to grow at home!

    This event is free and open to anyone 55+, however registration is required. To register, contact the SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Center General Meeting

    Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 12:25 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Center General Meeting

    Learn about upcoming events and changes in the senior center at our Center General Meeting. Center director Meg Finley updates the center on schedule changes and special events and opens the floor to questions at the end of each meeting.

    This meeting is open to anyone 55+, no registration required

  • Movie: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)

    Monday, March 25, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Movie: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)

    Description: A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

    Starring: Chude Pamela Allen, Judith Arcana, Alta

    Click here to watch the trailer

    This screening is free and open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • $5 Bingo

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    Time: 9:30 AM -to 11:30 AM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for $5 Bingo

    The stakes are high with this monthly $5 bingo event. Bring a $5 contribution and then enjoy 6 unique bingo games to win money back. Bingo chips and boards will be provided.

    This event is open to anyone 55+, but registration is required. 

    To register, please contact the SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org.

  • Pottery Workshop with Claymobile

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Pottery Workshop with Claymobile

    Try your hand at pottery at this clay workshop with Claymobile. Instructors from the Claymobile will lead participants in an hour-long session to create their own masterpieces! Participants will be able to pick up their finished piece a few weeks after the workshop.

    This event is open to anyone 55+, however registration is required and the cost is $10. To register, contact the SC Activities Coordinator by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206, or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Open House

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    Time: 4:00 PM -to 7:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Open House

    Join us during our open house to learn more about the center and our activities. Chat with center staff and activity instructors about our range of programming. Stop by any time from 4-7pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

    This event is free and open to anyone 55+.

    Registration is not required, however attendees are encouraged to RSVP at the link above.

  • Restaurant Trip to Oregon Diner

    Thursday, March 28, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:00 PM

    Description for Restaurant Trip to Oregon Diner

    Join other senior center members at the Oregon Diner (302 Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148) for our monthly restaurant trip. Transportation is not provided, however, CCT rides are available at no cost if you have a CCT ID and make your reservation through the center.

    Registration is required for this event. To register, please contact the SC activities coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org.

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