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

  • Zumba Gold

    Wednesday, May 29, 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, May 29, 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.

  • Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, May 29, 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.

  • Spanish Class

    Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    Time: 4:30 PM -to 5:30 PM
    Repeats every Wednesday,starting April 3, 2024 -through June 5, 2024
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Spanish Class

    Join us in our free beginners Spanish class focused on conversational language! Learn the basics and practice with others with a bit of Spanish music and culture mixed in.

    This is a weekly 8 class series. Students must commit to attending at least 6 of the 8 classes. (No class 4/24 & 5/22)

    These classes are free and open to anyone in the community, but registration is required. To register, contact The Center by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Choice Pantry & Farm Stand

    Thursday, May 30, 2024
    Time: 9:00 AM -to 3:00 PM
    Repeats every Thursday
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Choice Pantry & Farm Stand

    Join us every Thursday for our Free Choice Pantry & Farm Stand. Beginning at 10am, we will be distributing canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other food

    The pantry is open to anyone in the community, no ID required. First come first served. Please bring your own bags!

  • Crochet Circle

    Thursday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 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

    Thursday, May 30, 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

    Explore various artistic mediums with the assistance of our wonderful art teacher, Sheena. Participants will learn a variety of mediums, including painting, watercolors, paper mache, sketching, collage, and much more!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Group Trip to Reading Terminal Market

    Thursday, May 30, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 2:30 PM

    Description for Group Trip to Reading Terminal Market

    Join center members on a group trip to Reading Terminal Market! We will walk around the market and explore the sights & shopping! You can either meet us there on your own, take a CCT van (if registered with LSH), or depart with the group from LSH via public transportation.

    Meeting us there? Meet @ Iovine Brother’s Produce (Filbert & 11th St) at 12:30pm

    Leaving from LSH? Meet @ LSH at 12pm and we will take the MFL

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

  • Qigong Class

    Thursday, May 30, 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!

  • Walk & Talk

    Friday, May 31, 2024
    Time: 8:45 AM -to 9:30 AM
    Repeats every Friday,starting May 3, 2024 -through May 31, 2024
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Walk & Talk

    Join volunteer Maxi Mango and fellow center members on weekly morning walks through the neighborhood. The group will meet at 8:45am and set off shortly after. Participants will also have the option to help pick up trash around the neighborhood on the walks.

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

  • Enhance Fitness Exercise

    Friday, May 31, 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.

  • Creating Freedom with Words

    Friday, May 31, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:30 PM
    Repeats every Friday,starting May 3, 2024 -through May 31, 2024
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Creating Freedom with Words

    Creating Freedom with Words is a weekly opportunity to express yourself and open up in a non-judgmental space. Guided writing exercises are accompanied by group discussion.

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

  • Cooking Class

    Monday, June 3, 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.

  • Mat Yoga

    Monday, June 3, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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.

  • Viral Hepatitis Presentation

    Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    Time: 12:00 PM -to 1:00 PM
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Viral Hepatitis Presentation

    The Philadelphia Department of Health’s Viral Hepatitis Program aims to reduce the impact of hepatitis infections through prevention, education, coordination, and monitoring. Join this presentation to learn more about how you can take part in reducing the impact of this health issue.

    Free and open to anyone 55+, no registration necessary.

  • Monthly Birthdays Celebration

    Friday, June 21, 2024
    Time: 11:30 AM -to 12:00 PM
    Repeats the third Friday of every month
    LSH Fishtown office
    1340 Frankford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Description for Monthly Birthdays Celebration

    The monthly birthday celebration is an opportunity to celebrate all members who had a birthday this month. Enjoy cupcakes and ice cream while we celebrate our members!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required. You do not need to have a birthday this month to participate!

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