Center in the Park
Center in the Park is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a unit of the National Council on Aging, as a provider of excellent programs, activities and services for its membership of more than 5,000 and its 1,000 homebound clients. CIP offers: lifelong learning and creative self-expression courses; health promotion; diabetes, pain and chronic disease self-management workshops; fitness and wellness activities; the NCOA's Aging Mastery Program; social services; energy assistance; housing counseling; In Home Support Program; Philadelphia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program; intergenerational programs; volunteerism and civic engagement. Center in the Park is located in historic Vernon Park, near the intersection of Germantown and Chelten Avenues, at 5818 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
The first written protest against slavery was written in 1688 at the corner of Germantown Ave & Wister St.
Pioneering free jazz musician Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.