Jim Kenney


Michael DiBeradinis

Managing Director

Kathryn Ott-Lovell

Commissioner of Parks and Recreation

Susan Slawson

First Deputy Commissioner

Leo Dignam

Recreation Deputy Commissioner

Terri Kerwawich

Program Director

Barbara Gillette

Acting Director of Older Adult Services

The Northeast Older Adult Center is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Recreation and receives partial funding from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Opportunities for congregate meals and recreation activities. Limited transportation and some social services are available.


Welcome to your home away from home!

Are you age 55 or older? If you answered this question by saying "YES" - congratulations! You are are eligble for membership at the Center. We are open Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 4p.m.

The Senior Activity Center is a community center for active, independent adults providing wellness and health programs, as well as recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for individuals fifty-five years of age and over.

Stop by our facility any weekday, and you will find our members enjoying a multitude of activities and services. Our congregate meal program is very popular among our 60+ seniors. Please check the monthly menu for more details. In addition to our weekly activities, we also offer special events such as concerts, day trips, overnight travel, social events, picnics, and musical variety shows.

The $12.00 annual membership fee entitles you to participate in all of our programs and events. Renewals are $10.00 starting January 1, 2012. Fees may apply for some specific programs or classes.

If you have any suggestions or ideas, how together, we could improve your experience at the Center, please don't hestitate to let me know. All suggestions will be considered.

On behalf of the staff and members of our center I invite you to visit
our home.

Hope to see you soon,

Northeast Older
Adult Center Staff


Jacqueline Maldonado

Center Director


Tara Bowman

Program Director

Sierra Savage

Social Worker

Darrell Chapman

Clerk III

Barbara Barnes
Robert Erickson
Khadija Ghanem

Clerical Aides

Rosario Torrejas

Kitchen Aide

Miriam Morales

Kitchen Aide Volunteer

Bienvenido Cruz



Advisory Council Officers

Ruthe Rudnick


Norma Miller

Vice President

Eiileen Shour

2nd Vice President

Gwen Arnold

Recording Secretary

Ed Morris


Newsletter Staff

Pelita Baptista
Tara Bowman

Darrell Chapman
Jacqueline Maldonado
Betty Dworkin
Ruthe Rudnick