Creating lifestyle options for growing older.
An AARP study reveals that 87% of people prefer to remain in their homes and communities as they age.
Friends Center City Retirement Community (FCCRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of older people in the Philadelphia area who choose to age in the city rather than moving to a suburban retirement community. To learn more about our founding principles, please visit the Friends Center City History page. As FCCRC board president Joan Countryman observes, “There are three things all people need to address as they approach retirement: where they will live, what they will do, and how they can secure adequate healthcare.”
FCCRC, through its board of directors, offers complementary options for dealing with these:
- independent living within a multi-generational residential community,
- a community without walls which enables those living independently to build and maintain supportive social networks through shared groups, activities and programs, and
- a program of supportive services that provide the long-term care which would enable people to age independently in their own homes.
Take a look around our community and see what we may have to offer to you!