Center on the Hill

Center on the Hillthe place for active adults, located in The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, provides a variety of programs, activities, and resources to enrich the lives of active adults in the greater Chestnut Hill area. All are welcome!

Center on the Hill is returning to activities offered ONLINE ONLY for people to participate in or watch from home starting Friday November 20th, 2020.

Visit our PROGRAMS Page (Click HERE) to see the latest digital content keep you active and engaged posted every Monday – Thursday at Noon. Fitness videos, activities, virtual tours, crafts and games and much much more!

For a comprehensive list of helpful resources for adults, please visit our Community Resources page. (Click HERE)

For more information please call 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


2020 Fundraising Campaign 

Dear Friends,

The Center on the Hill is excited to be starting its 11th year serving our community of active adults! For the past year and a half, it has been my great pleasure to be at the helm as the Center has thrived. In March of this year, like all of us, I was faced with a tremendous challenge. I wanted to find new ways to still stay connected and offer things while we had our doors closed to protect our health and safety. I was able to find a way to offer fitness videos, watch and learn presentations, lectures, virtual luncheons, interactive games, art lessons, community resources and more, online completely FREE to access, and without charging any kind of membership fee.

During our closure from March-September, we still incurred expenses, such as purchasing equipment we needed to reopen the center safely with precautions put in place. We printed and mailed the Fall Newsletter that outlined our new online programming, and limited in person activities we were going to be able to offer. We purchased technology that makes it possible for instructors to present to us on Zoom, and then be broadcast to people at the center and at home as well.

We are asking you to help make it possible for us to keep our community engaged, by continuing to offer programming at little or no cost to our participants this year. In this unprecedented time of challenges, we have made every effort to keep people active, engaged and safe. If you have enjoyed The Center on the Hill, and our programming, will you please consider supporting us this year by donating to our 2020 Annual Campaign? Any amount you can give would help us to fulfill our vision of offering quality programming virtually online, and safely in person, to those newly discovering us as well as those returning this year to “the place for active adults.”

To donate by Credit Card please follow the secure PayPal link below.
(You do not need to have or create a PayPal account) 



To donate by check please make checks payable to “PCCH” , write “COTH 2020” on the Memo Line, and mail them to:
The Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Thank you for your support, and for joining us as we look ahead to a bright future!

With gratitude,

Mariangela Saavedra, Director


About the Center on the Hill:

This beautifully renovated space on the ground floor of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill is dedicated to activities and classes for active adults from Monday through Thursday during the day.

Founded in 2009, Center on the Hill partners with other organizations and individuals in the community to create a wide variety of programs for active adults in Chestnut Hill. Our partners include: Chestnut Hill Hospital, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Chestnut Hill College, Boscov’s Travel, AARP Safe Driver Program, Philadelphia Corporation of Aging, Journey’s Way, Schock Fitness, Liberty Lutheran Services, Here to Home, Keystone Care, My Way, QuietMind Foundation, Senior Helpers, Tileworks, Unitarian Universalist House, Food for Life, Abington Memorial Hospital, Apprise, Arbor Terrace, Meals on Wheels, PCCH Preschool, Time4Time, Oak Street Health, innovAge, Resources for Older Adult Living, and the Alzheimers Association.

Join us for classes, lectures, trips, and special events throughout the year! CLICK HERE to view our online calendar!

We look forward to seeing you online or at the Center!