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The Center on the Hill needs your help!

The Center on the Hill is thrilled to be starting its 13th year serving our community of active adults! For the past three and a half years, it has been my great honor to be at the helm as the Center has navigated the pandemic, offered exclusively online programming for a year, and then re-opened our doors in April 2021 to thrive again as people returned to in-person activities. It has been really rewarding to see so many people coming back, and hearing their heartfelt thanks for all we did at the Center to keep them active and engaged while staying at home.

It was important to me that people felt safe in our spaces, and comfortable to return. So I implemented group size limits and strict sanitation practices even as we continued to offer a selection of online programs you could participate in from home. This will continue for the foreseeable future as we encourage our community to stay active and stay well. All of this was done while keeping participation costs for classes and events minimal, and even free, whenever possible.

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill has continued to generously support my endeavors and enabled me to find new types of programming that could reach more people. We restructured the ever popular Speakers Series to become The Forum on the Hill, where we can facilitate conversations and interactive presentations on topics more relevant to our community.

This season I am asking you to help make it possible for us to continue offering our excellent programming at little or no cost to our participants, as well as developing new and engaging activities in the upcoming months. If you have enjoyed The Center on the Hill, and our classes and events, will you please consider supporting us by donating to our 2022 Annual Campaign? Your contribution will help us to fulfill our vision of offering quality programming both in-person safely and virtually online, to people who are newly discovering us, as well as those returning to “the place for active adults.”

Any amount you can give will help cover some of the ever increasing programming costs, and ensure we can continue to offer the excellent classes and events you have come to expect from the Center.

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 Donation” on the Memo Line, and mail them to: The Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Thank you for your support as we look forward to a vibrant year ahead at The Center on the Hill.

With gratitude,

Mariangela Saavedra, Director


Please visit our PROGRAMS Page (Click HERE) to see the latest digital content keep you active and engaged. Our Facebook page (Click HERE) is also very active as is our YouTube channel (Click HERE) . Visit often for updated links and and to stay in touch with us!

Find helpful resources on our web page HERE . Updated regularly with important information and resource links you may need.

If you would like to be added to our mailing and/or e-mail list, please call Mariangela Saavedra, Director, Center on the Hill, 215.247.4654, or e-mail Mariangela at msaavedra@chestnuthillpres.org.

CLICK HERE to view our online calendar!

CLICK HERE to view and download your copy of the WINTER NEWSLETTER “At the Center of Things” today!

What People are Saying about Center on the Hill


“I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the people involved in your weekly posting. What a wonderful place the Center on the Hill is and what wonderful people are associated with it!. I live in the Northeast and have been a bit under par this year so I haven’t gotten up to CH much. I do miss it. And now that we’re all housebound these posts are golden. I look forward to being back when this is over.”  – I. N. , March 2020

“This is great! I’m enjoying the videos and are suggesting them to others who have not been to the Center.” – B. R. , April 2020

“I eagerly read about the good work you’ve created with online activities, etc., at The Center on the Hill, in the Chestnut Hill Local.  I knew the Coronavirus epidemic & closure of the Center could not/would not stop you from continuing to reach out to those that need and want to stay active.  Kudos to you!  Thanks! ” – M. K. , May 2020

“I just wanted to tell you what a great job you’re doing with all the resources and activities offered online. You’ve really made it fun, upbeat, and energizing! Thank you!” – R. A. , May 2020