SOURCE: Rebuilding Together

May 07, 2008 14:29 ET

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Partners With AARP to Revitalize the West Shore Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - On Thursday, May 8, 2008 Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) and AARP will team up for a Day of Service in celebration of AARP's 50th Anniversary. This Day of Service marks the culmination of the West Shore Neighborhood Revitalization Project. We invite the press to tour the site: the 1300 block of S. 46th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. Rebuilding Together and AARP have joined forces at the national and local levels because the two organizations share a vision of universal design ideas at home that allow people to age in place and maintain control of their lives. Locally, thanks to a generous grant from AARP this partnership has generated a series of projects that will help revitalize the West Shore community in West Philadelphia:

What:   Day of Service to celebrate AARP's 50th Anniversary and West Shore
        Neighborhood Revitalization Project

When:   Thursday, May 8th 10a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where:  1300 Block of S. 46th Street at Saybrook Street
        Philadelphia, PA 19143

Who:    AARP, Public Officials, Rebuilding Together, National and Local:
        Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, West Shore residents.

Why:    In recognition of AARP's 50th anniversary Rebuilding Together
        Philadelphia is partnering with AARP to revitalize the West Shore
        community of Philadelphia. Our joint efforts will enable
        handicapped accessibility to the Southwest Community Enrichment
        Center; essential repairs for 10 homeowners; and home modifications
        for older adults.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Susan Dietrich
    RTP
    267-718-5429

    Angela Foreshaw
    AARP
    267-825-9922