Wednesday, October 28, 2009
From the outside, The Lutheran Settlement Home headquarters, which was founded in 1902, may go unnoticed amongst all of the other brick buildings. But once you take a look inside, there is much to be explored. Most people would not expect to have a place where senior citizens congregate on a regular basis located in lower Kensington because of the neighborhood's reputation. Regardless of the stigma placed on Kensington, the Lutheran Settlement Home has remained at the same location since its doors opened in 1911.
The senior center is one of four programs operated here and it is also one of the most popular. At lunchtime, the senior center is packed to capacity where they are served a hot lunch by the Lutheran Settlement Home staff and volunteers. There are a variety of activities offered for them ranging from tai chi to the infamous bingo. From the smiles on the seniors' faces it is easily to tell that they thoroughly enjoy spending time at the senior center.
The Lutheran Settlement Home has existed for the well-beings of others for over a century and it is clear there are no plans to stop providing for the Kensington community anytime soon.
LaToya Allen and Herry Pierre-Louis, Group 1, Kensington
Posted by LaToya A. at 8:26 AM