Star Harbor Senior Community Center was established in 1967 by the older adults of St. Francis de Sales Parish under the guidance of Msgr. John Sefton. It was begun as a recereational facility for all community residents regardless of race, religion, or economic background. Star Harbor was envisioned as a clubhouse where older adults could come together to socialize. Today, Star Harbor is a program of Catholic Health Care Services and continues to provide services to ethnically and economically diverse seniors age 55 and over.
The Center has developed a long-time partnership with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and is supported by funding from PCA, the United Way, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Star Harbor Senior Community Center is working with partner agencies and community organizations, enabling the Center to expand its reach and better meet the needs of older adults in our community.