About NewCourtland Senior Services

A Vision of Collaboration

NewCourtland Senior Services carries out its healing mission for Philadelphia’s seniors by meeting their individual and changing needs.
We do this in collaboration with their families, the staff, and the community.

Values We Live By

Our values define us, direct us and inspire everything we do.

  • Respect.

    We respect our seniors, staff, colleagues, and partners.

  • Excellence.

    We set high standards and hold ourselves accountable to them.

  • Diversity.

    We maintain an environment that respects and is informed by diverse traditions, heritages and experiences.

  • Education.

    We create a learning environment and provide education to our staff and the community we serve.

  • Innovation.

    We address the evolving needs of seniors through innovation and common sense solutions.

  • Stewardship.

    We are committed to fiscal responsibility understanding that it is the core of good stewardship.

  • Tradition.

    We take responsibility for the future and for perpetuating our mission in keeping with our long heritage of service and care.

The NewCourtland Way

For the seniors we serve, we are an industry leader in developing care and support services, housing options and innovative programs that help seniors live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

NewCourtland Senior Services is recognized for innovative programs that enrich not only those in our care, but also those who care for them. We honor our staff by creating programs that educate, inspire and support their future career growth. These include specialty training programs as well as broader education and career advancement programs

Comfort & Joy

As a recognized leader in innovative senior programming, NewCourtland is particularly proud of Comfort & Joy™, our award-winning interactive arts and cultural program, which celebrates intergenerational artistic achievement by pairing seniors with school-aged children and local artists.

Comfort & Joy™ has garnered national attention and has given voice to seniors while encouraging them to remain involved and active in their communities.

The annual Artist Fellowship — in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) — is an integral part of Comfort & Joy™. This partnership brings together students from local schools and colleges to collaborate with seniors who are being served within the NewCourtland Network to create artworks that reflect their shared life stories and experiences. By combining the talents of celebrated artists with those who are both “young in age” and “young at heart,” the Artist Fellowship program showcases incredible individual and group skills and fosters a real sense of self-pride in one’s abilities, heritage and community.

The mission of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists is to advance careers of visual artists in the region; to promote relationships between artists and the communities in which they live; and to increase access to visual art for everyone.