Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program
Since March 2011, the Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program has served a diverse suburban neighborhood with a celebrated heritage. Our community lies in the Boroughs of Lansdowne and Yeadon and boasts Victorian mansions, contemporary homes, rowhouses, and historic apartment buildings as well as three neighborhood parks and lush street trees. Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has made a 5-year funding commitment to the Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program, operating under the umbrella of the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), a local 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. LEDC works in partnership with the Boroughs of Lansdowne and Yeadon to partner on revitalization projects with stakeholders such as civic groups, regional businesses and institutions, and neighborhood residents. Through the Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee, appointees from the Boroughs and neighborhood provide oversight and recommendations on project implementation. Read the latest newsletter from the Elm Street Program. The Lansdowne-Yeadon Elm Street Program serves the area of Yeadon in the northwest corner of the borough, straddling the boundary with the Lansdowne and continuing to the SEPTA railroad tracks parallel to Baltimore Avenue on the north, to Baily Road on the south, to Lansdowne Avenue on the west, and Union, Penn, and Industrial Park Avenues on the east. The program employs a five-point approach to neighborhood revitalization by establishing volunteer-driven committees in these areas: (1) Safe, Clean & Green, (2) Neighbors & Economy, (3) Design, (4) Image & Identity, (5) Sustainable Organization. Participate in the Elm Street program.
Friendship Circle Senior Center
Friendship Circle is part of Senior Community Services, a nonprofit agency founded in 1977 with one primary goal: to ensure that you enjoy positive aging. SCS is the largest provider of services to Delaware County’s older residents and their families. For more information about Friendship Circle’s classes, trips, meals, resources, volunteer opportunities and more call 610-237-6222.
Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetary
The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery is an organization dedicated to promoting the historical significance, enhancing the beauty and preserving the artistic heritage of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Established in 1855, Mount Moriah is a 380-acre cemetary spanning the municipalities of Yeadon and neighboring Philadelphia, and is the burial site of a number of notable figures. To help with the group’s regular clean-ups or find out more information, please visit friendsofmountmoriahcemetery.org.
Friendship Circle Senior Center Introduces “Aging At Home”
Senior Community Services (SCS) in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia has introduced an initiative for residents of Aldan, Colwyn, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne & Yeadon who are 60+ called “Aging at Home: A Community Network”. If you are a senior, or know of an eligible senior, living in their own home who would like door-to-door service to doctor’s visits or the grocery store, needs assistance with households chores: lawn care and snow removal or home repair referrals please call 484-534-2201 or contact Christine Hellmandollar Chelmandollar@scs-delco,org or Morvia Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit Friendship circle Senior Center, 1515 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA.
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