Philadelphia Senior Center and EXIT REALTY The Waterfront Group Present the 5th Coffee Cup Exhibition to Help 5,000 Older Adults

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Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC), and host sponsor EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group," celebrates "Older Americans Month" with the "5th Annual Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception," on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Philadelphia City Hall, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA. The benefit will feature original art by local and national artists, hors' d'oeuvres, spirits, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Funds raised support programs to help 5,000 older adults in the Delaware Valley.

Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC), and host sponsor EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group," celebrates "Older Americans Month" with the "5th Annual Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception," on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, at City Hall, Broad and Market streets, Philadelphia, PA. The benefit will feature original art by local and national artists, hors' d'oeuvres, spirits, live entertainment, and a silent auction.

Funds raised from the "Coffee Cup Exhibition" will fund 70,000 meals served at PSC each year and 6,000 rides provided annually. Additionally the funds will support the 80 weekly classes and activities offered including belly dancing, Tai Chai, yoga, mosaics, pottery, computer instruction, fitness instruction, and a new civic engagement program, "Ready to Serve."

"The Coffee Cup Exhibition is Philadelphia Senior Center's single largest fundraising activity to help more than 5,000 members who depend on community programs," said Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Groves, MA, MPH. "The Exhibition is also a unique forum to showcase works of our seniors who participate in our 'Arts on the Avenue' program."

The Exhibition will feature functional pottery, culinary-themed mixed media, and handmade jewelry by artists from Philadelphia Senior Center, the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and the Clay Studio. The exhibition also will feature photographs from Russ Hickman Photography.

The Sofitel Philadelphia Luxury Hotel will provide petit French pastries. Wine and beer will be provided by Blue Mountain Winery and Philadelphia Brewing Company. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks.

Live entertainment includes music by the Samantha Rise Roberson Quartet. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Frederick J. Hart. A silent auction will feature airline tickets from Southwest Airlines, a tour of Washington DC, sports memorabilia, hotel and dining certificates, and men's and women's jewelry.

Tickets to the event are $75 per person, and $55 for seniors 55 and older. Sponsorships begin at $25 and range up to $2,500. To make a reservation or donation, please contact Senior Development Officer Kory Michael Aversa at (215) 546-5879, ext. 277.

The "5th Annual Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception" is presented by the Philadelphia Senior Center, with support from exclusive host sponsor EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group." Other corporate sponsors include Cozen O'Connor, Independence Blue Cross, PENN Capital Management, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Sam's Club at Franklin Mills Circle.

EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group" has been a continued supporter of older adults and Philadelphia Senior Center. Last year, EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group" was the driving force behind the first-ever Fan Fair program at the Tioga Branch. They exclusively sponsored the fans that were distributed, and provided nearly two dozen volunteers to help seniors during a hot weather emergency.

About Philadelphia Senior Center
PSC uses funds raised from the "Coffee Cup Exhibition" to touch the lives of nearly 5,000 older adults each year, including those most in need, as well as those looking to learn, grow and make a contribution to their communities. Services focus on adults, age 55 and older, and include special focus on those with high needs, including women, minorities, seniors with functional disabilities, those who live alone, and elderly with incomes near or below the poverty level. For information about PSC, please call (215) 546-5879 or visit http://www.philaseniorcenter.org.

About Exclusive Host Sponsor EXIT REALTY
An active community partner, EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group," is a franchise of EXIT REALTY Corporation International, a company devoted to giving a 'hand up' to people wanting more in their lives. EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront Group", independently owned and operated by Marie Bontigao, is committed to serving the community. In addition to addressing your real estate needs, "The Waterfront Group" provides free real estate seminars and workshops open to the public, including topics such as first time homebuying, investing, financing, credit counseling, networking, and career night. They are conveniently located at 1080 N. Delaware Avenue. For more information, call (215) 425-2200, visit http://www.exitwaterfrontgroup.com.

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