Friends of Farnese
What’s New?Casa Farnese Celebrates 50th AnniversaryA bronze relief of Casa Farnese Founder, Andrew N. Farnese, Esq., was unveiled at the Casa Farnese 50th Anniversary celebration. From left to right, Casa Farnese Board members, Dr. Alfred Iezzi, PA State Senator Larry Farnese, Marco Farnese, and relatives Jean Farnese and Mark Farnese, with Casa Board Chairman, Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq.Casa Farnese is the first affordable housing community for seniors in Philadelphia. Founded by Andrew N. Farnese, Esq. as Casa Enrico Fermi, it opened its doors in 1966. This 18 story high-rise, situated in Washington Square West neighborhood of Center City, is marking its 50 year anniversary and the culmination of a major replacement project that was completed in 2015. Hallmarks of the renovation: updating key systems including the roof, risers and HVAC units; a newly added third elevator, a state-of-the-art security lobby and reworked common space layouts to further modernize and enhance this bustling apartment building for future generations.Casa Farnese, Inc.
1300 Lombard Street
Philidelphia, PA 19147
"According to a 2014 AARP survey, 88 percent of senior households strongly or somewhat agree that they would like to stay in their current residences as long as possible, while 89 percent strongly or somewhat agree they would like to remain in their community as long as possible. If these preferences continue to hold, there will likely be a growing mismatch between the desire of seniors to age in place in their own homes or communities and their ability to do so."
-Bipartisan Policy Committee Report