The Importance of Women’s History Month
The origins of Women’s History Month began in 1911, during the first International Women’s Day. Celebrated on March 8, International Women’s Day is an annual celebration that recognizes the accomplishments of women, while also highlighting the many obstacles they face to achieve equality with men. In 1978, “Women’s History Week” was celebrated in Sonoma County, […]Read More
PPH Honors Black History Month
by PPH resident Carol Drummond The theme for this year’s Black History Month is “Black Resistance”, focusing on how African Americans, even though they have been oppressed in all facets of their lives, have risen through all aspects of adversity. There will be multiple events throughout the month of February at PPH which will reveal […]Read More
Happy National Activity Professionals Day!
National Activity Professionals Day, celebrated the fourth Friday in January, is the day to celebrate all activity coordinators and social care practitioners’ creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication to empowering care home residents across the country to live the richest and fullest lives possible. National Activity Professionals Day was founded by the National Association of Activity Professionals […]Read More
PPH: A Mini Blue Zone for Wellness and Longevity
August is National Wellness Month, but at PPH, residents and staff focus on wellness every day of the year. Maureen Solomon, PPH Director of Wellness, finds inspiration for wellness programming in many different places, including the Blue Zones. “I’ve read a lot of studies about Blue Zones, places where the largest numbers of people live […]Read More
How Do the Gardens Grow at PPH?
How Do the Gardens Grow at PPH? At PPH, gardening is a time of fellowship and sharing. (And of course, delicious eating, especially in the summer months!) Today a longtime resident gardener shares her favorite tips and tricks for a thriving crop. Since she moved into PPH in 2017, she has had plots in both […]Read More
PPH celebrates resident nurses – Sister Maryann Tregoning
PPH resident, Sister Maryann Tregoning, spent 48 years in Ghana as a sister of the Medical Mission Sisters teaching nursing. Maryann received her Registered Nurse degree in Detroit. While in school, she met both students and teachers who were Medical Mission Sisters. This connection inspired her to join this amazing organization. Maryann was inspired to […]Read More
PPH celebrates resident nurses – Margaret Simon
PPH resident Margaret Simon received her Registered Nurse (RN) certification in 1953 from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. She went on to work at St. Mary’s, Jeanes Hospital and spent 18 years at the American Oncologic Hospital (AOH) now known as Fox Chase Cancer Center. Margaret would have never […]Read More
PPH celebrates resident nurses – Lucille Hite
PPH resident Lucille Hite is a graduate of The Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1954. She worked pediatrics for one year and then came to Philadelphia to work at the Medical College Hospital of Pennsylvania. After five years she went on to work in the maternity unit and then on to the OBGYN […]Read More
Earth Day – What Does It Mean Today?
In 1970, both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Earth Day were born thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson and President Richard Nixon. Now 52 yrs later, many world citizens are wondering if the world has made any progress in protecting our Earth, our home. Young environmental activists, like Greta Thunberg (Sweden), Milou Albrecht (Australia), Xiye […]Read More
The Greenhouse Clippings
“I’m in love with plants!” That is Alpha Manor resident Sylvia’s instant response when asked why she volunteers in PPH’s greenhouse. Love of plants is certainly what brings PPH residents and outside volunteers to our campus greenhouse. Here are a few of their stories. The Green Queens Kate and Lorraine, two local volunteers, are elated […]Read More
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