2016 Bergdoll Society Dinner - Philadelphia Protestant Home
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2016 Bergdoll Society Dinner

Posted on: Apr 08, 2016

The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPh) hosted its 10th annual Bergdoll Society Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in the PPh Social Hall. This year’s event was particularly special as PPh introduced a new award, the PPh Community Leadership and Service Award, which was be presented to the Lawncrest Community Association. In addition to the new award, PPh honored Mr. W. Russell Koerwer, former Chair of the PPh Board of Directors, with the Bergdoll Society Award for his service and commitment to PPh over many years.

“The Lawncrest Community Association has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in the Lawncrest community. PPh is proud to bring LCA this much-deserved recognition for being a steady presence and pillar of the community,” said Richard Soltan, Esq., PPh Board of Directors Chair. “The Lawncrest Community Association is one of the more active community associations in the city of Philadelphia and their work here in the neighborhood deserves to be recognized. PPh is proud to partner with LCA to serve the community whenever possible,” Soltan said.
Mr. W. Russell Koerwer, President of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (EMCCC) was the recipient of the Bergdoll Society Award for his steadfast service and commitment to PPh. As former Chair of the PPh Board of Directors, Mr. Koerwer time and again has demonstrated his value in furthering the mission and ideals of PPh.
“The Koerwer family name is associated with the very fabric of the PPh community, including stained glass windows in the Chapel and the beautiful outdoor gazebo, which will remain a part of our grounds and will be enhanced with the forthcoming expansion that includes benefits for our residents in the arts, education, environment and wellness,” said Kathleen Wersinger, PPh Board of Directors Fund Development & Marketing Committee Chair.
Thank you to all those who helped make the evening a success and of course to the many generous and loyal donors who support the PPh mission.
The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPh), founded in 1889, is a non-profit senior living community in Northeast Philadelphia, licensed by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).   Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country and continues to receive a five-star rating from CMS.  PPh is dedicated to service, excellence and the highest quality of senior living. PPh fosters a caring environment, promotes independence, advances individual dignity and respect, and encourages a sense of family.  PPh provides lifelong access to a full continuum of services to some 600 residents, including Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementia Care.



What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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