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Philadelphia Protestant Home news and events

Posted on: Dec 26, 2019

Here’s just a few recent and upcoming events at the Philadelphia Protestant Home! For more info, visit our website www.pphfamily.org or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePhiladelphiaProtestantHome.

December at PPH

Pearl Harbor ceremony

★ Pearl Harbor Ceremony: At 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7, PPH conducted a flag raising ceremony at the Gateway Manor flagpole to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

★ Pathways Holiday Mall: The Pathways Craft and Bake Sale took place Dec. 5, followed by a Holiday Shopping Mall Dec. 12. Proceeds from the sale went towards the shopping mall, which gave Pathways residents the opportunity to select up to five gifts! (Pictured far right G )
★ Personal Care Holiday Mall: PC had its Holiday Shopping Mall Dec. 13.

Max and Anna Marie, winners of PPH’s Baseball Club’s annual prediction contest.

★ PPH Baseball Club winners: PPH gave out awards to the winners of its annual Baseball Club prediction contest. The PPH Baseball Club, founded in 1996, meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:15 p.m., April through September — October if the Phillies make the playoffs — in the Learning Center. Be sure to stop by next year to discuss baseball’s past, present and future. Play ball and go Phillies!

Director of Safety and Security Ted Cannon presents an award to Charlette Waddell.

★ Safety Training Awards: Jennifer Honeyford and Julie Watkins won the Resident Safety award for conducting a dementia training class for staff. They were also were key members in the Prevent Elopement team. Mary Hukins won the Rookie of the Year award. Mary is a very active safety committee member, created a safety board for dining services, and is a valuable asset to the safety team.
Charlette Waddell (pictured here with Director of Safety and Security Ted Cannon) and Shelly Perez received the best Department of the Year (Personal Care) award. Personal Care lowered injury rate, were very active with their safety training, and they had the most staff attend the stop the bleed training event. These awards were given out Dec. 19.

The Philadelphia Police 2nd and 15th District, Barbera Cares Program Holiday Party: The 2nd and 15th District, partnering with the Barbera Cares program, held its annual Kids Holiday Party Dec. 19 in the PPH Social Hall. Kids sang, danced, won prizes, and were lucky enough to meet some extra special guests. For photos and video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye–9Sj-OTY&feature=youtu.be

Upcoming Events

★ Sunshine Music Memories: Join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Sunshine Music Memories with Smilin’ Lou Powers and Chris Ermer. The show features special guests, music and fun. Can’t attend? Tune in live on WBCB 149o AM radio. The New Year’s Eve show will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31. For the month of January, shows will take place each Wednesday – Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29

★ What’s It Worth: Michael Ivankovich’s “What’s It Worth” Antiques Road Show will broadcast from PPH Friday, Jan. 17. The next show after that will be Friday, March 20. To make up for there not being a show in February, there will be two shows in April — Friday, April 3 and Friday, April 17.

★ Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: This program will honor Les Holmes and Janet Woodson-Holmes, former staff members of PPH who passed away last October. The event will be held Monday, Jan. 20 in the Social Hall and will run from 2 – 4 p.m. The choir will sing opening songs and Pastor Jack will pray before the project to express gratitude to staff begins. Residents will also be making Valentine’s Day cards for staff departments.

What Residents Say

"In my two 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 residents Jack & Bernice Segal

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