PPH Celebrates Lovin' Philly: The 13th Annual Gala for Benevolent Care Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 - Philadelphia Protestant Home
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PPH Celebrates Lovin’ Philly: The 13th Annual Gala for Benevolent Care Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Posted on: Aug 20, 2018


The nonprofit senior living community’s largest fundraising event of the year helps advance its nearly 130-year-old Mission to provide peace-of-mind security and a place to call home for so many area seniors who have outlived their financial resources.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Aug. 20, 2018) –The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) celebrates its 13th Annual Gala for Benevolent Care, Lovin’ Philly, presented by Temple Health Jeanes Hospital, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116. The evening begins with a welcome reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. followed by a speaker program at 8 p.m. featuring keynote remarks by Richard Moses, D.O., J.D., Philadelphia Gastroenterology Consultants. Dr. Moses is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Associate Medical Director for Medical Staff Development and Relations at Temple Health Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Moses is also an attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University, whose own mother Rose resides in PPH Personal Care.

The celebration continues with a formal dinner and entertainment including a video presentation featuring iconic scenes of Philadelphia, a live band performance by Legacy, dancing, photo booth, raffle drawing, door prizes and 50/50 chances with all proceeds benefiting PPH Benevolent Care. This year’s theme reflects our region’s swelling pride as we continue to cheer on our winning sports teams, enjoy our city’s best-in-class arts and culture and reaffirm our world-renown, historical reputation as a must-visit destination.

The Gala is the major fundraising event for PPH Benevolent Care, which supports senior residents in Personal Care and Independent Living who have outlived their financial resources and no longer can afford the cost of their care. An increasing number of seniors are living longer, and healthcare costs continue to increase. PPH provides $600,000 – $650,000 on average per year in Benevolent Care, and costs are projected to continue to increase at 8-10 annually moving forward.

“This year’s Gala celebrates everything we love about our city while supporting the residents most in need in our community,” said Arthur J. Donley, Jr., DPM, North Wales Podiatry Associates, PPH Board of Directors, Medical Staff and Gala Honorary Committee Chair. “We are grateful for the unending community support and cherished partnerships that enable us to bring this event to life each year and continue to fulfill the PPH Mission.”

The Gala Honorary Committee is comprised of volunteers including Marc Hurowitz, DO, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Executive Officer, Temple Jeans Hospital, Temple Physicians, Inc.; W. Russell Koerwer, former Chair PPH Board of Directors, former President Chelten Hills Savings Bank and former President Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; George Pinel, Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Home Health Services; Edward Luberski, Regional Vice President, Select Rehabilitation; Wendy Klinghoffer, Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Burke, Director, PPH Dining Services & Meals on Wheels; and Rosemary Clark, PPH Independent Living Resident.


About PPH: 

The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) is a nonprofit all-in-one senior living community in Northeast Philadelphia and serves more than 600 senior residents and their families. Founded in 1889 and guided by Christian Values, PPH provides residents peace-of-mind security and a place to call home for life. Licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), PPH’s skilled nursing facility has a long-standing five-star CMS rating, a rare accolade in the healthcare industry.

PPH includes three distinct senior living solutions and accommodates residents as they age through the continuum of care and require additional support. Residents enjoy vibrant Independent Living, additional support in Personal Care and long-term medical care and memory care in its Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which is consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 

Together, we are advancing our 128-year-old mission to provide a caring senior living community that affords residents the opportunity to achieve their highest possible quality of life.

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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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