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Posted on: Apr 30, 2018

Keynote address by Retired Former Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco; Family testimonial by PPH Board Member William Gross; Nursing staff to create commemorative Memorial Time Capsule and celebrate Pathways’ legacy in Northeast Philadelphia May 10


Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Philadelphia, Pa., (May 2, 2018) –  Two decades ago, the entire PPH Family celebrated one of the most transformative events in our history – the Grand-Opening of Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Since then, the state-of-the-art center has become a comfortable and compassionate home for so many of the region’s most vulnerable senior residents in need.

At 10 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, PPH proudly will commemorate Pathways’ 20 years of quality care and excellent service. The event will include a brief program, featuring keynote speaker, Retired Former Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco, and a heartfelt family testimonial from PPH board member William Gross. Pathways Nursing and Recreation Therapy staff and residents also will create a Memorial Time Capsule to commemorate the event and look ahead to 20 more years of excellence. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, tours and educational posters featuring facts about the history and future of Pathways.

“We opened the doors to Pathways in 1998 with tremendous pride and vision for its future, but we never could have predicted just how profound of an impact we would make in the lives of so many families,” says Anthony Manzo, PPH President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1998 when Pathways opened its doors, Manzo served as Nursing Home Administrator at PPH.

In the two decades since its opening, Pathways has grown to become a beacon of hope for seniors, consistently earning and receiving recognition both by U.S. News & World Report as being among the Best Nursing Homes in the nation, as well as by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a Five-Star rated healthcare center.

Since 1998, PPH has cared for nearly 4,000 (3,716) skilled nursing residents and provided nearly 1 million (920,304) days of care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation residents and community members combined.




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.




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

Philadelphia Protestant Home