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State Senator Kitchen Spreads the Love at PPh

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014

Third District State Senator Shirley Kitchen hosted a Valentine’s Day luncheon for 125 community seniors on February 14 at PPh.  The event was co-sponsored by NewCourtland, Bravo Health, and The Philadelphia Protestant Home.

Over a light lunch, Senator Kitchen addressed the attendees, highlighting her senatorial office’s services and sharing updates about legislative issues.  Jacqueline Jefferson from the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (C.A.R.I.E.) spoke about Medicaid fraud and its prevention.

The highlight of the event was the song stylings of Siddiq Williams, who did a spot-on tribute to Barry White and serenaded the audience with soulful love songs.

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Attendees listen as Sen. Kitchen speaks about constituent services and state government issues

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Siddiq Williams (A.K.A. Barry White) sings soulful love songs.

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