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Was the Pope at PPh last weekend?

Posted on: Sep 30, 2015

Yes the pope did stop by! (By yes we mean no, and by pope we mean cardboard cut-out). Some of our residents and staff got the opportunity to pose with him and write prayers and special intentions. PPh Senior Director of Skilled Nursing and Infection Control, Eileen Bratton, went down to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Logan Square to tie the prayers/intentions to the Knotted Grotto, which will be up for another week. She visited Center City on both days and said, “it was extremely peaceful. Everyone was so well-behaved and communion was amazing. There were 500 priests with assistants to serve communion to over 900,000 people….It was absolutely amazing.”

Pope Francis- courtesy of St. Cecilia’s Grade School

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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