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Posted on: Jan 05, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

Life Lessons from Two Centenarian Residents at PPH Two PPH residents, Marcella Fellin and Cecelia Amato, have three things in common. They are close friends, they have celebrated their 100th birthdays, and they love their lives at PPH. Marcella, age 102, moved to PPH 16 years ago. Marcella grew up upstate in coal-mining country. “I’m […]

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Posted on: Dec 13, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

Click below to read our latest newsletter, The ScooPPH!

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

Ron Hugo and Harry Morrissy are two talented resident artists (and friends) that share a love for creating stained glass art and living at PPH. One of their favorite spots on campus? The Art Studio and Epicurean Glass Works in the Arts, Culture & Education (ACE) Center.  “From my apartment to the ACE Center is […]

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Posted on: Sep 02, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

At PPH, there are many spots — indoors and outdoors — you’ll find residents frequenting throughout the day. Some are great for socializing, some are suited for solitude, and others may offer a combination of both. Whether you want to eat lunch with a friend, read a book, enjoy a friendly chat, go for a […]

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Posted on: Jul 20, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

At PPH, we’re thrilled to announce that we are now open for in-person tours, and we will be hosting in-person events in the very near future. We are excited about being able to greet you in person, show off our beautiful campus, and introduce you to our friendly residents and team. We’re also very happy […]

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Posted on: Jun 29, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

President and CEO John Dubyk has longtime ties to both the PPH community and the entire area. He grew up just 10 minutes from PPH in Cheltenham more than 30 years ago. As a true local, John loves that PPH is rich in history. “PPH has served this community and continues this tradition of excellence,” […]

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Posted on: May 25, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

At PPH, we feel better when we’re dancing! Pathways’ celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week and National Nurse’s Week with a dance party. To view, click here! PPH would like to thank all of our nurses and Nursing Home employees for their hard work, dedication and the love that has been shown to our residents. […]

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Posted on: Apr 19, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

“Rarely do I feel hungry,” says Tom Sexton, a resident at Philadelphia Protestant Home. “But when I do feel really hungry, it’s a very uncomfortable feeling. It must be terrible to be hungry and not be able to satisfy that need.” The awareness of that hunger, right in PPH’s neighborhood, is why Tom came to […]

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Posted on: Mar 01, 2021 by Shannon Grieb

To celebrate National Nutrition Month this March, PPH’s Director of Nutrition Cathy Boland shares her personalized approach to eating healthier and some small changes that can make a big difference. This year’s event theme, “Personalize Your Plate,” stresses that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. That attitude dovetails perfectly with Cathy’s philosophy on eating […]

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Posted on: Dec 14, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

As we all continue to hunker down at home, watching Netflix and other streaming services has helped lighten our mood. Here are some binge-worthy shows that showcase the amazing talents of actors, actresses and cooking personalities in their sixties and better. They are proving that age is just a number and that you don’t have […]

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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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