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Posted on: May 06, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

PPH resident Margaret Simon received her Registered Nurse (RN) certification in 1953 from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. She went on to work at St. Mary’s, Jeanes Hospital and spent 18 years at the American Oncologic Hospital (AOH) now known as Fox Chase Cancer Center. Margaret would have never […]

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Posted on: May 04, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

PPH resident Lucille Hite is a graduate of The Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1954. She worked pediatrics for one year and then came to Philadelphia to work at the Medical College Hospital of Pennsylvania. After five years she went on to work in the maternity unit and then on to the OBGYN […]

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Posted on: Apr 22, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

In 1970, both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Earth Day were born thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson and President Richard Nixon. Now 52 yrs later, many world citizens are wondering if the world has made any progress in protecting our Earth, our home.  Young environmental activists, like Greta Thunberg (Sweden), Milou Albrecht (Australia), Xiye […]

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Posted on: Mar 08, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

“I’m in love with plants!” That is Alpha Manor resident Sylvia’s instant response when asked why she volunteers in PPH’s greenhouse. Love of plants is certainly what brings PPH residents and outside volunteers to our campus greenhouse. Here are a few of their stories. The Green Queens Kate and Lorraine, two local volunteers, are elated […]

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Posted on: Feb 25, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

PPH’s four new Guardian Angels come from different departments across the PPH campus. Anna. a Gateway Manor resident, recognized Pamela Sawyer of the Medical Office and Services Coordinator Joanne McLaverty. “Thank you, Joanne, for delivering those heavy boxes with a smile. Especially when you delivered 10 reams of paper to me and placed the boxes […]

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Posted on: Feb 21, 2022 by Shannon Grieb

February is Black History Month, a tribute to generations of African Americans who have struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in our country’s society. The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), a nonprofit senior living community located in the lower Northeast section of Philadelphia, is truly taking the “month” in this name seriously. Rather than just […]

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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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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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