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Posted on: Oct 21, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

When you’re shopping for a community, you’ll want to view the grounds, inspect the common spaces, and take a close look at the residences. But some of the most important aspects of the campus might not be readily visible during a tour. You aren’t just looking for a place to live: you want a place […]

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Posted on: Oct 02, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

If you talk to people who haven’t moved to a retirement community yet, they often say things like, “It’s too soon,” or “I’m not ready yet.” Yet, if you speak to people who have already moved in, and are enjoying life in a community, they say, “Don’t wait too long,” or “I wish I’d moved […]

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Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

Since the pandemic began, the staff at our Chapters Memory Care program have connected residents and families by placing over 500 video calls. Jennifer Honeyford, Vice President of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, shares why these calls are so important, and provides tips to make them go more smoothly. “One of the things that we know […]

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

When new residents move into a retirement community, they’re usually trying to subtract possessions, not add them. Even if they’ve already drastically downsized, they may find themselves still paring down after they’ve moved in. As long as it doesn’t clutter up the new place, giving your loved one, or new neighbor, a housewarming gift is […]

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Posted on: Aug 12, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

Questions: Communities are always more expensive than staying in your home. TRUE OR FALSE? A Life Plan Community, or CCRC, is somewhere you should go only when you need care. TRUE OR FALSE? It matters whether a community is for-profit or not-for-profit. TRUE OR FALSE? You should visit communities at least a year before you’re […]

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Posted on: Jul 23, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

As Life Plan Communities begin to open back up, we’d like to provide you with some tips. Keep them in mind so that you’ll be well prepared as you begin your visits. During the tour, you’ll want to keep your eyes open, of course, but you’ll also want to use your other four senses — […]

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Posted on: Jul 17, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

In Pennsylvania, masks are now required to be worn whenever you leave your home.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health asks that we remember this saying, “My mask protects you, your mask protects me.” Besides being slightly uncomfortable in these warm summer months, wearing a mask has been especially challenging for those with hearing and cognitive […]

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

Although YouTube has a reputation as a young person’s domain, recent statistics tell a different story. YouTube is becoming more popular among people of all ages, with more than 1 billion videos watched, worldwide, every day. In 2019, over 80 percent of 45- to 55-year-olds watched videos on YouTube. Over half of people over 65 […]

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Posted on: Jun 23, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

One of the things our residents love most about life at The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) is its easy access to the bright lights of Philadelphia and all of the many attractions there, from sporting events to cultural attractions to historic sites. We frequently go as a community on excursions to explore the sights, sounds […]

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2020 by Shannon Grieb

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. It’s extremely important to bring attention to these issues, because someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds and every one in three seniors have some form of dementia when they pass away. “The more we talk about it and the more attention that we bring to it, […]

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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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