February is a great month to reflect on the love in our lives – and not just because of the candy-coated, heart-shaped Hallmark holiday that falls in the middle of the month. In fact, February is American Heart Month, a reminder to check in with our physical health, too. PPH offers so many fun and engaging ways to commemorate these events all month long, and throughout the year, while keeping our community’s values front-of mind.


A month full of love can serve as a reminder to love yourself, and that includes plenty of self-care while the cold weather persists in our region. The act of self-care can boost mental health and provide the uplifting boost we need while the days are short and gray. Spend time with your neighbors and dear friends at PPH, engage in the events and activities throughout our community. Indulge in your favorite comfort foods or cozy up with your favorite movies. These small acts of comfort and care can make a world of difference for our mental health.


Our Aquatics & Wellness Center is always buzzing with activity! If you have not visited recently, now is a great time to go. From yoga and Tai-Chi classes to open swims and go-at-your-own-pace equipment, the PPH gym is a great place to get heart healthy. Staff members are consummate experts on fitness and nutrition. Tap into their expertise to get your ticker in top shape this month.


In addition to bolstering our mental and physical health this month, we can also work towards enriching our spiritual lives, too. In this issue, you’ll learn more about the popular PPH Hymn Sing, Ash Wednesday services and even the German language service. We are so lucky to have PPH Chaplain, Pastor Jack, on hand to guide us and answer our questions, too. Take advantage of these and other opportunities to connect with your spirituality this month and enjoy a fun and robust life while fulfilling the needs of your Mind, Body and Spirit.

The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), founded in 1889 and incorporated in 1890, is a nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Northeast Philadelphia, licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). 

PPH serves Northeast Philadelphia, Eastern Montgomery County, Lower Bucks County and the Greater Philadelphia area. Once again in 2017, for the sixth consecutive year, PPH’s nursing home, Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country and continues to receive a five-star rating from CMS.