Who We Are

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Since 1817, Ralston Center has been a pioneering advocate for older Philadelphians.

The quality of life of older adults is our sole focus, and our goal is to provide people 55 years of age and older with the services and support they need to live in their own homes and communities as they age. If you’re looking to get the most out of life, we invite you to explore the many programs and services we offer.

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Ralston Center 2015 Annual Report

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Ralston My Way

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Ralston My Way

Ralston My Way helps adults 55+ remain independent in their communities as they age.

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Ralston's Age-Friendly Initiative

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Ralston's Age-Friendly Initiative

Ralston’s Age-Friendly Initiative is a collaborative partnership of local and citywide stakeholders, to create age-friendly changes in West Philadelphia.

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Ralston Wellness

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Ralston Wellness

Ralston Center’s Wellness Program offers a variety of fitness classes and related activities for the 55 and older community.

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Ralston Awards

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Ralston Awards

Ralston Awards are one way in which we foster our mission by encouraging and rewarding the development, hard work and contributions of those who care for people as they age.

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Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy-Douglass House

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Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy-Douglass House

Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy-Douglass House is a subsidized independent-living residence for low-income seniors 62 years of age or older located at 3817 Market Street in Philadelphia.

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Ralston House

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Ralston House

Ralston Center’s current mission is to improve the health and quality of life for older adults in Philadelphia.

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Make a donation

Making a gift to Ralston Center is easy! We offer several ways for donors to become “Champions of Aging.”