Our Mission: To improve the health and quality of life for older adults in Philadelphia.

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Ralston Center – Champions of Aging for 200 years

The Ralston Center board and leadership team are focused on quality of life in aging, an issue more relevant now than ever before.  Our goal is to provide people 55 years of age or older with the services and support they need to live in their own homes and communities as they age.

Message from Neville Strumpf, President, Ralston Center Board of Managers


View Ralston Center Annual Report 2016

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Today, Ralston Center includes:

Ralston My Way. a nonprofit Pennsylvania Department of Health licensed homecare agency.

Ralston’s Age-Friendly Initiative, a collaboration with more than 40 local organizations to create a more livable community for underserved older West Philadelphians.

Ralston Wellness, a program providing fitness, social engagement opportunities and workshops.

Ralston Awards, a recognition program for Certified Nursing Assistants, Nursing Students in Gerontology and professionals focused on creating an Age-Friendly West Philadelphia.

Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy-Douglass House, a 55-unit independent living apartment building for low-income seniors.

Ralston House, our historic facility and former residence for elders on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.

Established in 1817, we will celebrate 200 years of service to aging Philadelphians in 2017.

 

Make a donation

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