Our mission is to provide supportive services and programs to older adults in west and northwest philadelphia


Champions of Aging for 200 Years

Founded in 1817 as a refuge for older women who had fallen on hard times, Ralston continues our work today with programs and services that make it easier for people to age in their communities.  We do this through care management, home care, home repairs, fitness classes, education, encouraging social connection and providing wellness opportunities.

As the needs of older adults continue to change, so will Ralston.  We value the trust and confidence placed in us and are committed to being champions of aging for those aging in our communities.  

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 

In 2019, Ralston Center was recognized for our transparency with a Platinum Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world.

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The goal of Ralston Center is to provide people 55+ with the services and support they need to live independently and with dignity in their homes and communities as they age.

Our current programs include:

Ralston Wellness which provides affordable, high-quality fitness classes and education programs for adults 55+

Free education programs throughout the year, with talks by local experts in aging, at various locations in West and Northwest Philadelphia.

Ralston My Way, a Pennsylvania Department of Health licensed homecare agency established in 2010.  We provide affordable home and personal care (including overnight and live-in home care), repairs, yardwork, transportation and more in Northwest Philadelphia. Our caregivers are employees of Ralston My Way with the required qualifications and undergo appropriate background checks to ensure our members receive the quality of care they deserve.  

Our newest service, Care Management, guides you through the process of making decisions about your care and connects you to the answers and resources you need.

For more information email info@ralstoncenter.org or call 215-386-2984