TURN “BORED” INTO “BOARD:  MAKE A WOODEN SIGN FOR YOUR HOME FREE VIRTUAL DIY AT HOME WORKSHOP August 18th

turn “bored” into “board: Make a Wooden Sign for your homeFree Virtual diy at home Workshop via ZoomTuesday, august 18, 20201:00pm – 3:00pmAdvance Registration is RequiredRegister HEREJoin us for and easy and fun DIY experience at home presented by AR Workshop Chestnut Hill via Zoom.  Register now and pick up a kit of materials the week […]

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Understanding Medicare Fraud and Prevention

understanding medicare fraud and prevention Free Virtual Education Session via Zoom Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advance Registration is Required Register HERE Each year, over $60 billion are lost to fraud, errors, and abuse in Medicare. Money lost to fraud means fewer dollars available for needed services and decreased quality of care for […]

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Ralston My Way – We are back!

Ralston My Way now scheduling all services Effective June 15, 2020, we are scheduling caregivers to perform all of our normal services. To schedule a service, call 215-525-5470. Choosing Ralston My Way is the smart choice.  How many other yard work, handyman, cleaning and home repair service providers can say they are trained and p […]

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Nutrition in Older Adults – Virtual Education Session via Zoom

Nutrition in Older Adults Free Virtual Education Session via Zoom Wednesday,June 3, 2020 1:30pm – 2:30pm Advance Registration is Required Click Here to Register   How does your diet impact how you feel? What can it mean for you? Bring your questions and join Dr. Stella L. Volpe, Professor and Chair of the Department of […]

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Ralston Center’s MLK Jr. Day of Service at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

Thanks to Rev Sarah at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and to all the staff and volunteers who supported Ralston Centers Food & Company Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service. We made over 200 servings of hot soup distributed to local older adults.

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Silk Printing Class at Ralston Center

Cassandra Gunkel, as part of her series the Fine Art of Aging Creatively, led a class in Silk Printing at Ralston Center October 3. Attendees learned the beauty and joy of painting and printing onto silk for display or to wear. There are two sessions in this series (the next is on October 6 at […]

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Making Soup for Seniors is part of Ralston Center’s Age-Friendly Food & Company Intiative

Original Article by Marsha Siegal for PCA’s Milestones 7.14.2017 http://www.pcacares.org/blog/cooking-soup-for-seniors/ Cooking Soup for Seniors  It’s a Thursday morning, and water is sim­mering in two big stainless steel pots on the stove at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Volunteers from the church and community chop cauliflower, carrots, scallions, onions, garlic and celery. Pungent scents of turmeric, nutmeg and […]

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When Living at Home is Nonnegotiable

It’s not every person who still lives in her own home at 101 years of age. But then, Eleanor Kolb isn’t just any person. Eleanor had always been active. She was a nurse and is a mother of two, grandmother of four and now has two great grandchildren. She played bridge and loved to garden […]

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“The joy of life is being expressed in these classes every day.”

WHEN ALL ROADS LEAD TO RALSTON You could say that Sarah Hohenberger’s road to Ralston Center has been a long one. And it continues to be long, now that she lives in the West Parkside section of Philadelphia. But the distance hasn’t prevented her from regularly attending Ralston’s Chair Yoga and Stretch & Tone classes.

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A new portrait of aging in Mantua

Not everyone’s mother appears in a massive mural on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia. But Madeline Arrington’s does. Madeline’s mother, Ola Collins, now 92, was an early community activist. She owns a home in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, as does her daughter. Like Ola, Madeline is also a community activist. Most recently, she […]

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