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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