For Immediate Release

Contact: Jean Papaj
Director of Communications & Marketing
jpapaj@ralstoncenter.org / 215-386-2984

Council of the City of Philadelphia proclaims May 5, 2015 “Cinco de My Way”

Recognizing Older Americans Month and Ralston My Way’s commitment to helping older adults

Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2015: Today Ralston My Way celebrates its 5th anniversary providing homecare, transportation other services to Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and East and West Oak Lane adults 55+ so they can remain in their homes.

Ralston My Way is a nonprofit, Pennsylvania Department of Health licensed, homecare agency and part of the Ralston Center, an organization that has been dedicated to serving aging adults since 1817. In 2006, Ralston Center leaders began working with the community to develop a new approach to filling the needs of Philadelphians as they age at home. After four years of preparation, Ralston My Way began to offer services in 2010.

May is Older Americans Month and a time to celebrate aging adults and the people who serve them. As they pause to mark Cinco de My Way with an event for members, local business and government representatives, clergy and other supporters, Ralston My Way announced the expansion of their service area to include Center City, Philadelphia. “This is the next phase of our growth and we look forward to working with a new group of neighbors,” said Eric Wilden, Executive Director of Ralston My Way. “With the Ralston Center offices at 3615 Chestnut Street, we are already part of the community.”

The Ralston Center includes Ralston My Way, Ralston Wellness with fitness, social and other programming; Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy- Douglass House, a 55-unit independent living apartment building for seniors developed in partnership with the HUD 202 Supportive Housing Program; Ralston Awards for Caregivers and Gerontology Student Nursing Excellence; Ralston House, its historic facility and former residence for elders on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Ralston Age-Friendly West Philadelphia Initiative.