Our Impact

We Care

“The most important thing in my work is earning the trust of our members. We really listen so we know what is important to them and what they want done. When members start to ask for me by name—that’s when I know I’m doing a good job.”

—Jeanette Edwards, Ralston My Way caregiver

1,265

members received service through Ralston MyWay

27,700

hours of affordable home care services

Feedback from attendees

96% say they would use our services again

98% rate our service as "helpful" and "friendly"

98% say Ralston MyWay makes a significant contribution to the quality of their lives

We Move

“I believe yoga should be accessible to anyone that seeks its benefits—no matter what age. Ralston’s Chair Yoga class can help strengthen muscles, improve circulation and respiration, decrease stress and sharpen the mind.”

—Shiva Das, Ralston Wellness Instructor, Chair Yoga

“The Ralston Wellness fitness classes provide a convenient, varied choice of exercise programs for my older patients and exercising in a group provides great social benefits. The Ralston instructors are experienced with older exercisers and make the classes fun!”

—Mary Ann Forciea, MD, FACP, member of the Ralston Board of Managers and medical director for the In-Home Program at Penn Geriatric Medicine

1,164

people participated in Ralston Wellness programs

810

hours Ralston Wellness classes at Ralston Center and our Community Partner locations around Philadelphia

1,164

people participated in Ralston Wellness programs

810

hours Ralston Wellness classes at Ralston Center and our Community Partner locations around Philadelphia

Feedback from attendees

90% feel stronger

91% feel better physically

91% feel more flexible

We Educate

“Ralston is reliable, trusted, and really caters to the needs of older adults. Their education sessions make sure elders can support themselves with quality information about their health. I respect that about Ralston Center.”

—Holly Lange, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

“Partnering with Ralston Center to host their education sessions is incredibly valuable to us because it brings high quality programming that reflects the needs of our neighborhood. The fact that Ralston’s information sessions are free to the public means anyone can come to their local library and ask an expert.”

—Marsha Stender, Branch Manager, Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy

742

attendees at all education programs

88

hours of Ralston Community Education Programs

Feedback from attendees

98% learned something new

96% learned something relevant and immediately useful to their lives

95% were satisfied with the event