February 2024

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Beloved Community,

As we embrace the dawn of a new month, my heart overflows with gratitude for the extraordinary journey we've navigated together over the past year. To our cherished members, faith communities, community leaders, sponsors, partners, dedicated staff, and esteemed Board Members—thank you. Your collective passion, unwavering support, and commitment have been the driving force behind every milestone we've achieved. Each of you is an integral thread in the rich tapestry of our success. As we step into Black History Month, I invite you to stay informed and connected by visiting PALM.seniors.org, our digital space where our community thrives. Here's to another year of unity, growth, and shared accomplishments.

With heartfelt appreciation,

With heartfelt thanks,

Dawn S. Allen

Dawn S. Allen, MHS

Executive Director

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. 

Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” 

-Richie Norton

Heartfelt Thanks for Your Support at the

MLK Senior Empowerment Day Event

We are thrilled to share that the attendance at the MLK Senior Empowerment Day was truly remarkable. The overwhelming community support made the event even more impactful. Collectively, your efforts contributed to the success of the MLK Senior Empowerment Day, and we are truly grateful for your partnership. We look forward to the possibility of working together next year to continue creating positive experiences for the Older Adult community.

Thank you once again for your dedication and support.


We express our sincere gratitude to all attendees for their enthusiastic participation. Your engagement and willingness to contribute demonstrated a shared commitment to empowering Older Adults and fostering community.


A special thank you to our vendors for their vibrant displays and offerings that enriched the event, providing our attendees with a diverse and enjoyable experience.


To our esteemed sponsors, your generous support made it possible for us to organize and host this impactful event. Your commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable world for the Older Adult community aligns seamlessly with PALM's mission.

Faith-Based Communities:

Heartfelt thanks to our faith-based communities for their unwavering support. Your commitment to the community's well-being adds a unique and meaningful dimension to our collective efforts.

Elected Officials:

We extend our sincere appreciation to the elected officials who graced the event with their presence and support. Your commitment to the well-being of the community is invaluable.

Board and Community Leaders:

We express our gratitude to our esteemed Board members and community leaders for their guidance and continuous support. Your leadership played a vital role in the success of this event.


A special thank you to our dedicated staff members whose hard work, enthusiasm, and attention to detail made the MLK Senior Empowerment Day a seamless and well-coordinated event.

Community Dates/Notices to Keep in Mind

PALM Holiday Schedule

The PALM Center will be closed on the following dates.

  • Monday, February 19 President’s Day
  • Friday, March 29, Good Friday
  • Monday, May 27, Memorial Day
  • Thursday, July 4, Independence Day
  • Monday, September 2, Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 29, Day After Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day Observed
  • Tuesday, Dec 23, – Wednesday, Jan 1, 2025 Winter Break 

*Dates subject to change

We celebrate you, our valentines, who fill our lives with joy and grace. Your presence is a gift that keeps unwrapping itself day after day, revealing the treasures of your experience and kindness.

Thank you for being the heartbeat of our center.

With all our love and deep appreciation!

Upcoming Events

Movie and a Meal

Thursday, February 22nd

11:30 am -1:45 pm

Mission: Impossible -

Dead Reckoning Part One

Enjoy a Movie and a Meal at the Palm. Don't miss this exciting movie and meal experience with your fellow members. It's a perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy a great film, and share a meal together. 

Black History Month Celebration

Friday, February 23rd

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join PALM in commemorating Black History Month as we come together for a celebration that transcends time. Explore the storied history of Lower Merion, PA, and partake in meaningful conversations unveiling the monumental contributions of African Americans. Your presence is an invitation to honor, learn, and share in the legacy that has woven the fabric of our nation's history.

Line Dancing

Friday, February 23rd

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dust off your boots, kick up your Fridays, and join us at the PALM for some Line Dancing!


117 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, PA

Questions contact Dawn and friends 610-642-9370 or [email protected]

Weekly Activities

All virtual classes are held on-site (the instructor is virtual) or on ZOOM

For questions or additional information call Abigail Zimondi at 610-642-9370

Food Menu

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February Birthday Celebrations!

John Kelly

Lisa Bardarson

Beth Galinsky

Jeannette Gilbert

Dena Short

Margie Sockel

Gloria Davis

Christine McGee

Craig Whitney

Gwendolyn Anthony

Anne Cassidy

Harry Collins

James Pollard, Sr.

Barbara Williams

Cheryl Richardson

Louise Allen

Hubert Register

Melbourne Hill

Julia Davis

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PALM's mission to our seniors.

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Venue Rental

Are you in search of a versatile venue for your upcoming occasion? Look no further! At the Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion (PALM), we offer a spacious, fully-equipped event hall that’s perfect for various occasions, such as but not limited to, Business Meetings, Team Retreats, Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Community Gatherings, and much more!

👥 Spacious and Accommodating:

Our event hall can comfortably hold up to 100 guests, providing a welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy.

🪑 Furniture and More:

  • Tables and chairs included in the rental.
  • Flexible arrangement to fit your event's theme and requirements.

📺 Tech-Friendly:

  • Flat-screen TV for presentations.
  • Projector and screen available.

🍽 Fully-Equipped Kitchen:

  • Convenient serving station to make your catering needs easier.
  • Kitchen access for preparation and storage.

🚗 Parking:

  • Our spacious parking lot accommodates up to 30 cars, offering convenience for all your guests.
  • Additional parking is available in the front of the venue for extra convenience.

📞 Inquire Within:

Interested in learning more or booking the space? Reach out to Nancy Godfrey at 610-642-9370 or [email protected] today for pricing and availability!

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Reverend Virginia Pollard, President 

Craig Whitney, Vice President 

Emma K. Benn, DrPH

David E. Galinsky, MD

Bernice Green 

William Simon Leopold 


Dawn S. Allen, Executive Director 

Nancy Godfrey, Office Coordinator  

Felicia Howard, Social Services Coordinator  

Abigail Zimondi, Program Coordinator  

Joan Jackson, Bookkeeper  

Harry Collins, Building Maintenance

PALM - Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion 

117 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

(610) 642-9370  |  (610) 642-8873 (F)


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