September 2023

Message from the Executive Director

Dear PALM Community,

I'm thrilled to welcome you to a month of enriching experiences designed for our active and vibrant senior community. This September promises to be a particularly rewarding time, and I'm delighted to unveil some of the highlights.

Firstly, I'm excited to announce our upcoming "Tech Time" for seniors 6-week series, which will be available both via Zoom. Whether you're a tech novice looking to become more digitally savvy or simply want to refresh your skills, this series will have something for everyone.

For movie lovers, we have two special treats. Our "Movie and a Meal" event focuses on classic films and comes with the added bonus of a meal. In contrast, our "Movie Night" is geared towards modern movies and will feature current hits for a cozy evening of entertainment.

Our Line Dancing sessions are just the thing for those looking to add some rhythm and energy to their week. These sessions are not only a great workout but also loads of fun. Don't worry if you have two left feet; it's all about enjoying yourself!

Are you or someone you know in need of a space for an upcoming event? PALM's elegant event hall is available for rent! The hall accommodates up to 100 guests and has chairs, tables, tech amenities like a flat-screen TV and projector, a fully-equipped kitchen, and ample parking. It's ideal for business meetings, retreats, birthdays, receptions, and more. Reach out to us for pricing and availability.

Also, our September Lunch Menu and Activities Calendar are now available. Expect a range of mouth-watering options, and an array of activities that have something for everyone.

Please take a moment to register for these events and keep an eye out for more updates.

Here's to an engaging and joyful September at PALM!


Dawn S. Allen

Dawn S. Allen, MHS

Executive Director

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. 

Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” 

-Richie Norton

Upcoming Events

Introducing "Tech Time" at PALM! Dive into the digital world with our specially curated 6-week series sessions, now offered quarterly, to keep you updated and confident in today's fast-paced tech environment.

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

September Menu

Food Vouchers are Here!

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 today for pricing and availability!

Food Vouchers are Here!

PALM offers Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers.

For seniors to participate, one must be 60 years of age or older and meet the federal income guidelines.

The checks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Note: Vouchers:

  • Can only be redeemed at participating farmers' markets.
  • Cannot be used in a grocery store. Checks must be redeemed in full; no change can be given.
  • Can only be received and used by the eligible senior.

Only fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania or purchased by the participating farmer's market directly from a farmer in a neighboring state can be purchased with the checks.

Checks must not be signed or endorsed before redeeming at participating farmer's markets.

For additional information or if you have questions regarding the Food Voucher Program, please call 610.642.9370 to speak with our Social Services Coordinator, Felicia Howard.

Memory Lane

Celebrating our Intern Kyle Howard's return to college. Thank you Kyle!

Health and Wellness Education

Feature Dr. Lorraine

Sponsored by, MCIC, Giant, Montgomery County Office of Public Health, Black Equity Coalition, Bethel AME Church of Ardmore.

PALM Onsite (Monday) Yoga Classes are back. Join us!

Line Dancing attendees leaving after a fun night!

September Birthday Celebrations!

September 1

Betty Everitt

Farilyn Leopold

Pearlina Williams

September 2

Lewis Burton

Robert Powell

Eleanor Sloan

September 4

William Hearn

September 6

Mary Shippen

September 7

Barbara Cowan

Karen Dennison

Ana Santos

September 8

Joanne Stewart

September 9

Abi Buchanan

September 11

Richard Bright

Elizabeth Burton

Dearia Williamson

September 12

Wesley Hicks

Richard Mayo

September 13

Cie Tillery

September 14

Robert Bailey

Gail Montgomery-Watson

September 16

Albert Johnson

Shirley Ragsdale

September 17

Walter Bercilosky

Beth Greenspan

September 18

Susan Gove

Janice Langley

Sylvia Ray

September 20

Micheal German

William Leopold

September 22

James Calfee

Brent Hile

Ronald Lipscomb

Elaine McDermott

James Roberson

Rodney Williams

September 23

John Crossan

John Egan

September 24

Louise Gibbs

Alice Smith

September 25

Angela Hudson

September 26

Louise Epperson

September 27

Carlotta Hutton

Rosalie Riddell

September 28

Joan Jackson

Margie Stanford

September 29

Evelyn Williams

September 30

Kevin Scanlin

Swanee Waters

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Thank You to Our Sponsors


Joyce Mosley, 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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