November 2023

Message from the Executive Director

Dear PALM Community,

As we step into November, a month traditionally focused on gratitude, I am grateful for each and every one of you. Your continued support and participation make PALM not just a center, but a community.

To enrich our members' experiences, we have organized a diverse array of activities and special events to make this month truly unforgettable, with the focal point being PALM's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Upcoming Events

1. Tech Time

  • Digital Recreation: Friday, November 3rd, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Online Safety: Friday, November 10th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2. Line Dancing

  • Friday, November 3rd, 6-7 p.m.

3. Jazz Festival

  • Sunday, November 12th, 3-6 p.m. Tickets are available; get yours today!

4. CANCELLED: Movie Night

  • Saturday, November 18th, 5-7 p.m.

5. Thanksgiving Luncheon

  • Monday, November 20, 2023, from 11 am - 1:30 pm We have organized a special presentation, accessible both virtually and on-site at PALM, showcasing the advantages of vaccination and providing information on ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and more.

6. COVID Vaccination Clinic

  • Monday, November 20, 2023, from 11 am - 1:00 pm. We will be hosting a COVID vaccination Clinic at the Center from 11 am to 1:30 pm for your convenience. To make things easier, please register by clicking here to streamline the pre-registration process. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 610.642.9370.

Special Announcements

  • Sweet Caroline's 109th Birthday Fundraiser. There's still time to make a donation and make an impact. A special thank you to everyone who attended Sweet Caroline's birthday celebration. Your presence added to the joy of the occasion!

  • Hall Rental Opportunities. Looking for a space for your next event? PALM has hall rental opportunities available. Inquire within for more details.

  • Happy Birthday November Babies! Wishing a joyful birthday to all our members celebrating this month.

  • November Activity Schedule and Menu. Don't forget to check out the latest activity schedule and menu options for the month. We promise a blend of nourishing meals and engaging activities!

  • Food Vouchers Expiration. While the Farmers Market Food Voucher program concluded on September 30th, please note that any remaining vouchers are still valid until November 30th. Don't miss the opportunity to use them before they expire.

  • PALM Center Closed. PALM will be closed on November 23rd and 24th in observance of the holiday. We wish everyone a joyful and safe celebration!

I'm thrilled to see how our community continues to grow, enriching the lives of all who are part of it. Thank you for making PALM the special place it is. 

Wishing you all a November full of warmth, community, and joyful experiences.


Dawn S. Allen

Dawn S. Allen, MHS

Executive Director

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. 

Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” 

-Richie Norton

Honoring Our Heroes

on Veterans Day

As we approach Veterans Day, we pause to honor and express our deepest gratitude to all the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Their courage, sacrifice, and dedication to our country's freedom and safety are a source of inspiration and pride. To all our veterans, including those within the PALM community, we say a heartfelt thank you. Your service will always be remembered and appreciated.

Special Fundraiser for Sweet Caroline

Join us in celebrating Caroline’s 109th birthday by contributing to our $1,009 fundraiser! 🎂 Caroline's life is an inspiration, and your donation supports PALM's mission to provide vibrant activities and exceptional services to the Older Adult Community. Help us make Sweet Caroline proud.

Donate Now

Thank you to all who participated in Sweet Caroline's 109th Birthday!

Community Dates/Notices to Keep in Mind

Sunday, November 5th

Just a friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday. Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and make the most of the longer evenings!


Polling locations will be open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on

Tuesday, November 7. If you are in line by 8:00PM, you are eligible to vote!

Click Here to find Your Polling Location


The PALM Center will be closed on November 23rd and 24th in observance of the holiday. We wish everyone a joyful and safe celebration!

A glimpse to the Annual Event

The annual event marking the installation of the new board president was a significant occasion for the community. President Reverend Virginia Pollard was officially inaugurated, symbolizing a new chapter of leadership. Guest speaker Dr. Kalisha Bonds Johnson provided insightful remarks that resonated with attendees, enhancing the overall experience of the gathering. Thank you to all who participated.

Upcoming Events

Click here to Register for COVID Clinic
Click here to Register for COVID Clinic

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

Tech Time Zoom Meeting Information


Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:


   Please click this URL to start or join. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87803270581?pwd=gWfvbCI2NfyNo83dkBcE29UN8Kb1pz.1

   Or, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/join and enter the below information:

Meeting ID: 878 0327 0581

Password: 879769


We recommend signing in a few minutes early to ensure everything is working properly.


If you're onsite at PALM for lunch or any other activities, feel free to stay and sign on to the session from there.

NOTE: November 18th Movie Night has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you at the Movie and a Meal on Thursday, December 7th.

Tickets are on sale and available at PALM! Reserve today!

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

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 nancy@palmseniors.org today for pricing and availability!

November Birthday Celebrations!

Heloise Baker

Walter Benjamin

Marcia Britt-LaRue

Hope Davis

Jane Dougherty

Joseph Friedman

David Gilinsky

Phyllis Grady

Ellen Green

Carol Hammarberg

Curtis Hansberger

Violet Heam

Lavette Henry

Marilyn Herreshoff

Avis James

Madeline Jarmon

Olive Kennedy

Valerie Langston

Constance Major

Carol Merrill

Cecilia Pollard

Anna Reimel

Ellen Segel

Gerda Serpente

Francis Serpente

Rose Shertzer

Donna Simmonds

Willamae Spriggs

Marc Stoneberg

Toni Thomas

Charles Thompson

Yvonne Tyler

Achille Vallorani

India Wake

Julian Washington

Jacob Weiner

Dr. Edward Williams

Joan Williams

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PALM's mission to our seniors.

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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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