Center For Positive Aging in Lower Merion

Activities Center for Seniors 55 Years of Age and Up

117 Ardmore Avenue

Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

(610) 642-9370

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Chair Exercise - Mondays & Fridays - 11AM to 11:45AM ($2 Per Class)

Yoga With a Twist - Tuesdays - 9AM to 9:45AM ($2 Per Class)

Healthy Steps in Motion - Wednesdays - 10:30AM to 11:15AM

Stretch & Balance - Thursdays - 9AM to 10:00AM ($2 Per Class)


Jewelry Making - Thursdays - 12:45PM to 1:45PM ($2.00 Per Class plus supplies)


Conversational Spanish - Wednesdays - 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Conversational Spanish for beginners - Price - $7.00 a month


Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons - 1:45PM - 3:00PM


Weaving Class - Wednesdays - 10AM to 11:30AM

Sewing Class - Tuesdays - 10AM to 12PM

Quilting Class - Fridays - 10:00AM to 12PM


Creative Writing Class - Wednesdays - 12:30PM to 2PM - Price - $7.00 a month

Bible Study - Thursdays - 10:30AM - (Free Will Offering)


Merri Notes Choir - Thursdays 11AM to 12PM


Social Networking and Blogging - Tuesdays & Thursdays - 12:30PM to 2PM - Price - $50.00 Registration Fee / Non-members $75.00 Registration Fee

Smartphones And Tablets - Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10AM to 11:30AM - Price - $50.00 Registration Fee / Non-members $75.00 Registration Fee

Do You Have a Class Idea?

Whether you are looking to learn something different and interesting, or you want to become an instructor and impart your knowledge, we'd be glad to hear from you! You may also call The PALM at (610) 642-9370.



Daily lunch

Free medical screenings

Weekly nurse on site (Tuesday)

Low-cost legal services

Weekly grocery shopping

Transportation to and from the Center

Monthly food distribution

Help with entitlements


Rent Rebates

Produce Vouchers in Season

Assistance with Benefits

Links to Community Resources


Advocacy and Organization

Handy Helpers

Food Cupboard

Educational Instruction

Friendly Phone Calls

Fundraising Projects

Marketing and Public Relations

Center host/hostess for special events

RSVP volunteer site

Board/Committee Member


Benefit Check-ups

Food Cupboard

Reassurance Calls

New/Renew Membership

Yearly Membership cost is $25.00.
Mail your application to:

The PALM Center for Positive Aging
117 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Your membership card will be mailed when we receive your payment. If you have Any questions, please call 610-642-9370.

The PALM Center Mission

To assist adults 50 years of age and older to maintain a healthy, satisfying quality of life by providing services and activities in a nurturing environment that enables them to function more independently in the community. The Center is an advocate of unmet needs of older adults and is a repository of information to assure them their rights, benefits and opportunities.


In November 1974, Family Services of Montgomery County, through a study made by their outreach worker, sensed the need for developing an organization which would help the older residents of South Ardmore to realize their fullest potential. These residents were primarily minority group members.

*Fifteen persons were invited to work on the project and became the first Board of Directors. They prepared themselves for their responsibility by visiting other senior citizens' centers and familarizing themselves with programming possibilities.

*On September 29, 1975, the community was invited to a kickoff at which goals and aspirations were explained.

*Temporary housing had been offered to the Center and was accepted from the James A. Bell Masonic Order.

*The Board planned a budget and decided that funding was needed for transportation, guest speakers, equipment, program supplies and refreshments. An application was made by the Montgomery Council Office of Older Adults and funding was received.

*Initially the Club was envisioned as having a weekly program every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With funding from he Office of Older Adults, the program expanded to a two day week program.

*In September 1979, the program was enlarged to a three day week.

*Starting January 1980, the program was expanded to a five day week.


The Center for Positive Aging in Lower Merion (PALM) will be widely known for supporting positive aging and independence with dignity to older adults. We will be a resource and cultural Center, continuously expanding services and growing membership with an effective Board, staff and financial stability. Our staff and volunteers will engage in partnerships with public agencies, private businesses and applicable institutions to support older adults through programs and activities to:

*Advocate for rights and benefits;

*Create/promote opportunities to optimize health and welfare;

*Increase community outreach initiatives;

*Maximize life enrichment opportunities.


*To advance the well being of older adults by providing activities and programs which promote healthy lifestyles and independence so that older adults can Age in Place safely and with dignity.

*To advocate for unmet needs of older adults.

*To act as a repository of information regarding the rights, benefits and opportunities for older adults.

*To provide opportunities and encourage continued learning and creativity.

*To recognize the dignity and strength and wisdom of adults 55 and older.

*To promote collaborative relationships between area agencies providing services to older adults, local government, business, non-government and community organizations that support positive aging.

*To seek out and identify older adults who may feel isolated or be in need of services and information.

*To promote intergenerational activities.

Donate to The PALM Center!

You can donate to The PALM Center For Positive Aging through the United Way of Southeastern Pennslyvania. Our donor option number is 01616. You can also donate to the PALM from our site using your credit card or PayPal account. All donations are tax deductable and are appreciated to help the center.

Paypal also accepts your Credit and Debit Cards!


Joyce Mosley, President

Craig Whitney, Vice President

Sherry Alltschuler, PhD

William Simon Leopold

Carolyn Hays

Michael Quinn, Esq.

Marc A. Stonberg

Danial Vass


Linda Collins , Executive Director

Felicia Howard, Social Worker

Beverly Miles, Program Coordinator

Nancy Godfrey, Receptionist/Data Clerk

Rosa Bryant, Kitchen Supervisor

Erick Howard, Kitchen Assistant

Joan Jackson, Bookkeeper