May 2024

Message from the Executive Director

Dear PALM Family,

I hope this newsletter finds you all in good health and high spirits. Firstly, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for the Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2024. Your presence and contributions truly make PALM a vibrant and caring community.

I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who has supported PALM over the past few years, especially during the challenges brought on by the pandemic. To PALM’s valued members and visitors, your ongoing support and active participation have been instrumental in PALM's success and we appreciate the effort you put into making PALM a welcoming and engaging place for all. 

I also want to express my deepest gratitude to PALM's partners and funders for their unwavering support, which has been crucial to our success. We look forward to honoring all of you at an upcoming event as a token of our appreciation for your continued collaboration and commitment to the older adult community.

As we step into May, PALM has lined up several exciting celebrations for you. Join us on Friday, May 3, 2024, for a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration filled with food, fun, and music from 11 AM to 1 PM. Let's immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture and flavors of this joyous occasion together.

Monthly Services

To enhance your experience and offer exceptional service, a certified Notary will be available on-site every first Monday starting May 6, 2024, from 11 AM to 1 PM. While appointments are optional, we recommend scheduling one for your notary needs.

"Ask The Nurse" with Karen Moffett from Mainline Health is offered on the second Monday of each month from 11 AM to 1 PM.

"Ask The Attorney" for will preparation with Heather Turner Esquire is available on the second Tuesday of the month, and appointments are required for this service.

Save the date for PALM's Annual Mother's Day Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2024. Keynote Speaker for the Event is Heather Turner, LLC. Treat a mom, bring a mom, or enjoy this special day with us for just $10, promising a delightful experience filled with delicious food and heartwarming moments.

Partnering with Junkluggers, PALM is hosting an e-waste drop-off event from May 15 to May 18, 2024, providing an opportunity to declutter and prepare for the summer season.

Special Event Alert!

Join us on May 17, 2024, for a special event with Senator Cappelletti and PA MEDI, focusing on accessing care on the website. Call Senator Cappelletti’s office at 610-768-4200 for the access link if you prefer to join virtually.

Looking ahead to June, mark your calendars for Healthy Steps for Older Adults (HSOA) on June 10 and 12, 2024. Clare Kuzmicki from the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services will be available to guide this fall prevention program to enhance your understanding, support health needs, and offer valuable resources.

Father's Day Celebration! Join us for PALM's Father's Day Cookout with James W. Bell-Allen Lodge #97 taking over the grilling station. More details to come!

Don't miss Lower Merion's Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 22, 2024, from 12 PM - 4 PM, at Vernon Young Playground, featuring, a day packed with joyful events good food, vendors, and a host of activities and displays.

Closing the month, join PALM's Annual Jazz Fest Fundraiser on June 23, 2024, featuring the Alfie Pollitt Trio. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance for a nominal fee.

We are thrilled about these upcoming events and look forward to your participation. Please make your reservations early, as tickets are in high demand.

Stay updated with our newsletter and PALM’s website at for our calendar of activities and more. Thank you for being an integral part of the PALM community. Your presence and participation make our events truly special.

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




Joyce Mosley


Reverend Virginia O. Pollard, President

Emma K. T. Benn, DrPH

Craig Whitney, Finance Committee Chair

Bernice Holland Green

David Galinsky, MD

William S. Leopold, Fundraising Chair



John Taylor

Tyrone Burrell

Ernest Pendleton

Dacota Paul

David Holland

Nate Beale

Scott Young


Gladys G. Saldana

Reverend Dr. Janet Simpkins

Barbara Williams

Gail McCown

Carol Merrill-Bright

Manjeh Kiafar

Ali Dabbagh

Rodney Williams

Bettie Roach

Richard Mayo

Carol A. Gray

Constance "Connie" Ginion

Ms. Bruce

Elizabeth "Betty" Burton 

Fred Howard

Cecilia Maria Pollard


Loraine Carter

June Coleman

Heather L. Turner, LLC

Betty Sudler


John Pollard


Reina James

Desi Lowry

Mya Moultrie

Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible mothers and mother figures out there! Today, we celebrate your boundless love, your unwavering strength, and the countless ways you nurture and inspire us.

Thank you for being the heart of our community.

Wishing you a day as beautiful as the love you give.

From Everyone at the PALM

Upcoming PALM Events

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 3, 2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Food Music and fun

Monday, May 6 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Click here to Register for the Mother's Day Luncheon
Click here to Register for Vaccine Clinic

Line Dancing

Friday, May 17th

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 23

12:30 pm - 1:30 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

Saturday, May 18th

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Start your day with energy and fun at our Morning Zumba session – dance your way to vitality at PALM Senior Center!

Movie and a Meal

Thursday, May 16th

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Friday, May 18th

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy the perfect blend of entertainment and lunch with our Movie and Meal gathering, because nothing beats watching a great movie with friends over a delicious meal at PALM Senior Center.

Community Dates/Notices to Keep in Mind

PALM Holiday Schedule

The PALM Center will be closed on the following dates.

  • Monday, May 27, Memorial Day
  • Thursday, July 4, Independence Day
  • Friday, July 5, day after 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

Are you or someone you know homebound and in need of a COVID-19 and/or Flu vaccine? Contact the Montgomery County Homebound Vaccine Program to schedule an in-home vaccine appointment (insurance required).


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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

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May Birthday Celebrations!

Lydia Barringer

Romalda Bryant

Mary Rose Campbell Crowe

Ann Cohen

Caroline Coladonato

Hayward Freeman

Frank Giangiordano

Constance Ginion

Edward Goodrich

Jean Hays

Zelphia Henry

William Hopkins

Jackie Kahn

Grace Lancaster

Mary Macrone

Wanda Marshall

John Mullin

Be Nguyen

Kate Overath-Speck

Barbara Parman

Paulette Pinder

Otis Riley

Lois Savin

Chales Shippen

Harvey Short

Henry Spady, Jr.

Cindy Spurdle

Christine Suess

Abeba Tewolde Mratch

Edgardo Viray

Chester Watson

Yvonne Wilmore

Abigail Zimondi

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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 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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