April 9, 2018

Haveners Headline Event at Rydal Park

The Haveners, one of Villanova’s most well-known all-female a cappella groups, was featured as the first headlining act of Rydal Park’s 2018 Women’s Empowerment speaker series on March 19. The group staged a show for a large crowd of residents and guests of the community, sharing musical talents as it performed its set list, which […]

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April 9, 2018

African-American Woman Highlights Six Decades of Service with Historic Sorority

Kathryn Cobbs, a resident at Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life community located in Jenkintown, has dedicated her life to helping others. When she’s not attending various events in the community, most likely she’s attending a meeting for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the sorority she’s been part of for 67 years. Kathryn joined the […]

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January 17, 2018

Rydal Waters Receives Township Approval

Expansion to Rydal Park campus features exciting new amenities JENKINTOWN, Pa. (1/16/18) — Recently, Presby’s Inspired Life received unanimous final development approvals from Abington Township for the cottage home expansion of the Rydal Park Life Plan Community, to be known as Rydal Waters. Abington Township Commissioner Ben Sanchez is very much looking forward to the […]

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November 13, 2017

Man Bakes up Smiles with Cake Making Talent

It started with baking birthday cakes for team members in his department, then grew into adding those team members in housekeeping. At the height of his generosity, he was baking up to 60 cakes a year.

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November 1, 2017

Rydal Park Resident Shares Love of Art

Perky Cohen, a six-year resident at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, is an accomplished sculptor and wood-carver who maintains a studio in Manayunk and has her creations on display in her home at the community.

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August 17, 2017

Religious Diversity and Inclusion Come to Life in Jenkintown Community

"We had nearly 100 people at our Seder meal this year,” says Irv Leventhal, a resident at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, “and you can bet that many of them weren’t Jewish."

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November 10, 2016

Rydal Park hosts “Virtual Honor Flight” on November 11

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (NOVEMBER 10, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, will host its first annual “Virtual Honor Flight” on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of area American veterans. At 10 a.m., a simulation of “Honor Flight” will take place in which Rydal Park will feature pictures and videos from different trip stops including Arlington Cemetery, Marines Memorial, Air force Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. After the “tour” concludes, each veteran will receive an official certificate before being assisted through the halls to the outdoors for a HERO’s Welcome with Abington Police and Fire Departments.

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July 11, 2016

Rydal Park Resident Honored By Jefferson College of Nursing

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (JULY 11, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, is pleased to announce that resident Joan Randolph is the recent recipient of Jefferson College of Nursing’s Special Achievement Award. This recognition honors significant, long-term achievement of Jefferson College of Nursing graduates. “I’ve felt that nursing was something that would be very rewarding and satisfying, and comes with a lifelong passion and sense of connection,” said Ms. Randolph. “There are disappointments, such as an individual succumbing to their illness, but there is always a positive. While you may not have been able to prevent certain outcomes for patients, you’ve helped their family through a devastating time. I always have said that nurses do for patients and their families what they can’t do for themselves.”

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March 30, 2016

Rydal Park Executive Chef Wins Regional Culinary Competition

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (MARCH 30, 2016): Rydal Park, a premier continuing care retirement community in the Greater Philadelphia area, is pleased to announce that its Executive Chef, Jason Porter, placed first overall in a regional culinary cook-off hosted by FLIK Hospitality Group and Bon Appetit of Compass Group at John Hopkins University. “After starting as a dishwasher at age 13 and with over 26 years’ experience in this industry, I am incredibly honored to have placed first in this competition,” said Porter. “It’s always fun getting to hone my skills and meet other chefs who have also dedicated their lives to this fulfilling profession.” Five teams from all different sectors - FLIK, FLIK Lifestyles, Restaurant Associates, Bon Appetit and Thompson Hospitality – were chosen from across the tri-state area to participate in the all-day competition.

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March 24, 2016

Rydal Park Hosts NBC10’s Hurricane Schwartz on March 31

NBC10’s Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, one of the Delaware Valley’s leading meteorologists, will visit Rydal Park to give a talk on his storied career. Throughout the program, Hurricane Schwartz will discuss his personal background, his decision to become a meteorologist, as well as several of his most memorable TV moments. Schwartz will also provide unique industry insights including what it’s like behind the scenes during major weather events, his future predictions and the impact of technological advancements. The talk will conclude with Q&A.

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February 9, 2016

Five Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in March

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (FEBRUARY 9, 2016): The public is invited to attend five free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County. Year- round, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of events, guests and topics. Events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in diverse subject areas. More events will be announced throughout the year, with info available at

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February 9, 2016

Seven Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in February

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (February 9, 2015): The public is invited to attend seven free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County. Throughout the year, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of guests and topics. The events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in varying subject areas. Additionally, more events will be announced throughout the year at

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November 15, 2016

‘Honor flight’ simulated for Rydal Park vets for Veterans Day

More than 70 veterans residing at Rydal Park — clad in T-shirts, caps and badges — were honored Veterans Day with certificates acknowledging their service, a “hero’s welcome” and a simulated “honor flight.” The morning festivities started off with an “honor flight” simulation featuring photos and videos of visits to Arlington Cemetery, the Iwo Jima […]

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November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day!

Rydal Park residents were honored as part of PHL17’s observance of Veteran’s Day. View Site

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September 28, 2016

Rydal Park woman receives nursing award

The days of starched uniforms and white caps are gone, but in the 60 years since she donned that cap, Joan Randolph’s enthusiasm for the nursing profession has not waned one bit. Randolph, a resident of Rydal Park in Abington, recently received the Jefferson College of Nursing Alumni Special Achievement Award, which “recognizes a nursing […]

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May 23, 2016

WW2 and Korean War veterans visit Washington D.C. memorials with Honor Flight Philadelphia

Founded in 2004, the Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit created with a mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington D.C., to visit the national memorials there honoring their services. On Saturday, Honor Flight Philadelphia took 138 World War 2 and Korean War veterans, including Rydal Park residents Fred Malkin, Dr. Herman Rudnick and Morton “Bud” Rothschild. PHL17’s Lauren Berman […]

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May 12, 2016

For nurses, pride in service doesn’t wane with age – Philly Voice, 5/12/16

Joan Randolph has retired from nursing, but nursing has never really left her. Shortly before the now-80-year-old Philadelphia native moved into her current home, the Rydal Park retirement community in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, she attended a social gathering to get to know the people there. Immediately, she recognized a nurse she knew from her working […]

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February 18, 2016

Never too old for love: An elderly couple in Jenkintown says “I do” – PHL17, 2/18/16

Ralph and Anita Bloch prove you’re never too old for love. The couple, living at Rydal Park in Jenkintown, shared their incredible story of finding love in their late 80s with PHL17’s Lauren Berman. View Site

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February 10, 2016

Love at any age: Philly’s older adults prove love is timeless – Philly Voice, 2/10/16

No one can say love is discriminatory. It embraces 5-year-olds who pluck dandelions for their schoolyard crush, wallops 20- and 30-somethings when they least expect it, comforts middle-aged partners when their heads hit the pillow together at night and, notably, reappears later in life even when we think we’ve had our fill. “A lot of people […]

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February 9, 2016

Love Is In the Air at Rydal Park! – Montco Happening, 2/9/16

People are often surprised to learn about the extent to which dating and romance go on beyond the age of 65. After all, the rest of us understand that the joys and satisfactions of affection and partnership do not vanish with age or the death of a partner. On the contrary, relationships that begin after […]

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January 21, 2016

Accomplished, Creative and Generous Souls: These Are the People We Serve – LeadingAge Magazine

If asked, Harry Gross would say that his career as a financial columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News was one of pure luck. His journey started while taking a prep course for the CPA exam after graduation from Wharton Business School in 1944. It was then that Gross realized he could create a better course and opened […]

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March 13, 2018

Superfoods Spark Culinary Inspiration

What do wheatgrass, chili peppers and go jiberries have in common? They’re all superfoods. But what does that “superfood” moniker really mean? At Rydal Park, our culinary team considers a superfood to be a nutrient-packed food that is particularly beneficial to health and well-being.

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December 1, 2017

Holiday Season Unites Rydal Park

Helping those who are less fortunate, getting in touch with our spiritual sides, spending time with family and friends — there are so many ways to give at this time o f the year. For residents and team members at Rydal Park, the opportunities are endless, and the power of giving is ever present.

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September 1, 2017

Which Moving Options Make the Grade

Many adults just like you are considering options for getting educated about their future choices. You may have started asking yourself questions such as, “Do we really need all this space in our house?” or “Do I want to deal with another winter of shoveling snow?” These questions may lead you to explore other living options, and you may be overwhelmed by all the choices.

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June 1, 2017

Rydal Waters Neighborhood Plan Underway!

With the planned Abington Township location on a gem of a parcel off of Old York Road at Rydal Way, Rydal Waters is our future cottage community. This new addition will feature 85 two-bedroom, two-bath beautifully appointed homes on 33 lush acres just above the Rydal Park campus.

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November 28, 2016

Winter 2016 – View From The Park

Sharing History As It’s Made A Rebel With More Than One Cause In Service of His Countrymen Download Newsletter

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