Programs


For a complete list of programs, read the most recent issue of At the Center of Things, the newsletter of Center on the Hill … the place for active adults. Download the newsletter by [clicking here].

You can also find out about upcoming programs and events, and look at photos from past events by visiting our Facebook page by [clicking here].

To get on the mailing list for Center on the Hill or to register for any program, please contact Leslie Lefer, Director, at 215.247.4654 or [email protected]

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, April 11
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Free

A Memory Café provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for people with memory problems, including dementia, and their caregivers to socialize as well as offering a range of fun and engaging activities. Please come and join others in our community going through the same experiences and challenges.

In addition to socializing, this month’s Café will feature a sampling of easy movements led by a professional recreation therapist. (All movements can be done in a seated position if needed.)

We welcome caregivers by themselves or with the person for whom they care, and anyone who would like to contribute to an atmosphere of acceptance. Note: this is not an opportunity to drop off someone, and there will be no commercial presentations.

Just come to relax, grab a bite, and let us take care of you! Please RSVP to Leslie Lefer at 215-247-4654. Walk-ins are welcome.

I Will Never Forget

Tuesday, April 11
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free (includes a light dinner)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 10.

This program is sponsored by The Terrace at Chestnut Hill.

Elaine C. Pereira is the author of I Will Never Forget – A Daughter’s Story of Her Mother’s Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia. This book is a heartwarming, humorous, honest and deeply moving story pertinent to everyone touched by the insidious effects of Dementia. In this presentation, Elaine will talk about her unwitting mistakes as she weaves her way through her mother’s unpredictable disease and she will share some insightful and effective intervention strategies.

Elaine Pereira retired as a school Occupational Therapist, but maintains her OT licensure and certifications as Dementia Caregiver and Practitioner. Elaine works extensively to advance Alzheimer’s awareness through her book, relevant articles, and community and professional presentations.

Monthly Community Luncheon

The fourth Tuesday of the month (except the months of July, August and December)
12:00 p.m.
$8 Payable at the door.
To register, call Leslie Lefer, 215-247-4654, or e-mail [email protected]

Where else in the community can you go for lunch where you’ll see both familiar and new faces, where the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, where the food is consistently good and served by a wonderful corps of volunteers, where you stay as long as you like, and where it only costs you seven dollars. Our very large room full of round tables are simply decorated and set with white linens and real dishes. Join us at the ever popular community luncheon, brought to you in partnership by Center on the Hill, Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment, and Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels. We’d love to see you there.

Important: please register by the Friday before the luncheon. Registration after 10:00 am on Monday morning will be charged $10.