Saunders House: Celebrating 150 Years of Aging With Grace

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saunders House hosted a gala reception to commemorate its 150th anniversary.  The evening celebration was made possible, in part, by generous sponsors.

The residents, staff and Board members of Saunders House are deeply grateful to the following businesses and individuals who generously sponsored the 150th anniversary celebration. 




NSM Insurance Group

Sage Age Strategies


Converge, Inc.

Karl Fritton, Esq.

Keystone Quality Transport, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. John J. Stetzer, III


Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

Herman Goldner Co., Inc.

The Lancaster Group

Main Line Health System

Pennsylvania Trust

Rev. Lorina Leavy Marshall Blake

Lou Denton & Karen West

David & Erin Dugery

Sue & Gene Irrgang

Nan & Bob Lansinger

John & Marjorie Mantas

Davis Pearson

Kevin & Stephanie Ross

Donna & Harvey Sternberg

Charles & Melissa Thorne

Collin & Theresa Tierney

Elissa Topol & Dr. Lee Osterman


Stacey Houseknecht

Marilyn Kerr

Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC

Pictures from the evening celebration are:

 Kevin Ross

1. Saunders House CEO Kevin Ross with Board of Directors Chair Elissa Topol of Villanova

Board Members

2. Emeritus Board Members Sara Senior of Merion and Davis Pearson, Newtown Square with Dr. John Senior

Artist David Rivera

3. Artist David Rivera and wife Kate with exhibit director Patty Lovi standing before the original piece created by Rivera, depicting the time when Saunders House arranged to care for blind residents of the former Chapin Memorial Home for Aged Blind.

Ardmore resident

4. Ardmore resident and former Saunders House family member Mariann Paolantonio with Lower Merion Board of Commissioners President Elizabeth Rogan of Wynnewood.

Associate Medical Director

5. Saunders House Associate Medical Director Dr. Charles Breish with wife, Dr. Colleen Hanley.

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