Ray Bowman Celebrates 105 Years!

Ray Bowman

Ray Bowman recently celebrated a milestone birthday.  At age 105, Ray is our oldest resident at Saunders House. He has lived with us for the past four years, and we’re proud to have him as a resident.

Ray was recently interviewed by PHL 17 reporter Ashley Johnson in his residence in September 2013.  Happy to be in good health and good spirits, Ray talks about life as a 105-year-old and shares his years of wisdom.  His daughter, Dr. Alice Bowman-Cropper, was also present for the interview and spoke of her devotion to her father.

Saunders House in its 150th Year

Founders Day Cake

Wynnewood, PA—Saunders House, located at 100 Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood PA, was originally chartered on April 20, 1864 in Philadelphia under the name, “The Old Man’s Home of Philadelphia.”  Located across from Presbyterian Hospital at 39th and Powelton Avenue, the Home was the first of its kind in the city.  At that time, other homes existed for the care of women and children but no facility existed for the care of men.  A few concerned and generous ladies from the city banded together in 1860 to begin the formation of a home for “older men with reduced circum

Celebration of Centenarians at Longevity Party at Saunders House

On Wednesday, May 29 at 2:30pm at Saunders House, six centenarians will be honored by the staff and management of Saunders House, the families of residents, and by the Township of Lower Merion.

Liz Rogan, President of the Township Board of Commissioners, will present citations of recognition to the following centenarians: