150 Years

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. 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Saunders House Featured at the PECO Tower

On the weekend of April 11-14, 2014, the Saunders House name was up in lights at the PECO Tower in Philadelphia. To mark the 150th anniversary of Saunders House, the Crown Lights program featured the Saunders House message for three nights. The message appeared as: "Saunders House: Celebrating 150 Years of Aging With Grace, www.saundershouse.org."

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


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