Category Archives: News

Meet Your August Resident of the Month

Meet Your August Resident of the Month: Ibrahima Kakay   Mr. Ibrahima Kakay was born in West Africa in the country of Sierra Leone, one of four children. His son, Mamadu, shared that Mr. Kakay was always popular both for his good looks and sense of community.    As a young man, he worked in the diamond […]

Meet Your July Resident of the Month

Meet Your July Resident of the Month: Natalie C. Mrs. Natalie was born in West Philadelphia and lived on the fifteenth floor of the Mill Creek Projects. She was the youngest of three and the only girl. Miss Natalie describes herself as a “girly girl” but enjoyed playing dodgeball and basketball. When she was six […]

Meet our April Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month: Joseph F. Mr.  Joseph F. was born in West Philadelphia, the eldest of six children. His family soon moved to Southwest Philadelphia, where he spent his formative years. He shares that the teachers at the Alexander Wilson Elementary School (now the site of University of the Sciences, which has recently merged with […]

Meet Our January Resident of the Month

Mrs. Margaret Lawrence was born in Coatesville, PA, the fourth born of ten children.  Her mother took care of the children while her father ran his dairy farm that had over twenty cows. The five daughters helped in the garden and around the house while the five sons helped their father in the dairy.  At […]

Meet Our December Resident of the Month

Ophelia Middleton grew up in North Philadelphia and was named after her grandmother.  As a child and teenager, Miss Ophelia loved listening to the Motown records her mother bought for her.  She also recalls that growing up she always had a pet, and remembers pushing one willing cat around her neighborhood in a baby stroller.  […]

Dr. Uy selected for Pennsylvania’s regional task force

Renaissance Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Josh Uy, has been selected to be part of Pennsylvania’s Regional Response Health Collaboration Program as a representative for the southeast. Dr. Uy will join with medical professionals from around the state as part of the Governor’s initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: This article was […]

Holiday Season at Renaissance

The holiday season is always a special time at Renaissance Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center as our staff provides a variety of activities to recognize all cultural and spiritual beliefs. This year our residents took a bus ride to enjoy some of the local sights and sounds, including the city’s famous “Miracle on 13th Street’s lights.” […]

Senior residents help families in need get school supplies

This is a great example of neighbors helping neighbors. Senior residents of the Renaissance Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center located at 4712 Chester Avenue recently raised money to help one of the largest emergency family shelters in the area, Families Forward Philadelphia, get school supplies for their clients. Renaissance residents and staff created a donation box […]