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Enrich – Connect – Renew

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment (the CHCE) offers classes, activities and resources to promote wellness, community integration, lifelong learning and independent living for adults “50 and better”.  We have a wide range of classes which meet weekly, special events which change each month, day trips, member-led groups, and monthly community luncheons. Click on the  Activities & Classes page to find out more.

Special Events this Fall!!

Harvest Kitchen Tour
Saturday, November 1, 10 AM – 4 PM

chef photoThe Center for Enrichment will host its 3rd fall tour of Chestnut Hill’s spectacular home kitchens. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, conversation and tastings from some of the neighborhood’s most talented chefs and caterers.
Tickets $35 (groups of 10 or more save $5/person) in advance. $40 at the door.
Questions? Contact the Center at 215-248-0180 or the.chce@verizon.net.

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Harvest Kitchen Tour 2014 will commence with a gala preview party on Thursday evening, October 30 from 6:30 – 9:00 o’clock, featuring the culinary talents of Michele Haines from Spring Mill Café. Live music. Valet Parking. Admission to this event, at the home of Richard W. Snowden and Frederick P. Holzerman, Three East Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill, is by invitation only.  Preview party tickets are $195 per person.  Please request your invitation from the Center for Enrichment office (215-248-0180).

Proceeds from the Harvest Kitchen Tour and Preview Party benefit Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment programs and resources for older adults in Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County.   Sponsors are Bowman Properties, Pennsylvania Trust, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Valley Green Bank, and National Penn Bank.


Healthy on the Hill! Wellness Salon: Thursdays at 7:00 PM   Chestnut Hill Hotel Bombay Room, 8229 Germantown Avenue

The Center for Enrichment is pleased to introduce a new evening series, open to anyone who cares about health & wellness. Seating is limited; pre-registration (call 215-248-0180 or email the.chce@verizon.net) is highly recommended. Audience members dining at the Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café (also in the Hotel) before or after each program will receive 10% off the food portion of their bill.

*** October 9: T. Ramsey Thorp, MD Dr.Thorp is the founding ophthalmologist of Thorp Bailey Weber Eye Associates, LTD. He published The Laying on of Hands, a book dedicated to the discussion of the doctor – patient relationship.
*** November 6: John Cacciamani, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Chestnut Hill Hospital. What’s new at the Hospital and what is on the horizon? Inquiring minds want to know, and Dr. Cacciamani has the answers.
*** December 11: “Palliative Care and Hospice: The Same or Different?”
Susan Bray, MD Annamarie Gilchrist, RN Diane Wilmot, RN

4 Responses to Welcome

  1. Maxine C. Dalsemer says:

    I am looking for a daytime watercolor class.

    • admin says:

      Hi Maxine, Yes, we have daytime watercolor classes! Please see the information below:

      Watercolor Workshop

      Tuesdays, 9:30—11:30 AM year-round at Center on the Hill (8855 Germantown Avenue), $28 per month

      To register, call the CHCE office, 215-248-0180, or send an e-mail to the.chce@verizon.net. An informal class with a new still life each week. Students with little experience are as welcome as are accomplished artists. Instructor: Alex Forbes

      Alex Forbes was born in Scotland, graduated from Twickenham Art College in London and worked for the BBC before moving to the US. His artwork has been exhibited at the Chestnut Hill and Hahn galleries among others, as well as in private collections. Alex has been teaching at the Center for Enrichment over 16 years, and also has classes at The Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia’s Bourse Building

  2. SuzAnne says:

    I’d like to join and also need a schedule of classes for the autumn.

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