Rosemont residents gather to celebrate Black History Month

February 24, 2017

Residents took part in presentations and events that helped celebrate Black History Month.

Residents at Rosemont recently gathered for a series of presentations and events to celebrate Black History Month.

As a part of the celebratory events, Rosemont residents were treated to a performance by Robert Newton Davenport, an organist at local Philadelphia churches who has played in front of the likes of President Jimmy Carter and Queen Elizabeth II.

But residents themselves were able to participate as well.

Dr. Franzella Buchanan, a Rosemont resident, gave a presentation focused on the history and achievements of African-American inventors and their contributions to America.

Joyce Bridges, another Rosemont resident, spoke about her daughter, Sheila Bridges, an interior designer who has reached the top of her field and has even designed the New York offices of President Bill Clinton.

“Our residents enjoy all aspects of lifelong learning, and the celebration of Black History Month is just one of the many events we provide here at Rosemont,” said Brenda Torres-Wells, Rosemont life enrichment director.

The estate community of Rosemont is a Presby’s Inspired Life community, which opened in 1955 along the historic Main Line. Rosemont offers elegant retirement living options in 234 accommodations with outstanding services and amenities.

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