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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend, Mary McCree. Someone as special as Mary will be sadly missed by the staff and members of UMSSC.  She will remain in our hearts forever.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary’s husband, Don, and her family.

Below is her obituary.

Mary F. (Oates) McCree passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Havertown, PA. She was 80. Mrs. McCree was a resident of King of Prussia, PA. She worked as a manager in the telemarketing field. Mary was a member and driving force behind the Upper Merion Senior Service Center in King of Prussia, where she was a past president. She enjoyed swimming and playing cards, especially Bridge.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 29, 1937, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Helen (Murphy) Oates. Surviving is her loving family including her husband of 58 years, Donald McCree; a son, Brian D. (Samantha) McCree of Schwenksville, PA; a daughter, Teresa Williams of Montgomeryville, PA; seven grandchildren: Sean, Dylan and Luke Williams and Julia, Jocelyn, Matthew and Spencer McCree; and two brothers, John (Genevieve) Oates of Yardley, PA and Dennis (Joan) Oates of Malvern, PA. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Foley.

Relatives & friends are invited to Mary’s Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 120 Jefferson St., Bridgeport, PA on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 am. Her viewing is Tuesday from 9 to 10:50 am, at the church. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Upper Merion Senior Service Center, 431 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Arrangements are by The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport, PA.

Condolences for the family at www.bacchifh.com

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WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD PLEASE CALL THE SENIOR CENTER AND LISTEN TO THE VOICE MAIL BEFORE VENTURING OUT.  THE VOICE MAIL MESSAGE WILL INDICATE IF WE ARE CLOSED.  IF THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED WE WILL BE CLOSED AND IF THERE IS A DELAYED SCHOOL OPENING WE WILL BE CLOSED.  BEST WAY TO FIND OUT IF THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED IS TO CALL FIRST.

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WELCOME TO THE BEST OF TIMES - CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

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SENIOR CENTER WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15 FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE - SENIOR CENTER CLEAN-UP.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP OUT. 

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JANUARY NEWSLETTER WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT.  THEY WERE EMAILED TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE PROVIDED AN EMAIL ADDRESS.  FOR THOSE MEMBERS WHO DO  NOT HAVE EMAIL PAPER COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SENIOR CENTER (IN THE LOBBY AREA)

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TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2018 MEMBERSHIP 

NOTE: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 15 YEARS MEMBERSHIP FEE WILL INCREASE TO $20.00. 

MEMBERSHIP TERM IS FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31

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MEMORY CAFE

TUESDAYS JANUARY 16 AND 30 AT 2:00 PM

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSIONS

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TECH HELP

TUESDAYS JANUARY 23 FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.

SANGEETHA SRINIVASAN, PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR THE UM TWP. LIBRARY WILL BE HERE TO HELP MEMBERS WITH TECH QUESTIONS (iPAD - iPHONE etc.).  PLEASE SIGN UP ON SHEET IN LOBBY.

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SEPTA PASS ID EVENT

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 25 AT 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM.  REPS FROM SENATOR DAYLIN LEACH'S OFFICE WILL BE HERE TO TAKE APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTA RAIL PASSES.  THEY WILL HELP COMPLETE AND MAIL APPLICATIONS TO SEPTA.  YOU MUST BE 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE.   BRING YOUR DRIVER'S OR PHOTO ID'S.

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DID YOU KNOW?

At the Upper Merion Senior Service Center we have our own separate and wonderful new space for our members to enjoy a plethora of activities, special events and trips.  So, why not join us Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm?  You'll be glad you did!  

And please remember: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE UPPER MERION SENIOR SERVICE CENTER.

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