Welcome

THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY MAY 25 AND MONDAY MAY 28 FOR

THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NAMED

Congratulations to Jane Burger who was named our "Volunteer of the Year for 2017".   Thank you Jane for all you do to make our Senior Center great!  Jane was presented her award at our luncheon on Friday, April 27.  (That's Jane pictured below in the pink sweater.)

Thank you to Janet Sheehan who chaired this event and to her volunteers for their donation of a delicious food for everyone to enjoy.   We also thank Mark Scott from Philly Pretzel Factory in Norristown for his donation of mini pretzels.  We always appreciate the support of local businesses and encourage our members to support them in return.

   

 Jean, Jane & Janet                   -                     Don, Helen & Jane

      

Janet, Helen & DIck                            -                    Cass, Jeanne & Jean

        

QUITE A SPREAD!

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MAIN LINE HEALTH & BRYN MAWR HOSPITAL PRESENTATION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - "VACCINES AREN'T JUST FOR KIDS. Linda Matz, RN, will conduct this presentation on May 30th from 12:00 to 1:00.

 

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WAYNE SENIOR CENTER PEER EDUCATORS

MONDAY JUNE 4 AT 11:30.   Presentation on “HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. “  Please sign up in the lobby if you are attending. (Meet in the UMSSC lounge.)

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SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 4 -  MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM. With proof of age and residency (Montgomery County) eligible seniors will receive four $5.00 checks, once per year.  That's $20.00 per person or $40.00 per couple.  Use checks to purchase fresh Pennsylvania grown produce at farmers' markets or farm stands.  Checks may be redeemed between June 4 and November 30, 2018.

 

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MEMORY CAFE - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSIONS

TUESDAYS JUNE 5 AND JUNE 19 AT 2:00 PM

Caregiver support group discussions.  There is no cost or obligation and many attendees develop friendships that result in support even outside the Memory Café setting.   Presented by Emily Bova, Certified Dementia Practitioner from Arden Courts at King of Prussia.

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GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 AT 9:30 AM 

Our monthly meeting is open to all members.  Learn what is going on at the senior center.  We hope you will join us to celebrate JUNE birthdays with some cake, a 50/50 raffle and a birthday raffle to win a hoagie from Angelo's Pizza.  

NEW!  NEW!  NEW!

GENERAL MEETING “JACKPOT”

UMSSC will put $15.00 in a “jackpot” each month from the General Fund. At the General Meeting a member’s name will be pulled from the current 2018 membership list.  Officers and Board Directors are not eligible.

IF THE MEMBER IS PRESENT AT THE GENERAL MEETING and in the meeting room from opening to adjournment  then that member will win the “jackpot”.  IF THE MEMBER IS NOT PRESENT, the “jackpot” is held until the next General Meeting and the designated amount is added to the jackpot at the next General Meeting.

The “Jackpot” amount, along with the winner’s name, will be posted on the bulletin board, in our newsletter, and on our Facebook page.

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TECH HELP

TUESDAY JUNE 12 FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.

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

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GARDEN CLUB

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 AND JUNE 27 AT 1:00 PM.  We return to normal this month with meetings at 1:00.  Weather permitting we will meet and work on the patio.  By the end of May the patio should look like spring really did come hopefully.   See you there, bring your energy.

 

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FRIDAY FLICKS!

FRIDAY JUNE 15 - OPEN TO UMSSC MEMBERS ONLY.  SICILIAN DELIGHT PIZZA ($3.00) AT 11:30 AM - MOVIE (FREE) STARTS AT 12:15 PM Coordinator Don McCree. THIS MONTH:  "TERMS OF ENDEARMENT" STARRING SHIRLEY MACLAINE, DEBRA WINGER AND JACK NICHOLSON.  The bittersweet story of a mother and daughter navigating through family issues, relationships and death.

 

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 (Cut-off date MONDAY, JUNE 18) THE OFFER FOR THE GROUP IS $20.00 IN SLOT PLAY: TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER YOU MUST COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE AT THE SENIOR CENTER OR ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.UMSSC.ORG.  If you are planning to take the Shuttle, please register in advance. Shuttle departs the center at 9:30 AM and returns at 2:30 PM.   For those driving, please meet in the Casino lobby between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM. THE RAMBLER NOW MAKES A STOP AT THE CASINO.  Everyone must bring a valid photo ID.

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 JUNE EXCURSION GROUP TRIP

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 AT 9:45 AM.  No cost excursion to Stoneleigh, the former Haas Estate in Villanova which is now a "natural" garden, open to the public.  You may know it as the property with the carved wooden rabbits looking out on County Line Road, often dressed for the season or special events.  Transportation will be by carpool.  We will meet in the upper parking lot (swim club) at 9:45 am for the short ride to Villanova.  SIGN UP IN THE LOBBY AND PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DRIVE.  DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS JUNE 20.  ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL PAT HOLDEN AT 484-432-9669

 

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 AT 12:30 PM

HOME HELPERS: STAYING SAFE AT HOME & FALL PREVENTION

FULL RANGE PT & REHAB:  BALANCE TESTS, PROMOTING EXERCISE WITH AGING 

CHAD THE PIT BULL THERAPY DOG VISITS

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OUTREACH

Representative Tim Briggs’ aide will be here on Thursday, JUNE 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Senator Daylin Leach's aide will be here on Thursday, JUNE 28 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. SEPTA passes can be obtained at this time.

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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK

THURSDAY JUNE 28 FROM 10:15 AM TO 12:45 PM (only one time this month) our favorite Nurse Lori Gnacek from Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health will be here to check your blood pressure for free.

 

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WEATHER CONCERNS

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.  BEST WAY TO FIND OUT IF THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED IS TO CALL FIRST(610-265-4715).

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NEWSLETTER POLICY

PAPER COPIES OF THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ARE NO LONGER MAILED.  PLEASE BE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT 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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RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018 

MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $20.00. 

MEMBERSHIP TERM IS FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31

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SEPTA PASS ID EVENT

THURSDAY, MAY 31 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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