Activities

ACTIVITIES

SCROLL DOWN TO REVIEW THE ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT THE UPPER MERION SENIOR SERVICE CENTER ON A REGULAR BASIS. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES OR CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR PARTICULAR TIMES WILL BE FOUND UNDER THE EVENTS AND CALENDAR LINKS.  WHENEVER POSSIBLE, PLEASE TRY TO BRING EXACT CHANGE WHEN SIGNING UP FOR ACTIVITIES.

APPRISE COUNSELOR: Assistance with insurance and Medicare concerns. Call 610.265.4715 and give your name and telephone (and/or your Email address) for the APPRISE COUNSELOR to contact you and set up an appointment.

BAND PRACTICE AND INSTRUCTION: Tuesdays at 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM the UMSSC Band practices under the direction of Ed Hickman.  An open invitation is extended to anyone 55 or over who want to get back into playing with a group.  Stop in any Tuesday afternoon to hear them practice check them out or join the band. 

BINGO: Thursdays at 10:15 AM. Cash Prizes! A fun and relaxing way to meet with friends, make new ones and aim for the jackpot!

 BOOK TALK: Third Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted)  at 1:00 PM.  THIS MONTH WILL MEET ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.  Join the discussion even if you don’t read the book. Coordinator: Patricia Ackah.  

BREAD DAYS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Free bread, rolls and baked goods donated to the Center. Bring your shopping bag and come between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Please do not come early and please wait until the volunteers have finished bagging the bread.

BRIDGE CLUB: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM.    All bridge players welcome!

CANASTA: WEDNESDAYS AT 12:30 PM.    COORDINATOR: Lynn Boroch.  Want to learn to play?  Begginer players are welcome for instruction by Lynn.

CHAIR EXERCISE:  TUESDAYS AT 11:30 AM TO 12:15 PM AND THURSDAYS FROM 12:30 PM TO 1:15 PM. $3.00 per class – Conducted by Certified Trainers.  

COMPUTER CLUB: TUESDAYS AT 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM. These meetings are open to all UMSSC members  to discuss new technology, to solve problems involving members own technology and to share ideas and solutions. Theses sessions are open to all ability levels. No fee. No class limit.  Moderators: Howard Lurie and Herm Natanblut.   

CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION GROUP: Mondays at 10:30 AM.  Discuss the week's news and any other timely topics you would like to add to the list.  The group continues to meet on Monday mornings at 10:30.  As usual there are more than enough topics to fill the hour and a half.  The group has continued to grow, but there's always enough room for one more.  Stop by to hear other folks' perspective and air your own.  All are welcome to join in. Coordinators: Paul Buce and Joan Shaw.

FINANCIAL/INVESTMENT DISCUSSION GROUP: THURSDAYS AT 10:00 AM in the Computer Room.  All levels of experience in making the best choices for your investments are welcome.  Coordinator:  Dick McCann

FRIDAY FLICKS FRIDAY: (OPEN TO UMSSC MEMBERS ONLY):  

GARDEN CLUB: Meetings on second and fourth Wednesdays at 1:00 PM (SEPTEMBER 13 AND 27). Open to all level gardeners….from novice to expert.  If you don’t have a “green” thumb – come to the Garden Club – your thumb will soon turn GREEN!     Our primary focus is on getting the patio more inviting, adding a bit of color.  We have made a pretty good start, come join us in getting this project over the hump.   Bring your GREEN thumb!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING -   Monthly Meeting open to all members on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM.  Any member who wants to be on the agenda at the meeting should contact the president.  Come enjoy birthday cake, 50/50 and free bread from Le Bus.   NEXT MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 13 AND JULY AND AUGUST BIRTHDAYS WILL BE CELEBRATED AT THAT MEETING.   

KNITTING & CROCHETING: You are invited to join this special group which meets every Monday and Tuesday at 1:00 PM.  Learn to knit and/or crochet, as well as work on other projects. Drop in to check out the varied lovely items on sale. Great place to buy gifts for you and others! HAND-MADE ITEMS ARE FOR SALE AND ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SENIOR CENTER.

LIBRARY: Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Large print books are available in the lounge. Excellent book selections. Tapes, DVD, Videos stored in lounge – available to borrow. This includes tapes of General Membership Meetings and presentations.  DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE "ROVING BOOK CART" FEATURING A SELETION OF BOOKS ON LOAN FROM THE UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP LIBRARY.

LINE DANCING:  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Wednesdays at 1:00 PM.    Coordinator: Aracelia Panzano.

MAH JONGG:  Mondays at 9:30 AM. All level players are welcome, starting with beginners! Our experienced players will be happy to instruct beginners, so don’t be shy, join the group! (If interested in learning come in at 9:30 AM.)

NURSE:  2nd & 4th THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 10:15 AM TO 12:45 PM.  Nurse Lori from Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health is available.  Have your blood pressure checked regularly!

OUTREACH: This program serves the UMSSC members with information and assistance.  An Aide from State Representative Tim Brigg’s office will be available on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.  An Aide from Senator Dayling Leach's office will be available on the last Thursday of the month from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM .

PINOCHLE LADIES AND GENTS:  TUESDAYS AT 12:30 PM and FRIDAYS AT 9:30 AM. The club continues to grow with two time slots. Come join us!

POKER: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM.  Table is open for additional players.  Why not give it a try?  They are a friendly group and welcome new players!

QUILTING: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:30 PM. (August 23) All levels are welcome. Experienced instructor: Ethel Hutchinson.

SING-A-LONG: Fridays at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Join this activity even if you are not a singer – you can tap your toes, hum….start off your Friday having fun and a good time! Coordinators: Theresa Smith and Dot Morio; Pianist: Ed Wenger.

STAND-UP YOGA: MONDAYS  at 1:30 PM. DVD INSTRUCTION. GOOD FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED.

TAI CHI: WEDNESDAYS AT 12:00 PM .  DVD INSTRUCTION.  WHY NOT GIVE THIS CLASS A TRY

WEDNESDAY CARD PLAYERS: AT 9:30 AM:   AN INFORMAL GATHERING OF MEMBERS - SOME PLAY CARDS - SOME PLAY BINGO.  EVERYONE HAS FUN!

ZUMBA GOLD WITH GENI AND FRIENDS.:  Classes on Mondays at the Community Center. NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.  REGISTER FOR ZUMBA GOLD THROUGH THE PARK & REC. DEPT.  Instructor: Geni Rosko a licensed Zumba Gold Instructor.  All the fun of Zumba designed for the 50+ participant and anyone desiring modifications - a less intense but still invigorating Latin dance fitness class.  COST: Residents $12 and Non-Resident $27.

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