Welcome

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHARON BRZOSKA HAS BEEN APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UMSSC BOARD.

SHARON HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER AT THE SENIOR CENTER SINCE JOINING IN 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS SHARON!

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SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

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

TUESDAY 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

NO GENERAL MEETING IN JULY OR AUGUST.  NEXT MEETING WILL BE

SEPTEMBER 12. 

TECH HELP

EVERY TUESDAY JULY AND AUGUST 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 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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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, JULY 12 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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SAVE THE DATE

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

UMSSC will have a table this year at the National Night out sponsored by the UM Police Dept.  It happens on Tuesday, August 7th from 6pm-9pm. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. We are partnering with many local, county and state law enforcement agencies to present a colossal community event. The event will be hosted in the parking lot of Target in King of Prussia on August 7th from 6pm-9pm. This free community event will be loaded with information, entertainment, food, demonstrations, games, prizes and more! We expect more than 1500 people will attend our event, with our advertising reaching out to over 40,000 people in the region.

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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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