Welcome

WEATHER CONCERNS

WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD PLEASE CALL THE SENIOR CENTER AND LISTEN TO THE VOICE MAIL MESSAGE  BEFORE VENTURING OUT.  THE VOICE MAIL MESSAGE WILL INDICATE IF WE ARE CLOSED.  IF THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED WE WILL BE CLOSED.  THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT IF THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED IS TO CALL FIRST (610-265-4715).

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VALENTINE HOAGIE SOCIAL 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Tickets: $7.00  Join us for a fun afternoon of door prizes, entertainment and Hoagies.  Hoagie Choice of Italian, Tuna or Turkey. Open to members and non-members.  TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED AS OF FEB. 11.

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TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019

If you have not renewed your membership for 2019 March will be your last newsletter and you will no longer receive UMSSC event notices and updates.  Don't miss out - renew now!

We are open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays. Annual membership is only $20.00. More information can be found on this website or call us at 610-265-4715.  The Membership Fee is $20.00 and runs from January 1 to December 31. 

Meet new friends and enjoy our many activities and presentations.

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NEW - REVISED MEMBERSHIP  FORMS

For UMSSC members renewing their memberships for 2019 please use the new "2019 Membership Renewal Form" (found under "forms" on this website).  This is an easier, shorter version of the original membership form.  We hope you like it.

If you are joining UMSSC for the first time please use the "2019 Membership Form" found under "forms" on this website.  If you have any questions please contact the office.  

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INTRODUCTION TO LAW - INTEREST SIGN UP

Howard Lurie is considering offering a class tentatively titled “Introduction to Law” if there is sufficient interest on the part of UMSSC members. The class will consist of five one-hour sessions. The class topics will be:

1. Anatomy of a law suit. 2. The judicial system. 3. Tort law. 4. Property law. 5. Contract law. There will be no discussion of criminal law.  Please indicate your interest on the signup sheet in the lobby area.  The dates and time have not been decided, depending on interest.

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MEMORY CAFE

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12 AT 2:00 PM.  Support Group discussion for caregivers. Presented by Certified Dementia Practitioner from Arden Court.

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GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 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 birthdays with some cake, a 50/50 raffle, a birthday raffle to win a hoagie from Angelo's Pizza and the "JACKPOT". 

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COMPUTER BASICS WITH SANGEETHA

WEDNESDAYS FEBRUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 27 FROM 11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM.  Sangeetha will be back at the Center to teach computer basics.  A sign-up sheet is in the lobby. 

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GARDEN CLUB

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 27 AT 1:00 PM. Garden Club will meet in the Great Room. 

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COFFEE WITH A COP

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14. Upper Merion Police Officer, Glenn Muntzer will be here on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:30 AM for discussions over coffee with members.

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BOOK TALK

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 at 1:00 PM. Coordinator: Patricia Ackah. This month's book "Dry Grass of August" by Anna Jean Mayhew.  In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood and for the woman who means the world to her.

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OUTREACH

An aide from Representative Tim Briggs’ office will be here Thursday FEB. 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

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

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FRIDAY FLICKS!

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 - SICILIAN DELIGHT PIZZA ($3.00) AT 11:30 AM (IF GETTING PIZZA SIGN UP BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 20) - MOVIE (FREE) STARTS AT 12:15 PM Coordinator Don McCree. THIS MONTH "FINDING YOUR FEET" starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie.  When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet. 

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COMING IN MARCH

GUEST SPEAKER FROM PA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

MONDAY, MARCH 4 AT 12:00 PM.   A representative from Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office will be here for discussion on a topic relative to keeping senior citizens safe.

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UMSSC BIG BINGO

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019. CA$H PRIZE$.  Advance Sale Tickets*: $20.00 Day of Tickets*: $25.00 Doors Open 11:00 AM Games Start 12:00 PM Refreshments for sale**.  (*No One Under Age 18 Will Be Admitted **No Outside Food or Beverage Permitted) Registration Forms are available at the Info Center in the Lobby or on our website UMSSC.org.

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AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

MONDAY, MARCH 11 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (1/2-hour lunch break - not provided by UMSSC).  This is a 4-hour REFRESHER driver safety course to review driving with the goal of keeping everyone safe, aware of new driving laws and handling driving situations encountered.  You must have completed the 8-hour course.  Class maximum is 35.   No late comers admitted after 9:30 AM.  Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-AARP payable in advance.   Sign up and pay (with check or money order payable to AARP) in lobby.  NO TELEPHONE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN.

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UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP POLICE PRESENT "IS IT A SCAM?"

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 AT 10:30 AM.  Officers and detectives will host a seminar on scams, check/credit/bank fraud, identity theft and other topoics related to the safety and security of residents.  OPEN TO ALL.

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FLEA ROOM/THRIFT SHOP OPENS FOR DONATIONS 

MONDAY MARCH 18.   UMSSC will be accepting donations for our ANNUAL FLEA MARKET to be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 6 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Acceptable donations   are children’s books, appliances and electronics (in working order), knickknacks, decorations, etc. Not accepted: donations of adult books, used clothing, junk or broken or non-working items.  The Flea Room will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (NOT OPEN ON FRIDAYS).  All profits from sales benefit the Senior Center. 

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SAVE THE DATE - EXCURSION TRIP

THURSDAY, MARCH 21.  NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER ON INDEPENDENCE MALL, PHILADELPHIA .   A special exhibit about Alexander Hamilton will be there.  We will travel by public transportation (Norristown High Speed line & the Market-Frankford line) which brings us within a block of the Constitution Center. Cost and specific times will be in the February newsletter.  We will leave the Senior Center in the morning and return midafternoon. There is a café at the Constitution Center where we can have lunch.  The registration form for this trip is available in the lobby.

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COMING IN APRIL

 MATTER OF BALANCE  CLASS

WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING APRIL 3 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  This class is offered free of charge to our members.  It is a 2-hour class, held once a week for 8 weeks. The class is currently filled but your name can be put on a waitlist. 

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22nd ANNUAL UMSSC FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM.  held at the Senior Center is open to the public.    Whether you are buying or selling there will be something for everyone.  Don't forget to check out the Senior Center "Thrift Shop".   CASH PRIZES - REFRESHMENTS - BAKED GOODS AND MORE. Buy a table space to sell your  unwanted "treasures" (8'x4' table space - bring your own table and chair).  Always a fun family day!

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DUTCH APPLE THEATER, LANCASTER

Wednesday, April 24 we will travel by bus to Dutch Apple Theater in Lancaster County for a delicious lunch and a matinee performance of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The cost is $65.00 for UMSSC members and $70.00 for non-members). Bus departs at 9:30 AM from Senior Center upper parking lot.  Registration forms are available in the lobby (or on our website).  Cut off date to register is March 25.

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FUTURE EXCURSION TRIPS

May – Mt. Cuba natural gardens in Delaware (by carpool)

June – Baltimore Inner Harbor (by bus)

 

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INTERESTED IN PLAYING POKER?

Call Bill Reynolds (UMSSC member) at 610-666-0356 for more info. 

Games would be on Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

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FROM OUR SUGGESTION BOX:

WE HAVE PUZZLE MANIA!  A member suggested that we put a puzzle out for members to complete.  She had seen this in some hotel lobbies and people would stop, put in a couple of pieces and move on.   We  thought it was a great idea so we set up a table in the lobby.  When you come in to the center stop by the table set up in our lobby and see if you can find some pieces to complete the puzzle.  

WE HAVE BOARD GAMES!  Another suggestion from a member was to put out board games for members to play.  Well, it just so happens we do have Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Checkers, etc.  They are available in the "game room".  So, help yourselves and get a game going!  It's a great way to improve your brain and make new friends!

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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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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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