Welcome

 

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AUGUST

 

FRIDAY SUMMER HOURS HAVE BEGUN.  WE WILL CLOSE AT NOON EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL LABOR DAY.

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THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

FRIDAY AUGUST 31 & MONDAY  SEPTEMBER  3

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UMSSC FALL FUND RAISER

Our Fall Fund Raiser Chance Book drawing is scheduled for Wednesday October 10 at the General Membership Meeting.  Two ticket books will be sent to each member's household at a cost of $5.00 per book.  Additional books will be available to purchase at the Senior Center.  We hope that we can count on your support with this fund raiser by purchasing the books mailed to you.  Special thanks go to DAVID BLACKMORE & ASSOCIATES GEOTECHNICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING for their continued support in funding the ticket printing.

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MEMORY CAFE - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSIONS

TUESDAY AUGUST 21 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 AUGUST.  NEXT MEETING WILL BE

SEPTEMBER 12. 

TECH HELP

EVERY TUESDAY IN 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 AUGUST 22 AT 1:00 PM.    Weather permitting we will meet and work on the patio.  See you there, bring your energy.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 (Cut-off date MONDAY, AUGUST 13) 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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OUTREACH

Representative Tim Briggs’ aide will be here on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 12  from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

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

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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK (Note new time)

THURSDAY AUGUST 23 FROM 9:45 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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HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER

 

SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 FOR THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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LEARN COMPUTER BASICS

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SEPTEMBER 26 FROM 11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

Sangeetha Srinivasan, Program Coordinator for UM Township Library will teach computer basics.  SIGN UP SHEET IN THE LOBBY.

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CARFIT

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 FROM 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.  The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.  20 MINUTE SESSION.  SIGN UP SHEET IN LOBBY.

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SAVE THE DATE

EXCURSION TRIPS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 10:00 AM.   Join us when we carpool to the delightful studio in Malvern of famed woodworker Wharton Esherick. His hand carved furniture, cabinetry, staircases and other interior décor pieces have graced many homes and now museums in the U.S. In his studio/home we will see smaller items – even kitchen utensils - of whimsical design that he used throughout the structure.  Cost will be $13.00.  You must sign up and pay by Thursday, September 13.  Transportation via carpool.   Meet in swim club upper parking lot at 10:00 AM. IMPORTANT NOTE:   Do not wear high heeled shoes.  REGISTRATION FORMS IN LOBBY.

 

 EXCURSION TO HARRISBURG STATE CAPITOL & NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018COST: $25.00 UMSSC MEMBERS - $30.00 NON-UMSSC MEMBERS.    TRANSPORTATION VIA BUS - DEPARTS AT 9:00 AM FROM SWIM CLUB UPPER PARKING LOT and RETURNS AROUND 4:30 PM.  We will start our visit with a tour of our State Capitol famed for its architectural beauty inside and out. Our guide will be our State Representative Tim Briggs. Then we move on to the acclaimed National Civil War Museum (in association with the Smithsonian Institution) which portrays the entire history of the Civil War without bias to Union or Confederate forces.  To maximize our time in both places, we will use the lunch room at the Civil War Museum. Bring your own lunch and supplement it with offerings in the vending machines there.   COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM (IN LOBBY) AND HAND IN WITH YOUR PAYMENT.

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SAVE THE DATE

ANNUAL FALL FLING

This year's Fall Fling will be held on Thursday, September 27.  This year's theme "Service Above Self: The King of Prussia Rotary Clubs".  This organization will be honored for their accomplishments in the community.  The program will begin at 10:00 am to 2:00 PM.  Guests are asked to be seated by 9:45 AM so the program can start on time.  The event will take place in the 1st level of The Pavilion in the King of Prussia Mall (between Urban Outfitters & Morton's Steakhouse).  A sign-up sheet will be in the lobby area of the Senior Center or you can pick up a registration form at the Township Building, Public Information Office. As always, this event promises to be fun and interesting along with a wonderful buffet luncheon.

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LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA:

PHYLLIS, A UMSSC MEMBER, HAS VOLUNTEERED TO TEACH HOW TO PLAY CANASTA ON WEDNESDAYS AT 12:30 PM.  PLEASE CALL FIRST TO SIGN UP IF YOU WANT TO LEARN.

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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

ON THE LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM AN AIDE 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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