Welcome

 

NEW - REVISED MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 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.  

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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CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED:

FROM MONDAY DECEMBER 24 THRU TUESDAY JANUARY 1

FOR THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAY

(WE RE-OPEN ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2, 2019)

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HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP IN DECEMBER 

 

"ADOPTED" FAMILY FOR HOLIDAYS

Just as in the past, we are adopting a family in need for the holidays.  We are helping a family of four (Dad, Mom with two little boys 6 and 4) who are working through a rough patch in their lives.  We want to surprise this family and let them know they deserve a great holiday even though times are hard.   Please choose an item from our "gift basket" to purchase and donate.   Please make your purchase and bring in to the Senior Center by DECEMBER 6.

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OUTREACH

An aide from Representative Tim Briggs’ office will be here on 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Senator Daylin Leach's aide will NOT BE HERE IN DECEMBER.  

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GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 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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MAIN LINE HEALTH PRESENTATION

THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 AT 10:00 AM.  DENISE JOYCE, MSW, FROM MAIN LINE HEALTH HOMECARE AND HOSPICE WILL GIVE A PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 (Cut-off date MONDAY, DECEMBER 17) 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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BOOK CLUB

MONDAY, DECEMBER  17 at 1:00 PM. Coordinator: Patricia Ackah. This month's book "This month's book is "La Rose" by Louise Erdrich is an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

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FRIDAY FLICKS!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 - 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 "THE CATCHER WAS A SPY" is a 2018 American  biographical spy film based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Dawidoff. It stars Paul Rudd as Moe Berg, a former baseball player who joined the war effort during World War II and partook in espionage for the U.S. Government.

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COMING UP IN 2019

 

AARP DRIVER 4-HOUR SAFETY COURSE

MONDAY JANUARY 14, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.  COST: $15.00 FOR AARP MEMBERS - $20.00 NON-MEMBERS.  Video segments with particpant discussion focusing on safety, new driving laws and handling driving situations..  CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY ACCEPTED.   AARP MEMBERS $15.00 NON-AARP MEMBERS $20.00  Register in person at the Senior Center or use Registration form on this website under "FORMS" and mail in with your check or money order.

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FUTURE EXCURSION TRIPS

March 15 – The Constitution Center (via SEPTA)

Late April – Lunch Theater in Lancaster County (by bus)

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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LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA

Phyllis, a UMSSC member has volunteered to teach those interested in learning Canasta On Wednesdays at 12:30 pm.  Please call ahead.

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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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MEMBERSHIP 

MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $20.00. 

MEMBERSHIP TERM IS FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31

MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2019 WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2018

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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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