Welcome

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

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SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

MONDAY THRU THURSDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM AND FRIDAYS  10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM. With proof of age and residency (Montgomery County) income 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 JULY 17 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

WEDNESDAYS JULY 11 AND JULY 25 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.  See you there, bring your energy.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 (Cut-off date MONDAY, JULY 16) 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, JULY 12 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Senator Daylin Leach's aide will be here on Thursday JULY 26 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)

THURSDAYS JULY 12 AND JULY 26 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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SAVE THE DATE

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY AUGUST 7 FROM 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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, JULY 26 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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