Welcome

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS

Many thanks to all the volunteer members of UMSSC who gave their time and talents to make our Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale a fun and successful day. Special thanks to our vendors for their support of our event. Several local businesses and organizations gave donations and they deserve our thanks. Please remember their generosity and support their businesses.

Donuts compliments of Suzy-Jo Donuts in Bridgeport, tomato pies donated by Corropolese Italian Bakery - Deli in Norristown, and Giant Food Markets in King of Prussia for their gift card donation.

The students of Upper Merion Area High School Culinary Classes and the Black Student Union donated many delicious treats for the Bake Sale.

Thanks to Cindy Eastman for her donation towards the food purchases. Thanks to all for their support.

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WIN THIS LOTTERY "PICTURE"!

Tickets are for sale now to win this lottery picture.  Tickets are only 10 for $5.00.  Lottery winner will be drawn at the Volunteer of the Year Award luncheon on Friday, April 27.  You do not have to be present to win.  

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS WITH WALGREENS PHARMACY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 1:30 PM

(LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED)

MEDICATION SAFETY AND POLYPHARMACY (MANAGING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 AT 1:30 PM

STRESS RELIEF IN OLDER ADULTS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 AT 1:30 PM

COST SAVING MEDICATIONS

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GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 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 APRIL birthdays with some cake, a 50/50 raffle and a birthday raffle to win a hoagie from Angelo's Pizza.  

Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Susan Shelton of Community Mobilizer for Upper Merion Area CAST (Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow) on "Prescription Drug Safety".  It will cover the proper use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs, the importance of communication with your doctor and pharmacist, alternative options to pain management, and how to determine if it is safe to drive based on the interactions of the medications you are taking. With the current heroin epidemic and its connection to prescription drugs, it is important to be informed and take safety precautions.  Following the presentation, locking medication bags will be distributed. These bags provide a safe and secure way to store and travel with medications, especially important for narcotic pain medications, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety pills, anti-depressants, and other prescriptions.  The bags can also be used to lock your medicines when grandchildren come to visit to protect them from accidental overdose and teen experimentation since most teens who abuse prescription drugs take them from the medicine cabinets of their families and friends,

NEW!  NEW!  NEW!

GENERAL MEETING “JACKPOT”

UMSSC will put $15.00 in a “jackpot” each month from the General Fund. At the General Meeting a member’s name will be pulled from the current 2018 membership list.  Officers and Board Directors are not eligible.

IF THE MEMBER IS PRESENT AT THE GENERAL MEETING and in the meeting room from opening to adjournment  then that member will win the “jackpot”.  IF THE MEMBER IS NOT PRESENT, the “jackpot” is held until the next General Meeting and the designated amount is added to the jackpot at the next General Meeting.

The “Jackpot” amount, along with the winner’s name, will be posted on the bulletin board, in our newsletter, and on our Facebook page.

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FRIDAY FLICKS!

FRIDAY MAY 11 - OPEN TO UMSSC MEMBERS ONLY.  SICILIAN DELIGHT PIZZA ($3.00) AT 11:30 AM - MOVIE (FREE) STARTS AT 12:15 PM Coordinator Don McCree. THIS MONTH:  "FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS" starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg.  In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.

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CARFIT EVENT

TUESDAY, MAY 15 FROM 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM - A CarFit event, a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety.  A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Time slots are limited so if you want to participate, please sign up as soon as possible on the sheet in the lobby.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 (Cut-off date MONDAY, MAY 14) 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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 MAY EXCURSION GROUP TRIP

THURSDAY, MAY 17.  Bus trip leaves from the Upper Merion Swim Club parking lot at 9:30am. Guided tour of mansion at 10:30, followed by a motorized tour of the gardens at 11:30. Lunch will be on your own at a nearby restaurant following the tours. Cost for bus and both tours is $60.00 for members/ $65.00 for non-members.

Deadline for sign up is May 2.  Upper Merion Senior Service Center 610-265-4715 for more information.

The Nemours Estate comprises an exquisite, 77-room mansion, the largest formal French gardens in North America, often compared to Versailles.

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"IT'S TEA TIME"

FRIDAY, MAY 18 FROM 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM COST: $12.00: Join us for a fun afternoon of entertainment, door prizes and cash prizes. Wear your favorite hat and maybe you can win first place in our hat contest!  Everyone brings their own cup and saucer.  Reserved seating.  Tickets on sale now in the lobby until May 11. 

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MAIN LINE HEALTH & BRYN MAWR HOSPITAL PRESENTATION

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - "VACCINES AREN'T JUST FOR KIDS. Linda Matz, RN, will conduct this presentation on May 30th from 12:00 to 1:00.

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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK

THURSDAY MAY 24 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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GARDEN CLUB

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 AND MAY 23 AT 1:00 PM.  We return to normal this month with meetings at 1:00 on Wed's the 9th and 23rd.  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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OUTREACH

Representative Tim Briggs’ aide will be here on Thursday, MAY 10 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Senator Daylin Leach's aide will be here on Thursday, MAY 31 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. SEPTA passes can be obtained at this time.

TECH HELP

TUESDAY APRIL 24 FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.

SANGEETHA SRINIVASAN, PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR THE UM TWP. LIBRARY WILL BE HERE TO HELP MEMBERS WITH TECH QUESTIONS (iPAD - iPHONE etc.).  PLEASE SIGN UP ON SHEET IN LOBBY.

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MEMORY CAFE - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP DISCUSSIONS

TUESDAYS MAY 1 AND MAY 15 AT 2:00 PM

TUESDAYS JUNE 5 AND 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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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, APRIL 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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