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.  

The Membership Fee is $20.00 and runs from January 1 to December 31. 

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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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THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FOR

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE

 MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2019

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COMING IN JANUARY 2019

 

MEMORY CAFE

TUESDAY JANUARY 8 AT 2:00 PM.  Support Group discussion for caregivers. Presented by Certified Dementia Practitioner from Arden Court.

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GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 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 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 JANUARY 9 & JANUARY 23 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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OUTREACH

An aide from Representative Tim Briggs’ office will be here Thursday Jan. 10 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

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

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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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THE RAMBLER - ENJOYING THE RIDE…!

TUESDAY JANUARY 15 AT 10:00 AM.  If you are a Rambler rider, please join with other interested riders in a FOCUS GROUP with GVF, the Rambler Manager for Upper Merion Township, Anita Nardone.  We’ll discuss your comments and solicit your input on how this Township benefit can be improved…how we can increase the use of the Rambler to ease congestion around our community….and hear your stories about what makes the Rambler a needed service.  We hope to see you on January 15th!

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FRIDAY FLICKS!

FRIDAY JANUARY 18 - 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 "BOOK CLUB".  Four lifelong friends' (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson, "this dream cast delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!"

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MLK DAY OF SERVICE - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 AT THE SENIOR CENTER: We need members to volunteer to help with general clean-up around the Senior Center from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  SIGN-UP AT RECEPTION DESK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT.  PLEASE NOTE: THE SENIOR CENTER IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED ON THIS DATE AND ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED.

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BOOK TALK

MONDAY, JANUARY 28 at 1:00 PM. Coordinator: Patricia Ackah. This month's book "This month's book is "The Hamilton Affair" by Elizabeth Cobbs is set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters. The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.

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ST. JOHN'S SOUP KITCHEN

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31.  We are collecting donations of pasta, canned chicken and tuna to feed the homeless.  Place your donations in the  labeled box in the lobby area.  Please bring donations by Tuesday, January 29.

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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 will be in the lobby in February.

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FUTURE EXCURSION TRIPS

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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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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