Pennridge Community Center
Our May / June Newsletter will reflect changes as agreed upon by Management. After weighing each page's content, changes were made. These changes will make the Newsletter cleaner and more to the point of the information presented.
Continuing with changes, the Executive Board voted on and passed a motion to change the timing of the Newsletter from every other month to quarterly, starting with the July / August / September issue. As changes and additions will happen between issues, please check both here and in the Center's lobby for the most up-to-date information. Another way to find out about changes every month is to attend the Membership Meeting on the third Wednesday of every month, at noon.
Comments on these changes can be directed to Debbie Scollon, Manager, Peggy Lewis, Assistant Manager, or myself, Newsletter Editor.
- Ted Heimbach
Pennridge Community Center Receives New Grant
On February 22, 2017, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Senior Community Center Grants which total $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery and will be distributed to 38 centers throughout the commonwealth.
“Senior community centers play a vital role in providing older Pennsylvanians with a safe place to gather, and they offer programs that enable them to stay healthy and remain engaged with their community,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources needed to revitalize and expand the services that enrich the lives of our senior population.”
Senior community centers serve as a gateway for connecting older adults to vital community services. They have a wide variety of offerings that may include: nutritious meal programs; educational opportunities; transportation services; financial and insurance counseling; exercise programs; and social and recreational activities.
Our Center received the grant that will enable us to have a stairglide installed to the basement, a new padded floor in the basement, new carpeting in the lobby, Legacy Room, and the hallway from the lobby to the activities rooms, and new sofas in the lobby.
Once the above items are installed, we will host an Open House for the community to not only see the finished work, but to also celebrate our 10 year anniversary in our building. That date has yet to be determined. As the work is being done, please bear with us - it will be well worth the wait!
We thank Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging for this generous grant, as well as all those who supported our application.
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The Center has many Programs and Events going on this year.
Please check our Events tab for details.
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Below are events we will be having at the Center. Details are listed in our Newsletter, or ou can always stop in at the Center and check in the lobby for details.
May 16 - Center is Closed for Primary Election Day
May 17 - 'Medal of Honor' Presentation by Jim Rembisz (no charge)
May 19 - Senior Prom Dinner Dance
May 29 - Center Closed for Memorial Day
May 31 - Lunch, and entertainment by Dave DeLuca, a Frank Sinatra impersonator
(tickets required [limited], at $5 pp).
June 5-10 - Bucks County Senior Games. Various events held at different venues.
June 14 - Center Closed for Flag Day
June 30 - Picnic Dinner Dance
July 4 - Center Closed for Independence Day
July 21 - Beach Party Dinner Dance
August 18 - Luau Dinner Dance
August 26 - Shake Rattle and Soul Dance (limited tickets - call Center for price)
October 25 - Real Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute artist
(limited tickets at $5 pp)
November 19 - Holiday Cash Raflle
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Come inside and see our active members participating in activities
ranging from Aerobics and Line Dancing to Tai Chi, Chair Yoga,
Art Class and Billiards, and more! Members also play mahjong,
bingo, and cards. You may participate in frequent trips, monthly
dinner dances and make new friends over a nutritious lunch.
Our Calendar will provide more information about our lunch menus,
activities, classes, trips and special events.
Please view some of the information on the tabs at the top of the page,
Above all, visit us at the Center, if possible, and take a tour,
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The Center will be closed for National Holidays.
Also, the Center will be closed due to inclement weather coinciding with the closing of the Pennridge area schools (#757 on some radio stations). If you are unsure of the closure,
WNPV (1440 AM) and WFMZ-TV69 (Allentown) will announce the school closing by name,
as does www.6ABC.com (TV station).
If the school district opens late the Center will be open, but use common sense.
CBS3 carries school closings online at http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/schools/.
You may also call the Center at 215-453-7027 or 215-453-7028.
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The Pennridge Community Center serves citizens ages 55 and older who reside in the boroughs of Dublin, Perkasie, Sellersville, Silverdale, and Telford and the townships of Bedminster, East Rockhill, Hilltown, and West Rockhill. Some members live outside this geographical area, and some maintain memberships at more than one Center. All are welcome here. The public is also welcome to join our classes, activities, special events, and trips, sometimes with an adjusted fee for non-members.
All speakers, products, services or advertisements which are presented as part of the Pennridge Community Center activities or in this web site and our newsletters, are not necessarily endorsed in any way by this Center; nor are the opinions of speakers necessarily the opinions of this Center, nor are the representations and information presented tested or reviewed for accuracy or reliability by the Center.