Pennridge Center News

July / August 2018

From Your Manager


Happy Summer!


I wish to thank everyone who participated in the lottery calendars this year, and congratulate all the winners. We will be selling our GrubSteak tickets shortly. Thank you to the Advisory board for all their hard work in soliciting for this fundraiser.

The Center will be continuing with our history programs each month. Please be sure to attend. Dr. Steven Phillips will be with us in July and Alisa Dupuy in August.

We try our best to get the word out about the programs and events that we offer. Last month we were at Landis Supermarket selling root beer floats and spreading the word about our center (and we will again on August 10 & 11). A job well done by the committee! I encourage all our members to share with others what a great place this is!

                                                                                           - Debbie


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From Your Assistant Manager


Welcome to Summer!

I have news about the Center I want to pass on to you. On May 17, the County of Bucks Area Agency on Aging held the 44th Annual Recognition Event. In this event, the senior volunteers as a whole were recognized, and the Loretta Osbourn Award was presented to the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging Volunteer-Supported Nutrition Provider Network. Pennridge Community Center was cited among eleven senior centers in the County that provide food service operation.

Thanks to the tireless dedication of 200 Positively Aging Bucks County (“PABC”) volunteers who donated 25,494 hours in 2017 to the largest segment of Bucks County Area Agency on Aging’s Nutrition Provider Network, 153,100 congregate and home meals were delivered to Bucks County’s senior citizens.

Every weekday, the PABC volunteers package 580 meals for individual seniors who are homebound, economically challenged, unable to purchase or prepare food for themselves, or lacking the support of someone who can prepare a meal for them. In 2017, they delivered nearly 99,000 meals. The volunteer drivers are sometimes the only social contact some meal recipients have.

In assisting with the congregate meal program, volunteers helped to serve more than 5,400 meals in 2017. For some consumers, this daily meal may be their only complete meal of the day. The congregate meal program offers senior center participants the opportunity to break for lunch, socialize, and then resume activities at the center.

The centers who were recognized also received a plaque to signify the Latin phrase of “Plus Ultra,” meaning “More Beyond.’” This plaque will be hung in the Dining Room, just inside the doorway. Take a look at this, and be thankful the volunteers at the centers are able and willing to do what they do.

Volunteers in the centers do more than help in the nutrition program. All volunteers are appreciated!  Thank you all to the kitchen volunteers at Pennridge - you are all valuable and important to me, and very much  appreciated!

- Peggy Lewis




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