Pennridge Center News

Jan / Feb 2017

   From Your Manager

Best wishes to each of you for a Happy Healthy, New Year!

In reviewing the Center’s activities and programs in 2016, we can be proud of our continued growth and improvements in providing for the needs of not only our seniors but for the citizens of the Pennridge community.

Our membership has grown to an all time high of over 650, and participation in our programs and activities have also increased. Several new programs have been begun: Chair Yoga, darts, coloring. Both day and evening programs are offered. In addition, monthly programs on local topics and interests have been provided. Our trip offerings have also increased. Recently we enjoyed three successful special programs – Holiday Cash Bash, Christmas Luncheon, and the Penny Party. Our facilities have been enhanced with the renovation of our patio and the refurbishing of our parking lot. The street entrance was improved with the relocation of our named bricks with special attention to our veterans.

Thank you to our Assistant Manager Peggy Lewis and the many volunteers who provided the leadership and foresight for our continued growth and accomplishments. The backbone of our programs and activities is the 88 volunteers who donate their time and energy to staff the center. The members of both the Executive and Advisory Boards, who are volunteers, have been conscientious about the best possible use of funds without affecting the quality of the programs and activities. They strive to get the most for the least! Funding is their priority, and they search for ways to improve our finances. They provide leadership and support for all activities. We appreciate their interest and efforts on behalf of the Center.

I personally thank Susan Vasquez who recently resigned as our treasurer after seven years of dedicated volunteer service. In addition to her role on the Executive Board, she has been very dedicated to the Center. We will miss her hard work, her counsel, and her sense of humor. Thankfully, Susan will continue to be an active participant in the Center. Please take a moment to thank her for her service.

We are most appreciative of our dedicated community partners who provide funding for various projects. Our municipalities – Bedminster, East Rockhill, Hilltown, and West Rockhill Townships and Perkasie, Sellersville, and Silverdale Boroughs contribute funds for our operation expenses. In addition, we receive funding from the LaMel Foundation and the Nancy and Charles Keenan Foundation. This year the Wells Fargo Bank also contributed to our Center.

I am eagerly looking forward to the Center’s continued growth and improvement in the new year. We need your ideas, your inspiration, and your participation to plan and deliver programs and activities to better serve our membership and attract new members.   Join me in aiming to make the new year the best ever!                                                                                                                                                                              

                                        - Debbie






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