Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center Feb. Newsletter

Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center

Senior Center Newsletter_February 2015

February 2015

Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center
8040 Easton Road P.O. Box 545
Ottsville, Pennsylvania 18942

(610) 847-8178 (610-847-2036 Fax) Open Mon.-Thurs. 10-3
E-mail: eubseniors@epix.net

In the event of bad weather, the senior center is closed when Palisades School District is closed.

HOLIDAYS: We will be closed on Monday, February 16th for Presidents’ Day
Hunterdon Hills “The World’s Greatest Musical Impersonator Show” Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Drive yourself or carpool. Arrive by 11:00 am. Trip is sold out.
Our Game Night will be Game Day in January, February and March. It is still the last Friday of the month, but the time will be 11:00 am.  Cost is $3 and please bring a snack.
Lottery Tickets on sale now.  $5.00 each.  Two $50 drawings every Thursday for 12 weeks from April 2nd to  June 18th.
Two winners of $100 each on June 25th. Winning tickets go back into drawing.
AARP Taxes Volunteers from AARP will be doing taxes again this year on Thursdays from February 12th until April 9th.  Call the senior center at 610-847-8178 to make an appointment.
Mohegan Sun Casino Trip Wednesday, March 25 Cost is $30 per person. Bus leaves at 9:15 am and returns at 6:00 pm
$25 slot play and $5 food voucher We need 36 people to go.  Call Jim at 610-847-2305 or the senior center at 610-847-8178.
Happy         Valentine’s            Day

Board Members:

Betty Martin, President Jane Paetzell, Vice President Sandy Carr, 2nd Vice President Janet Allen, Secretary

Marion Wolf, Treasurer Terry Keogh, Assistant Treasurer Margie Jesiolowski, Center Manager Terry  & Jim Keogh –

Trip Coordinators

E-mail: eubseniors@epix.net

Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center is funded in part by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging.

This senior center applies for a yearly grant that is approved by Bucks County and HUD (Housing and Urban Development). Please consider joining the center to help meet the increasing grant demands for our much needed community senior center. Thanks!

Senior Center Monthly Activities

Cards – Mon. – Thu. 10:00 a.m. Line Dancing – Mondays 10:30 – 11:30

Chair Yoga – Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00

Tai Chi – Wed. Beginner 11:30 – 12:30

Tai Chi – Advanced Wed. 10:30 – 11:30

Birthday Bingo! 3rd Monday

Membership Meeting 1 p.m. 4th Mon. Pinochle Tournament 1:00 2nd Thurs.

Game Day – 1st & 3rd Thursday

Covered Dish Luncheon – 2nd Wednesday

Cash Bingo – 4th Tuesday

Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit (ask the manager) Knitting & Crocheting Thursdays 10:00

Game Nights: 6-10 pm last Fri. of month

$3.oo per person includes snacks. Lots of different games and fun.

Open to the public.

Please tell your friends and family 55+ to come join our friendly senior center. It is only $8.00 per year. Classes are only $1 for members; $3 for non members.

AVAILABLE to the public! Tell your friends and family! Having a party that is too large for  your home?

The Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center is available for rent on days/nights the center is not in use. $150 each event.  Call the manager for more information & details on the Rental Contract Agreement


Purchase a dated card for $1 to win

special ball money prize.  Before

games are called, one Bingo ball will be pulled and announced and if you have Bingo only on the very next num- ber you will win the pot.  If no one wins, the money will be held until the following week until someone wins. We will cap the pot at $100 and start a new pot.  Sometimes there are several pots to win. Good luck.

News from the Manager

Our new system for signing in at our senior center, called co-pilot, is up and running.  This system is funded by Bucks County.  For the time being, I would like to ask everyone to please sign in using both the book and the new system.  You will be issued a card which you will use to sign in.  Many of our members have already received their cards and are successfully using the system.  Co-pilot is a touchscreen computer system that keeps track of which activities our members use.

If you know of any members who haven’t been in to the center since the first of the year to get their new card, please ask them to stop in so I can give them a card and put their name into our system. The system is easy to use, and I am happy to help anyone who has questions.

Thank you to Hans Vanderlely for making a very nice table for this new system.  It makes our center look more

organized and welcoming.  I would also like to thank my son, Matthew, who set up the co-pilot system over his winter college break.

Volunteers from AARP will be doing taxes again this year.  We are happy to support this important program.

Please call the center for an appointment.

Please give public fundraisers from your community organization, church, or fire company to Margie Jesiolowski so that she can put them in the newsletter. Deadline is the 18th of the month. We are also accepting advertise- ments now.  Cost will vary based on the size of the ad.  If you know of someone who is interested in advertising,


Ida Bowlby                    Feb 2

Janet Wagenseller           Feb 2

Joann McNichol            Feb 3

Jean Kulesza                  Feb 5

Erika Belgard                Feb 8

Huong Nguyen               Feb 8

Dolores Warmkessel      Feb 8

Norma Fox                    Feb 15

Anne McNichol             Feb 16

Joyce Thomas               Feb 20

Henk Vanderlely            Feb 21

Scott Guiser                   Feb 22

Gert Mastrosante           Feb 23

Sue Bryan                      Feb 24

Alice Godown                Feb 24

Lois Merritt                   Feb 24

John Flanagan               Feb 25

Emma Brotzman           Feb 25

Ruth Foy                       Feb 28


All members are invited to come out for free cake and ice cream and celebrate the members’ birth- days each month on the 3rd Mon- day of the month.

Congratulations Pinochle Tournament Winners:

1st Dolores Warmkessel

2nd Sandy Carr

3rd Doug Warmkessel


New Members

Rosanne McCarty

We sadly say goodbye to our good friends, William Gansser who passed away on December 12, 2014 and Alex “Babe” Zheltanoga who passed away on January 3, 2015.

Community Events

Community Fire Company No. 1 Auxiliary

Riegelsville Station 42 – 333 Delaware Rd. Riegelsville, PA 18077 (610)749-2737

Breakfast Sunday, February 15th 8am – 12 noon

Miscellaneous Community News

Pipersville Book Club:  meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 pm and has openings for new members. For the cur- rent book, please call the library at 215-766-7880 Hours: Mon & Fri 3-5

Tue & Wed 3-5 & 7-8:30, Thu 10-12, 3-5, 7-8:30, Sat 10-12;

 $10 Auto Registration Form Applications for retired persons  are available at the center. Eligibility requirements are listed on the bottom of the form.

No Power at Home?  You are always welcome to recharge your electrical devices at First Savings Bank.

Register for Do Not Call  so you do not receive telemarketing calls. 1-888-382-1222 You must call from the phone num- ber which you are registering.

Upper Bucks Code Blue Shelter:  If you are lacking inside shelter in Upper Bucks County during periods of extreme, life threatening weather between December 1 and March 31,  contact 215-274-5241 or 267-450-5191 after 1:00 pm

Please Save :

We are  collecting boxtops for education, aluminum tabs and used postage stamps. Please leave 1/4″ around stamps.

Give stamps to Marion Wolf.

The Lord’s Pantry

A bin for food donations for the Lord’s Pantry is at the senior center.
Could you use some extra help with your health care costs?

APPRISE (state health insurance assistance program

counseling for people with Medicare in Pennsylvania)

Extra help offers Medicare recipients: Lower prescrip- tion co-pays and premiums – Cover the cost of the Donut Hole (gap in prescription drug coverage) have a

total income of less than $1,354 per month and less than

$12,510 in resources OR If you are married; and have a total income of less than $1,821 per month; and less than $25,010 in resources

….Call to see if you are eligible for extra help! (Please note: Not all income and resources count in deciding who is eligible for Extra Help. If you are close to meet- ing the income and assets limits above, we encourage you to call. (800) 866-1807 Mon – Fri  9  – 5

Got Drugs?

Bucks County Medication Disposal

Free and anonymous. Permanent medication collection

boxes are now available at the locations below to help

reduce the growing statistics of people abusing prescrip- tion pain relievers who get them from friends or rela- tives. Please contact them directly for collection hours, rules, & regulations.

Bucks County Court House: 215-348-6000

Springfield Township: 610-346-6700

Quakertown Borough: 215-536-5002

Helpful Phone Numbers

AARP (717) 238-2277

Area on Aging (267) 880-5700

Aid for Friends (215) 348-7505

Better Business Bureau (215) 985-9313

Bucks Co. Consumer Protection

(215) 348-7442

Bucks County Transport (215) 794-5554


Elder Abuse (800) 243-3767

Food Stamps (800) 362-1291

Homeless Hotline (800) 810-4434

Legal Info (800) 262-LAWS Legal Service (215) 781-1111

Medicare Service Center (800) 633-4227 or TTY: 877-486-2048

Medicare Questions: Christen Brown from

Independence Blue Cross 1-888-208-6076

Military Affairs (215) 345-3307

P.A.C.E. 800-225-7223 or 267-880-5700

Philabundance Food 1-800-319-3663

Report Medical Fraud & Abuse (800)-447-8477

Social Security, Disability Issues, or Supplemental Security


(800) 772-1213

Sage (215) 357-2332

Senior Employment (267) 880-5700

Philabundance is here to help! If you are a senior 60 years of age or older and a resident of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgom- ery County, you may be eligible for a Senior Food Box from Philabundance. If you are single and your income is

$14,079 or less or you are living with another family member and your com- bined household income is $18,941 or less, you will qualify. You may live with more than one other person to qualify. The box contains a variety of non- perishable food items. l 1-800-319-3663. All inquires are private and confidential.

The local food pantry at St. John The Baptist Church is also available to help you! Please call me for more details. St. John the Baptist Food Pantry


Mondays 2-5

Tuesdays 9:30-11:30

Thursdays 9:30-1:30

Do you need help with prescription costs?

Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited income and resources are also eligible for extra help to pay for the costs – monthly premiums, annual deductibles and pre- sciption co pays related to a Medicare prescription drug plan.  Income lev-

els must be Individual $16,245, Married couple $21,855. Apply at www.socialsecurity.gov or call 1-800-772-1213

Donations for the year 2014 from

Businesses and Individuals

Total $10,347.40

When I was younger I could remember anything, Whether it happened or not.
Linda & Richard Strychowski

Ruth Gruver

Nockamixon Bucks Industrial Commercial

Richard & Kim Rosamilla Borough of Riegelsville Nockamixon Township Durham Township Tinicum Township


Carol Easter

Bedminster Township

JPE Homecare (Susan Michael) Marianne Scott

  1. L. Scott& Sons LLC

We also wish to thank all members for their donations and hard work that keep our senior center running in an efficient manner.

Mark Twain

I like the dreams of the future better than

The history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

We turn no older with years, But newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

Everything is funny as long as it is

Happening to someone else.

Senior Boxes Available Monthly

at the Lord’s Pantry at St. John the Baptist

Church in Ottsville 610-847-5402

1) Must live in Bucks County

2) Must be at least 60 years old

3) Must meet income requirements which are:

Family size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $15,171 $1,265 $292
2 $20,449 $1,705 $394
3 $25,727 $2,144 $495
4 $31,005 $2,584 $597


Packages include: 4 packages vegetables

1 meat

2 cereals


2 packages fruit

1 non-meat protein

1 carbohydrate

2 bottles juice

Instant & evaporated milk

Usually the 3rd Friday of the month, but call the

Lord’s Pantry to confirm.

February 2015

Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center Schedule of Activities:

8040  Easton Road (Route 611) Ottsville, PA 18942

(610) 847-8178  Events are open to the public!!  Open Mon-Thu 10-3

Email: eubseniors@epix.net

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1  Cards 10:00

Line Dancing 10:30-11:30

Executive Board Meeting


2 Cards 10:00

Chair Yoga 10:00-11:00

3 Cards 10:00

Advanced Tai Chi 10:30-11:30

Beginner Tai Chi 11:30-12:30

4 Cards 10:00


Game Day 10:00

Einstein Nutrition 12:30

9 Cards 10:00

Line Dancing  10:30-11:30

Birthday Bingo 1:00

10 Cards 10:00

Chair Yoga 10:00-11:00

11   Cards 10:00

Advanced Tai Chi 10:30-11:30

Beginner Tai Chi 11:30-12:30

Covered Dish Luncheon


12 Cards 10:00

Knitting&Crocheting 10:00

Pinochle Tournament


AARP Taxes


Presidents’ Day

17 Cards 10:00

Chair Yoga 10:00-11:00

18 Cards 10:00

Advanced Tai Chi 10:30-11:30

Beginner Tai Chi 11:30-12:30

Hunterdon Hills Show

Arrive by 11 am

19 Cards 10:00

Knitting&Crocheting 10:00

Game Day 10:00

AARP Taxes

23 Cards 10:00

Line Dancing  10:30-11:30

Membership Meeting 1:00

24 Cards 10:00

Chair Yoga 10:00-11:00

Bingo 1:00

25 Cards 10:00

Advanced Tai Chi 10:30-11:30

Beginner Tai Chi 11:30-12:30

26 Cards 10:00

Knitting&Crocheting 10:00

AARP Taxes

Game Day

Friday, February 27th

11:00 am


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