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Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness

This animated video from the National Institute on Aging at NIH provides tips to help prevent and reduce the impact of social isolation and loneliness. (Click Read More button if video is not visible.)

One in ten over the age of 65 experience depression. However, depression is NOT a normal part of the aging process. Since COVID, we have all experienced increased stress and we have all been exposed to social isolation and loneliness, two of the major risk factors for depression.

Symptoms of depression include the following:
Lack of appetite, weight loss/gain, sleep issues, memory and concentration problems, feeling of guilt, shame, or worthlessness, lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy, and lack of motivation.

If symptoms last for most of the day for a period of two weeks or more, please reach out to your doctor.

Your doctor can work with you to create a treatment plan. They may prescribe medication or counselling.

Get your Exercise Punch Card

Don’t want to hunt for $2 each time you take an exercise class at the Center? Get your Punch Card, good for 10 classes, for $20.  Make sure to get it punched each time you come.

CLICK HERE to pay on-line and pick up your card the next time you visit.

Round up at the Register

Kimberton Whole Foods is Rounding up at the Register to benefit the Phoenixville Area Senior Center for the month of February 2022.  So do your shopping and round up your bill to the nearest dollar which will be donated to the Phoenixville Area Senior Center to help with our kitchen upgrade.

Phoenixville Seniors Help Decorate State Capitol Tree

WEST CHESTER (December 22, 2021) – Phoenixville senior citizens had a hand in making the holidays extra bright by contributing handmade ornaments to the 2021 Capitol Christmas Tree on display in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

The Phoenixville Area Senior Center was part of more than 32 senior community centers in 27 counties across the commonwealth that crafted and submitted ornaments for the tree as part of an annual initiative organized by the Pennsylvania Department o […]

Countdown to Reopening – 5 Weeks to Go

Another week of watching the Covid numbers climb across the country. Here in Chester County we did a good job of getting people vaccinated, so we are still below the 5% positivity rate threshold for closing. We continue to watch daily as we prepare to reopen, but are not adding any new activities.

It’s the last week for summer student volunteers. They are such a big help, packing produce and distributing the food, painting, and helping with any task. We wish them well as they begin thei […]

 
Monday, May 16th - Early Closing

We are closing today, Monday May 16th, at 1pm due to weather.  Please stay safe!