“Art of Living Independently” Celebration Event

Posted July 24th, 2014

On June 24th, Aging at Home – A Community Network, hosted a special celebration for local seniors living in eastern Montgomery County. The event,The Art of Living Independently: A Celebration for Senior Adults”, was held on a beautiful summer day at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown.

blood pressure screening Selma from Rydal EastThe 152 attendees were greeted by friendly VNA Community Services staff and volunteers upon arrival and given complimentary Aging at Home mugs and reusable tote bags, which were put to good use as everyone walked through the senior fair and collected information about Aging at Home- A Community Network and the many services available in the community to seniors by our community partners and vendors. Vendors included VNACS In Home and Personal Navigator programs, local Senior Centers KAAC and Montco SAAC, volunteer opportunities with RSVP of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services, Elder Law attorney Michelle Berk, transportation providers Riders’ Club Cooperative and TransNet, local political representatives of the offices of Rep. Dean and Congresswoman Schwartz, geriatric care management Liebling Elder Care and community partners Abington YMCA and Briar Bush Nature Center. Complimentary health screenings were given by both Abington Memorial Hospital and Holy Redeemer Hospital, and all were invited to participate in a community art project, a mural about what Home means to them, which will be assembled and framed for display at VNACS.

DSCN0486Everyone enjoyed the entertainment, provided by Tim McKinstry of Township Line Music School, and the delicious lunch provided by Curds N Whey of Jenkintown. Raffle prizes were announced and the lucky winners went home with beautiful gift baskets from Abington Pharmacy and Baederwood Pharmacy, gift certificates to Giant Food Stores, Curds N Whey, YoFresh Yogurt Café and Abington Art Center.
Fun was had by all and we hope that every attendee went home with more knowledge about the many resources and supportive services available to help community members remain in their homes and age in place.
If you were unable to attend the event and would like more information about Aging at Home -A Community Network, give us a call at 215-302-9900 and we would be happy to help.

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