Bristol Township Senior Center Active Life Center 2501 Bath Road
Bristol Township Senior Center
Active Life Center
2501 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007
Center hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday between 8:30am and 3:30 pm.
“Bristol Township Senior Center is funded, in part, under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the
County of Bucks”
Important Note: Our "Active Life" newsletter is distributed regularly, but
many activities, trips and events are introduced in between
newsletters. Just recently we emailed out notice about free tickets for a
movie premiere that we were offered and many of you emailed back that
you wanted to be added for tickets. Please check your emails from us for
offers we send out. We also often include offers in our email newsletter, so be sure to read it
thoroughly. Don’t miss an offer and don’t miss all the fun, informative or educational opportunities we
send to your inbox. Tell your friends!!! This newsletter has listing for many new events and
activities, so be sure to read it cover to cover. Many great things are happening and there are many
ways you can support us. If you would like to be included in our email distribution, please contact us
with your email.
September is National Senior Center Month - the theme this year is “Find Balance at Your
Center”. Dancing, taking a class, listening to a lecture, planting a community garden bed, laughing with
friends are all moments that allow for a daily practice of living a balanced life. We are offering a wide
range of special events to celebrate, so be sure to read all of our upcoming events so you do not miss a
Thursday, Sept 1st – Labor Day BBQ Lunch – Boneless Chicken Breast or Sausage, Salads, Dessert and
Beverage. $4.00 per person. Please pay when you sign up in the office. Cut-off date is Monday, Aug 29th
Friday, Sept 2nd – Bullying Seminar plus the Top 5 Scams against Seniors. 10:30 am. Brought to
you by Specialist David Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Learn to
recognize bullying, how to handle it and what to do to change it.
Monday, Sept 5th – Labor Day – Center closed for the holiday.
Tuesday, Sept 6th – Stroke Awareness and Nursing Clinical – with Roxborough Memorial Hospital,
The nursing clinical is all day.
Tuesday, Sept 6th, Thursday, Sept 8th and Friday, Sept 9th – Stand Down Baking - 12:30pm to
3:30pm on Tuesday and Friday and 1pm to 4pm on Thursday.
Thursday, Sept. 8th – Senior Expo with State Representative Tina Davis. 10am to 1pm at Lower
Thursday, Sept 8th – Nursing Clinical at the Center – All day with Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
Friday, Sept 9th – Independence Blue Cross Technology Event. 9am to Noon. There will be a
limited supply of IPads for training use. You are encouraged to bring your own IPad or Tablet. Please
RSVP for this event by calling the center. When you call, please let us know if you will be
bringing your own IPad or Tablet to the event. Additional date of Tuesday, Sept 13th for IBX
additional technology event.
Friday, Sept 9th – Nursing Clinical at the Center – with Roxborough Memorial Hospital following
the technology event.
Thursday, Sept 15th – State Representative John Galloway’s 10th Annual Senior Center – 10am to
1 pm at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills. For more information please contact Rep.
Galloway’s office at 215.943-7206
Thursday, Sept 15th – Jewelry Workshop – 9:30am to 11:30am, Bring your broken jewelry and
beads to repair and recycle. Tools and material will be supplied
Friday, Sept 16th – ACME Flu Shots + ACME Brunch. 9am to Noon, Please call the center or sign
up in the office Friday, Sept 16th – Weatherization Program by the Bucks County Opportunity
Council. 10:30am. For more information, please see mini flyer below trip information.
Friday, Sept 16th - Einstein Medical Nutrition Program – Topic is My Plate. Sampling of
Tomato/Avocado Salad. .
Monday, Sept. 19th – AKA Sorority 2016 Health Fair. Each person will get a passport again and if
they get all stations stamped they will get a goodie bag to take home. There will be good and giveaways
during the event. More information in upcoming newsletters. .
Monday, Sept 19th – Flu Shots and National Falls Prevention Day. Sponsored by Acme. 8:30am to
Noon. Please call or sign up in the office for the flu shots.
Monday, Sept 19th, Tuesday, Sept 20th and Thursday, Sept 22nd – Bristol Township Fall Festival
Baking Days. 12pm to 4pm all three days. If interested, please sign up in the office.
Tuesday, Sept 20th – CarFit Education Program – 9:30am to 11:30am. Sponsored by St Mary
Trauma Prevention Program. Appointments are required, please call 215-710-7078. See flyer before
calendars for more information.
Thursday, Sept 22nd - Senator Tommy Tomlinson Senior Expo - 10am to 1pm at Falls Manor
Catering (old King’s Caterer) 4010 New Falls Road
Thursday, Sept 22nd – Jewelry Workshop – 9:30am to 11:30am, Bring your broken jewelry and
beads to repair and recycle. Tools and material will be supplied
Friday, Sept 23rd and Saturday, Sept 24th – Bristol Township Fall Festival/Auction. Opening Flag
raising 11am on Saturday. The live auction will be from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, with auction
preview and silent bidding happening on Friday. Our kitchen and bake sale will be open during both
days of the auction. We also have at least 125 scarecrow kits that are ready to go for kids and families
to make for only $5 each. Also on Saturday, there will be costumed characters including the Texas
Roadhouse Armadillo (who will be giving our kids meal coins). Entertainment will include a DJ, Baton
Twirlers and other entertainment groups. The following kids activities will include 2 moon bounces (one
for smaller kids & one for older kids like a slide) Hayrides, Apple Pie eating contest, Pumpkin Painting,
Face Painting, Balloon Sculpting, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Popcorn sales and Vendors.(Note we are
looking for vendors).. New events may include a tug of war contests, Cake Walks, Candy Corn Bowling,
Zombie Bowling, Pick a pop, ring toss. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept 25th.
We like to “Thank” the following for supporting the Bristol Township Fall Festival/Auction”
Independence Blue Cross
Citadel Security System
Instead Senior Care
James Dougherty Funeral Home
Donors for the Auction (still receiving donations, more to come in future newsletters):
Aaron’s Fresh Meats
Apollo Family Pizzeria
Barbie’s Soft Pretzels
Bensalem Muscle Therapy
Black Horse Tavern
Canal Street Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Dutch treats & Smucker’s Salad
Flowers by Jennie Lynne
Golden Dawn Diner
John’s Auto Body
King George II Inn
La Stalla Restaurant
Levittown Beauty Academy
Little Rocky’s Pizza
On the Border
Pizza Pie II
Rose Bank Winery
Sandy’s Nails III
The Borough Pub
The Saloon of Newtown
Under the Pier
Yordana’s Pizza & Pasta
Zook’s BBQ Barn
Sunday, Sept 25th to Wednesday Sept 28th - National Senior Center Conference in Philadelphia.
Bonnie will present on Tuesday, Sept 27th.
Monday, Sept 26th – Bucks County Tour of Honor.. WWII and Korean War Vets enjoy a “Day of
Honor” to Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Sept 29th – Jewelry Workshop – 9:30am to 11:30am, Bring your broken jewelry and
beads to repair and recycle. Tools and material will be supplied. and be treated with the honor and
respect you deserve. For more information, please call 215-348-6209
.Monday, Oct 10th – Columbus Day – Center closed for the holiday.
Monday, October 17th – Medicare Open Enrollment Kickoff. 11 AM – Medicare Open Enrollment
kickoff meeting for the beginning of Medicare Open Enrollment Season. Janine Slabicki, from Bucks
County Area Agency on Aging is bringing several APPRISE counselors to help answer your questions
about 2017 Medicare Enrollment. Open enrollment is from October 15 through December 7. See flyer
before calendars for more information.
Tuesday, Oct 18th – Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends- Purchase a $5 Friends Helping Friends pass
receive a 25% discount shopping pass for purchases made in store only on Oct 18, 2016. In addition,
you are eligible to win fabulous register-to-win prizes including shopping sprees and more.
Tuesday, Oct. 25th – Halloween Party Lunch with Bucks County Technical High School. Big
prizes for costume contest winners.
Friday, Nov 4th – Veteran’s Day Brunch. 10:00 AM – Noon. Memorial Program at 10 AM followed
by Brunch and entertainment 10:30 AM – Noon.
Tuesday, Nov 8th – Thanksgiving Dinner with Community Service. More info to come
Friday, Nov 11th – Veteran’s Day. Center closed for the holiday.
Thursday, Nov 24th and Friday, Nov 25th – Happy Thanksgiving. Center closed for the holiday.
Tuesday, Nov 29th – Giving Tuesday – Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse. 4pm to 10pm
Note from the Program Committee: American Sign Language – we are looking to have an
information/demonstration with the possibility of having classes here at the center. If you are interested in
learning sign language and want to see a information/demonstration, please call the office to sign up.
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support.
This practice physically supports increased strength, stamina, and flexibility as well as increases energy,
range of motion, balance, and coordination and can be adapted to individual needs. We will also practice
breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety and cultivate more peace in our
lives. All levels and ages welcome! This class is currently being offered on Thursday mornings at
10:15am for $3.00/class. We are looking to add an evening class on Wednesday nights for the same
price, time to be determined. If you are interested in this class, please contact the center.
Tai Chi is practiced for its health benefits and achieving greater longevity. It is held on Thursday,
afternoons at 12:30pm and last about an hour. Our current instructor, Fred Pileggi, will be leaving around
the new year. The new instructor will be Clyde Beury. Please come see a demonstration of Tai Chi during
the AKS Sorority Health Fair on Monday, Sept 19th.
Produce Pick Up - Fresh produce come in around 1:30 PM at the center on Tuesdays. Various produce
items come in and we want to make sure that it gets to you as fresh as possible. This will make our
volunteers who are picking up the produce happy to know it is being distributed as fresh as possible. This
also happens occasionally on Thursdays but please call the center first. When you do come to pick up
produce, please bring your own CLEAN reusable bags.
Volunteers needed: We are looking for a few volunteers to help us pick up produce and meat in Bensalem
on Tuesday’s and occasionally in New Britain on Thursday’s. Also looking for a volunteer to pick up at
Panera Bread in the Langhorne Square Shopping Center each Sunday evening at 7:45pm
Volunteer Class leaders- Do you have a special talent or expertise you can share with the center? Would
you be interested in leading a group or class? Many of our class leaders are volunteers who assist the center
by sharing of their time. If you have an idea for a group or class you would be interesting in helping lead,
please stop by the center and talk to us.
Membership/Dues – Just a reminder that membership dues are now due. Please stop by the office to
renew your membership and to make sure that your information is up to date.
ShopRite Receipts – We are still collecting ShopRite receipts here at the center. Please place your receipts
in the container by the bookkeepers office.
C.A.R.E.S. Program – The Community League of St. Marry Medical Center offers durable medical
equipment and supplies 100% Free to area residents. They are located in the Pine Watson Shopping Center
in Langhorne. Please call them at 215-710-2027 to donate or receive gently used medical equipment.
Friday to Sunday, Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016 - Wildwood Doo-Wop Trip. 3 days-2 nights’
deluxe accommodations in Wildwood, 2 full breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 concerts, Street Fair,
visit to Historic Smithville, Victorian Cape May, Stone Harbor and the Fudge Shop. $320.00
per person/dbl. Single Supplement-$67.00 Additional, $25.00 Cancellation Insurance
available upon request. No refunds without Cancellation Insurance. The Wildwood Trip
must be paid in full by Sept 2, 2016. Any insurance must also be paid at that time.
Saturday, December 17th – American Music Theatre Christmas Show. Lunch at Eden
Resort at noon followed by the 3pm show. Bus leaves at 10am. $95.00 per person.
Please contact Kay at 215-785-6322 for more info
Bristol Township Senior
September 20, 9:30 a.m. –
Appointments are required. For details or to schedule an appointment, please call the
St. Mary Trauma Prevention Program at 215-710-7078.
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well
their personal vehicles "fit" them.
Trained volunteers complete a checklist with each driver. Among the items checked:
Correct position of driver's seat
Proper adjustment of mirrors
Ability to see over the steering wheel correctly
The Goals of the program:
Help older drivers improve the "fit" of their vehicles for safety & comfort
Promote conversations among older adults & families about driving safety & continued
need for mobility options to keep people involved in their communities
Link adults with relevant, local resources that can help ensure they drive safely longer.
Car Fit is NOT designed to determine someone's ability to drive or influence their ability to
have a driving license. It is solely an educational program.