Pottstown Meeting Monday Will Help Chart Montco’s Future

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN, PA — Your opportunity to help shape the future begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the Steel River Playhouse.

That is when and where a contingent from the Montgomery County Planning Commission will be on hand to get input from you, the public, as preparations are made to write a new comprehensive plan.

Assembled every dozen or so years, the county comprehensive plan guides development and policy decisions on elements of day-to-day life that range from transportation to recreation; from the economic development to the preservation of natural resources; from housing to health.

The open meeting at the playhouse is the first of four to be held throughout the county “to find out what people want,” said Brian O’Leary, section chief of county planning for Montgomery County.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20131115/pottstown-meeting-monday-will-help-chart-montcos-future

Senior Health Expo Thursday, November 14, 9am-1:30pm, Sunnybrook Ballroom

Over 90 vendors - Free lunch - Free tote bag - Door prizes

Expo Workshop Schedule

Brought to you by TriCounty Community Network

9:00am – 9:30am Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Presented by Robyn Slater, Chester County Department of Emergency Services

9:30am – 10:00am VA Benefits for Seniors

Presented by Tracy Pennycuick, MontgomeryCountyVA

10:00am – 10:30am It’s Not Your Mother’s Senior Center Anymore

Presented by Bob Hager, PottstownAreaSeniorsCenter & Virginia Cox, Boyertown Area Multi-Service

10:30am – 11:00am The Importance of a Will and Power of Attorney

Presented by John A. Koury, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei

11:00am – 11:30am Senior Living Options

Presented by Stacey Petroff, HomeInstead Senior Care

11:30am – 12:00pm Medicare 101

Presented by Monique Scott, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Sunnybrook Ballroom is located at 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown, PA  19464.  Their website is http://thesunnybrookballroom.net/Home_Page.html

Pa. Leads In Casino Tax Revenue

Map of Pennsylvania

Map of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From 2009 through 2012, Pennsylvania collected more money from casino gambling taxes than any other state.  The four-year total was $5.4 billion.

Because it keeps almost half the money casinos win from gamblers – more than all but a couple of states – Pennsylvania’s casino tax revenue even topped the combined totals of Nevada and New Jersey, long the two biggest gambling states, from 2009 through 2012.

But in the 12 months ended June 30, Pennsylvania’s total take of $1.41 billion was 2.8 percent less than the $1.44 billion the year before, as the spread of casinos in Maryland, Ohio, and New York turned the tables on Pennsylvania.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20130825_Pa__leads_in_casino_tax_revenue.html#uKHaJOE3IE0lGZlb.99

Pottstown YMCA Membership Event Through May 31st

The Pottstown YMCA, a branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, located at the corner of Adams & Jackson Streets in Pottstown is running a Membership Event through May 31st.  Become a new member and the normal joiner fee of $75 is being waived.  Join now and take advantage of access to recreational swimming year round and join as an Association member for access to outdoor pools.  Hundreds of programs offered for infants though Seniors.

Next session of programs runs June 10 – August 18, with registration for members beginning May 20th.  Camp registration is on-going, as well as, child care for ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Call 610.323.7300 for details, stop by for a tour or visit us on the web at https://philaymca.org/

Gun Control – At Cabela’s (Today’s Funny)

Editor’s Note:  A lighter look at gun control that made its way to my inbox this morning :)

Gun Control —  It’s already started at Cabela’s Sporting Goods Store

There was a bit of confusion at the Cabela’s Sporting Goods store this morning.

When I was ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”

Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about the gun registry people running amok, I did just as she had instructed.

When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card.

I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.

They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!

Healthy Lifestyles EXPO – POTTSTOWN

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healthy Lifestyles EXPO

Friday, April 20, 9:30am-1:30pm

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

101 College Drive, Pottstown

Sponsored by State Representative Quigley’s Office, Montgomery County Community College, the Mercury, & TriCounty Community Network.

 http://www.repquigley.com/healthy_lifestyles.aspx

EXPO Workshops for Seniors & Caregivers

Presented by the TCN CARE & Environmental Awareness Programs

10:00am – 10:30am Saving Money with Medicare 

Presenter: Virginia Cox, Boyertown Area Multi-Service

 

10:30am – 11:00am Elder Law & Guardianship
Presenter:  Robert Slutsky, Robert M. Slutsky Associates

 

11:00am – 11:30am Senior Living Options

Presenters:  Stacey Petroff, Home Instead Senior Care

Shirlee Barlow, Columbia Cottage Assisted Living

 

11:30am – 12:00pm Financial Needs of the Older Adult

Presenter:  Charles Delaney,

Aging & Adult Services of Montgomery County

 

12:00pm – 12:30pm Veteran’s Affairs Benefits

Presenter:  Kathy Martin, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm  How to Make a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Presenter:  Dr. Lewis Cuthbert, Alliance for a Clean Environment