Monday, April 8, 2013
The run/walk to benefit Meals on Wheels takes place this Saturday at Montgomery County Community College.
Help support homebound seniors this Saturday, April 13 in the Third Annual Wayne McKallip 5K Run and 3K Walk to benefit the Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County's (Montco SAAC) Meals On Wheels programs. The event will take place on the campus of Montgomery County Community College, 240 DeKalb Pike in Blue Bell. Your support matters to Meals On Wheels recipients and the hundreds of volunteers dedicated to "Outrunning Senior Hunger One Meal At A Time." For more information or to register for the event, got to our website. Mo the Meals on Wheels mascot says, "Thank You in advance for your support."
Saturday, March 23, 2013
3k Walk/5k Run to support Meals On Wheels scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at Montgomery County Community College.
On Saturday, April 13, Montco-area residents will gather for the 3rd Annual Wayne McKallip 3k Walk and 5k Run on the main campus of Montgomery County Community College. The fundraiser, hosted by the Senior Adult Activity Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), seeks to help Meals On Wheels "Outrun Senior Hunger One Meal at a Time." Tickets for the event are $20 before March 30 and $25 after. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. You can dowload a registration form in the PDF section. This family event includes free t-shirts while supplies last and goodie bags and refreshments for registrants as well as. "Mo," the Meals on Wheels mascot, will also be on hand for the kids’ entertainment. The goal is to raise…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Part Two of a Four-Part Series: How budget cuts may impact local senior citizens.
Another 24 hours is lost, and Congress has yet to agree on a plan that would stop sequestration. The automated budget cuts will deliver a hit to Montgomery County programs, including those designed to assist area senior citizens. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Speaker John Boehner said the cuts would be a product of Obama's "failed leadership." "Most Americans are just hearing about this Washington creation for the first time: the sequester," Boehner writes in his column. "What they might not realize from Mr. Obama's statements is that it is a product of the president's own failed leadership. There is nothing wrong with cutting spending that much -- we should be cutting even more -- but the sequester is an ugly and dangerous …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Montco SAAC-sponsored program promotes strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tai Chi will be offered at Timberlake Apartments after the holidays. Just as the stress and overeating of the holiday season are catching up on us, we can look to Tai Chi for a respite. The list of benefits that regular practice of Tai Chi can bring is long, according to advocates. It can improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Some research also suggests that tai chi may help to improve heart function and decrease blood pressure. According to Web MD, one of the most significant benefits of the practice is stress reduction. The Timberlake Tai Chi class, a satellite program of the Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), is run by instructor Peter Judd. The community room at Timberlake Apartments…