Senior Scoop
May 13th Edition
Dear Whitemarsh Township!
Please find below community resources and some fun activities you can do from the comfort of your own home! Please share the newsletters and information with any friends or family, specifically area seniors. If they want to sign up to receive these newsletters they can e-mail us at ParksandRecreation@whitemarshtwp.org.

Stay safe and remember "Social Distancing",
The Parks and Recreation Team

A special thank you to our First Responders, medical staff, and everyone else who is working to keep our community safe.
Union School and Whitemarsh School
Local history is something that we should learn and cherish as it gives us important insight into our past. We're going to continue this series with a look into our local schools of history, Whitemarsh School and Union School!
Union School
Historical Events -

  • 1773 - Built in Fort Washington, PA at 516-518 Bethlehem Pike. The building the school was based in has been referred to as "The Cradle of Free Education" as it was one of the earliest public schools in Pennsylvania, and did not discriminate by social position or religious preference. The original building is 23 feet wide and 48 feet long.
  • 1792 - The Union School was incorporated as the Union School in Whitemarsh in 1792 and was in use from 1773 until 1936. The only time the school was not in use was during a part of 1873 when it was used as a hall for public lectures.
  • The school and original teachers salary was funded by money from the will of Samuel Morris, a historical figure in his own right. That same trust fund is still in existence today and funds local education. The building that housed the Union School still stands and is now a private residence.

Whitemarsh School
Historical Events -

  • 1869 - Established this year to replace the Union School which sits next door. The state of Pennsylvania mandated public schools in the same year, however due to legal requirements, was unable to take over the Union School.
  • 1935 - Whitemarsh School operated with its own students until 1935, when the school closed and the students were transferred to the Barren Hill Consolidated School.
  • 1995 - The building was renovated and became Hey Diddle Diddle Day School and still utilizes the original bell tower.
Mindful Wellness

Try the free Daily New York Times Mini Crossword Puzzle. Check back each day for a new puzzle!
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Check out a new e-book or e-magazine by visiting our friends over at the William Jeanes Library. 

Mindful Exercises

Open the above Document and practice 6 different ways to ease your mind and body.
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Jigsaw Puzzles

Looking to do a puzzle, but don't have any? Try an online puzzle at https://www.jigsawplanet.com/
Community Resources
Whitemarsh Pharmacy is offering curbside pick up and free local delivery! Call them at 610-828-5222 for more information on fill prescriptions and ordering essential items and supplies.
The Market at Lafayette Hill is offering curbside pickup and delivery Monday-Friday.
For more information visit www.themarketoflafayettehill.com/
or call the store at 610-941-7101.
See a message from the Whitemarsh Police Department about COVID-19 related scams.

All GIANT stores will open for customers over the age of 60 from 6:00-7:00AM.
COVAID connects neighbors helping with getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and more.
United Way of Pennsylvania Dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.
Ready MontCo is a service from Montgomery County Dept. of Public Safety. Learn more information by visiting their website.