Senior Scoop
December 31st 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.
New Years Resolutions
Happy New Year! Each year people all around the world make big plans for the upcoming year. They're going to begin a new diet, start working-out, be more studious, and make many other resolutions. Are you going to make a resolution? If so, what do you have planned for your resolution and if not, why don't you take a look below for some ideas of resolutions you can make, both big and small.
  • Getting More Active - We're going to start with one of the most common resolutions, getting more active! By implementing a fitness plan, you can help lower many risks of developing or worsening health conditions. A fitness plan can be as simple as walking in our parks 3-5 times a week!



  • Eating Healthier - Another health related resolution is vowing to eat healthier foods. By implementing a plan to eat more fruits and vegetables, you will improve your vitamin intake and lower your processed food intake.
  • Learn New Technology - Times have changed, as technology has grown considerably in your lifetime. Make your resolution to catch up on current technology. Learn to use it through a class or by having your younger relatives guide you along. Practice makes perfect!
  • Revitalize and Rebuild Personal Relationships - Over the years, you have had a lot of friends and family that you have had a close relationship with. For various reasons those relationships may have fallen by the wayside. Make your resolution this year to rebuild those relationships or to strengthen them. A simple phone call can do wonders for strengthening your bond with another person.
  • Activating Your Brain - Plan a mentally stimulating activity daily! This helps keep you sharp and helps to prevent dementia. Put aside time daily to read, complete puzzles, take college courses (we send free ones out now and then) or even join a local game group!


  • Reduce or Quit Harmful Activities - This one is a very popular resolution amongst all ages. Many of us have a vice, but can certainly improve our health by reducing our use or intake. It's never too late to make a positive change for your health!
If you're looking for other ideas for good resolutions, check out some in the articles linked below! Happy New Year!
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.