CURRENT INFORMATION

REOPENING DATE:  April 5, 2021.  We will be reopening to a limited schedule and limited activities.  The Center will open M-W-F 9am-3pm. 
Pre-registration will be required for lunches and activities.  All members will be required to attend an orientation our first week open.  Please call the Center to reserve your spot for orientation.  You may call to reserve beginning Wednesday, March 31 through Friday, April 2 between the hours of 10am-1pm.   Understand that things will be very different for the time being until the pandemic has been lifted or the state and CDC loosen up our requirements so your patience would be greatly appreciated. 
 
AARP Tax Prep cancelled for 2021
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, AARP will be unable to provide tax prep service to our seniors this year.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we wanted to let you know as soon as we did so you may make other arrangements to have your taxes done. 
 
 
 

Important message to all persons 60 and over:
We are all in this together! Feeling isolated? The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging is offering a telephone assurance service to any Bucks County senior (60+) who is feeling isolated and would welcome a chance to connect with one of our volunteers. Staying socially connected is essential to good health and has been especially challenging since the onset of social distancing practices. This program allows Bucks County residents to connect with someone new, get to know one another, and share their experience through the course of this pandemic. To join this program, call 267-880-5700 and ask to be registered for the telephone assurance program. It’s amazing the difference a little togetherness can make!
A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Loneliness Away: Nonprofit Helps Seniors  Socialize with Daily Phone Calls | Sixty and Me

Doylestown Health Connections is offering FREE virtual health & wellness programs to the Ben Wilson members. They will be sharing blogs monthly
and you may find information and programs that will help you stay healthy.  Virtual programs will be presented by doctors, healthcare providers & nutritionist affiliated with Doylestown Health. These virtual health & wellness programs are free for the community, giving access to quality education with a place to ask questions and get answers without making an appointment.
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Bucks County YMCA NEWS
LIVING ACTIVE EXTENDED is available to all seniors ages 65living in Bucks County. The program enables participants to come together virtuallyas well as in-person at our branchesand provides opportunities for physical activitywellness supportand purposeful conversations through ongoing communication among peers and Y staff.
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JOKE OF THE MONTH:

The church held a “Marriage Seminar” and the Priest asked Luigi, as his 50th wedding anniversary approached, to share some insight into how he managed to stay married to the same woman all these years. Luigi replied to his audience, “Well, I tried to treat her well and spend money on her. But the best thing I did was take her to Italy for our 20th anniversary.”

The Priest said “Luigi, you are an inspiration to all husbands here today. Please tell the audience what you plan for your wife for your 50th anniversary.” Luigi proudly replied “I’m gonna go and get her.”

During our closure we will post some fun things on the home page for your enjoyment.  We will update weekly.

TRAVEL with us during our closure!
This week lets explore ALASKA.
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Cruise ship in Juneau, Alaska

GOOD FORadventure, easy pace, bucket lists

Alaska is irrefutable proof that you don’t have to leave the United States to check off items on your travel bucket list. Huge glaciers, whales, and grizzlies are all part of the state’s supercharged land- and seascapes. And you don’t have to be a wilderness explorer in peak physical condition to see some of the best stuff, either. Alaskan cruises, which provide accessible accommodations for pretty much everyone, showcase coastal marvels and port cities such as Sitka and Juneau—one of our Best Places to Go in 2018 for its revitalized waterfront and burgeoning food scene. “Flightseeing” and helicopter shore excursions provide eye-popping views of mountains, forests, and wild waterways. A leisurely inland alternative to cruising is a ride aboard the Aurora Winter Train, which chugs through Christmas-card-worthy scenes between Anchorage and Fairbanks from fall through spring—which happens to coincide with primetime for seeing the Northern Lights. 
   
Check out this video and recipe for BAKED ALASKA!
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Best Baked Alaska Recipe - How to Make Baked Alaska
 
Join us for a workout every week.
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8 Gentle Back Exercises

DRIVERS WANTED…Is your New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer more in the Community? 

Image result for driver clip artDrivers needed for MEALS ON WHEELS in Warminster.  Week day mornings only.  Flexible with hours & days.  Gas & mileage reimbursed.  Drivers also needed for pick up of baked goods & bread.  Call the Center and ask for Amanda for pick up times, locations, etc.

CHESS CLUB looking for players!  All levels welcome.  We have all levels of chess on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm and Intermediate/Advance on Wednesdays 9am-Noon.  Please stop by and give it a try.  We have an on site chess class leader to help you learn the game or improve your game.

What’s going on this month: 

  • For all regular activities, check out our activities section!!

HELP WANTED:
Drivers for Meals on Wheels and Donation Pick Ups.  Kitchen volunteer needed Wednesday mornings 8am-1:30pm.  Call Amanda Gershanick at the Center for further info. 

BWSAC asks for your help….
PLEASE participate in our fundraisers, donate $, merchandise or your time, keep up with your membership payment, or mail a check to the Center or stop by the Center to make your donation.  Every dollar counts!  No amount is too small or to big!!!  Make checks payable to Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center.  Much thanks and appreciation for your support.

BWSAC and it’s projects, activities and programs are funded in part by the County Commissioners, through the BCAAA and the PA Department of Aging.