Senior citizens of Swarthmore and surrounding communities consider themselves an integral and active part of our Borough.
We are here to promote the well-being of seniors, as well as others in the community, by providing a welcoming environment for social interaction, learning opportunities, and exploring resources through a variety of activities and programs.
You are welcome, no matter your age or interests, to participate in our programs and services.
We are dedicated to keeping seniors (and others) healthy. We are advising everyone to follow the directions of the State Department of Health and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). One of those directions to isolate ourselves in our homes. For that reason, SSCA has suspended all of its group activities until May 31, at which time the Board will reassess the situation and make a determination on activities after that date. Many of our planned programs will be rescheduled for a later date. On-going activities will resume when it seems prudent to do so.
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Board members are elected by the membership to three-year terms. Officers are elected by the Board.
Sheila Bell, Secretary
Louise Coffin, Vice President, Communications Chair
Nancy Daniel, Development Chair
Bill Davis, Senior Wellness Fair Chair
Sue Dawes, Intergenerational Chair
Ann Foster, Membership Chair
Shirley Mitrovich, Director
Judie Neale, Director
Linton Stables, President
Dan Snyder, Director
Gudrun Weinberg, Treasurer
Alice “Putty” Willetts, President Emerita
who are not Board members:
Barbara Bernhardt, Sunshine Chair
Sue Lawson, Arts and Crafts Chair
Carol Menke, Swarthmore Trails and Walks Chair
Advisers are eminent members of the community who act as mentors to the Board and keepers of the flame.
G. Guy Smith
Our Administrator keeps everything moving and in good order. She schedules speakers, trips, and other programs, and she keeps our communications flowing.
Our Administrator is
Contact Stephanie using the Contact Us link below.
Download and read our recent newsletters, which are mailed every other month to members and friends of the Association.
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These are sent each day, Tuesday through Sunday while the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a pandemic.
Every Wednesday we have a noontime program with interesting and entertaining topics. We start at noon with lunch (on the first Wednesday of each month lunch is provided for everyone; otherwise bring your own). The program starts at 12:30 and lasts until 1:30 p.m.
at The Gathering Place.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are bridge games, other card games, and board games at the Gathering Place.
On Mondays at the Gathering Place is a time for Crafts.
On Fridays at the Swarthmore Co-op Cafe is a time of informal conversation.
129 Park Avenue, Post Office Box 306, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States
The Gathering Place, Swarthmore United Methodist Church
129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore
Please note that Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association and the Gathering Place are not affiliated with our host congregation. Ours is a civic organization and our activities are open to all who reside in Swarthmore and the surrounding communities.