Aging in Place is the ability to live in Swarthmore througout your life, with all the services and amenities that you need for a full life.
The Association has formed various committees to carry on with the work set out by the Borough of Swarthmore's Aging-in-Place Task Force report, implementing those recommendations that we have the resources to accomplish. The Task Force that originally researched and made these recommendations has completed its work and has been disbanded. These Committees consist of citizens who are dedicated to continuing the work of the original Task Force. See the list of on-going projects below.
The next Senior Wellness Program will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021 via Zoom. This program will start with separate sessions for women and for men, at which you are encouraged to ask questions of our health professionals, both medical and mental health. You can ask your question anonymously by completing the form here. The Zoom connection information will be posted on our Home Page on the day of the event.
The next in-person Senior Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021. The Senior Wellness Fair promotes senior well-being, featuring senior-friendly programs and services in the area and helping individuals in the community find better ways of growing older.
Sponsors and vendors are welcome to exhibit at the Wellness Fair. Click on the link below to get information about becoming a sponsor.
Are you looking for a group to join, or an organization that you might like to support? Visit the new Community Directory, a listing of nearly 90 local organizations and non-profits, categorized in groups for easy searching. Each entry contains an address, phone number, email, website, and contact person, along with a map and a brief description.
Also, sign up for our Senior E-News to find out what's happening that might be of particular interest to you.
A TimeBank promotes community sharing of time and talent that not only benefits seniors in the Borough, but will be of benefit to all its citizens. Timebanking is a time-based currency that helps to build circles and networks of mutual support. With a TimeBank, you give one hour of service to another, and receive one hour credit. An hour is always an hour regardless of the service offered. You can use your credits in turn to receive services, or you can donate them to others.
We have collected information that might be helpful as you continue to live and prosper in our community. These include:
Resources for Downsizing
Finding a Place to Live
Tech Support for Your Device
Shaping the Future of Swarthmore
SwarthmoreSeniors.com and companion e-newsletter
Senior Talks and Special Events
Caregiver Support Group (planned)
Swarthmore 101 (planned)
Aging in Place Consultation Service (planned)
AIP Fundraising (anticipated in the near future)
Support for revisions to zoning and planning ordinances and to transportation plans to accommodate seniors.