Don’t Retire, ReFire: Coming through the winter of our lives

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we come out of the winter and enter the season of spring, with longer days and warming temperatures, it brings to mind my own movement through winter and how I handled this dormant period of time. I then pondered on how we, as humans, get through the winter. Winter is that one season that has the most effect on our emotions. “The Winter Blues” is very...

Lewis offers help to senior with SEPTA Key Cards

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Rep. Harry Lewis (R-Chester), as well as his staff members Andrea Keenan and Amber Little-Turner, assisted residents at Villages at Hillview with applying for the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card. DOWNINGTOWN — To ensure seniors can ride free on all SEPTA transit services, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) is offering people 65 and older the opportunity to get a free SEPTA Key...

CVIM opens dental care unit for Surrey

Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) hosted a ribbon cutting during the Open House of their mobile dental expansion program at Surrey Services for Seniors, Thursday. From left, Bob Madonna, President & CEO of Surrey Services for Seniors, Alberta Landis, Vice President of Dental Services of Community Volunteers in Medicine, Mary LePera, Director, Member Services, of Surrey Services for Seniors,...

Mobile pet food pantry to go mobile

WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman has joined with Meals on Wheels of Chester County, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and local senior centers to launch a mobile dog food pantry to assist those in need and their pets. Earlier this year, Dinniman and his family worked with the Chester County SPCA to establish Henry’s Cupboard, a pet-food pantry that assists area income-eligible...

Icy freeze next, as snow moves out

Roads still messy, many public offices closed; low temps big worry in next 24 hours By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Chester County digs out from six to eight inches of snow, the concerns now move from clearly icy local roadways and keeping warm — as the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures tonight in the low single digits. While state and local road crews working to clear roads...

Meals on Wheels partners with Concordville Subaru

‘Share The Love’ event will help feed local seniors WEST CHESTER – Meals on Wheels of Chester County announced it has partnered with Concordville Subaru (Route 202 in Concordville, just south of U.S.-1 in Chadds Ford) this holiday season to fight senior hunger. Meals on Wheels of Chester County will be at Concordville Subaru at various times during the campaign period to provide information...

Op/Ed: Meals on Wheels saves for taxpayers

Program allows seniors to continue living in their homes, rather than needing full-time care By Jeani Purcell, Special to The Times Jean who is a 78 year- old widow lost the use of her right hand after she suffered a stroke.  After 45 days in the hospital she returned to her home of 48 years, discovering that she could no longer prepare meals safely.  She turned to her local Meals on Wheels (MOW)...