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Eddystone Youth Program for Ages 12-16 Begins October 19

Looking to have fun and learn new skills? The Eddystone Youth Program is a free after hours program for youths ages 12-16 that takes place twice a week for twelve weeks beginning Tuesday, October 19. The group meets from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Eddystone Lighthouse Hall and lasts for 12 weeks (excluding holiday weeks.

Please visit http://info.edsisolutions.com/delcoeddystoneyouth to learn more and register.

For more information please call EDSI Delaware County at 610-876-4855.

Farmers Markets

Seniors Eligible for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables From Local Farmers Markets

2021 Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program


Providing eligible Delaware County seniors with fresh fruits and vegetables from local Farmers Markets!

Eligibility for $24 worth of vouchers per person

Must be 60 years or older and a resident of Delaware County

Income Guidelines: $23,828 for 1 in a household; $32,227 for 2 in a household.

How To Apply: June 1—September 30, 2021

IN PERSON:
Some sites will provide in-person distribution following all CDC safety guidelines. Please contact your local senior center (listed below) for distribution days/times and to make an appointment.

BY MAIL:
A Voucher application must be completed to receive the vouchers. Once the application is received and approved, vouchers will be mailed to the
recipient. **A self-addressed stamped envelope should be returned with the completed Voucher application. Voucher applications will be distributed upon request only and can be sent by mail or email to eligible individuals.

Download application


Farmers Markets in Delaware County (PDF)

LOCAL SENIOR CENTERS

  • Chester Senior Center, Chester — 610-497-3550
  • Friendship Circle Senior Center, Darby — 610-237-6222
  • Good Neighbor Senior Center, Sharon Hill — 610-586-8170
  • Surrey Media Center, Havertown — 610-446-2070
  • Schoolhouse Center, Folsom — 610-237-8100
  • Wayne Senior Center—Wayne — 610-688-6246

For general program information, call (610) 497-3550

This program is sponsored by the PA Department of Agriculture.

Falling programs from COSA

A Matter of Balance: COSA’s FREE Fall Prevention Programs

Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) has scheduled several programs this fall to empower others to take control of their health and help prevent falls. 

In the U.S. an adult age 65 or older falls every second of the day. More than 3 million older adults are treated for fall-related injuries each year. 

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and the second leading cause of accidental, unintentional death worldwide. Not only can falls be deadly, but the financial cost of falls is great- $50 billion annually for non-fatal falls and $754 million spent on fatal falls. Although the statistics can be frightening, falls can be prevented.

Older adults can be proactive in preventing falls by participating in COSA’s FREE Fall Prevention Programs: Healthy Steps and A Matter of Balance , evidence-based programs developed for those age 60 and over. These programs address fear of falling through education and equip participants with the right tools to make a difference in their lives to reduce fall risk. Please join us at one of our upcoming sessions to be proactive and prevent falls: 

FREE Healthy Steps Program

A two-session virtual program offered three times this fall: 

  • Wednesday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon 
  • Wednesday, October 13 th and Friday, October 15 th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, November 17 th and Thursday, November 18 th from 10 am. to 12:00 noon 

FREE A Matter of Balance Program

Offered in-person this fall at Friendship Circle Senior Center, 1515 Lansdowne Ave., Darby on Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital Campus: 

  • Mondays, October 4th through November 22 nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. except for holiday on Monday October 11th – meeting Tuesday, October 12 th instead. 

Must Register – Contact: Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager at COSA at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or by calling 610-499-1937. 

Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Celebration Sunday September 5th

Parade Starts at Noon, 1000 4th St.

Field Activities 1:00 – 3:30 PM at Dom Marion Field

Due to COVID-19, there has been a hold on our annual Memorial Day festivities. This year, we have moved our celebration to Labor Day weekend to ensure the safety of the Eddystone residents. Join us in our traditional parade beginning at Boeing Union Hall (1000 4th st), up Saville to Twelfth street to pay our respects to the monument. The parade then will continue to Simpson & back down towards 9th to the Lighthouse Hall & Dom Marion field, where our field festivities will begin at 1 pm.


Date: 9/5/21 Rain Date: 9/6/21
Parade Meeting: 11:30 am
Parade Start: 12 pm (noon).
Field activities: 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Fireworks: 8:30 pm (Snacks and Glow sticks available for purchase).


*COVID-19 has not gone away, and we will be sure to have hand sanitizer readily available & dispersed at different stations on the field. Anyone handling food will be wearing a mask. Please respect other’s as we work together to make this a fun, and safe event for all.

Fans

Beat the Heat: Free Fans Available to Seniors

Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) has a limited number of fans available to Delaware County seniors age 60 and older who are in need of one.

Fans are only available by picking them up at the COSA office during business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. For more information, please call 610-490-1300.

For additional information about remaining safe and healthy during periods of extreme weather, please review COSA’s Delaware County 2021 Heat Plan.

Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)
1510 Chester Pike, Suite 250
Eddystone, PA 19022