It is our vision that we become an indispensable asset to boomers, seniors and our communities by offering programs and services that enable boomers and seniors to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes within their own communities.
What They Do
- Meals on Wheels
- Fundraising Events
- Free Transportation to Centers
- Meal provided at Centers
At the Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County, care for seniors goes beyond just a hot meal. With endless opportunities to learn and grow, Montco SAAC is a second home for many in the local area.
Serving the local community for over 50 years, Montco SAAC has expanded to now include a second location in Ambler, an intergenerational art center, and the largest local Meals on Wheels Program in Montgomery County.
“We are all about serving the entire senior individual. We are here for anything they might need,” said Melissa Buckminster, the Director of Marketing.
Classes are offered both centers in subjects such as art, technology and health. Individuals can learn quilt making, line dancing, or even Tai Chi at Montco SAAC. There are also classes focused on safety and senior abuse. Each class supplies opportunities to learn new skills and build relationships.
Additionally, Montco SAAC offers assistance to those who need help understanding Medicare, reading mail, etc. For seniors whom need help getting to and from the centers in Ambler and Norristown, Montco SAAC has partnered with a local transportation agency provide an accessible transportation.
Montco SAAC also boasts the largest Meals on Wheels program in Montgomery County, which operates out of three locations, Norristown, Ambler, and Glenside. They feed over 350 homebound Montco seniors Monday through Friday. Each of the 90 volunteers at each location visit the seniors, drop off both lunch and dinner meals and conduct a wellness check.
“What you get back from delivering a meal to some who might not be seeing anybody else that day, it can take your breath away,” Buckminster said.
Buckminster first started working at Montco SAAC in the Meals on Wheels Program. She then moved the marketing side, and currently works to educate others about this organization.
“I love working with seniors and hearing about their stories. They have a wealth of knowledge to share,” Buckminster said.
In addition to the many offerings for seniors, Montco SAAC also hosts many fundraising events throughout the year. On June 1st, they will be hosting the Fourth Annual Silver Foxes Fashion Show & Benefit Brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Blue Bell Country Club. Around 20 seniors will strut their stuff and show off formal wear from local boutiques such as Tony Laguda Formal Wear and Arielle Bridal Inc.
On June 20, Montco SAAC will host their 2nd SAGE Table, partnering with SAGE, Services and Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Elders. This intergenerational gathering of LGBTQ+ folks and allies is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Pride Month.
“Age shouldn’t be a limiting factor when it comes to living a fulfilling, empowered, fabulous life. You can be still fierce at age 96,” Buckminster said.
The Montco SAAC is doing more than changing lives in the local community. The staff and volunteers at the Senior Adults Activities Center of Montgomery County are giving individuals a renewed look a life.
“It’s not just that we are taking care of them, but they are taking care of us,” Buckminster said.
Interested in getting involved? Donate, volunteer, or attend an upcoming event at the Senior Adults Activities Center of Montgomery County by visiting their website.