The bags are about to get packed - again.The Upper Bucks Senior Activity Center is getting ready to move shop again to another temporary home in the Milford Township Fire Hall.

After fire destroyed the center's downtown Quakertown facility, which was a $1 per year rental from Quakertown Borough, in the summer of 2007, the group spent the time since then setting up shop graciously at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

With the help of a $23,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, the center was able to ensure they could pay the rent at their new home.

But this will not be the final stop for the seniors. Their new home will only last them for two years until they will begin searching for a new home yet again.

Quakertown Borough Manager Scott McElree has said in the past that one big positive idea to come out of the move will hopefully be the notion that the center is not just for the citizens of Quakertown, but for all seniors in the Quakertown Community School District.

Milford Township Manager and Fire Company President Jeff Vey said he is excited to see the company's space go out to a fellow local service group.

And what would a move to a new home be without the appropriate party?

On June 18, from 10:00 until 4:00 p.m., the center will be welcoming all of the seniors in and around the Milford Township area, as well as all of their members from Quakertown and the rest of the school district.

Assistant Manager Rose O'Brien said that the center is trying their best to accommodate for all the seniors who cannot make the drive down Route 663. The center has forms on hand where seniors can file for a ride via Bucks County Transport. BCT can also be contacted at 1-888-795-0740 or 215-794-8360.

"We'd like out older members to come, meet with their friends and make new friends," said O'Brien.

David P. Anderson is the editor of The Free Press. He can be reached at

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