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The TriCounty Active Adult Center was founded in 1976 as the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center, and began operations in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown. By the end of the first year of operations there were almost 200 members, with many coming in daily for a hot lunch and social and recreational programs.
Quickly outgrowing the church, the center moved to the “Eagle” building on High Street in Pottstown, where staff, support, programs and activities were all expanded to meet the needs of the growing number of seniors in the region. In 2000, it was decided that the Eagle building no longer met the needs of the members, and the center was moved into a shared space with the Pottstown YMCA, where it spent the next 15 years.
As both organizations grew, space became limited, and the center began the search for another new home in 2012. Many buildings, sites, and partnerships were explored before the center decided to purchase the former Pottstown Health Club. Renovations began on the building in 2015, and were completed in spring of 2017.
After 40 years of serving older adults, the decision was made to change the name of the center in 2015. No longer serving just “seniors” and seeking to more accurately describe the area served by the center, the name was changed to the TriCounty Active Adult Center.
Today, the TriCounty Active Adult Center is a modern facility offering a daily hot lunch, and nearly 40 social, recreational, educational, and exercise programs each week. A professional staff is always available to answer questions, assist with forms, and provide guidance.
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