Update: Adult Center Closing Two More Days

POTTSTOWN PA – The TriCounty Active Adult Center on Moser Road says it intends to remain closed Thursday and Friday (March 12-13, 2020), after having initially shut its doors Wednesday (March 11) to sanitize the facility as a preventative measure against coronavirus.

The center “is closed for all exercise, recreational, and social activities” on both days, and its “Friday’s Funny Fundraiser” has been postponed to June 12, it announced. However, income tax preparation appointments will be held as scheduled, and individuals needing food assistance can call its front desk at 610-323-5009 Ext. 102 to request take-out meals that will be available beginning Friday.

New cases of coronavirus infection or exposure are being identified in Montgomery County daily, the center observed in a Wednesday e-mail, “and the mortality rate among the age range we serve is estimated to be more than 8 (percent),” it said. “With more than 500 older adults in our building each week, we are acting out of an abundance of caution” as county health officials monitor spread of the virus.

“We have decided to close for the remainder of this week, giving the health department more time to assess the risk and issue guidance,” center officials concluded. “Due to the severity of this disease in older adults, we will continue to act cautiously moving forward. We are in communication with the health department, and will be monitoring the situation so we can continue to act in the best interests of the older adults we serve.”

  • Read an earlier story published March 11 by The Post, in which the center initially announced plans for a Wednesday closure.

Adult Center Closes for Preventative Sanitizing

POTTSTOWN PA – The doors are closed Wednesday (today, March 11, 2020) at the TriCounty Active Adult Center, 288 Moser Rd., which in an e-mail said it was exercising “an abundance of caution” regarding the coronavirus and an earlier report from Pottsgrove schools that one of its students may possibly have been exposed.

Some TCACC members have “close connections” to Pottsgrove students, it said, presumably as grandchildren. “We will take this opportunity to sanitize our facility to lessen the risk of transmission of any disease,” the center added. “Due to the severity of this disease in older adults, we will continue to act cautiously moving forward.”

As a result, it reported:

  • The center is closed only Wednesday for all exercise, recreational, and social activities;
  • However, income tax preparation appointments will be held as scheduled;
  • A “Friday Funny Fundraiser” has been postponed; and
  • A decision on center activities during other days this week will be made as soon possible.

During the closure, TCACC noted it would “await further instruction from the Montgomery County Health Department.” The center pledged to “take proactive steps to be prepared for any possible outbreak, and to keep our employees, volunteers, and guests informed, healthy, and safe.”

Photo from The Post files