The Derry Seniors' 2016-17 Coordinating Team
Offering adults aged 55 and older an opportunity to gather, socialize, and learn about people and places within the community. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of most months from September through May.
History and Happenings Along the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Carl Defebo, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and Rosanne Placey, Manager of Media and Public Relations, both of the PA Turnpike Commission
The Pennsylvania Turnpike was opened to traffic on October 1, 1940. It was (and still is) a true achievement of civil engineering. The new highway immediately captured the public’s imagination. Motorists flocked from around the country to drive on the new “superhighway,” and it became a tourist destination in and of itself.
More than 75 years later, the PA Turnpike operates a roadway system that has grown to more than 550 miles and serves more than 552,000 motorists each day. Bring your questions and learn more about this iconic roadway.
The 2017-18 Derry Seniors' schedule will be announced soon.
Programs begin at 10 am, except for the December luncheon which follows the 10:30 am Sunday worship service, about 12 pm.
Most programs are held in room 7 on the lower level. Musical programs are held in the Sanctuary.
Free blood pressure checks begin at 9:30 am. Pharmacist Jack Henderson will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding medication use.
Sign up to receive email reminders and schedule change notifications.
No charge to attend programs.
Lunch is available for $3/person following each program.
Questions? Contact Helen George, program coordinator.
Listen to Escape from
Behind the Iron Curtain
(57 minutes/6.6 MB)
Presented by Dr. Laszlo Geder
October 21, 2008