Lion’s M.A.N.E. of Rose Tree Media School District is celebrating its eighth year as an outreach program for senior citizens residing in the district. Established in 2005, the Lion’s M.A.N.E. (the acronym stands for Mature Adults Nurturing Education) has grown in membership to over 940 senior citizens. The mission statement of Lion’s M.A.N.E. reads, “Lion’s M.A.N.E. offers engaging opportunities for older generations to connect with younger generations through ongoing communication.”
During the past eight years, Lion’s M.A.N.E. members have actively cheered at Penncrest football games, led panel discussions about personal life experiences, participated in book discussions with students, created artworks for intergenerational art exhibits, been interviewed by students, and attended various arts and sporting events throughout the district. A Senior Advisory Council serves as a steering committee for Lion’s M.A.N.E.
Any senior citizen, age 65 or older, residing in the Rose Tree Media School District is eligible to become a member of Lion’s M.A.N.E. Membership entitles the senior citizen to receive a Gold Card, entitling the owner to free or reduced price admission for school events, invitations to Fall and Spring Luncheons, as well as opportunities to be involved with many district and building level events.
To join Lion’s M.A.N.E., eligible persons can sign up at the Education Center, located at 308 North Olive Street, Media, PA. Membership is free for life, as long as the person resides in the district. To serve on the Lion’s M.A.N.E. Senior Advisory Council, contact Meg Barney at 610-627-7234 or email Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org. To suggest ideas for future Lion’s M.A.N.E. events or activities, or to ask questions about the program, contact Meg at 610-627-7234 or email Meg at email@example.com.