SENIORS ENJOY PENNSYLVANIA



Seniors Stop By Limerick

documentI like that name “Limerick” and my curiosity led me to see if seniors might enjoy a visit. This area was settled by Welsh immigrants in the 1690s. In 1698, William Evans christened the community “Limerick” after his hometown of Limerick in Ireland. The township has grown from a 1990 population of only 6,600 to 18,074 (2010 census).

In Limerick, senior visitors will find the William and Mordecai Evans House and Isaac Hunsberger House that are each listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many visitors enjoy the Mennonite Heritage Center that tells the story of the life of Mennonites in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site where the Continental Army camped in 1777-1778.

The Independence National Historical Park, encompassing Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell are all of historical significance near Limerick.

Seniors Can Golf And Shop

Facebook has a host of suggestions for senior visitors to consider. Toss in the clubs and play a round or two at beautiful Landis Creek Golf Club. The Waltz Golf Farm on West Ridge Pike has been steadily growing in Limerick since 1964 and produces bumper crops of family fun for mini-golf fans.

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The Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick is a 553,000-square-foot open-air outlet mall providing excellent shopping choices with over 150 stores. Upscale merchants: Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Nieman Marcus, Polo,Tommy Hilfiger and Sony, are among the featured stores ready for your browsing.

Seniors, Invite Grandkids

The Lighthouse at Landis Creek (photo by Bill Cannon) is an unusual site where visitors love to shoot their own photos. One can not help but notice the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant with steam rising from the twin towers.

Mahnderach Park invites seniors to bring along grandkids to a favored spot for enjoying the outdoors with a huge slide, BB courts and lots  of fun.

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Limerick Community Day in August is a fun-filled day of entertainment, great food choices, vendors and business expositions.  The Limerick Parks and Recreation Department invites senior visitors to “Movies Under The Stars” beginning at dusk in Limerick Community Park on Swamp Pike. Attendance at the movie is free, open to the public and BYOChairs.

Seniors, you don’t have to go all the way to Ireland to enjoy Limerick!.-jeb

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