Derry Seniors

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.


May 16

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.