What’s Up, NEPA/Senior News

May 18th, 2017 10:38 am

Editor’s note: Senior news items will be found in Thursday’s Life section. To submit entries for senior news, correspondences must be received by Monday, or 10 days prior to the event.

If you have questions, call Carol Swan at 570-704-3990 or Sarah Haase at 570-991-6111.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club is hosting a trip to Sands Casino, June 22, followed by a trip to the Hollywood Casino, July 19. Membership is not required for trips. Call Johanna, 570-655-2720.

Members will meet 1 p.m., May 23, in St. Anthony’s Parish Center. Host and hostesses are: Rose Mary Golenski, Kay Haddock, Johanna Malinowski and Vic Malinowski.

FALLS: The Falls Active Adult Center invites members to the Dinner Dance at Genetti’s Best Western, Wilkes-Barre, May 24.

Memorial Day celebration 1-1:30 p.m., May 25, featuring the Jolly Seniors for a program and sing-along.

Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., June 3. Vendors will receive an outside space for $10. You provide your own table and chairs. Small items accepted to sell, no clothes or large furniture and all items must work. The Falls Lions Club will sell food inside.

HANOVER TWP.: Lee Park Active Adult Center, will host the Gardens for blood pressure checks at 11 a.m., May 18.

Walgreens will do a presentation at 11 a.m., May 22, on immunizations.

Guardian Center will play a cognitive skills game at 11, May 23.

Dennis Thorne will perform at 11 a.m., May 25.

The Center is closed for Memorial Day, May 29.

A Health Presentation will be at 11 a.m., May 30, by the Guardian Center.

A heat safety presentation will be at 11 a.m., May 31, by Manor Care.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Active Adult Center, 335 third Ave., announces AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class will be held 1-5 p.m., May 22. This class is for those who have previously taken the class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call the center, 570-287-1102, to register.

A representative from the Dept of Health will be available 11:15 a.m., May 23, with informaiton on lyme disease.

The 50th annual dinner dance will be held noon to 4 p.m., May 24, at Genetti’s. Tickets are $29 and must be purchased in advance. Entertainment provided by George Rittenhouse. For more information call the center, 570-287-1102.

LUZERNE COUNTY: The Apprise Program, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, is seeking volunteers to train in assisting area elders.

Volunteer counselors participate in an extensive training program and can assist with presentations at various organizations and health fairs and a variety of other tasks.

All training and materials provided. Information, contact Jamie McIntyre, 570-822-1158, ext. 2309.

LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: Volunteer Senior Peer Counselors are available to provide one-to-one support and socialization in the homes of those 60- years of age and older experiencing loneliness or minor emotional issues.

Men and women, 55 and older; and homebound senior citizens of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties are urged to participate.

Training is provided. Questions, contact Rhoda Tillman, program coordinator, [email protected] or 570-836-3118. Participation is free.

MOUNTAIN TOP: Mountain Top Social Club to meet noon, May 23, at the Sands Springs Country Club for our Mother’s Day, Father’s Day dinner.

Future trips are June 15, Rainbow Theater (show - Buying the Moose); July 13, Landmark scenic tour and dinner.

For general club information, contact Janeann Lokken, 570-868-6895. For bus trip information, contact Otto Eime, 570-407-0056.

NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Active Adult Center will be closed noon, May 24. The annual dinner dance will be held at Genetti’s, Wilkes-Barre.

The center will be closed Memorial Day, May 29.

PITTSTON: St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold their picnic July 19 at the Checkerboard Inn, Shavertown. Be prepared to pay a deposit. Details will follow.

PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizens’ Club of St. Mary’s will meet 1 p.m., May 22, in the Holy Child School building, Willow Street. Servers are Otto Eime, Joe and Joan Natishan, Maggie Panek and Dolores Prutzman.

SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m., May 24, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Church Social hall. New members are welcome.

WHITE HAVEN: Senior Citizens of White Haven will meet 1 p.m., May 18, at the White Haven VFW, and will play bingo. Attendees are requested to bring a wrapped prize for the games.

WILKES-BARRE: The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties announces this year’s 50th annual Dinner Dance will be noon to 4 p.m., May 24, at Best Western Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. ‘Ain’t We Got Fun’ is this years theme with entertainment by DJ George Rittenhouse.

Dinner selections are prime rib au jus, chicken francaise or sole with stuffed crab imperial, accompanied by salad, potato, vegetable, coffee, tea and dessert. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $29 and can be obtained at any active adult center; or call Rhonda Adams, 570-822-1158, ext. 2337.

WILKES-BARRE: The St. Robert Bellarmine senior’s will meet 1 p.m., May 24, in the school cafeteria. Servers for this meeting are Kathy Chernavage, Maureen Paulson and Catherine Smith.

Springer winner from the last meeting was Helen Karpovich. The 50/50 winners were Dorothy Sullivan, Louise Bednarski and Jane Thomas.

The club will hold it’s annual Mother’s/Father’s Day dinner 1 p.m., June 14, at Konefal’s. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for guest. Call Barbara Elgonitis for reservations, 570-822-3470.

Editor’s note: Senior news items will be found in Thursday’s Life section. To submit entries for senior news, correspondences must be received by Monday, or 10 days prior to the event.

If you have questions, call Carol Swan at 570-704-3990 or Sarah Haase at 570-991-6111.