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NEWS FOR SENIORS


September 03. 2013 11:39AM
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EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors’ next meeting is at 1 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Center today. Host/hostesses are Lou Bryja, Charlie Cheskiewicz, Marie Cheskiewicz, Rosemary Golenski, and Helen Zarychta. The 50/50 winners were Theresa Blasavage, Toni Hall, Johanna Malinowski, Irene Parini, and Frank Schall. Theresa Blasavage and Florence Stankoski shared the special game prize, and Helen Zarychta won the bingo jackpot.


A casino trip is planned for Sept. 11 to Mount Airy with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Membership is not required to come on these trips. Contact Johanna at 655-2720.


LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties still has available Senior Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers for any senior who qualifies and has not yet received vouchers for this program year.


To be eligible for the vouchers an individual it is required to be at least 60 or turn 60 this year, live in Luzerne or Wyoming Counties, and meet the income requirements. Total income in household, person, $21,257; two people, $28,694. Documentation of age and residency is required, a driver’s license or photo license is sufficient. Only one set of vouchers ($20) is allowed per individual per year. Also, anyone residing in an assisted living facility, nursing home or convent where meals are provided does not qualify for the program. If a senior is unable to pick up the vouchers, he/she can send someone in their place as long as the person presents a signed and completed proxy form when picking up the vouchers; this includes spouses and individuals with power of attorney.


Each eligible senior will then receive four $5 vouchers ($20) which can only be used to purchase Pennsylvania grown fresh fruits and vegetables from a participating farmers market stand.


A voucher distribution is set for Pittston Active Adult Center, 441 N. Main St., Pittston, 570-655-5561, 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4; Kingston Active Adult Center, 335 Third Ave., Kingston, 570-287-1102, 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5; Wyoming County Active Adult Center, 101 Dymond Terrace, Tunkhannock, 570-836-2324; 4-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Rose Tucker Active Adult Center, 128 W. Washington Street, Nanticoke, 570-735-1670, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10.


If these locations are not convenient, vouchers are available at an Active Adult Center near you. For more information, please call Rhonda Adams, SFMNP coordinator at 822-November 30 is the last day that the vouchers can be redeemed at a farmer’s stand that participates in the program.


MINERS MILLS: The Community Club will meet at 1 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Pavilion. Hostesses are Rose Hayes, Elizabeth Gurko, Jerry Cookus and Luise Cookus. There will not be a picnic.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountaintop Active Adult Center will have bag lunch today. There is a member trip to a fashion show at Heritage Hill.


There is a bag lunch with pickup time of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 4.


Bingo will be played at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday hosted by Birchwood.


A dementia presentation will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Sept.10, hosted by Hospice of Sacred Heart.


Active Aging Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, downtown on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Entertainment will be provided by Stanky & the Coal Miners. Contact the center to order a bag lunch no later than Tuesday, Sept 10.


PITTSTON: The Pittston Active Adult Center, 441 N. Main St., is offering exercise classes five times a week. Healthy Steps classes are offered with Ruth and Catherine at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Sit and Be Fit chair exercise classes are offered at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Thursdays with Mary & Sandi. There is no charge for these classes.


Zumba Gold classes are held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a small fee. Anita LoPresto is the instructor.


Superior Home Health will be giving flu shots at the center on Sept. 17.


Pre-registration is required by calling the center at 655-5561.


Reservations are now being taken for the following trips: Penn’s Peak, Oct. 22, which includes motorcoach transportation, dinner and the King Henry Show. Cost is $65.


Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Thursday, Nov. 7, the cost is $25 with a $20 in free play and a $5 food voucher.


Pines Dinner Theater, Dec. 5. Cost is $72 which includes meal, motorcoach transportation and Walkin’ in the Winter Wonderland Christmas Show.


For reservations and further information contact Connie Andrews, center director, (570) 655—5561.


PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen’s Friendship Club of St. Mary’s met recently. Cash winners of the 50/50 drawings were Barbara Elgonitis, Bernadine Clark, and Phyllis Saluski. Winners of zucchini breads made by Helen Skovira were Lorraine Loftus, John Brunick and Geraldine Wabik.


The club is sponsoring a trip to “Sight and Sound” Theater on Dec. 3 to see the “Miracle of Christmas.” Reservations are being taken with a deposit. Seats will be assigned with full payment. Dinner is included at the No. 1 restaurant “Shady Maple.” Membership is not required for the trips. Call Ann at 779-3203.


The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Sept. 9, at the Holy Child School Building on Willow Street. Serving will be John and Ann Brunick, Valeria Cackowski, Pat Cole, and Otto Elmen.


WILKES-BARRE: The Wilkes-Barre Area Rainbow Seniors met recently at Albright United Methodist Church. President Angelo Ricci presided. Stella Fiorucci and Doris Harring won door prizes. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 17. Servers will be Doris & Charles Hughes and Jean Langley.




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