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EDWARDSVILLE: Edwardsville Active Adult Center, 57 Russell St., is hosting blood pressure screenings presented by Manor Care at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Active Aging Day will be celebrated on Thursday on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.

Flu shots will be administered by Superior Healthcare at 11 a.m. on Monday.

A speaker from Visiting Angels will be at the center at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 to speak about “PA Ready.” There will also be a special lunch to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 18.

The birthday of the month celebration will take place on Sept. 20 and will include cake and ice cream.

Golden Living Center will provide blood pressure screenings on Sept. 25.

Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol will host a guest speaker at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26. A staff member from Rep. Gerald Mullery’s office will also be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 26.

Farmers market vouchers are still available at the center.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at St. Anthony’s Center.

A casino trip is planed for Wednesday to Mount Airy with pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Membership is not required for trips. Call Johanna at 655-2720.

FALLS: The Falls Active Adult Center, state Roue 92, is hosting Active Aging Day on Thursday at Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The event is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.

There will be an art show and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the center. The public is welcome. Meet and greet the artist at the reception from 3-5 p.m. The Falls Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers on Sunday only.

Master Gardener Roberta Troy will give a presentation at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 entitled “Gardening is for the Birds.”

A representative from Golden Living Center will give a presentation on fall prevention at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26. A free blood pressure screening will also be available on Sept. 26.

LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: The Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring its annual “Active Aging Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday on Public Street Square, Wilkes-Barre.

There will be Zumba Gold demonstrations, belly dancers, and Stankey and the Coal Miners. Bag checks for purchases, coffee, doughnuts, bathroom facilities and early bird bingo will be held at the Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center, 5 East Market Street. Flu shots will be available under the auspices of the National Council on Aging Flu and You Program and the Wilkes Barre City Health Department under the direction of Ted Cross.

Members of the active adult centers may pre-arrange to order a bag lunch to enjoy by contacting their local active adult center prior to the event. Contact your local center or the Area Agency on Aging at 822-1158.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet today Sept. 10 in the Father Nolan Day Room at St. Jude Church. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Hosts are Carol Ann Lengel, Elizabeth McCloskey and Bobett McDade. A trip is scheduled for Oct. 7 to Ace In The Hole, Wayne, N.J., for October Fest dinner and show. For more information call Otto at 570-407-0056.

WILKES-BARRE: An AARP driver refresher course will be given from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Monday on the fourth floor in Boscov’s Community Room. This course is open only to individuals who have completed either the two-part basic course or a refresher course within the past three years.

The two-part basic course will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 for individuals who have not completed a two-part basic or refresher course within the last three years. Attendance at both sessions is required.

Those who complete either of these courses and are 60 years of age or older may be eligible for a five percent car insurance discount for the next three years. The cost for each course is $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. The course needs to be taken every three years.

Students should bring pens, a driver’s license and a check payable to AARP to the first class. AARP membership cards should also be brought, if applicable. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Call Les Loomis at 570-885-0572.

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