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EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will gather at 1 p.m. today at St. Anthony Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Irene Parini was congratulated on her 87th birthday at the previous meeting. Bill Kull played patriotic music in honor of Veterans Day after the meeting. Fifty-fifty winners were Aggie Abromavage, Charlie Cheskiewicz, Helen Zarychta and Frances Poluske. Raffle winners were Irene Parini and Sharon McAdarra.

The Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 4. Members are reminded that non-perishable food items are being collected for donation to the local food pantry.

Reservations are being taken for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Dec. 12. Pick ups will be in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. For details call Johanna at 655-2720.

FALLS: The Falls Senior Center, state Route 92, offers daily activities, which include Wii, shuffleboard, scrabble, cards and complete body stretch exercises using weights and bands from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday and Friday.

Celebration of birthdays for November will be recognized at noon on Wednesday.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is having its annual Christmas party from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the center. Catering will be by Ellis' and entertainment will be provided by George Rittenhouse. Cost is $17 per person. Reservations may be made at the center. Call 287-1102 for more information.

LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: The Senior Peer Counseling Program is recruiting homebound senior citizens who would like a weekly visitor for conversation and support.

The Senior Peer Counseling Program of Community Counseling Services and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) trains volunteers in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties to provide socialization to enhance the quality of life of seniors 60 years of age or older. Volunteers are at least 55 years of age, friendly, able to drive and devote a few hours each week relating to new people.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Contact Rhoda Tillman, program coordinator, at 836-3118 to request a weekly visitor or discuss opportunities as a senior peer counselor.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The center will be closing at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, bag lunch.

A presentation on how to beat the holiday blues will be hosted by Heartland at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

There will be screenings and medical reviews by Geisinger Health from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center is forming a polka dance group. Ron and Sharon McAdarra are co-coordinating the group which meets at 1 p.m. on Mondays. Singles and couples are welcome. The group will provide entertainment to various nursing homes in our area. For more information, or to register, call the center at 655-5561.

Tickets are on sale for the annual Christmas party to be held on Dec. 9 at Jenkins Township Social Hall. Doors open at noon and dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Cost is $24 and includes a family-style dinner, dessert, beer, wine and soda. Music will be provided from 2-5 p.m. by the George Tarasik Orchestra. Reservations are needed by Dec. 4.

Apple pie and ice cream day will be celebrated after dinner on Wednesday for $1. SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hall.

Winners of the 50-50 fundraisers at the last meeting were Lorraine Cwalina, Angie Tressa and Steffie Stefanides.

The Christmas party dinner will be served at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Knights of Columbus in Luzerne.

WILKES-BARRE: The Charles T. Adams Senior Center, 5 E. Market St., will host an Apprise open house from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 6.

A representative from Senator Yudichak's office will be on hand to assist with rent rebate forms from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 7.

The center will be holding a holiday ham raffle for the month of December. Every lunch at the center receives an entry in the raffle.

All new members will receive a gift upon joining and will be entered into a raffle to win the new member prize of the month.

WILKES-BARRE: Members of St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the former St. Aloysius school cafeteria on Barney Street.

At the recent meeting, the winner of the springer was Nancy Humiston. Fifty-fifty winners were Lorraine Loftus, Dolores Winters and Zita Cavanaugh. Barbara Elgonitis won the special gift donated by Regina Korba.

Bakers and servers for the meeting will be Romaine Brown, Ann Hopiak, Louise Bednarski and Romaine Butka.

The Christmas party will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the R&D Memories hall in Lyndwood. Dorothy Sullivan is in charge of the party.

Otto Eime has a listing of the 2013 trips.

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