in brief

June 25th, 2015 12:45 pm

First Posted: 3/25/2013

Free vision screening

Boscov’s Optical Wilkes-Barre will host a free vision screening from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

Everyone is eligible. Those who participate will also receive a free gift. To schedule an appointment, call Boscov’s Optical at 824-1855.

Experience music’s benefits with ‘Sing to Your Health’

A “Sing to Your Health” series will be held at 2 p.m. every other Thursday from April 4 – May 30 in the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas.

The April 4 class is free and will include an overview of music’s benefits, goals of the series and a session to experience the power of music. Interested participants may continue the series for $4 per class. Call 675-1866 to register by April 2.

Recreation therapist Rachel Loefflad, who serves on the board of directors of the Northeast Pennsylvania Center of Independent Living, will present the series.

Free healthy aging seminar

A free healthy aging seminar titled, “Minding the Mind,” will be offered from 2 – 3 p.m. April 10 at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas.

James Siberski, assistant professor of gerontology at Misericordia University, will discuss current techniques to help individuals enhance their brain spans to equal their life spans. He will discuss interventions that can help people slow the progression of memory impairment or dementia. For more information or to register, call 675-1866.

‘Dining with Diabetes’ program offered

Penn State Extension Luzerne County is offering a class, “Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families,” from 12:30 to 2 p.m., April 11, 18, May 2 and May 16. Nutritional suggestions will be offered to help those with diabetes control their disease.

For reservations, contact Connie Andrews at the Pittston Senior Center at 655-5561. Persons receiving Medicare and Medicaid and who attend all four classes are free. Registration deadline is April 1.

Medical college faculty, staff to host obesity symposium

On April 6, the Commonwealth Medical College’s faculty and staff will host the first continuing medical education (CME) event on obesity as part of the Keystone Program series.

Obesity experts from Pediatrics of Northeastern PA, Marywood University, University of the Sciences, Wyoming Valley Health Care, and Temple University will be presenters.

The symposium is open to physicians, healthcare professionals, and students in northeast and north central Pennsylvania. The program will be hosted at TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine St., Scranton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with speakers to follow at 8 a.m. The symposium will conclude at 1 p.m. For registration information and fees, visit

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