EDWARDSVILLE — The Wilkes-Barre Chapter 342 National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 2 p.m. May 18 at Grotto Pizza, Wyoming Avenue, Edwardsville.
FALLS — The Falls Active Adult Center, state Route 92, Exeter Township: May 10 – 12:45 a.m., Wellness bingo with Theresa Hillard, community relations representative from Geisinger; May 11 – There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to show improvements that were made possible by a grant from the Pa Department of Aging. A program will be presented from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with speakers from various agencies including Rep. Karen Boback and the Director of the Area on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties; May 16 – Center closed. Dinner Dance at Genettis. If interested, see Twila for details. Twila: 570-388-2623
KINGSTON — The Kingston Active Adult Center, 335 third Ave., Kingston: The Alzheimer’s Association with group leader Alyssa Maria from Home Instead Senior Care is holding a support group for families or individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease. 1 to 2 p.m. May 17. To register, call Alyssa Maria at 570-714-4260 or email [email protected]
LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES — Volunteers 55 and older in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties are needed to visit homeboudn senior adults, who would like conversation and socialization. Men and women in The Senior Peer Counseling Program (SPCP) of Community Counseling Services and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) who qualify visit weekly. After completing the screening and training, Senior Peer Counselors see individuals 60 and older in their homes. People who are enthusiastic about working with older adults are trained in basic counseling and listening skills to provide this valuable service. Both volunteers and homebound seniors are welcome. There is no charge to participate. For questions about becoming a volunteer or receiving in-home services, please contact Rhoda Tillman [email protected] or 570-552-6107.
LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES — The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties announces the theme for this year’s Older American’s Month is “Engage At Every Age.” This year’s 51st Annual Dinner Dance will be held at Best Western Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market Street, Wilkes-Barre on May 16 from noon to 4 p.m.; with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. “This Magic Moment” is the theme for this year’s dance; the entertainment set for this gala event will be provided by “The Poets.” Dinner selections are either sliced beef tenderloin with bordelaise sauce, chicken francaise or flounder filet with crab meat with béarnaise sauce, accompanied by house salad, roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots with apples, and Boston creme cake, coffee, tea and dessert. A cash bar will also be available. Door prizes will be drawn and a grand prize presented. This year’s ticket price for the event is $29. Tickets can be obtained at any of the seventeen Active Adult (Senior) Centers or by calling Rhonda Adams at 570-822-1158, ext. 2337.
LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES — The Falls Active Adult Center, which was a recipient of a PA Dept. of Aging Renovation Grant, will host a Grand Re-Opening on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Falls Active Adult Center is located at 2813 Sullivan’s Trail, Falls.
MOUNTAIN TOP — Mountain Top Social Club: Mother’s Day/Father’s Day dinner will be held at noon May 22 at Sands Springs Club. Trips to the Hollywood Casino will continue every fourth Thursday of each month through November. The cost is $25 per person. The price includes a $30 rebate to play and a $5 buffet voucher or 25 percent off a casual dinner. The bus leaves Mountain Top at 8:15 a.m. and St. Als at 8:45 a.m. For general club information, contact Janeann Lokken at 570-868-6895. For information on bus trips, contact Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.
NANTICOKE — Rose Tucker Active Adult Center: 11:30 a.m. May 11, Debbie from Griswold Natural Remedies for joint pain/arthritis; Noon to 4 p.m. May 16, 51st annul Dinner Dance at Genetti’s, center will be closed for activities; 11:30 a.m. May 17, Susan Gillespie from ManorCare will speak on hydration; 12:45, Timber Ridge will host a blood pressure screeningBus trips: May 23, Mount Airy Jailhouse Rock, $62. Trips to casinos include meal and slot play. Trips to productions include meal and show.
PLYMOUTH — The Senior Citizens’ Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will hold its Mom and Dad Dinner will be held at 1 p.m. June 3 at R&D Memories, 566 Fellows Ave., Hanover Township. Reservations are now being taken. The club will meet at 1 p.m. May 14 in the Holy Child School Building on Willow Street in Plymouth. Servers will be Tom and Sue Ellen Kravulski, Ann and John Brunick and Arlene Gritsko.
WILKES-BARRE — The St. Robert Bellarmine Seniors will meet on May 23. The refreshment committee will be Joe Kelly, Regina Korba and Carol Kelsh. New members are welcome. The club has announced trips to the Hollywood Casino on the fourth Thursday of each month. The bus will leave from St. Al’s at 7:45 a.m. A trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see “Steel Mangnolias” will take place on May 10. Anyone interested in the trips should call Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.
WYOMING/WEST WYOMING — The Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 15 at St. Monica Parish Hall, 8th Street, West Wyoming. Bakers are Theresa Kennedy and Vickie Mecklavage. New members are welcome. Info: JoAnn at 570-283-3388.