What’s Up, NEPA/Senior News

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 22 – 12:15 a.m., Mary Reeves, LSW, from Golden Living in Tunkhannock discusses “Stroke Awareness;” May 18 – Mobile Food Pantry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. This is open to those meeting the criteria from Wyoming county and those in the Harding and Exeter area of Luzerne county; June 20 – 11:30-1:30 A representative from PA State Representative Karen Boback’s office will be here to answer any state related questions; May 24 – 12:15 a.m., Lunch & Learn Lois Elick, RN from the Dept. of Health discusses Lyme disease, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., There will be an open house at all Active Adult Centers in Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The Falls center will have free coffee and doughnuts; May 28 – Center closed for Memorial Day; May 30 – 90’s plus birthday celebration. Twila: 570-388-2623

JENKINS TWP. — The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. May 22 at the Jenkins Township Hose Company to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the organization. A dinner will be held to mark the occasion. Hostesses for the evening are Ruth Musto, Pat Weiksner and Carol Matrusavage. All senior citizens of the township are welcome. For more information, call Jean at 570-654-9710.

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 — All of the following Centers will also have an Open House on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Public is invited to attend: Butler Twp. Active Adult Center, 411 West Butler Drive, Drums, 570 788-4881; Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center, 5 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570 825-3484; Dallas Active Adult Center, 1158 Twin Stacks Drive Dallas, 570 675-2179; Edwardsville Active Adult Center, 57 Russell Street Edwardsville, 570 287-3381; Falls Active Adult Center, 2813 Sullivan’s Trail Falls, 570 388-262.

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 17, Susan Gillespie from ManorCare will speak on hydration; 12:45, Timber Ridge will host a blood pressure screening; May 23, Center trip to Mount Airy Casino/”Jailhouse Rock,” departure time: 11 a.m. from Nanticoke; Noon May 24, Open house special lunch; May 28, Closed in observance of Memorial Day; Noon May 30, 90s plus special lunch. Bus trips: May 23, Mount Airy Jailhouse Rock, $62; June 19: Sight & Sound Jesus, $122; July 19, Hollywood Casino, $28; Aug. 1, Rainbow Dinner Theatre Getting Moma Married, $88; Sept. 12, Hollywood Casino, $28; Oct. 18, Hollywood Casino, $28; Nov. 21: Dutch Apple Theatre A Christmas Carol, $92. 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. There will be a day trip to the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Lancaster on July 11. The show is “Getting Mama Married.” The price of $65 includes the show, dinner, transportation, all gratuities, and a stop after the show. Call (570) 779-3203 for reservations. A trip to Wildwood, NJ, Sept. 9 through 13 (5 days, 4 nights) is being planned. Full details will be provided later.

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. Anyone interested in the trips should call Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.

Editor’s note: Senior news items will be found in Thursday’s Life section. To submit entries for senior news, correspondences must be received two weeks prior to the event.

If you have questions, call Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651.