What’s Up, NEPA/Senior News

DALLAS — Volunteers of the Meadows Auxiliary are preparing for the 34th annual Market on the Pond, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 on the center grounds, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. The events features 120 vendors offering a variety of goods. Proceeds benefit the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The rain date is June 23. The auxiliary is asking for donations for raffle baskets and gift cards. A large number of baskets have been donated and are on display in the center lobby. Chances are available for purchase for $1, and the drawing will be held the day of the event. The community is also invited to donate items that can be used for auxiliary-run booths. Acceptable donations include new or gently used household odds and ends, soft and hardcover books and plants. Electronics, household appliances, magazines, clothing and large exercise equipment will not be accepted. Times can be arranged by calling the community services office at 5470-675-8600, ext. 195 or 115.

FALLS — The Falls Active Adult Center, state Route 92, Exeter Township: June 14: Lunch & Learn at 12:15 p.m., Carlie Welter will discuss RSVP volunteer opportunities for seniors June 15: Mobile Food Pantry from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Program is for Wyoming county residents and those from the Harding and Exeter area of Luzerne county, Open to any age. Call Twila with any questions. A representative from Geisinger will be there to check blood pressures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the food pantry; June 18: Lunch & Learn at 12:15 p.m. on “Sun Safety in NEPA” by Stephanie from Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; June 20: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., A representative from PA State Rep Karen Boback’s office will be there to answer any state-related questions; June 28: 12:25 p.m., Blood pressures will be taken by a nurse from The Meadows followed by bingo lead by Melissa from The Meadows.

LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES — Seniors 55 years or older are needed to visit homebound senior adults 60 years and older in their homes once a week. Senior Peer Counseling Program (SPCP) of Community Counseling Services provides training for volunteers in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties to visit seniors for conversation and supportive socialization. After completing the screening and training in basic counseling and listening skills, Senior Peer Counselors are paired with clients. Clients as well as volunteers are welcome to contact Rhoda Tillman at [email protected] or 570-552-6107. This program is affiliated with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). There is no charge to participate. The next volunteer training begins in July.

MOUNTAIN TOP — Mountain Top Social Club will meet at 1 p.m. on June 26 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Route 309 in Mountain Top. June 14 and July 19 trips have been canceled because not enough people signed up. 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. Payment is requested by the beginning of each month. 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: Bus trips: June 19: Sight & Sound, Jesus, $122; July 19, Hollywood Casino, $28; Aug. 1, Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster for Getting Momma Married, $88. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. for an 11 a.m. arrival at theater. Lunch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m with showtime at 1 p.m. and departure at 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by June 22. No refunds after July 13. Seats assigned at time of payment; 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.

PLAINS TWP. — The Plains Senior Citizens will hold its summer member picnic at noon June 20 at the Plains Pavilion. Patricia Bonheck will collect $10 per person for the picnic at the meeting. Host and hostesses will be Nancy Nahill, Dorothy Peters, Lillion Piechota, Arlene and Joe Ruane and Adele Schneidereit. They are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to set up refreshments. New members 55 and over are welcome.

PLYMOUTH — The Senior Citizens’ Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will host 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, N.J., Sept. 9 through 13 (5 days, 4 nights) is being planned. Full details will be provided later.

WILKES-BARRE — The St. Robert Bellarmine Seniors: The June trip to the Hollywood Casino is filled. Casino trips are scheduled for 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.

WILKESL-BARRE — All public school retirees are invited to attend the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees 80th Anniversary Picnic and celebration on June 28 at Kirby Park (Pavilion 3) in Wilkes-Barre. The picnic will start at noon and hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Activities will include bingo, beanbags, and a birthday card decorating contest. Attendees are also invited to bring cards or board games. The organization is also asking attendees to bring a dish to pass. There will be a minimal charge of $5 to help pay for the pavilion rental. Checks are to be made out to LUZ/WYO PASR. Reservations should be sent to Maureen Doerfler at 29 Rhodes Terrace, Harvey’s Lake, PA 18618. For more information call June Seely at 570-384-4407.

WYOMING/WEST WYOMING — The Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 19 at St. Monica Parish Hall, 363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming. The birthday honorees for June are Mary Matani, Donna Pocceschi and Irene Zelinski. To celebrate her 93rd birthday, Irene Zelinski will host with cake and ice cream. New members welcome. Info: JoAnn at 570-283-3388.

WHITE HAVEN — The White Haven Area Senior Citizens, will hold their annual Mother/Father dinner at 4 p.m. June 26 and their Picnic at 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Both events will take place at the L&L Fire Hall. The Mother/Father dinner menu features cream of potato soup, turkey with stuffing, pork with mandarin organ, candied sweet potatoes (without walnuts), coleslaw, honey-glazed carrots, dessert, rolls with butter and beverages. Entertainment will be provided by George Rittenhouse. The Menu for the Picnic features tossed salad, chicken marsala, piggies in a blanket, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, Italian marinated vegetable salad, dessert and beverages. Each activity costs $22 for members and $27 for non-members. Reservations and payment for the Mother/Father dinner must be received by Charlene Miller at 570-443-8526 before noon on June 18.

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.