What’s Up, NEPA/Senior News

FALLS — The Falls Active Adult Center, state Route 92, Exeter Township: 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. Geri-Fit will not be held on July 6, 13, 17 or 20. The normal schedule resumes on July 24. July 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Farmer’s market vouchers. Bag lunch will be available to take-out only. July 3, Independence Day celebration. July 4, Center closed. July 9 – 10:30 a.m., Book club discussion of “Beach House for Rent” by Mary Alice Monroe. July 10, Center closes at 11 a.m. July 12, 12:15 p.m., Lunch & Learn with Mary Reeves speaking about migraines. July 18, A representative from PA State Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be here to answer any state-related questions. July 20, Mobile Food Pantry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. to help package food for the pantry. Please contact Twila (570-388-2623) to sign up. July 23, 12:15 p.m., Lunch & Learn. Kathy Arrowood, LSW from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart speaks about palliative and home hospice. July 26, Western Day. 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Dennis Thorne will entertain with his fiddle playing. July 27, Birthday Celebration at lunch. July 30, 12:15 p.m. Lois Elick of the Dept. of Heath discusses picnic safety. Anyone wishing to join us for a meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2 for those 60 and over or $5.07 for anyone under 60 should RSVP to Twila (570-388-2623) by 12:30 p.m. the day before.

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 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Route 309 in Mountain Top on July 10 and 24. The Aug. 14 meeting will be the club’s auction. 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: 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 are closed. 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 not meet on the first Wednesday of the month due to the Fourth of July holiday landing on that Wednesday. The members will meet on at noon July 11 at the Saint Benedict Parish Church hall located in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre at 155 Austin Ave. Members are reminded to start preparing their Plains Night Out baskets and may bring them to the meeting. The deadline to collect the baskets will be the July 18 meeting. The baskets will be donated to the Plains Night Out held on Tuesday July 31. Please note: To enter the church hall you will have to walk down two steps to a landing, then four steps. New members 55 and over are welcome to join.

PLYMOUTH — The Senior Citizens’ Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will meet at 1 p.m. July 9 in the Holy Child School building on Willow Street in Plymouth. Members should remember to bring their own lunch. Servers will be Frank Forlin, Joe Kelly, Lorraine Loftus and John Lelak. The club 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. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the All Saint Church parking lot, Willow Street, Plymouth. A trip to Wildwood, N.J., will take place Sept. 6 through 10. The cost is $499 per person. Call Ann at 570-779-3203 for reservations.

WILKES-BARRE — The St. Robert Bellarmine Seniors will meet on Sept. 12. Servers will be Regina Corba, Ann Marie Dennis and Marie Kumiega. The club will host a trip to Silver Birches for the Autumn Festival on Oct. 18. Hollywood 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 beginning at noon on June 28 at Kirby Park (Pavilion 3) in Wilkes-Barre. 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. July 3 at St. Monica Parish Hall, 363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming. To celebrate Del’s birthday, Del and Deb McDermott will host New members are welcome. Info: JoAnn at 570-283-3388.

WHITE HAVEN — The White Haven Area Senior Citizens, will hold their Picnic at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the L&L Fire Hall. The menu for the Picnic features tossed salad, chicken marsala, piggies in a blanket, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, Italian marinated vegetable salad, dessert and beverages. The event costs $22 for members and $27 for non-members.

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.