What’s Up, NEPA/Senior News

FALLS — The Falls Active Adult Center, state Route 92, Exeter Township: 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.

KINGSTON — The Kingston Active Adult Center, 335 third Ave., Kingston: The Alzheimer’s Association will host a support group for families taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 1 to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Kingston Active Adult Center. To register, call Home Instead Senior Care at 570-714-4260. There is no charge. Questions: Call Alyssa at 570-714-4260.

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 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.

PITTSTON — St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold its annual Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. July 19 at the Checkerboard Inn in Dallas. The picnic will feature, bingo, other games and prizes. Non-members are welcome. Call Rosemarie Amico at 570-654-0046. In August, there will be a bus trip to the Sand’s Casino in Bethlehem. The next meeting will be Sept. 20. Members do not need to be Pittston residents. Call Theresa at 570-654-2967.

PLAINS TWP. — The Plains Senior Citizens will hold Plains Night Out on July 31.

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.

WHITE HAVEN — The White Haven Area Senior Citizens, will hold their Picnic at 4 p.m. Aug. 21 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.