What’s Up, NEPA?/Senior News

EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Active Adult Center is hosting a Geri-Fit® Osteoporosis Workshop at noon Thursday, July 14. All are welcome. This one-time demonstration is free, but pre-registration is required. Call Rachael Kiwak at the center, 570-287-3381.

For more information contact Patti Gozikowski at 570-822-1158 ext. 3333.

FALLS: The Falls Active Adult Center, SR 92, Exeter Township, will host Pam Gagliardi, R Ph. from Walgreens, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday to check blood pressures; Lunch & Learn will follow on medication safety.

Tuesday will be bag lunch, center closes at 11 a.m.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The basic 2-part AARP Driver Safety Class will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Tuesdays, July 12 and July 19. Attendance at both sessions is required if not taken within the past three years.

A refresher course is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for those who have completed basic course or refresher course within the past three years.

These courses are open to anyone, if 60 and older a five percent auto insurance discount may be available.

A driver’s license, the check for $20 ($15 for AARP members) payable to AARP and your AARP membership card, if applicable are required. Instructor; Leslie Loomis, 570-885-0572. Space is limited.

NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Active Adult Center, 145 E. Green St., is hosting a bus trip Wednesday’s, July 13 and Aug. 17, to the Hollywood Casino, Grantville. $27 for members; $28 non-members. $30 free slot play, $5 off buffet, or 25% off counter service. Bus leaves 9 a.m. from the center. Departure, 5 p.m.

Valid ID required at the casinos for $20 free slot play.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Active Adult Center, 441 N. Main St., ballroom dance lessons are now at to 2 p.m. Thursdays. There is a small fee for the class.

Free blood pressure screenings are from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday by Golden Living.

Reservations are being taken for Mount Airy Casino, Monday, July 18.

Tickets are available for the picnic at Plains Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. $20 includes coffee and donuts at 10 a.m., buffet dinner at noon and hamburgers and hot dogs at 4 p.m.

For information call Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561.

PITTSTON: United Methodist Church, Pittston, is sponsoring a Doo Wop bus trip to American Music Theater, Lancaster, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. $108 inclusive with a show at 2 p.m. and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Pick up time is at 9:45 a.m. at Pittston Plaza.

For reservations or information call Cathy, 570-603-1915.

PLAINS: Plains Senior Citizens Project HEAD will meet Wednesday. Host and hostesses are Helen Dula, Josephine Kline, Anna Mae Lavan, John Magda, Maureen Magda and Joan Magdalinski. They are asked to meet at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Bernardine Hall in Plains.

SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville Senior citizens meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church social hall.

Winners of the 50/50 fundraiser from the previous meeting were Dan Shumack, Lorraine Cwalina and Ann Wayslow.

Pat Quinn treated members to refreshments for her birthday.

WILKES-BARRE: Prime Time Health announces a new program called Geri-Fit®, proven effective for improving muscular strength, balance, coordination, motor skills, reaction time, flexibility, gait, arthritic conditions and functional capacity.

Locations for the class include the Edwardsville Active Adult Center, the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA, the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, the Tunkhannock Library and the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre. No cost to those 50+ years of age. Participants should bring dumbbells, a stretch band and water to drink. Class size is limited and advance registration is required.

WYOMING/W. WYOMING: The Wyoming, West Wyoming Senior Citizens met June 21.

The fifty-fifty winners were Theresa Alexander, Helen Markert, Eleanor Seneski and Dorothy Rossick.

The bingo jackpot was taken by Mary Matani.

At the next meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Deb and Del McDermott will treat the club for Del’s July birthday.