Senior citizens news: Painting clay pots in Falls

January 8th, 2016 11:41 am


Bowling league to be held on Thursdays

PITTSTON — The 2016 bowling league is now forming. Bowling will begin at 1 p.m. Thursdays and continue for 14 weeks. For further information, contact Connie Kokinda at the center.

A trip is planned to Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster to see the new production of “Samson” on Wednesday, April 27. For further details or to make reservations, contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561.

The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor. Classes are from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Cost per class is $2 per person and class size is limited.

Exercise classes are offered at the center at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Healthy Steps classes with Ruth and Catherine are held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Sit and Be Fit chair exercise classes with Sandi are held at 9 a.m. Thursdays. There is no charge for these classes. Zumba Gold classes with Tony are held from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost per class is $2.

Bridge players interested in forming a bridge club may contact Connie at 570-655-5561. The club would meet Wednesday and/or Friday afternoons.

Pitch games will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free coffee is available from 8:30 a.m. to closing.

Lunch is served at noon Monday to Friday. Asking donation is $2 for those 60 years of age or older and $4.62 for those under 60 years of age. Reservations must be made by noon at least one day in advance. To make reservations, call the center at 570-655-5561.


Craft Club painting clay pots

EXETER TWP. — Beginning Monday, the Craft Club will paintclay pots.

A Martin Luther King special lunch and recognition, as well as birthday celebration for January birthdays will be held Friday.

Joan Krispin, LPN, admissions director for The Meadows, will be at the center from 12:25 to 12:50 p.m. Jan. 28 to check blood pressures. Krispin will sponsor the bingo game afterwards at 1 p.m.

The center is offering an educational series in January entitled “A Matter of Balance.” This program is being hosted by Margaret Austin, RN, a master trainer for a “Matter of Balance” through Geisinger. Austin is also the trauma outreach prevention coordinator. This class is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of January except for Tuesday, Jan. 12. The program is designed to help people remain in their own home safely.

The following activities are available throughout the week to anyone ages 50 and older at the Falls Active Adult Center:

Mondays: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Craft Club meets. Many projects are offered with all supplies provided.

Tuesdays: Brain games at lunch. Bingo following lunch.

Wednesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. walking group meets, weather permitting. Nutrition tips at lunch.

Thursdays: Nutrition talks at lunch. Bingo will be held following lunch.

Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to noon Geocaching activity, weather permitting. Free Zumba Gold from 9:15 to 10 a.m.

Anyone wishing to join the Falls Active Adult Center for a hot meal each day at noon for a suggested donation of $2 for those 60 and over and $4.62 for those under 60 should call Twila at 570-388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before.


Next meeting is Jan. 5

EXETER — The club will meet again at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony’s Center. Hostesses are Bernadine Bednar, Irene Kovaleski, John Kovaleski and Lucy Pocgescki. Dues for 2016 will be collected.

Membership is open to adults 50 years of age and older, regardless of residency or religious affiliation. Meetings are at 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month and include refreshments, bingo and trips. Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting.


Next meeting is Jan. 21

PITTSTON — The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Mt. Carmel Center on William Street. Hostesses are to be announced.

Members and friends of the Falls Active Adult Center recently celebrated the 1000th geocache find of Warren Keller. From left, are Herb Watkins, Warren Keller and Tom Rogers. and friends of the Falls Active Adult Center recently celebrated the 1000th geocache find of Warren Keller. From left, are Herb Watkins, Warren Keller and Tom Rogers. Submitted photo