Senior Citizens News: Valentine’s dinner and party Feb. 12 in Pittston



    Valentine’s Dinner Feb. 12

    PITTSTON — A special Valentine’s Day dinner will be held on Friday, Feb. 12. Dinner reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Asking donation for 60 or older is $2. Dinner will be served at noon and the party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost of the party is $3, which includes light refreshments and music by Johnny Diamond.

    Reservations are now open for a trip to the Sands Casino on Wednesday, April 6 and to the Hollywood Casino on Wednesday, May 25. For further information or to make a reservation contact Connie Kokinda, Center Director at 570-655-5561. Get your reservation in early as these trips fill up fast.

    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 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.

    Ceramic Class with Ann is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays while Bingo with Ron and Amy is held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday mornings and also from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.

    Shuffleboard matches are held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings when the men challenge the women. Helen Shannon is the captain.

    Craft class with Faye and Roseanne is held at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings and Wii Bowling with John is offered as well.

    The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

    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.

    The Pitch group meets at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Bridge Club is now formed and will meet at 1 p.m. each Friday. A wide variety of card games are offered at the center and new players are always welcome to join.

    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.


    Paint clay pots on Feb. 8

    EXETER TWP. — Residents will paint clay pots or make Valentine wreaths Monday, Feb. 8 at the Falls Active Adult Center.

    Krisiti Green, R.N. from Traditional Hospice, will be on hand at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 to discuss “How to Maintain a Healthy Heart.” Green will check blood pressures from 12:40 to 1 p.m.

    George Rittenhouse, singer and entertainer will be on hand to celebrate Valentine’s Day from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. There will be a special lunch and party that day.

    A Presidents Day lunch as well as Lunch & Learn on hypothermia will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 and will be led by Kelly Langer from Caregivers.

    Staff from the office of state Rep. Aaron Kaufer will be available at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 25 to assist people with filling out rent rebate forms and property tax forms. They will have the forms available.

    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.


    Trip to Sands Casino is Feb. 18

    EXETER — A casino trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on Thursday, Feb. 18. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. It is not a requirement to be a club member to attend a trip.

    For more information, or to make a reservation, call Johanna at 570-655-2720.


    St. Joseph’s Table is March 17

    PITTSTON — St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold a St. Joseph’s table in Mt. Carmel Center in Pittston on Thursday, March 17. The tradition is a three-tier table set with Italian foods, bread, pastry and fava beans among other things. There will be a catered lunch and plans will be finalized at the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18.

    On Saturday, March 19, which is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the club will go to 10:30 a.m. mass at the Oblates of St. Joseph on Route 315. After mass, the club will meet at Perkins for breakfast.

    On Monday March 21 there will be a St. Joseph’s day trip to the Villa Roma in Callicoon, New York. The day will include St. Joseph’s festivities. There will be an authentic St. Joseph’s table in the lobby and dinner in the dining room. After dinner there will be entertainment starring Elio Scaccio a well-renowned Italian entertainer. The club will play bingo in the Forum Room or members can explore the resort. The cost is $79. All inclusive.

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