Senior Citizens’ News: Four-week ‘Nutrition Links’ program begins May 10 in Pittston

May 6th, 2016 12:31 pm


‘Nutrition Links’ begins May 10

PITTSTON — Lillian Burnett from Penn State Extension will present a program called “Nutrition Links” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, and 31 at the Pittston Active Adult Center. This series of lessons and activities on various topics will help residents care and feed their families on a limited budget by learning how to prepare low-cost quick meals, food safety skills, how to read food labels, choosing fruits and vegetables. Registration is required.

A speaker from Home Instead will speak about medication management at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. The public is invited to attend.

All center members ages 90 and older will be honored with a special lunch on Wednesday, May 18. Following dinner, Highland Manor will hold a special bingo from 1 to 2 p.m. Regular bingo will follow from 2 to 3 p.m.

Reservations are now being taken for the following trips:

Tioga Downs Racing & Casino — Thursday, June 16

Mount Airy Casino — Monday, July 18

Sands Casino — Thursday, Aug. 18

Hollywood Casino — Thursday, Sept. 1

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort Day Trip — Thursday, Oct. 6

Sands Casino — Thursday, Nov. 3

For more information, contact Connie Kokinda at the center.

Line dancing classes with Sue are held at 10 a.m. Mondays. Exercise classes with Catherine and Ruth are held at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sandi offers chair exercise classes at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Thursdays. There is no charge for these classes.

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 where the men challenge the women.

Craft class with Faye and Rosanne is held at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings, as is Wii bowling with John.

The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. A small fee is charged.

Bridge lessons will be held Friday afternoons. Contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561 for more information.


Check blood pressure May 12

EXETER TWP. — Free blood pressure screenings will be held from 12:20 12:45 p.m. by Walgreens employees in Thursday, May 12 at the Falls Active Adult Center.

Lunch & Learn will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 during which Linda Mesavage from United Cerebral Palsy Assistive Resource Center will conduct demonstrations for those needing adaptive equipment.

Center members will make living wreaths from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 16. This class will be limited to five people at a time, so reservations are required. All supplies provided.

A staff member from state Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 to answer any state related questions you have.

A special ’90s birthday party and lunch on Wednesday, May 18 will feature the Jolly Seniors having a sing along with music from the ’20s and ’30s after lunch.

Lunch & Learn will be 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 and will feature Kelly Lunger from Caregivers of America to discuss, “Ways to stay mentally and physically healthy in your senior years.”

The center will host a flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. The Falls Lions Club will be selling food. Outside space is available for $10. Contact Twila Watkins at the center to reserve a space.


Club meeting May 10

EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Seniors club will hold its next meeting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 to attend the 41st Anniversary Mass in St. Anthony’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, immediately followed by an anniversary dinner at St. Anthony’s Center.

A casino trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on Thursday, May 12. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. It is not required to be a member to join a trip. Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for reservations and information.


Meeting will be May 12

PITTSTON — The St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at St. Joseph Marello Parish Center. This month is the annual Tasting meeting, so each member is to bring a covered dish. After the meeting, refreshments will be served and games will be played, including bingo.

Members can also make a reservation to the annual picnic that will be held on Saturday, June 18. There will be no meeting in June and the reservation cost is $22 per person.

Members of the Pittston Active Adult Center recently participated in the Adult Coloring Class. In photo, from left, first row, Faye Kascmar, Helen Shannon, Juanita Herrick. Second row, Carol Wintermute, Sharon McAdarra, Barbara Shock, and Phyllis Bonomo. of the Pittston Active Adult Center recently participated in the Adult Coloring Class. In photo, from left, first row, Faye Kascmar, Helen Shannon, Juanita Herrick. Second row, Carol Wintermute, Sharon McAdarra, Barbara Shock, and Phyllis Bonomo. Submitted photo