Senior Citizens’ News: Geri Fit sessions begin Sept. 27 in Pittston



    Geri Fit continues Sept. 27

    PITTSTON — The next session for Geri Fit Fitness will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Pittston Active Adult Center. Geri Fit is held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday. This exercise program improves muscular strength, balance, coordination, motor skills, flexibility, arthritis and much more. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs. There is no charge for these classes. To register or for further information contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561.

    Reservations are now being taken for the following trips organized by the Pittston Active Adult Center:

    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.

    An AARP Smart Drivers four-hour refresher course will be offered at the center from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants may entitle to a 5 percent discount on automobile insurance if they are ages 55 or older and successfully complete this course. Participants should check with their insurance carrier for specifics on the program. Class size is limited and pre-registration is necessary by calling 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. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on 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. Wednesday afternoons.

    Shuffleboard matches are held at 10 a.m. 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.


    Calligraphy class to be held

    EXETER TWP. — Atsuko McHale will offer a Japanese calligraphy class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Falls Active Adult Center. All supplies are provided at no cost.

    Quilting classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Parisian Day will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 25 with a special Parisian lunch. Tony Rovinski, a folk and gospel singer, will hold a concert from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

    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 and is currently making crafts for the upcoming craft fair that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

    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.


    Club meeting is Aug. 23

    EXETER — Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project Head Club, will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 in St. Anthony’s center. Host/hostesses are Amy Alpaugh, Tom Alpaugh, Antoinette Manganello, and Juanita Herrick.

    A trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on Thursday, Sept. 8. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. It is not a requirement to be a club member to join a trip. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Johanna at 570-655-2720.
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