First Posted: 9/10/2013

Pittston Center

The Pittston Active Adult Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. New members are welcome to come aboard. Free coffee is available from 8:30 a.m. to closing. The center now has wifi available as well as three computers w/internet access.

Exercise classes are now being offered at the center five times a week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Healthy Steps classes with Ruth and Catherine are held. Sit and Be Fit Chair Exercises Classes with Mary and Sandi are held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 9 a.m. on Thursdays Tuesdays at 11 a.m. There is no charge for these classes. Zumba Gold classes are offered for a small fee at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Anita LoPresto is the instructor.

Line Dancing class with Sue will be held at 10 a.m. on Mondays. The crochet club with Katherine meets at 10 a.m. as well.

Cards, shuffleboard, Wii bowling and computer with internet access is also available throughout the day. The pitch group is seeking new members to join them at 1 p.m. on Tuesdasy and Thursdays.

Ceramic classes are offered on Wednesdays. Ann Pisano is the instructor. There is a fee for this class and for purchasing of supplies. Needlepoint class with Mary is held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. New members are welcome to join.

Superior Home Health will give flu shots at the Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Pre-registration is required by calling the center at 655-5561.

Free blood pressure screenings by Jim Colella will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 19 . The public is invited to attend.

A lunch and learn program is being offered at either the West Pittston or Pittston Library on Thursday, Sept. 19. You will receive a bag lunch and a tour of the facility as well as learn what programs the library has to offer. For further information or to register, contact Connie or Hazel at 655-5561.

September birthdays will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 20.

Reservations are now being taken for the following trips: Tuesday, Oct. 22, Penn’s Peak. Cost is $65 which includes motorcoach transportation, Dinner and the King Henry Show; Thursday, Nov. 7, Sands Casino in Bethlehem. Cost is $25 with a $20 in free play and a $5 food voucher; Thursday, Dec. 5, Pines Dinner Theater. Cost is $72 which includes meal, motorcoach transportation and Walkin in the Winter Wonderland Christmas Show.

Wyo., West Wyo.

The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors met recently at the St Monica’s meeting rooms with President Frank Perfinski presiding. The 50/50winners were Mickey DeSalvo and Olga Mizin. The Bingo jackpot winner was Paul Delaney.

Servers for the Sept. 17 meeting are Helen Ostrowski and Helen Markert. Birthday celebration for September was for Frank Perfinski.

Plans were discussed for the Halloween social. More details later. After a brief business meeting, there will be refreshments and Bingo and cards will be played.

New members are always welcome and non-residents may join.


The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in St. Anthony’s Center. Host/hostesses are Rosalie Ferrara, Sam Ferrara, Maureen Gosart, Ron Gosart, and Edith Jones.

The previous meeting was attended by 51 members and two guests. After the call to order, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a patriotic song. Terri Mislan read the minutes of the previous meeting and Amy Alpaugh gave the Treasurers report. Afterwards the group enjoyed refreshments and Bingo was played. The 50/50 winners were Rosalie Ferrara, Rosemary Golenski, Toni Hall, Marion Kratzer, and Ed Stankoski. Fran Lepo won the special game prize and Aggie Abromavage and Joe Kleback shared the Bingo jackpot.

A casino trip is planed for October to Mt. Airy with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

Falls Center

The Falls Active Center, located on Route 92, offers the following activities: Monday 10 to 11 a.m. Wii bowling competition with Tunkhannock Center ( alternating sites); Monday 1 to 2 p.m. Crocheting Club (all levels welcome); Tuesday and Friday 11 to11:45 a.m. “Healthy Steps” exercise program; Wednesday 10 to 10:45 a.m. Walking group; Tuesday Brain games at lunch; Thursday Nutrition talks at lunch; Friday 9 a.m. to noon, Geocaching activity.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Master Gardener Roberta Troy will give a presentation entitled “Gardening is for the Birds” at 11 a.m. Come and find out what to plant to attract more birds.

Thursday, Sept. 26: A representative from Golden Living Center will give a presentation on fall prevention at 11:30 a.m. A free blood pressure screening will also be held.

Anyone wishing to join us for a hot meal at noon should RSVP to Twila at 388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before. Meals for those 60 and older is a suggested donation of $2. For those age 50-59, the cost is $3.06. The Center is open from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Senior Social club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Mt. Carmel’s Center on William St. in Pittston.

The servers for this month are Gloria DeRosa, Josephine Fasciana, Jennie Figel and Emily Gorski. Bingo and games will follow the social. Reminder: Please bring canned goods for St. John’s food pantry.

It is not too early to think about where you would like to have our Christmas Party this year. New members always welcome. For more information call Theresa at 654-2967

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