Senior Citizens


First Posted: 4/1/2013

The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties announces the theme for this year’s Older American’s Month is “Unleash the Power of Age.” Mature adults have found many activities at the Agency’s centers help them remain young at heart including the Annual Dinner Dance sponsored by the Agency.

This year’s 46th Annual Dinner Dance will be held at Genetti’s Best Western, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00; with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. “Swing into Spring” is the theme for this year’s dance, the entertainment set for this gala event will be King Henry and the Showmen.

Dinner selections are Prime Rib Au Jus, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Sole with Stuffed Crab Imperial, accompanied by salad, potato, vegetable, coffee, tea and dessert. A cash bar will also be available.

A dance contest is being arranged by Sandy Acornley and Jean Spindler of the Kingston Center.

Prizes will be awarded for the winners of the following dance categories: Tango, Line, and Swing. Judges for the contest are Barbara Anzalone of NE PA Dance Academy; Miss Fabrege from Fabrege’s Cabaret, Hazleton; and Jim Harris from Joan Harris Dance Studios. Contact Sandy Acornley @ 287-1102 for details.

Over 60 door prizes will be drawn and a grand prize of show tickets and a restaurant dinner for two is being donated by Central Penn Gas. Ticket prices are for individuals over the age of 60 – $21 and under the age of 60-$23. Tickets can be obtained at any of the eighteen centers or by calling Rhonda Adams at 822-1158 Ext. 3337.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

The next meeting of the Cosmopolitan Seniors will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in St. Anthony’s Center in Exeter. Anyone 50 years or older interested in joining a senior group is welcome attend the meetings. The club is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation or place of residence; and meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 1 p.m., in St. Anthony’s Parish center, Exeter, which is a modern, handicapped accessible facility, with ample parking. Occasional “Speakers” make presentations on timely topics, some seasonal luncheon parties are held, and a monthly Casino trip and varied day trips are enjoyed by members and non-members. Activities after the meeting include refreshments followed by an hour of Bingo.

A trip to Mount Airy Casino is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 . Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. You do not have to be a member to come on these trips. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

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