First Posted: 3/25/2013
The next meeting of the Cosmopolitan Seniors will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in St. Anthony’s Center in Exeter. Hosts/hostesses are Mary Dirhan, Frank Fountain, Marcella Fountain, Bernie Serbin and Dorohy Serbin.
The previous meeting was attended by 51 members. After President Vic called the meeting to order, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes of the previous meeting. Treasurer Amy Alpaugh gave her report.Afterwards, the group enjoyed refreshments while Bill Kull on the organ and a duet of Ron McAdarra and Joe Kleback did the vocalizing. Later, everyone played Bingo. Fifty/fifty winners were Rosemary Golenski, Vic Malinowski, Cheryl Pipher, Frances Poluske and Betsie Williams. Johanna Malinowski won the special Bingo and Marcella Fountain the jackpot winner.
A trip to Mount Airy Casino is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.
The Wyoming/West Wyoming Seniors met recently at St. Monica’s meeting rooms. Servers for the April 2 meeting are Irene Zalinski and Angie Zagursky.
Jackpot winner was San DeSalvo and the 50/50 winners were Helen Ostrowski and Angie Zagursky.
The guest speaker for the next meeting is Eileen Cipriani from Rep. Phyllis Mundy’s office. Her topic will be about all the benefits to which seniors citizens are entitled. Members are reminded to bring canned items and non-perishables. Refreshments will be served after a short business meeting and Bingo will be played.
Arrangements are being made for the 37th anniversary dinner to be held on May 7. Anyone wishing to join the club should contact Angie Mastruzzo, membership chairperson, at 693-1104.
Pittston Senior Center
Two seats are available for a day trip to the Hollywood Casino on Wednesday, April 3, for further information call the center. Colette Check of Visiting Angels will speak on emergency preparedness at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 4.
Property Tax and Rent Rebate Forms can be obtained at the center. Call the center to make an appointment.
A few openings remain for a program entitled Dining with Diabetes. The program is offered through Penn State Cooperative Extension. Four classes will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 11 and 18 and May 2 and 16. Each class will offer food demonstrations and tastings, physical activity, ideas to take home and discussions regarding managing Diabetes. Medicare recipients receive free registration. Pre-registration is necessary.
A summer golf league is forming. For further information, call the center.
Reservations are open for a day trip to Woodlock Pines on Sunday July 28. Those attending will receive complimentary coffee and baked good upon arrival, a smorgasbord at noon, boat ride or bus tour of the property, Festivals of the World show and one hour of bingo before departing.
To make reservations for trips and to get more information on any of the above, call the Connie Andrews at the Center at 655-5561.
Falls Senior Center
The Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties invites anyone 55+ to the following activites;
Monday: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wii bowling with Tunkhannock SC (alternating sites); from 1 to 2 p.m. the Crocheting Club meets (all levels welcome)
Tues and Fri.: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. “Healthy Steps” exercise program is offered.This program is designed to improve balance and strengthen muscles to help with fall prevention.
Wed. April 3: 11:30 a.m. Christopher Davis from Hospice of the Sacred Heart will discuss their volunteer program called ” PATH’.
Fri. April 5 from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. there will be a stroke screening. Cost is $30. There will be blood pressure screening from noon to 2 p.m.
Anyone 60+ is welcome to join the group for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2. RSVP to Twila at 388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before. The center is located on State Route 92 in Falls and is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.