News for Senior Citizens


First Posted: 4/15/2013

Senior Center Menu

Senior Citizens Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties, offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program.

The following is the menu for the week of May 6:

Monday: Pork Riblet (BBQ-side), Coleslaw, Corn Chowder, Whole Wheat Sandwich Roll, Crackers, Grapes and Apricots, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.

Tuesday: Mother’s Day Luncheon: Stuffed Chicken Breast, Glazed Baby Carrots, Broccoli Salad, Dinner Roll, White Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.

Wednesday: Herbed Fish, Broccoli & Cauliflower Medley, Parsley Boiled Potatoes, Potato Cheese Soup, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Coconut Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.

Thursday: BAG LUNCH

Friday: Apple Pork Chop, Scalloped Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Peach Crisp, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

The previous meeting was attended by 60 members, and 2 Guests. Eileen Cipriani, an aide to Rep. Mundy, was introduced and spoke to the club about the various programs available to Seniors, as well as the “Hot Button” issues being debated, and concluded with a “one on one” question session.

President Vic then called the meeting to order, Marge Zinkavich led the group in prayer, pledge of allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes of the previous meeting. A progress report was given by Terri Mislan regarding the upcoming 38th Anniversary Mass at 11 a.m. and dinner at 12:30 p.m. on May 14.

Afterwards the group enjoyed refreshments while Bill Kull played the organ. Later, everyone played Bingo. 50/50 winners were: Virginia Craig, Shari Daley, Maureen Gosart, Rosemary Golenski, Tony Oliveri, New member Ann Doggett and Ann Mattei shared the special game prize and Charlie Cheskiewicz was the jackpot winner.

A trip to Mount Airy Casino is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 . 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.

Falls Center

The Falls Center’s annual Quilt Show concluded with a raffle of a quilt made by the ladies of the center and quilted by the ladies quilt group from The Holy Redeemer Church in Harding.

The quilt was made from scraps of material left from a project at the center in which over 500 scrub caps and operating room gowns were sewn and sent to military medical service personnell serving in hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The center offers the following activites:

Mondays 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wii bowling competition with Tunkhannock Center,(Alternating Sites.)

Mondays: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Crocheting Club meets (All levels welcome.)

Tuesday & Fridays: 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. “Healthy Steps” exercise program.

Tuesdays: Brain games at lunch

Wednesday’s 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Walking group

Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Garden Club meets

Thursdays : Nutrition talk at lunch

Thursday May 9: 11:15 a.m. Free blood pressure screening by Susan Anderson from Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock

Tuesday, May 21: Luncheon presentation on Health, Senior Living and fun, by Lyn Young, Activities Director from The Greenbriar at Dallas.

The center is holding a flea market on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

There will be no fee to participate but sellers need to bring their own table.There is room both inside and outside.The reservations to participate will be on a first come basis. Please call Twila at 388-2623 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday for futher details.

Anyone 60+ wishing to join us for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2 should RSVP at 388-2623 by 12:30 P.M. the day before.

The Center is located on SR 92.

Pittston Senior Center

A summer golf league is forming. The league will golf on Tuesdays until August at Four Seasons Golf Course in Exeter. Cost each week is $17 includes 9 holes of golf, cart, and end of the season luncheon.

Tickets are on sale for annual dinner dance at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre Thursday, May 9. Cost is $21 over 60 and $23 under 60. Doors open at 12:30 dinner at 1:15 p.m.. Music provided by King Henry and the Showmen.

A bus is available from the center for an additional $3.

Seats are available for a day trip to Woodlock Pines Sunday, July 28. Upon arrival a complimentary coffee will be served with luncheon smsorgasbord.

On Tuesday, April 23 the annual volunteer recognition dinner will be held. Special guest appearance by Jimmy T as Elvis at 1 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance.

Line dancing classes with Sue are held every Monday at 10 a.m. No charge for center members.

To make reservations for any of the above events or for more information call Connie at 655-5561.

Wyoming, West Wyoming

The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors will celebrate their 37th Anniversary with a Mass, on May 7 at 4:30 p.m. for our departed members at St. Monica Parish. Fr. Leo McKernan is the celebrant, Joann Kwasney is the Alter Server, Paul Delaney is the reader, and Nina Rose Lewko is the Organist. Gift carriers are Sam DeSalvo and Charlotte Piezala.

Dinner will follow after the Mass with Ann Voitek catering the affair.

The committee, consisting of Paul Delaney, Vicky Mecklavage and Theresa Kennedy made the preparation for the affair.

Fifty-Fifty winners from the last meeting are Charmaine Potenza, Angie Mastruzzo, Donna Pocceschi and Paul Delaney. Bingo Jackpot winner was Paul Delaney.

Plans were discussed for the Annual picnic to be held on July 16 at Daley Park on Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming. More details later.

New members and guest are always welcome and you don’t not have to be a resident to join.

For more information regarding joining the club, please call Angie Mastruzzo at 693-1104, Membership Chariperson or George C. Yurek, Publicity Chairman at 693-1913

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