Seniors taking healthy steps in Pittston


First Posted: 1/20/2013

Pittston Senior Center

Membership renewals are now due. Requested donation is $5. Members are asked to update the center on any changes they may have had since their last renewal. New members are always welcome to come aboard.

In addition to Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bingo will be added to the schedule from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The Pittston Senior Center 2013 Mixed Bowling League is now forming. The league will begin on Friday, Jan. 25 and continue for 14 weeks. Cost of the bowling per week is $7. This is a fun league and is open to any senior 60 years of age or older. You do not need to be an experienced bowler to join this league. Bowling will take place at Elko Lanes in Dupont and begin at 1 p.m. A special meeting to set up the teams and go over the rules will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Senior Center. A special luncheon will take place at the end of the season.

The center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Learn to Crochet classes are held at 10 a.m. each Monday with Katherine.

The following classes will resume for 2013:

Mondays – Line dance class with Sue at 10 a.m. and Polka Dance Group at 1 p.m. with Ron and Sharon

Tuesdays – Chair exercise at 11:15; Pitch Group with Tom at 1 p.m. and Zumba Gold with Anita at 2 p.m.

Wednesdays – Men vs. women Shuffleboard with Helen.

Ceramic Classes at 10 a.m.and 1 p.m. with Ann Pisano

Thursdays – Needlepoint Craft Class w with Mary

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. – Weight resistance classes with Ruth and Catherine.

A Healthy Steps exercise class is held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at the Pittston Senior Center. This class is free of charge. Participants work with weights and resistance bands to increase their strength and balance to stay healthy and active. Research shows that people who exercise regularly are less likely to fall.

For further information on this class or any of the above events, contact Connie Andrews, director, at 655-5561.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

The Cosmopolitan Seniors next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 22 in St. Anthony Center, Exeter. Dues will be collected. Host/hostesses are Florence Aquilina, Kay Haddock, Frank Onda, Irene Parini, and Marge Zinkavich.

The previous meeting was attended by 48 members and one guest. After the call to order by President Malinowski, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes, treasurer Amy Alpaugh gave the treasurer’s report. Share Dailey, Sam Messina and Marie Sperazza were introduced and greeted as new members. After the meeting, the group enjoyed refreshments and Bingo was played. Fifty/fifty winners were Rosemary Golenski, Maureen Gosart, Joe Kleback, Bernie Petrasek and Helen Zarychta, who also won the Bingo special game. The Bingo jackpot winner was Share Dailey.

Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Sands Casino on Thursday, Feb. 14 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

Falls Senior Center

The Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties invites anyone 60 plus to the following activites:

* Tues.Jan.22 – lunchtime brain game

* Wed.Jan.23 – 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. walking group (weather permitting),

* Wed. Jan.23 – 11:30 a.m. a presentation on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Marian Lehman, RN from Bayada Home Health Care.

* Thurs.Jan.24 – Luncheon Nutrition talk on Ten tips to help you stretch your food dollars

* Fri. Jan.25.- 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Body Stretch Exercises

* Mon. Jan.28 – 9:30 a.m. Tunkhannock Senior Center Wii bowling team competes at Falls Senior Center

* Mon. Jan. 28 – 11a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Body Stretch Exercises

* Mon. Jan.28 – 1 p.m – 2 p.m. crocheting class given by Marie Dowse

* Tues. Jan 29 – lunch time brain game

Anyone 60 plus can come in 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 currently welcoming new members to join for a suggested donation of $4. The Center is open from 9 a.m – 2 p.m. Mon-Fri. The Center is located on SR 92

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