Senior Citizens’ News: Pittston Active Adult Center to close for Thanksgiving


Center closed for Thanksgiving

PITTSTON —The Pittston Active Adult Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Christmas Party at Jenkins Township Social Hall on Sunday, Dec. 13. Cost is $25. Doors open at noon, family style dinner will served at 1 p.m. and music will be provided by George Tarasik Orchestra.

The center is now accepting donations of toys for Toys For Tots. To donate a toy, drop it off during the center’s hours of operation. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

A trip is planned to Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster to see the new production of “Samson” on Wednesday, April 27. For further details, or make reservations, contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561.

The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor. Classes are from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Cost per class is $2 per person and class size is limited.

Exercise classes are offered at the center at 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Healthy Steps classes with Ruth and Catherine are held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Sit and Be Fit chair exercise classes with Sandi are held at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. There is no charge for these classes. Zumba Gold classes with Tony are held from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Cost per class is $2.

Apprise counselors are now taking appointments for Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period. Anyone wishing to have their current prescription plan reviewed may Connie or Hazel at the center at 570-655-5561 to set up an appointment.

Bridge players interested in forming a bridge club may contact Connie at 570-655-5561. The club would meet Wednesday and/or Friday afternoons.

Pitch games will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free coffee is available from 8:30 a.m. to closing.

Lunch is served at noon Monday to Friday. Asking donation is $2 for those 60 years of age or older and $4.62 for those under 60 years of age. Reservations must be made by noon at least one day in advance. To make reservations, call the center at 570-655-5561.


Make evergreen swags Nov. 30

EXETER TWP. — Master Gardener Edna Gatske will be at the Falls Active Adult Center from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 to instruct in making evergreen swags. All supplies provided.

George Rittenhouse, singer and entertainer, will be here for a Christmas concert from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.

The following activities are available throughout the week to anyone ages 50 and older at the Falls Active Adult Center:

Mondays: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Craft Club meets. Many projects are offered with all supplies provided.

Tuesdays: Brain games at lunch. Bingo following lunch.

Wednesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Walking group meets, weather permitting. Nutrition tips at lunch.

Thursdays: Nutrition talks at lunch. Bingo will be held following lunch.

Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to noon Geocaching activity, weather permitting. Free Zumba Gold from 9:15 to 10 a.m.

The Falls Active Adult Center recently started the Garden Project. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to participate. The group meets on Wednesdays.

Anyone wishing to join the Falls Active Adult Center for a hot meal each day at noon for a suggested donation of $2 for those 60 and over and $4.62 for those under 60 should call Twila at 570-388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before.


Christmas party will be Dec. 9

PITTSTON —The St. Joseph’s Social Senior Club Christmas party will be held at Fox Hill Country Club on Wednesday, Dec. 9. More details to come.

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