Senior Citizens’ News: Free blood pressure screenings in Pittston


Blood pressure screenings March 1

PITTSTON — Golden Living will offer free blood pressure screenings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Pittston Active Adult Center. The public is invited to participate.

The St. Patrick’s Day Special Dinner and Party will be held on Thursday, March 17. Dinner reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Asking donation for 60 or older is $2. Dinner will be served at noon. The party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost of the party is $3 which includes light refreshments and music by Bob Perks. Participants must register in advance for the St. Patrick’s Day Party.

A four-hour AARP Safe Drivers Course will be offered on Friday, May 6. This is a refresher course and is only offered to individuals who have completed either the two-part Basic Course or Refresher Course in the past three years. Those who complete this course and are at least 55 years of age may be eligible for a five percent car insurance discount for the next three years. To register for this class contact Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561.

A couple seats remain for a trip to the Hollywood Casino on Wednesday, May 25. For further information or to make a reservation contact Connie Kokinda, Center Director at 570-655-5561.

Ceramic Class with Ann is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays while Bingo with Ron and Amy is held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday mornings and also from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.

The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

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


Lunch and Learn is March 3

EXETER TWP. — Linda Montsavage from United Cerebral Palsy, will be available for Lunch and Learn at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the Falls Active Adult Center to discuss and demonstrate assistive devices for those with special needs.

Book Club will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 7.

George Rittenhouse, singer and performer, will hold a concert from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 10.

A special salad bar for Nutrition Month for will be available for lunch on Friday, March 11.

A representative from state Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 to answer any state-related questions.

A St. Patrick’s Day special lunch and party followed by an Irish sing along with the Jolly Seniors will be held on Thursday, March 17..

Homemade Easter chocolate making will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 21. All supplies will be provided.

Lunch and Learn at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 will be with Pat Lawless from the Cancer Institute to discuss colorectal cancer.

Lunch and Learn special presentation by a student intern from Penn State Extension, entitled, “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” will be on Thursday, March 31.


Seniors to meet Tuesday

EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Seniors Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in St. Anthony’s Center. Host/Hostesses are Lou Bryja, Marie Cheskiewicz, James Collura, and Edith Jones.

A casino trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on March 17. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. Membership is not required to attend. Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for reservations and information.


St. Joseph’s Table is March 17

PITTSTON — St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold a St. Joseph’s table in Mt. Carmel Center in Pittston on Thursday, March 17. The tradition is a three-tier table set with Italian foods, bread, pastry and fava beans among other things.

On Saturday, March 19, which is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the club will go to 10:30 a.m. mass at the Oblates of St. Joseph on Route 315. After mass, the club will meet at Perkins for breakfast.

On Monday, March 21 there will be a St. Joseph’s day trip to the Villa Roma in Callicoon, New York. The day will include St. Joseph’s festivities. There will be an authentic St. Joseph’s table in the lobby and dinner in the dining room. After dinner there will be entertainment starring Elio Scaccio a well-renowned Italian entertainer. The club will play bingo in the Forum Room or members can explore the resort. The cost is $79. All inclusive.

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