Senior Citizens’ News: Tickets on sale for April 23 Spring Fling dance at Pittston center


Members of the Falls Active Adult Center enjoyed a special St. Patrick’s Day lunch followed by a sing along with the Jolly Seniors. In photo, from left, first row, Stewart Atkinson, saxophone; Nancy Gorman, Ron Jackson, guitar; Ed McCabe, pianist. Second row, Jack Borzell, Donna Borzell, Norma Talbot, Autsuko McHale, Jeanette Martin. Third row, Darlene Headley, Warren Keller, John Headley, Terry Fitting, Ken Britton and Tom Rogers.


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    PITTSTON ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

    Tickets on sale for dance

    PITTSTON — Tickets are on sale for the Spring Fling dance to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Cost is $7.50 which includes music by George Rittenhouse and light refreshments. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

    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 5 percent car insurance discount for the next three years. To register for this class contact Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561.

    Line dancing classes with Sue are held at 10 a.m. on Monday. Exercise classes with Catherine and Ruth are held at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sandi offers chair exercise classes at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Thursdays. There is no charge for these classes.

    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.

    Shuffleboard matches are held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, men challenge the women. Helen Shannon is captain. Craft class with Faye and Roseann is held at 10 a.m. Thursday mornings. Wii bowling with John is offered.

    The center offers ballroom dance lessons with Joseph Kull, instructor at 2 p.m. on Fridays. A small fee is charged.

    Bridge lessons for beginners and those who want to refresh their skill are being scheduled for Friday afternoons. Contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561 for more information.

    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.

    FALLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

    Lunch and Learn March 31

    EXETER TWP. — A Lunch and Learn special presentation by a student intern from Penn State Extension entitled, “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” will be at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

    The book club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4 to discuss “No Second Chance” by Harlan Coben.

    Artist Rose Brostoski will give a class from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 4 entitled “Spring Flowers” in acrylics. All supplies are provided and registrations for the class must be in by Thursday, March 31.

    Lillian Russell-Burnett, Nutrition Education Advisor for Penn State Cooperative Extension, will conducts classes on teaching people how to eat better for less from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Thursdays — April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Reserve a spot by Tuesday, April 5.

    Craft group will make clay necklaces and earrings on Monday, April 11 and Monday, April 18.

    Singer and entertainer Johnny Diamond will be on hand from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, April 15.

    A staff member from Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s office will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 to assist area residents with any state related issues they may have.

    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.

    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.

    COSMOPOLITAN SENIORS

    Club meeting March 29

    EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 29 in St. Anthony’s Center. Host/hostesses are Terri Mislan, Rose Mary Oliveri, Ann Marie Shedlock and Betsie Williams.

    A casino trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on Thursday, April 14. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. It is not a requirement to be a club member to join a trip. Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for reservations and information.

    Members of the Falls Active Adult Center enjoyed a special St. Patrick’s Day lunch followed by a sing along with the Jolly Seniors. In photo, from left, first row, Stewart Atkinson, saxophone; Nancy Gorman, Ron Jackson, guitar; Ed McCabe, pianist. Second row, Jack Borzell, Donna Borzell, Norma Talbot, Autsuko McHale, Jeanette Martin. Third row, Darlene Headley, Warren Keller, John Headley, Terry Fitting, Ken Britton and Tom Rogers.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Falls-St.-Patrick.jpgMembers of the Falls Active Adult Center enjoyed a special St. Patrick’s Day lunch followed by a sing along with the Jolly Seniors. In photo, from left, first row, Stewart Atkinson, saxophone; Nancy Gorman, Ron Jackson, guitar; Ed McCabe, pianist. Second row, Jack Borzell, Donna Borzell, Norma Talbot, Autsuko McHale, Jeanette Martin. Third row, Darlene Headley, Warren Keller, John Headley, Terry Fitting, Ken Britton and Tom Rogers. Submitted photo
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