Senior Citizens’ News: Pittston and Falls centers closed for Independence Day


Center closed July 4

PITTSTON —The Pittston Active Adult Center will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Golden Living will be offering free blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 5.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Outdoor Picnic at Plains Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. Cost is $20 per ticket and includes coffee and donuts at 10 a.m., a buffet dinner at noon, and hamburgers and hot dogs at 4 p.m. Games such as bingo, horseshoes, cards, bing bag and more will be available. George Rittenhouse will provide entertainment from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and door prizes will be given out. For further information, contact Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561.

Reservations are now being taken for the following trips organized by the Pittston Active Adult Center:

Mount Airy Casino — Monday, July 18

Sands Casino — Thursday, Aug. 18

Hollywood Casino — Thursday, Sept. 1

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort Day Trip — Thursday, Oct. 6

Sands Casino — Thursday, Nov. 3

For more information, contact Connie Kokinda at the center.

Line dancing classes with Sue are held at 10 a.m. Mondays. 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. Wednesday afternoons.

Shuffleboard matches are held at 10 a.m. Wednesday mornings where the men challenge the women.

Craft class with Faye and Rosanne is held at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings, as is Wii bowling with John.

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


Center closed on July 4

EXETER TWP. — The Falls Active Adult Center will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Book Club will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 11 to discuss “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman.

Blood pressure screenings by Walgreens employees will be done from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday, July 11. Lunch & Learn at 12:15 p.m. will have a medication safety presentation led by Pam Gagliardi.

The center will close at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12. There will be a bag lunch that day.

The Quilting Group will start again Thursday, July 14 and run until Thursday, Aug. 18. The instructor will be available until 2 p.m. each session and participants can work on their projects from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. those days. All supplies will be provided.

A birthday celebration for those with July birthdays will be held Friday, July 15.


Meeting is Aug. 2

EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project HEAD club, will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 in St. Anthony’s Center.

Host/hostesses are Frank Balcavage, Rose Gunsior, Frank Onda, and Irene Parini.

Membership is open to adults 50 years of age and older, regardless of residency or religious affiliation. Meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 1 p.m. and includes refreshments, bingo and trips.

Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting.

A casino trip to Sands Casino is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11. Pick ups are in Exeter and Pittston.

It is not required to be a club member to join a trip.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call Johanna at 570-655-2720.
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