Senior Citizens’ News: Geri-Fit program begins this week in Pittston


Geri-Fit begins this week

PITTSTON — There will be a new fitness program called Geri-Fit, to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 and Friday, July 29 at the Pittston Active Adult Center. This program improves muscular strength, balance, coordination, motor skills, flexibility, arthritis and more. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs. To register, call Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561. This program will be held every Tuesday and Friday.

There will be a sing-a-long at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 led by Connie and Tom to take members on a stroll down memory lane.

Golden Living will have free blood pressure screenings at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 Marquene from Life/Geisinger will speak on skin care.

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

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.


Glaucoma screenings July 28

EXETER TWP. — Denise Culver from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of the Blind will perform free glaucoma screenings from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Falls Active Adult Center. Glaucoma can cause blindness and there are no symptoms. Culver will give an overview of age-related eye disease at lunch.

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.


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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