Senior Citizens’ News: Quilting classes available in Falls


Members of the Pittston Active Adult Center recently celebrated Hawaiian Day with a special dinner and guest hula dancers, Sharon McAdarra and MaryClaire Voveris. In photo, from left, first row, Juanita Herrick, Tom Kokinda, John Zack, Lenny Scarantino, Donald Cavanaugh. Second row, Helen Shannon, Arnold Borc Esther Jumper, Natalina DeSpirito, MaryClaire Voveris, Sharon McAdarra, MaryAnn Scarantino. Third Row, Barbara Shock, Ron Voveris, Lois Nolan, John Ryan, Sam Alaimo, Jeri Jecen, Sue Barton, Maryann Drust, Ruth Shannon, Liz Longo and Ruth Rinkavage.


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    PITTSTON ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

    Trip reservations can still be made

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

    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.

    Geri-Fit is held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday. This exercise program improves muscular strength, balance, coordination, motor skills, flexibility, arthritis and much more. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs. There is no charge for these classes. To register or for further information contact Connie Kokinda at 570-655-5561.

    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.

    FALLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

    Quilting classes available

    EXETER TWP. — A class about osteoporosis will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Falls Active Adult Center. It will be presented by Patti Gozikowski, director of Active Adult Center of Luzerne/Wyoming Counties.

    This class gives an overview of the condition as well as exercises (mostly chair) that will help strengthen the bones to help prevent or slow the progression of the osteoporosis. Anyone attending the class will get a free lunch following the class. Call the center to reserve a spot.

    A staff person from state Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 17 to assist any constituent with state-related concerns.

    Lunch & Learn will be at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 with Mary Parrs, RD from CEO who will discuss “Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.”

    Quilting classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following Thursdays at the Falls Active Adult Center: Aug. 18 and 25.

    Atsuko McHale will offer a Japanese calligraphy class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 23. All supplies are provided at no cost.

    Parisian Day will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 25 with a special Parisian lunch. Tony Rovinski, a folk and gospel singer, will hold a concert from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

    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 and is currently making crafts for the upcoming craft fair that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

    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.

    COSMOPOLITAN SENIORS

    Meeting is Aug. 16

    EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in St. Anthony’s Center.

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

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP SENIORS

    Meeting, corn roast Aug. 16

    JENKINS TWP. — A meeting and annual corn roast will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Jenkins Township Hose Co. building.

    All senior citizens of the township and nearby areas are welcome to attend.

    Meetings of the organization are held on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information call Jean 570-654-9710.

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    Members of the Pittston Active Adult Center recently celebrated Hawaiian Day with a special dinner and guest hula dancers, Sharon McAdarra and MaryClaire Voveris. In photo, from left, first row, Juanita Herrick, Tom Kokinda, John Zack, Lenny Scarantino, Donald Cavanaugh. Second row, Helen Shannon, Arnold Borc Esther Jumper, Natalina DeSpirito, MaryClaire Voveris, Sharon McAdarra, MaryAnn Scarantino. Third Row, Barbara Shock, Ron Voveris, Lois Nolan, John Ryan, Sam Alaimo, Jeri Jecen, Sue Barton, Maryann Drust, Ruth Shannon, Liz Longo and Ruth Rinkavage.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_PAC-Hawaiin-Day.jpgMembers of the Pittston Active Adult Center recently celebrated Hawaiian Day with a special dinner and guest hula dancers, Sharon McAdarra and MaryClaire Voveris. In photo, from left, first row, Juanita Herrick, Tom Kokinda, John Zack, Lenny Scarantino, Donald Cavanaugh. Second row, Helen Shannon, Arnold Borc Esther Jumper, Natalina DeSpirito, MaryClaire Voveris, Sharon McAdarra, MaryAnn Scarantino. Third Row, Barbara Shock, Ron Voveris, Lois Nolan, John Ryan, Sam Alaimo, Jeri Jecen, Sue Barton, Maryann Drust, Ruth Shannon, Liz Longo and Ruth Rinkavage. Submitted photo
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