Senior Citizens’ News: Falls Active Adult Center picnic will be Sept. 7


Geri Fit continues Sept. 27

PITTSTON — The next session for Geri Fit Fitness will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Pittston Active Adult 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.

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.

An AARP Smart Drivers four-hour refresher course will be offered at the center from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Participants may entitle to a 5 percent discount on automobile insurance if they are ages 55 or older and successfully complete this course. Participants should check with their insurance carrier for specifics on the program. Class size is limited and pre-registration is necessary by calling 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.


Picnic will be Sept. 7

EXETER TWP. — The annual picnic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at George Hock Park, 148 Church St., Exeter Township.

Lunch & Learn will be at at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 with Mary Reeves, MSW, Admissions Director at Golden Living in Tunkhannock. She will discuss “Health Aging.”

Grandparents Day Celebration will be Friday, Sept. 9. The Jolly Seniors will lead participants in a sing-a-long from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Book Club will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 to discuss “Having Our Say” by Amy Hill Hearth and Sarah Delany.

Active Aging Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 on the Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.

The Annual Craft Fair & Bake Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

A staff member from Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 to assist any constituent with state related questions.

National Falls Prevention Day is Thursday, Sept. 22. Lunch & Learn will be with Mike Taluto from PennDOT as he discusses “Driving Safety.” Afterwards, Joan Krispin, LPN, admissions director from The Meadows will check blood pressures from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and will join in bingo afterwards.

Lunch & Learn will be at at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 with Cheryl McGovern, RN from the PA Department of Health and she will discuss “Food Borne Illness.”
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