Senior Citizens’ News: Jenkins Township Seniors meeting Oct. 18


Drivers’ course is Oct. 17

PITTSTON — An AARP Smart Drivers four-hour refresher course will be offered at the Pittston Active Adult 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.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart will hold a special bingo from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Regular bingo will resume from 2 to 3 p.m.

October birthdays for center members will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 21. A birthday basket will be raffled off to one member. Participants must be present for dinner to be eligible.

Ned Bloom from the Red Cross will speak on “Are You Cross Ready” at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. This event is open to the public.

A Halloween Special Dinner and Party will be held Monday, Oct. 31. Dinner will be served at noon and the Halloween party will be from 1 to 3 p.m. A donation of $2 is asked for dinner and cost to attend the party is $3 per person. Light refreshments will be served and participants can dress in costume for the chance to receive a prize. Bob Perks will provide music. Participants must sign up in advance.

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

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.


Geri Fit offered in Falls

EXETER TWP. — The Falls Active Adult Center offers a free Gerri-Fit class for those aged 50 and over from 9:30 to 10: a.m. every Tuesday and from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. every Friday starting Tuesday, Nov. 1.

This class is designed to help prevent osteoarthritis or slow its progression. Most of the exercises can be done while sitting. There will be light weights for some of the exercises for muscle strengthening. Eight people are needed to conduct the class. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 26.

A staff person from state Rep. Karen Boback’s office will be at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 to assist any constituent with state-related questions.

Mary Reeves, LSW, admissions director from Golden Living, will discuss “Winter Survival Tips” during the Lunch & Learn session at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct.20.

Tina Seidel will present a travel log from a recent trip to Brazil starting at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Donna LaBar, author of “Simple.Natural.Healing.,” will present during Lunch & Learn at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Also, there will be a blood pressure screening at 12:50 p.m. by Joan Krispin, LPN, admission director of The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with bingo to follow.

George Rittenhouse will entertain with a concert at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

The Halloween party will be held Monday, Oct. 31.


Club meeting Oct. 25

EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in St. Anthony’s center.

Host and hostesses are Virginia Craig, Fran Lepo, Kathy Loucks and Helen Zarychta.

There will be a wimpy (sloppy joe) lunch and Halloween costumes are optional.

A casino trip is scheduled to Sands Casino on Thursdays, Nov. 10 and Dec 1. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. Club membership is not required.

Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for reservations and information.


Meeting is Oct. 18

JENKINS TWP. — The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Jenkins Township Hose Company, 2 Second St.

President Jean Mudlock will preside at the business meeting.

Bingo hostesses will be Jean Linskey and Pat Rinish.


Meeting is Oct. 20

PITTSTON — St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Hall, 241 William St.

Plans for the annual Christmas party will be discussed.

This month’s meeting will have a Halloween theme. After the meeting, refreshments will be served and bingo and card games will follow.

Servers for this month are Gloria Migatulski, Dorothy Manganero, Maria Montante and Chet Montante.

Members are reminded to bring staples for St John’s Food Pantry.

New members are always welcome. For information call Theresa, 570-654-2967
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