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June 25. 2013 10:24AM

KINGSTON: The Kingston Active Adult Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is hosting a representative from the American Red Cross who will speak about emergency preparedness at 10:45 a.m. today. The center will also be conducting blood pressure checks at 12:15 p.m.

Also at 1:30 p.m. today Beth Lutz, apprise coordinator, will present the new Medicare program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Program. The program will be starting in our area in July.

The center will close at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A bag lunch will be served.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Active Adult Center, 441 N. Main St., is selling tickets for the annual summer picnic to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 19. Cost is $20 and includes coffee and Danish at 10 a.m., a buffet dinner at noon, and soda, hot dogs and hamburgers at 4 p.m. Bingo will be played in the morning. Entertainment will be provided by Donna and Bill Arnold from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and there will be outdoor games, door prizes and more.

Reservations are being taken for “A Day in the Country” in the Pocono Mountains on Aug. 23. Trip includes motor coach, a narrated historic sightseeing enclosed trolley tour, luncheon choice beef, chicken or fish and the show “All Shook Up” at the Shawnee Playhouse. Cost is $75.

An AARP safe driving program will be held at the center at 12:30 p.m. today. Registration is required and can be made by calling 655-5561. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. This is a four-hour refresher course. Completion can entitle a possible insurance discount.

The center will be closed at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Bag lunches will be available from 10-11 a.m. Lunch reservations are needed the prior day.

WILKES-BARRE: The Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center, 5 E. Market St., is offering a medication management program at 11 a.m. on Thursday. This service is offered by Advanced Pharmacy Services and a pharmacist will be available to answer medication questions. All medications should be brought the day of the screening. This includes prescribed medications and any supplemental items such as vitamins and over-the-counter medications. Prizes will be awarded to participants completing this program. Space is limited. Call the center at 570-825-3484 by noon on Wednesday to register and reserve lunch.

WILKES-BARRE: The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties is sponsoring a free technology seminar for senior citizens at 10 a.m. on July 17 at the Area Agency on Aging Annex, 93 N. State Street.

Dr. Stephen Broskoske, Misericordia University, will present information on Facebook and Twitter, e-book reader, iPad, writing with a smart pen and keeping up with the latest information and news.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Mary Lou Zerfoss at 570-822-1159 or 1-800-252- 1512 ext. 3365 by July 15.

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