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EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center is holding the following activities:


• 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, blood pressure screening by Manorcare and glaucoma and vision screening by the Association of the Blind.


• Thursday, bag lunch and Activity Aging Day, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.


• 11 a.m., Sept. 19, a presentation on alcohol abuse in the elderly and gambling addiction by Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug.


FALLS: The Falls Senior Center, State Route 92, West Falls, will host Keith Simonson from the Department of Health at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He will do a presentation on "Tips for Flu Prevention."


A health fair will be conducted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday and will include a flu shot clinic, free vision screening, blood pressure screening and blood glucose screening.


JENKINS TWP.: The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens' organization will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Jenkins Township Fire Company. The annual corn roast will be held. President Jean Mudlock will preside. Members are asked to note the change in meeting time.


KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is holding a special bingo at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


Active Aging Day on the square in Wilkes-Barre will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday. Special events will be held including raffles, prizes, bingo, a Zumba gold demonstration and music from Stanky and the Coalminers.


The center will be hosting a flu shot clinic with Superior Health Services beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday. Medicare and insurance cards are required.


The AARP Driver Safety refresher course will be held 1-5 p.m. on Monday. The eight-hour class for new students will be held 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. Reservations for the classes may be made by calling 287-1102.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club is planning a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Sept. 24. Seniors will get in free for Senior Day. The bus fair is $19 per person and registration is needed by Wednesday. Non-seniors must pay for the fair. Bus leaves from the St. Jude Church upper parking lot at 8 a.m. A trip to Woodloch Pines is scheduled for Sunday and a trip to the Polka Fest at Hunt's Landing will take place on Oct. 18. For reservations or more information call Otto at 474-0641.


PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center will be participating in Active Aging Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. An early bird bingo will be held from 9-10 a.m. at the Charles T. Adams Senior Center. Bag lunches must be ordered at least one day in advance. Call the center by 1 p.m. There will also be door prizes, information tables, Zumba gold and polka demonstrations. Music will be provided by Stankey and The Coal Miners. For information, contact Connie or Hazel at 655-5561.


PITTSTON: St. Joseph's Senior Social Club will meet on Oct.18. There will not be a meeting on Sept. 20. More details will follow. New members are always welcome. Dues for the coming year will be collected. For more information call Theresa 654-2967.


PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen's Friendship Club of St. Mary's met recently. The fifty-fifty winners were Carol Smith, Catherine Smith and Jean Mihalick. Ed Witkoski was informed that he was inducted into the Luzerne County Scholastic Hall of Fame for his high school athletic record.


SHICKSHINNY: The Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine St., will host Megan from Erwine for chair yoga at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The class is open to the public.


Bag lunch and Active Aging Day will be celebrated on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.


A fall craft idea meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 and Patti from Senior Care of Plains will provide a craft activity; aromatherapy rice sock, at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20.


WILKES-BARRE: The Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., is sponsoring a series of programs geared to senior citizens.


• 2 p.m., today, "Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse," presented by attorney Angela Forlenza Stevens, Pyrah/ Stevens Law Firm LLC, and Jenn Brozyna, M&T Bank.


• 2 p.m., Sept. 18, "Reverse Mortgage: Facts and Myths," presented by Wanda Cragle and Jenn Brozyna, M&T Bank.


Call the library at 821-1959 to register for these programs.


WILKES-BARRE: Members of St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the former St. Aloysius school cafeteria on Barney Street. Plans for a covered dish on Sept. 26 will be discussed. Barbara Elgonitis will preside. New members are welcome.


WILKES-BARRE: Basic AARP Driver Safety classes will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 in the Community Room at Boscov's, 15 S. Main St. Both sessions are required if an individual has not previously taken the course.


A refresher course will be given from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Community Room at Boscov's.


This course is open to anyone. Persons 60 and older may be eligible for a five percent auto insurance discount for the next three years. The cost for the course is $14 per person, or $12 for AARP members, and needs to be renewed every three years.


Students should bring pens, driver's license, a check payable to AARP and their AARP membership card to the first class. Class is limited to 25 people. Call instructor Leslie Loomis at 678-7522 to register.


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