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Senior Citizen News: Falls center to host Crime Victims’ Rights Day with state Rep. Karen Boback, state secretary of aging

First Posted: 11:01 am - April 17th, 2015

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Crime Victims’ Rights Day in Falls

FALLS — State Rep. Karen Boback has set up a program for Crime Victims’ Rights Day, featuring Acting Secretary of the state Department of Aging Teresa Osborne at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24. Also here to give information are representatives from the federal Protection Bureau out of Washinton, D.C. Wyoming County Commissioners will give a citation for Crime Victims’ Rights Day in Wyoming County.

The following activities are available throughout the week to any 50 and older:

Mondays: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wii bowling with Tunkhannock center, alternating sites; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Craft & Crocheting group meets. Any level is welcome. The group is making afghans to provide extra warmth for people in the dialysis unit of a local hospital. Donations fo yarn are currently being accepted. The group is getting ready to make items for the craft fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19.

Tuesdays: Brain games at lunch.

Wednesdays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Walking group meets, weather permitting.

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.

Anyone wishing to join the Falls Active Center for a hot meal each day at noon, for a suggested donation of $2 for those 60 and over, and $4.62 for those under 60, should RSVP to Twila at 570-388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before.

‘Savvy Saving Senior’ workshop April 28

PITTSTON — Reservations are now being taken for “Savvy Saving Senior” financial education workshop at the Pittston Active Adult Center. This free class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 28. Topics include budgeting, financial goals, saving and financial assistance. This is an educational event only – no financial products will be sold.

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Dinner Dance at Gennetti’s on Thursday, May 7. Cost per person is $21 over 60 and $23 under 60. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the dance ends at 4 p.m. King Henry and the Showman will provide the music. Dinner will be served at 12:15 p.m. with the choice of prime rib au jus, chicken cordon bleu or sole with stuffed srab smperial. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, April 30. A bus will be available from the Active Adult Center for an additional cost of $3.

Reservations are open for the following trips:

Only two seats remaining for the Sands Casino on Thursday, April 23 and Thursday, June 25 – Hollywood Casino

Sunday, July 19 – Woodloch Pines

Thursday, Aug. 20 – Ehrdhardt’s Resort

Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Hunterdon Hills

Wednesday, Nov. 18 — American Music Theater

For further details on any of the above trips contact Connie Andrews 570-655-5561.

Exercise classes are offered at the center at 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Healthy Steps classes with Ruth and Catherine are held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Sit and Be Fit chair exercise classes with Sandi are held at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. There is no charge for these classes. On Tuesday afternoons from 1:45 to 2 p.m. there is Zumba Gold classes with Tony. Cost per class is $2.

The center is now offering ballroom dance lessons. Joseph Kull is the instructor. Classes will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. Cost per class is $2 per/person and class size is limited.

Dinner is served at noon Monday to Friday. Asking donation is $2 for 60 years of age or older and $4.62 under 60. Dinner reservation must be made at least one day in advance by noon. To make reservations for call the center at 570-655-5561. New members are always welcomed. For further information contact Connie Andrews, center director or Hazel Dennis, assistant director.

Cosmopolitan Seniors meet April 21

EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in St. Anthony’s Center. Hosts/hostesses are: Theresa Bekanich, MaryAnn Markowski, Fran Poluske and Cheryl Pipher.

At the previous meeting vice president John Kovaleski led the group in prayer and song. Terri Mislan read the minutes of the previous meeting, and Amy Alpaugh read the treasurer’s report. After a brief meeting refreshments were enjoyed and Bingo was played. 50/50 winners were Tony Matreselva, Johanna Malinowski, Ann Marie Shedlock and a guest. Theresa Blasavage won the special game and Fran Lepo won the jackpot prize. Helen Zarychta won the basket raffle.

A casino trip to Sands is scheduled for Thursday, May 7. Pickups are in Exeter and Pittston. Club membership is not required to join these trips. Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for reservations and information.

The club will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Mass at St. Anthony’s Church on Tuesday, May 12, followed by a catered party at the parish center.

Membership in the club is open to all men and women aged 50 and up. Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting. There is no restriction as to residency or religious affiliation.

5-day trip planned for St. Joseph’s seniors

PITTSTON — In June, the St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold a five-day trip to Wildwood, New Jersey.

On Wednesday, July 18, there will be a trip to the Renault Winery. There will be a tour of the winery, wine tasting, dinner, and then a short drive to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City with a free slot play.

The annual picnic at the Checkerboard Inn is scheduled for Thursday, July 16.

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