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Seniors’ News

EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., has the following activities scheduled:

• Monday, 12:15 p.m., a medical review by Scott Geck, R.Ph.

• A special program called Healthy Steps is under way. Call for additional information.

• Free basic computer training will be available at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call to register.

• A spelling bee, Yahtze competition and the annual senior dinner dance is planned for May 8. The cost is $18 for anyone older than 60 and $19 for participants younger.

The center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and welcomes all seniors older than 60, regardless of income. A nutritious lunch is served daily at noon for a $1 donation. Lunch reservations should be made by 1 p.m. the day before.

The annual fee for new memberships and renewals is $4. Call 287-3381 for additional information or to reserve lunch.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors 22nd annual anniversary Mass and dinner will start with Mass at 11 a.m. and dinner at noon on May 2 at St. Cecelia’s Parish Center, 1670 Wyoming Ave. A Mount Airy trip is scheduled. Call trip coordinator Johanna, 655-2720, for details and reservations.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., offers the following events and services:

• Today, 11 a.m., Lori Horvath from Lifeline Screening will be the guest speaker.

• Cynthia Kobilinski will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday on the “Symptoms of Brain Health and Alzheimer’s.” A card party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

• Pat Pisaneschi will present “We Need to Talk” at 11 a.m. Tuesday to address one’s decision to give up driving. Adult children are invited.

The center offers morning coffee, cards, bingo, bowling, shuffleboard, bean bags, computer use, ceramics, line dancing, yoga, tai chi, chorus and a stretch exercise class.

The center is open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon for $1 and reservations are needed one day in advance. Call 287-1102 for further information.

MOUNTAIN TOP: Crestwood School District will sponsor an AARP Mature Safe Driving Course in Room 40 at Crestwood High School from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 7.

Register in advance with instructor Pat Pisaneschi by calling 868-6732. To leave a message, spell the last name and include a phone number or e-mail her at ppisanes@epix. net.

A special fee arrangement will be in effect for the month of May in honor of National Driver Safety Program Month. AARP members can bring a friend free of charge. Checks or money orders payable to AARP for $10 per person should be brought to the first class. Both sessions must be attended to earn a certificate for the car insurance discount.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club has the following trips scheduled:

• May 8, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, New Jersey, for dinner and “Last of The Red-Hot Lovers” for $80 per person.

• June 1 to 5 to Wildwood, N.J., at the Adventurer Motor Inn on the Boardwalk. Four breakfasts, four dinners, shows, shopping at Cape May, lunch at the Pilot House, a day at an Atlantic City casino and more are included. Cost is $433 per person, double occupancy.

• July 14 to 18, Horizon Inn, Wilmington, Vt. Dinner on arrival day; breakfast, lunch and dinner on travel days. Breakfast on departure day. Includes all gratuities. A stop at the Camelot Village, red carpet greeting with a wine and cheese welcome reception, and guided bus tours each day.

• Sept. 14 to Woodloch Pines, Hawley, for a smorgasbord, show and bingo. Cost is $60 per person.

• Nov. 5 to the American Music Theatre, Lancaster, for a Christmas show, followed by dinner for $74 per person.

The public is invited on all trips. For reservations or information call Otto, 474-0641.

NANTICOKE: The Nanticoke Senior Center is open Monday through Friday and offers a hot, nutritious meal served at noon. Donation is $1. Reservations are required by 1 p.m. one day in advance by calling the center at 735-1670. Ask for Lynn or Sue to place reservations or to cancel. Reservations can also be faxed to 735-1672. Transportation reservations must be received by 10:30 a.m.

The center offers the following events and services:

• Today, pinochle tournament at 12:15 p.m.

• Friday Birthdays of the Month will be celebrated and the Prime Time Health talk will be held.

• April 30 is the 50/50 raffle.

• May 7 will be the Mother’s Day special dinner.

• May 8 is the Senior Dinner Dance for $18 for anyone age 60 and older; $19 for those younger than 60. Transportation is available.

• May 15 is the United Way’s Day of Caring.

• May 29 will be a birthday party for ages 90 years and older.

Weekly events are:

• Exercise with Diane for $1 per class daily at 10:45 a.m.

• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. “31” is played.

• Nutrition education is provided at 11:30 a.m. Mondays.

• Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. is a plastic canvas class.

• Ceramic class with Betty Gotcha, a RSVP instructor, is held Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Openings are available.

• Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is a chorus sing-along with Dorthea Karchin.

• Fridays at 10 a.m. is a tai chi class with Diane Hoover, instructor.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center will travel to Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 14 to 18. The package includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation, four-night deluxe accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and trips to the Renault Winery, Cape May, a dolphin watch cruise, Smithville, a day in Atlantic City with bonus package and a visit to the Cape May Zoo. This is a fully escorted trip for $375 per person, double occupancy. A deposit of $150 is required. Call Lisa Roth, Pittston Senior Center director, at 655-5561.

The center is open Monday through Friday and offers a hot nutritious lunch daily at noon. Donation is $1. Reservations are required one day in advance. Anyone 60 years of age and older is invited to join.

PLAINS TWP.: The Plains Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. on May 7 at St. Joseph’s Hall. Hosts and hostesses will be Louise Yanoshok, Josephine Angelella, Helen Balstrini, Mary Barbacci, Nat Barbacci, Jean Bohac and Arlene Broadhead.

The facility is handicapped accessible.

PLAINS TWP.: The Rambling Rose chapter of the Red Hat Society will hold its annual National Red Hat dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre.

The next meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Valley Crest Nursing Home, 1551 East End Blvd., Plains Township. Members are asked to bring a small gift for the residents.

The next luncheon meeting will be held on May 19 at the home of Mrs. Eustice. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. For time and directions, call Jean Bohac at 825-6755.

PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen Friendship Club of St. Mary’s welcomed four new members. They are Peggy Hogan, Edith Saunders and Helen and Steve Skovira.

The club’s 50-50 winners from the last meeting were Edith Saunders, Felix Pietrzykoski and Steve Skovira. Gerry and Edward Bozek were honored for celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary in April.

A Mother’s and Father’s Day Dinner is planned May 19 at Alden Manor, Newport Township. Reservations are being taken. The dinner committee is comprised of Frank and Jean Carey, Rita Buzinski, Gerry Bozek, Jackie Bromack and Lucille Burns.

A trip is planned to Mackina Island and Frankenmuth, Mich., June 15 to 21. Included will be breakfast daily, six full-course dinners, one lunch, tours, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities and drivers, souvenir gifts for all and transportation. Call Ann at 779-3203.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Holy Child School Building, Willow Street. Servers will be Mary Pietrzykoski, Rosemary Piston, Matilda Raklewicz, Ellen Saunders, Florence Shaw and Ruth Shaw.

SHICKSHINNY: The Shickshinny Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/ Wyoming Counties, announces the following activities:

• A program linking nutrition to healthy living is presented each Wednesday by the Penn State Nutrition Link. Food sampling is included.

• Today at 10:15 a.m. will be blood pressure screenings.

• Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. an exercise program is held.

• Ceramic classes begin daily at 10:30 a.m.

• Cards and bingo are played from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

• Lunch is served Monday through Friday for a $1 donation. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. a day in advance.

For more information on membership, programs and lunch, call 542-4308.

SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville Seniors next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on April 30 at the Holy Trinity Church.

TUNKHANNOCK: The Wyoming County Senior Center is open to anyone 60 years of age and older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A hot lunch is available at noon for a $1 donation.

Tyler Memorial Hospital is offering the AARP Mature Safe Driving Course from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 9 and 16 at the center. The cost is $10 and pre-registration is required since class size is limited. Call Tyler at 996-1238 by May 2 to register.

A trip is scheduled to Ehrhardt’s at Lake Wallenpaupack on May 7 to see “Salute to Broadway.” The cost is $50 per person and covers transportation, a meal, snack and the show.

WILKES-BARRE: The Miners Mills Community Club will host its Mother’s and Father’s Day Tea at 1 p.m. on May 6 in Plains Township.

Dolores Kozemko is chairperson.

WILKES-BARRE: Firwood Seniors are accepting new members and can contact Regina Molotoris at 825-6004. There will not be a meeting in June due to a conflict in scheduling.

The following trips are planned:

• Thursday to the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey to see “Kiss Me Kate.”

• Wildwood Crest, N.J., June 1 to 6, includes most meals and trips to Cape May and Atlantic City.

• American Music Theater, Lancaster, July 16 to see “Classic Crooners.”

• Horizon Inn, Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 4 to 8.

• The Bad Lands of South Dakota for a five-day stay starting Aug. 19. The trip includes 11 meals, a steam train ride, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and the Black Hills Passion Play in Spearfish.

• Allenberry Playhouse Sept. 10 to see “Always Patsy,” a musical about the life of Patsy Kline.

• Oct. 8 to Ehrhardt’s on the Lake for a buffet and a fall foliage train ride.

• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster Nov. 12 for the musical “A Christmas Carol.”

The trips are open to the public. Call 824-6538 for information and availability.

WILKES-BARRE: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is supporting the efforts of the 911 Cell Phone Bank by collecting old cell phones at its office at 93 N. State St.

RSVP provides emergency cell phones at no cost to senior citizens and victims of abuse. For more information, call RSVP at 822-1158 or 1-800-252-1512.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Therese’s Senior Citizens are planning trips for Lake Wallenpaupack; Wildwood, N.J.; Hunterdon Hills; Vermont; Hawley and Lancaster. For further information, contact Otto Eime at 474-0641.

The June meeting will be held at St. Casimir Church in Hanover Township due to a rummage sale scheduled at St. Therese’s Church at the same time. Lorraine Loftus, president, is preparing the schedule.

WILKES-BARRE: Heritage House Retirement Center, 80 E. Northampton St., will host April’s Meet-N-Greet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the main lounge. The guest speaker will be James J. Brozena, executive director of The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority.

There will be an informative Power Point presentation and the Wyoming Valley Levee Raising Project, flood protection and much more will be addressed. The public is invited.

WILKES-BARRE: The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties will host its 41st annual senior dinner dance from 2 to 7 p.m. on May 8 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, East Market Street.

This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Jolly Joe and the Bavarians will provide music.

Dinner includes salad, vegetable, potato, dessert, coffee and tea and a choice of prime beef au jus, toasted coconut mahi mahi or chicken francais. A cash bar is planned.

More than 60 door prizes will be awarded and the King and Queen of the dance will be awarded a certificate to a local show and restaurant for two donated by UGI Penn Natural Gas.

Tickets can be purchased at any of the agency’s senior centers for $18 if older than 60 and $19 if under 60. For more information, call Brenda Lispi, 822-1158, ext. 3333.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Aloysius Senior Citizens will meet at 2:30 p.m. today in the school cafeteria on Barney Street.

Games and refreshments will be offered and new members are invited.

WILKES-BARRE TWP.: Members of the RCA Retirees will hold its Mother’s and Father’s Day Dinner on May 14 at the Touch of Class at the Palace, Parsons section, Wilkes-Barre.

A $5 deposit is required.

WILKES-BARRE TWP.: The Rainbow Seniors are planning an 18th anniversary dinner at 1 p.m. on May 20 at Old Country Buffet, East End Center, Wilkes-Barre Township.

Members Angie Hummel, Bernice Krasnahill and Rita Thomas were honored for celebrating birthdays and the Rev. James and Doris Harring along with Daniel and Rita Thomas were honored for celebrating wedding anniversaries.

A few seats are available for the bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see “Last of the Red-Hot Lovers” June 12. For reservations, call Dorothy Coach at 822-2785.

WYOMING: The Wyoming-West Wyoming Seniors 31st anniversary dinner will be held at 5 p.m. on May 6 at the meeting hall. Frank the Music Man will entertain. Members and guest are invited.

Anyone interested in joining is invited. The meeting site offers ample parking and is handicapped accessible.

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