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EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., will host a program on arthritis by Erwine Home Health at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Blood glucose screenings will be offered by Bayada Nurses at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

For more information, call 287-3381.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. July 7 at St. Cecelia’s parish center for a hoagie lunch party in celebration of the Fourth of July. Vic Malinowski will preside. Reservations must be made by June 30.

Trips are scheduled to Mount Airy Casino July 8, and Myrtle Beach Oct. 4-10. Call trip coordinator Johanna at 655-2720 for details. All trips are open to the public.

KINGSTON: Lisa Swanson from Curves fitness center will discuss the Silver Sneakers Program at 11:15 a.m. today at the Kingston Senior Citizen Center, 680 Wyoming Ave.

Lillian Barnett from the Penn State Extension Nutrition Program will give a program on nutrition at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. A Senior Center Council meeting will follow at 12:45 p.m.

Bayada Nurses will perform blood pressure checks at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Members are asked to bring in donations for the jewelry sale that will take place today through Thursday.

The film “Mr. Holland’s Opus” will be shown at 1 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 287-1102.

NANTICOKE: The Alzheimer Association will present a program on the brain at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Rose Tucker Center at Mercy in the Mercy Special Care Building, 128 W. Washington St.

A Mercy Special Care Rehab Therapy representative will discuss healthy walking and fitness at 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

A bagged lunch will be served Monday due to the Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher distribution program. For more information, call 735-1670.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main St., is accepting reservations for trips to Hunterdon Hills, Aug. 20; Branson, Mo, Oct. 11-17; and Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 13-17.

Contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561.

PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen Friendship Club will travel to Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 13-17; and Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, to see “Miracles of Christmas” Dec. 1. Call Ann at 779-3203 for reservations

Rita and Al Perlis, Regina and Felix Pietrzykoski, Mary Pietrzykoski and Janice Perfetto have been selected for the annual picnic committee.

Recent 50/50 winners were Sue Witkoski. Louise Bednarski. Rita Perlis, and Florence Shaw.

SHICKSHINNY: Guardian Health Care will provide blood pressure and sugar screenings Thursday at the Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine St.

For membership information, call 542-4308.

SWOYERSVILLE: Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church on Hughes Street. Liz Zdancewicz will preside.

The annual picnic is scheduled July 23 at the Plains Pavilion.

Recent raffle winners were Theresa Bosak, Edith Jones, Joe Tressa and Ann Wasil.

WILKES-BARRE: Members of the Rainbow Seniors Citizens who are celebrating birthdays are Alice Carey, Joan Krasnahill and Jean Langley. Wedding anniversaries will be noted by Leonard and Angie Hummel, and Angelo and Bernadine Ricci.

Servers for the July meeting are Lois Lewis, Sue Magga, Betty Martin and Robert Naugle.

The group will travel to Hunterdon Hills the morning of July 22.

WYOMING VALLEY: AAA Mid-Atlantic has launched a new senior safety and mobility Web site at www.AAASeniors.com to provide older drivers with tools for safe driving and valuable information for families of older drivers such as senior mobility challenges and transitioning from driver to passenger.

The Web site offers skills assessments, expert advice, a step-by-step guide on how to help seniors transition from driver to passenger, educational brochures, driver improvement courses, tips on choosing a vehicle and list of free community-based programs.

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