Senior moments

Posted 10/17/18

Free exercise classes PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Area Agency on Aging has been sponsoring Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM) at senior centers around the county. HSIM is a free exercise …

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Free exercise classes

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Area Agency on Aging has been sponsoring Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM) at senior centers around the county. HSIM is a free exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance, strength training and cool-down segments as its program foundation. HSIM was designed by the PA Department of Aging. The program promotes regular physical activity, which provides many benefits for older adults. Research has shown that older adults who practice weight resistance training improve their balance and coordination, which may decrease their risk for falls. Exercise can also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers, increase bone density, strengthen the heart and lungs, reduce stress and boost energy levels.

Three class sessions remain this month: Wednesday, October 24 at the Lackawaxen Senior Center from 10 to 11 a.m. and Fridays, October 19 and 26 at the Matamoras Senior Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Call Lana to register at 570/775-5550 ext: 1317.

Pike County costume parties

PIKE COUNTY, PA — There will be costume parties at senior centers around Pike County to celebrate Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for prettiest, ugliest and most original costumes. The contests will take place on Friday, October 26 at Eastern Pike Center in Matamoras; Tuesday, October 30 at Dingmans Center in Dingmans Ferry; Tuesday, October 30 at Blooming Grove Center in Hawley; Wednesday, October 31 at Lackawaxen Center in Lackawaxen; and Wednesday, October 31 at Saw Creek in Bushkill.

Complimentary dinner theatre

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Dingman-Delaware Middle School (DDMS) will hold its 26th annual complimentary dinner theatre for the senior citizens of the Delaware Valley School District on Friday, November 9. A complete chicken Parmesan dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the DDMS cafeteria, followed at 7 p.m. by the DDMS Drama Club’s performance of “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

The Dingman-Delaware Middle School is located at 1365 Rte. 739. For reservations and further information call 570/296-3143 by November 2.

Senior Expo at Ladore

WAYMART, PA — The seventh annual Lackawanna and Wayne County Senior Expo will take place at Ladore Camp in the PARC/Pavilion, 287 Owego Tpk. on Thursday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The event is designed for those 50 and older who are interested in learning about products and services available to them in the area. It is presented by the Salvation Army/Ladore Conference Center. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the same facility for a nominal fee. Parking and admission to the expo are free.

Exhibitors representing a wide range of expertise will provide resources and information to foster healthy and productive lifestyles, ranging from areas of wellness, travel, financial planning, nutrition, home improvements, retirement living, insurance and more. For more information call 570/488-6129 to make your lunch reservation.

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