By Steve Svetovich
Alison Boga, executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors, said the 2017/2018 membership dues forms are now available.
Individual membership is $10 or $15 for couples.
Membership can be used for discounts on fee based activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Ballroom Dancing and Oil Painting. It can also be used for upcoming bus trips and seminars.
Members pay $5 for $8 classes and $3 for $5 classes. Members also receive mailed newsletters and discounts on special activities, including bus trips.
All proceeds from membership dues are used for projects and expenditures approved by the Senior Site Council.
Members or the general public can visit dunmoreseniorcenter.org for menus and activity calendars, or call the Center at 570-207-2662.
The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors celebrated National Safety Month this past June. Tips were provided for safe outdoor dining and how to recognize different heat related illnesses.
Boga said volunteers are needed at the Center. The volunteers are needed for clerical, kitchen duty and lunch. If interested in becoming a volunteer, said Boga, please stop by at the Center (1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore) or call (570-207-2662).
“We want to hear from you,” said Boga. “We are always looking for ways to improve the programming provided. If there is a particular speaker or activity that someone would like to see offered at the Center please let us know.”
Boga said the Senior Garden is coming along very well. “The Headstart program children planted vegetables in the garden as well. The garden is funded by the Department of Aging. We owe a great debt and gratitude to the garden designer, Lydia Bagdonas, for her creativity and perseverance.”
A free event, “Eating Local and Organic,” was held last July 19 at the Center.
Other programs at the Dunmore Activity Hub include bingo, learn to knit, ballroom dancing, sketching and oil painting, gentle yoga for health, Tai Chi, pinochle, Stretching with Gretchen, silver flow yoga, walking club, VNA blood pressure screening, gardening club, essential oils with Mother Willow, eat right nutrition tips, site council meetings, gardening club meetings, nutrition days, farmer’s market voucher day, elder law seminars by Atty. Dan Lucas and Ronald McDonald House volunteer opportunities.
The Dunmore Activity Hub food menu is catered by Metz Food Service. A variety of nutritious lunch choices are provided five days a week.
Fred Battaglia is Site Council president for the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors.