Dunmore Senior Center Looking for Volunteers

volunteers-neededThe Dunmore Senior Center, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore, is looking for volunteers.

A bingo caller is needed to volunteer Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m, to 11 a.m. Kitchen help volunteers are needed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If interested, please stop by the Dunmore Senior Center or call 570-207-2662.

Alison Boga is executive director of the Dunmore Senior Center.

“If there is a particular speaker or activity that anyone would like to see offered at the Center please let us know,” Boga said.

Boga said the Dunmore Senior Center winter closure policy is thus:

If the Dunmore School District is closed, the Dunmore Senior Center will also be closed. If the Dunmore School District is running on a delay, the Dunmore Senior Center will be open on a delayed opening schedule (9:30 a.m.).

The Dunmore Senior Center was closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, 2018 and will be closed January 1, 2019.

Congratulations to Sue Moore, the winner of the Center’s Pasta Dinner 50/50 raffle.

The Dunmore Senior Center held its annual Christmas party Thursday, December 13, at Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. Entertainment was provided by Janice Gambo. A buffet meal was served to those who attended the event. Haddock Parmesan, seafood lobster bisque soup, Caesar salad, penne pasta with meatballs and marinara sauce, potatoes au gratin and strawberry shortcake trifle was served.

Other activities at the Dunmore Senior Center last month included bingo, knitting, social dancing, sketching and oil painting, tree decorating, crochet and fiber Art, gentle yoga for health, Stretching with Gretchen, Tai Chi, Pinochle after Lunch, Silver Flow Yoga, Mahjong, VNA blood pressure screening, AARP Fraud and Scams discussion, “The Grinch” movie, Name that Tune with Traditional Health Care, Honor our Vets, United Health Care games, Legendary Support, pizza party with the movie – “A Christmas Story,” the “Home Alone” movie, birthday and New Year’s Eve party, Smart Tech classes and Lackawanna County Winter Driving Awareness.

The Dunmore Senior Center is a non-profit agency supported in part through the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, the Dunmore borough and through the fundraising efforts of the Senior Site Council and the Board of Directors.

Fred Battaglia is Site Council president. Carmella Iannetta is Site Council vice president.

Shirley Martinelli is secretary of the Dunmore Senior Center. Carl Gammaitoni is treasurer. Kay Harris is Sunshine reporter.

Meals for lunch are served at the Dunmore Senior Center Monday through Friday. All meal orders are called in at 12:30 p.m. the day before. For reservations call 570-207-2662, extension 1. All meals are catered by Metz food service.

“We all wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year,” said Boga.

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