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Senior Center Slates Painting Giveaway October 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is selling prize drawing tickets for an original Star Barn painting.

Tickets will be available at the GEARS Fall Festival at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 28; at J.B. Hostetter's on Saturday, Nov. 4; and at the senior center's bazaar and pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets may also be purchased at the senior center on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drawing will be held at the close of the bazaar on Nov. 11.

The senior center is located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. For more information, readers may call 717-367-7984.

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Senior Center Sets Schedule October 20, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, invites area seniors to its upcoming programs. The center, a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, is open regularly on Mondays through Fridays. Interested individuals may call the center at 717-367-7984 for more information or to make reservations.

Activities on Thursday, Oct. 26, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., shuffleboard at 9:30 a.m., music with Al Shade at 10:30 a.m., pinochle and bingo at 12:30 p.m., and advisory council at 1 p.m. Lunch will be a center-cut pork chop with gravy, whipped potatoes w/chives, braised red cabbage, white bread, and apple cranberry crisp.

On Friday, Oct. 27, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study and Parcheesi at 10 a.m., a town meeting at 11 a.m., and a TGIF dinner and bingo, for which there is a per-person cost. Lunch will be a baked crab cake, cheesy shells, sweet peas, white bread, and tropical fruit.

On Monday, Oct. 30, the schedule will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., bingo at 10:15 a.m., Seniors Helping Seniors at 11:15 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be pot roast with gravy, a baked potato, sliced carrots, Italian bread, and a sugar cookie.

Activities on Tuesday, Oct. 31, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Halloween activities at 10:15 a.m., and Halloween riddles at 1 p.m. Lunch will include Halloween-themed foods such as ghostly chili, ant and finger salad, hocus pocus juice, a moldy biscuit, and spooky pumpkin potion.

The schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 1, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., table games at 11 a.m., and Bingo for Bucks at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be chicken Alfredo, penne pasta with sauce, Italian green beans, a garlic breadstick, and fresh seasonal fruit.

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Organizations Form Partnership October 19, 2017

Landis Communities and Lancaster Downtowners signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 6, creating a collaborative partnership between the two organizations. The goals and the missions of the organizations are significantly aligned, as both want persons to be able to age in the place they choose to call home.

The new partnership will support two key elements of the Downtowners' strategic plan: hiring an executive director and providing an office for the group, which will allow it to offer members more robust resources well into the future that will support them in aging successfully in the homes of their choice.

The new executive director will receive operational support for day-to-day needs, including the support of Landis Communities' leadership team and IT help desk and an office at Steeple View Lofts, an affiliate of Landis Communities located at 118 N. Water St., Lancaster.

Lancaster Downtowners is a network of people who share a common passion for downtown Lancaster as the community of choice for their retirement years. More information is available at www.lancasterdowntowners.org.

Landis Communities was formed in September 2011 and grew out of the Landis Homes Retirement Community. To learn more, readers may visit www.landiscommunities.org.

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Local Support Groups Posted October 19, 2017

The Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer two support groups that are open to the community. Light refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend.

Anyone who has lost a loved one is invited to attend the monthly Bereavement Support Group on Thursday, Nov. 16. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The group will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Masonic Village's Health Care Center Courtyard Conference Room. Anyone who serves as a caregiver to a loved one is invited to attend. For directions and to register, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

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Senior Center Creates Cookbook October 18, 2017

The South Central York County Senior Center has produced a cookbook, which is available for sale. All recipes in the book are from members of the senior center. Many are family recipes that have been handed down for generations.

The cookbooks are available for a set fee and can be purchased by calling the senior center at 717-235-6060. Community members may also stop by the center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, to purchase cookbooks. The center is located across the parking lot from the fire department. Staff members are in the office on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Senior Center Plans Activities October 18, 2017

Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will offer a variety of activities for seniors. For additional information, readers may call 717-993-3488 or visit www.stewsenior.org.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Mary Ellen will be available to help with painting ceramics. Other activities will include the Red Hatters meeting at 10:30 a.m., Tai Chi at 10:30 a.m., and the bridge group meeting at noon. Table and Wii games will be available throughout the day.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. A nurse will be available in the morning to check blood pressured and weights. A group will leave on a bus at 10:15 a.m. to go to Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse to see a show. Other activities at the senior center will include Kings in the Corner at 9:30 a.m., the acrylic art class at noon, and Hand and Foot at noon.

On Friday, Oct. 27, various table and Wii games will be available in the morning. Bocce ball will be played starting at 10:30 a.m., and bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, Oct. 30, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Table games and Wii bowling will be available throughout the day.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the senior center will hold a Halloween party. Attendees may wear costumes. Glenn's One Man Band will provide entertainment, and there will be a Halloween-themed lunch.

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Senior Center Plans Activities October 18, 2017

The Delta Area Senior Center, located in the Peach Bottom Recreation Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta, has posted its activities. The senior center offers Wii games, free WiFi, and walking on weekdays. A hot lunch is available at noon for a donation. To sign up for lunch, readers may call 717-456-5753.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, dominoes will be played at 9 a.m. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., "Dutch" Welker will be available to replace watch batteries or make minor repairs for a nominal fee. Also at 9 a.m., a group will meet at Lion Lanes in Red Lion to bowl. Activities will also include chair exercises at 10 a.m. and puzzle challenges at 12:30 p.m. The art class will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, activities will include a Halloween craft at 9:30 a.m. There is no cost, and all materials will be supplied. Sequence will be played at 9:45 a.m. A seminar on hearing loss will be presented, and attendees may register at the center. Pinochle and Scrabble will be played from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 27, breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. Activities will include bingo at 9:30 a.m., chair exercises at 11 a.m., and challenges at 12:30 p.m. The book club will meet at 1 p.m. This month's selection is "The Red Garden" by Alice Hoffman. Knitting and cribbage will be available from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Monday, Oct. 30, activities will include dominoes at 9 a.m., chair exercises at 10 a.m., Bible study at 10:30 a.m., and challenges at 12:30 p.m. The crochet class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m., and pinochle will be played at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, activities will include bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., pickleball at 9:30 a.m., Wii Jeopardy at 12:30 p.m., Phase 10 at 1 p.m., and the creative writing class at 1:15 p.m. A Halloween lunch will be served at noon. Those eating lunch at the center will be treated to an ice cream sundae bar and will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

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Senior Center Posts Events October 18, 2017

September House Senior Center, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted its schedule of events. All York County residents age 60 and up may register for a free lunch and are invited to participate in activities. The facility is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Monday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m., Ross McGinnis will share his tales about the "Hex Murder Trials." A free Tang Soo Do class (Korean martial arts) will also begin on Oct. 30. To register, readers may visit the center or call 717-848-4417.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the center will present the history of Halloween at 11 a.m. Attendees may dress up in a mismatched outfit. The center will show the movie "Into the Woods" at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and the movie "Cocoon" on Friday, Nov. 3.

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Pappus House Seeks Volunteers October 18, 2017

Pappus House, a community end-of-life home, is seeking volunteers as plans proceed for a fall opening. A wide variety of opportunities is available, including lawn and garden care, cookie baking, and holding bedside vigils.

Volunteer information sessions will be offered at Pappus House, 253 Cherry St., York (Spry). The no-obligation sessions will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prospective volunteers are asked to call 717-893-5310 to register in advance.

Pappus House is an independent, free-standing residence that will welcome people who are nearing the end of life and are under hospice care. Additional information is available at www.pappushouse.org.

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Diaper, Care Kit Drive Set October 17, 2017

Crisis care kits and diapers for hurricane victims will be collected at Dallastown Nursing Center and Victorian Villa, 621-623 E. Main St., Dallastown, on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items may be dropped off in front of the Victorian Villa. Items will also be accepted at any time prior to Oct. 20.

Crisis care kits should be placed into a two-gallon zip-lock bag. Items should include shampoo (12 to 18 oz.); two bars of soap (bath size or larger); toothpaste (4.0-6.4 oz.); three toothbrushes in original packaging; a box of Band-Aids (30 or more); one fingernail clipper, a sturdy hair comb; two hand towels; four pocket-size tissues; and one Beanie Baby-sized stuffed toy. Each kit should contain only the items and in the quantities listed. Any size diapers will be accepted.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule October 13, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, invites area seniors to its upcoming programs. The center, a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, is open regularly on Mondays through Fridays. Interested individuals may call the center at 717-367-7984 for more information or to make reservations.

Activities on Thursday, Oct. 19, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., shuffleboard at 9:30 a.m., craft class at 10:30 a.m., Going Squirrelly and Nutty in October at 11 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Lunch will be braised chicken, rice pilaf, mixed beans, and fruit.

On Friday, Oct. 20, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study and Pinochle 101 at 10 a.m., word challenges at 11 a.m., and a TGIF pinochle party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be a breaded fish sandwich, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, and pears.

On Monday, Oct. 23, the schedule will feature walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., Stir the Pot and Mix It Up at 10:15 a.m., Seniors Helping Seniors at 11:15 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be burgundy beef with mushrooms, noodles, broccoli and carrots, and fruit salad.

Activities on Tuesday, Oct. 24, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., an activity roundtable at 10:15 a.m., and trivia at 1 p.m. Lunch will be chicken and white bean chili, tossed salad, baked potatoes, and mandarin oranges.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., table games at 11 a.m., and Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. Lunch will be a pizza burger, sweet potato bites, coleslaw, and sherbet.

Al Shade will provide old-time country music on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Pleasant View To Host Programs October 13, 2017

Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, will host two programs in Stiegel Dining Room.

On Monday, Oct. 23, Getting Personal About Personal Care will be presented by the Pleasant View personal care staff at 4 p.m. Attendees will learn more about personal care, as well as how to determine appropriate living arrangements for loved ones.

On Monday, Oct. 30, Charitable Giving - Planning Your Gifting will be presented by Patti Spencer from a local law firm at 4 p.m. The seminar will highlight tax-smart ways to support nonprofits.

To make reservations for either program, readers may email jbednarski@pleasantviewrc.org.

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Seniors Group Plans Meeting October 12, 2017

The St. Anne Neumann Seniors will meet in the St. John Neumann Social Hall at 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Andrew Groff, a physical therapist.

For more information, call 717-626-3932.

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Wii Bowling League Celebrates Season October 11, 2017

York County Senior Wii Bowling League held a banquet on Oct. 6 at The Lutheran Home.

The league formed as a way for seniors to compete with other teams while socializing, having lunch and staying fit in the process. They enjoy going to each teams senior center or retirement facility to compete. The seniors practice regularly in preparation for the events.

The league includes teams from Heritage Senior Center, Utz Spirit Trust Lutheran, Country Meadows, Spirit Trust Lutheran at Kelly, and Yorktown Senior Center.

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Senior Center Plans Activities October 11, 2017

Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will offer a variety of activities for seniors. For additional information, readers may call 717-993-3488 or visit www.stewsenior.org.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the fellowship hall. Mary Ellen will be available to help with painting ceramics. Other activities will include Tai Chi at 12:30 p.m., a program about nutrition by dietician Jean Gabsewigs at 10:30 a.m., the bridge group at noon, and the public card party after lunch. Card games and various other games will be available.

On Thursday Oct. 19, the senior center will host its monthly breakfast of scrambled eggs, breakfast casserole, homefries, chipped beef and toast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Barb's aerobics class will be held in the fellowship hall. A nurse will be available in the morning to check blood pressures and weights. Kings in the Corner will begin at 9:30 a.m. Table and Wii games will be available throughout the day. The acrylic art class and the Hand and Foot game will both begin at noon.

On Friday, Oct. 20, table games will be available throughout the day. Indoor bocce ball will be available, and bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday Oct. 23, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Table games and Wii bowling will be available throughout the day. In the afternoon, volunteers will prepare dough for the apple dumplings.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, apple dumplings will be made starting early in the morning. The dumplings will be ready for pickup by noon. Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. The watercolor art class will meet at 9:15 a.m., and the beginner class will start at 12:30 p.m. Table and Wii games will be available throughout the day. Volunteers will go to Manor Care in Dallastown to assist with bingo. The pinochle group will meet at noon.

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Senior Center Posts Events October 11, 2017

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted its events. All York County residents age 60 and up are invited to participate in the senior center's activities and may register for a free lunch at the center. The facility is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Monday, Oct. 23, people of all skill levels, including beginners, may play pinochle from 1 to 3 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the senior center will show the first movie in the "Left Behind" series. There will be time to discuss the movie.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m., Marie will lead a paper crafting class, during which participants will create Christmas cards and decorations. A wood burning workshop will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. At the same time, persons may have their nails done by Dee and Sandi.

Fundraising cash bingo events take place every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food is available for purchase. Bingo starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

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Parkinson's Support Group To Meet October 11, 2017

The Garden Spot Village Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Village Square Theater at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. During the meeting, caregivers will go to a separate location for a discussion and sharing time while people with Parkinson's remain in the theater for their own discussion and sharing time.

Free resources from the National Parkinson's Foundation are also available at the monthly meetings. The support group is open to all persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family and friends.

For more information, readers may call Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or email slapp@gardenspotvillage.org.

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GSV Slates Paint Party October 10, 2017

Garden Spot Village (GSV), 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will host a community Paint Party on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Indoor Village Park. Full instruction and one-to-one guidance will be provided as participants create their own 12-by-12-inch painting featuring an autumn owl. People of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are invited.

The fee includes supplies, instruction and a beverage. To register, call 717-355-6500.

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UZRC To Showcase Artist's Works October 6, 2017

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, will feature Bethany Hall as its Artist of the Month in October.

Hall is an aspiring artist from Front Royal, Va. She is currently majoring in graphic design at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. She works with a variety of mediums such as pencil, pen and ink, graphic design, and watercolor and acrylic paints. The focus of her work revolves around the concept of creativity and uniqueness as things to be embraced.

The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at awojcik@uzrc.org.

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Free Lunch For Seniors Posted October 6, 2017

First Presbyterian Church, 7 Marietta Ave., Mount Joy, will host a Neighbors Connect free lunch for seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the fellowship hall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will begin at noon. Fred Habeggar, a local naturalist, will give a presentation.

Those planning to attend are asked to call 717-653-5888 and leave a message or email fpcmj@embarqmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

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