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Center To Host Drawing Class March 26, 2019

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will host an eight-week drawing skill class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 8. Skills to be learned will include placement on paper, perceiving shapes in objects and space, proportion techniques, definition and refining, shading and contrast, perspective, and cultivating skills into one's own style. Supplies needed will be standard No. 2 pencils, an artist's kneading eraser, a clean plastic container to store the eraser, a whiteboard, and an artist's compass.

A cost for the class has been set. One does not need to be a member of the center or even a senior citizen to participate. For more information, readers may call 717-993-3488.

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Fashion Show, Auction Slated March 26, 2019

For the fifth year, the Normandie Ridge Auxiliary will hold its annual Spring and Summer Fashion Show along with its spring-themed basket auction. This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 13, beginning at noon at the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, 1700 Normandie Drive, York. No registration is required, and all women are invited to attend free of charge.

Name-brand fashions for people of all ages will be presented, with auxiliary members as models. After the show, those attending will have the opportunity to purchase fashions for their spring and summer wardrobes. The auxiliary will receive 10 percent of all purchases made. Men of the auxiliary will serve refreshments. In addition to the fashion show and sale, various themed baskets will be offered for purchase through a silent auction.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 22, 2019

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.

On Thursday, March 28, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., Music with Al Shade at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle or bridge at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a warm ham and cheese sandwich on a whole-grain ciabatta roll, creamy tomato bisque with crackers, and fresh fruit.

Activities on Friday, March 29, will include walking at 9 a.m., Bible study or table games at 10 a.m., a medical safety tip at 11 a.m., and a TGIF dinner and bingo party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be vegetable lasagna, tossed salad with eggs and cucumber, cottage cheese with diced peaches, and a breadstick.

The schedule on Monday, April 1, will include walking at 9 a.m.; shuffleboard at 9:30 a.m.; Strength, Stretch, and Balance at 10 a.m.; a Juniors Helping Seniors activity at 11 a.m.; and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a sweet sausage sandwich on a whole-grain sausage roll with pepper and sauce, cheesy hashbrowns, and fresh watermelon.

On Tuesday, April 2, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., a Name That Song game at 10:30 a.m., a town meeting at 11:15 a.m., and cartoons at 1 p.m. Lunch will be roasted pork with Dijon mushroom sauce, vegetable rice pilaf, green beans, wheat bread, and pineapples.

The schedule on Wednesday, April 3, will include walking at 9 a.m., a WISE Program from 9 to 11 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii bowling or table games at 10 a.m., and Bingo for Bucks at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be pepper steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, carrots, white bread, and pears.

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Community Holds Senior Prom March 22, 2019

Traditions of Hershey, an independent living and personal care community, held its annual Senior Prom for residents on March 14.

This year's theme was "Under the Stars." The event featured students from Hershey High School National Honor Society performing musical selections and dance skits, followed by entertainment by JCM Band.

The event also included the crowning of Bob Walmer as Prom king and Janet Poorman as Prom queen.

For more information, readers may call Marisa Williams at 717-838-2330 or visit www.traditionsofhershey.com.

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Senior Center Plans Activities March 19, 2019

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, has announced its upcoming schedule of activities. For more information, readers may call the center at 717-993-3488.

On Wednesday, March 27, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The No Hatters will meet in the morning to plan activities. The Bridge Club will meet in the afternoon; new members are welcome, including beginners. Various table games will be available throughout the day. People will begin to make candy at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, March 28, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A nurse will be available to check blood pressures and weights. Kings in the Corner will start at 9:30 a.m. The chair yoga class will meet at 10:30 a.m. Table games will be available throughout the day. Other activities will include the acrylic art class at noon, Hand and Foot at noon, and candy making at 1 p.m.

On Friday, March 29, aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wii games will be available, and a variety of table games will be available throughout the day. Indoor bocce ball will be played. Bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, April 1, copies of the April newsletter will be available. Aerobics will be led by Barb from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A group will carpool to the York Galleria. Table games and Wii Bowling will be available.

On Tuesday, April 2, aerobics will be led by Barb from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Table games and Wii Bowling will be available throughout the day. The senior center will celebrate April birthdays. Kilene Knitter from Giant Food will present a program on "Balanced Snacking" at 10:30 a.m. After lunch, Doug will be available to assist with computer issues. The pinochle players will meet at noon.

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Senior Center Slates Presentation March 19, 2019

Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will host a presentation on "Hip and Knee Pain Injuries and Treatments" on Wednesday, April 3. Dr. Corey Caruthers, an orthopedic surgeon, will share causes of hip and knee pain, as well as surgical treatments.

The senior center is located in Stewartstown United Methodist Church. For more information, readers may call 717-993-3488.

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September House Posts Schedule March 19, 2019

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted its upcoming schedule of activities. For more information, readers may call 717-848-4417 or email September_House2@yahoo.com. York County residents age 60 and up are invited to take a tour, meet members and the staff, stay for lunch, and participate in activities.

On Monday, April 1, York County seniors are welcome to celebrate April Fool's Day. On April 1 and Tuesday, April 2, from 9 to 11 a.m., people will work on making favors for the annual tea party later in the month. Another Lunch Bunch day will be held on Friday, April 5.

Anyone who wants to carpool to "'Round the Clock - East" on Saturday, April 6, can sign up to do so. All attendees will pay for is for the meal they select, and September House members will get a picnic lunch to take home.

Daily workouts are offered from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art, is taught by a certified teacher on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The senior center also offers cards and games throughout the week. Pinochle is played every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m., chess is played on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 500 bid is played on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., and the bridge club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. The center offers shuffleboard on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and additional players are being sought. All are welcome to play or watch. Board games, cards and jigsaw puzzles are also available. In addition, wood burning classes and workshops are held on the first and third Fridays.

Bingo is played on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. The first card is free. On Wednesdays starting at 6:30 p.m., bingo is played for cash as a fundraiser; doors open at 5 p.m.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 19, 2019

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has announced its upcoming activities. The center serves a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. each day, and attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:20 a.m.

The center offers a variety of programs during the week. Isometric exercises take place at 9:15 a.m. each day, tai chi is held at 10:15 a.m. each day, and Stretch Yoga takes place at 9 a.m. on Mondays. Line dancing is offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Center attendees may also use exercise equipment and walk in the gym every morning. The center's weights class, which includes using weights and working on agility, is held at 9 a.m. on Fridays, and interested participants are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited.

Additional activities offered by the senior center include the acrylic art class on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., the watercolor art class on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., ceramics on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., Walking Through the Bible on Thursdays at 8:45 a.m., and the Friends Together Craft Class on Fridays at 9 a.m. Classes on card making and blanket knotting, as well as a quilters' group, are also offered. The center is also planning to offer a jewelry-making class, a workshop focused on diabetes, and a balance class; more details are forthcoming.

Also, the senior center is seeking a driver for its Meals on Wheels route in Stewartstown. Individuals interested in volunteering are asked to call the center at 717-235-6060.

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Windy Hill Sets Exercise Class March 19, 2019

Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove, offers an exercise class each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to help Parkinson's disease patients improve strength, balance and stamina using exercise and stretching techniques. The trained instructors have extensive experience with the disease, and the exercise program can be individualized to fit patient needs.

A class fee has been set, with discounts for Silver Sneakers or Silver and Fit participants; caregivers will be admitted free. For more information, readers may call 717-225-0733.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 19, 2019

Delta Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta, has posted its upcoming schedule of activities. For more information, readers may call 717-456-5753.

The schedule on Thursday, March 28, will include Sequence at 9 a.m. and an Easter craft at 9:30 a.m. A line dancing class will be held at 10 a.m., Music With Patrick will begin at 11:15 a.m., chair yoga will be offered at 12:15 p.m., and pinochle will be played at 1:15 p.m.

On Friday, March 29, a big breakfast will be served from 8 and 9 a.m. Bingo will begin at 9:30 a.m., as will pickleball and cornhole. Cribbage will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Light Exercise Group at 11 a.m., the challenge at 12:30 p.m., the book club at 1 p.m., and the knitting class from 1 to 3 p.m.

Activities on Monday, April 1, will include dominoes at 9 a.m., Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m., light exercise at 11 a.m., the challenge at 12:30 p.m., and the crochet class from 1 to 3 p.m. Pinochle will be played at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 2, activities will include bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and pickleball and cornhole at 9:30 a.m. A Jeopardy! game will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the card game Phase 10 will be played from 1 to 3 p.m. Creative Writing will meet from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. For those with appointments, the foot doctor will on-site, and haircuts will be given.

On Wednesday, April 3, a representative from Stan Saylor's office will be on-site from 9 to 11 a.m., as will a veterans service officer for those with appointments. Dominoes will be played at 9 a.m., and the bowlers will meet in Red Lion at 9:30 a.m. Light exercise will take place at 11 a.m., the challenge will be at 12:30 p.m., the art class will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Quilts of Valor has been set for 6 p.m.

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Real Estate Seminars Set March 19, 2019

Golden Connections Community Center, 20 Gotham, Red Lion, is partnering with Melissa Ruffing to offer a series of free seminars designed to assist the area's 55-plus community. Ruffing, a real estate specialist in York, will cover various topics relevant to those in the 55-plus community as they make decisions regarding future housing plans.

Sessions will be free and open to York County residents. For more information, readers may visit the Golden Connections Community Center's Facebook page or www.gcccenter.com.

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Free Lunch For Seniors Set March 15, 2019

First Presbyterian Church, 7 Marietta Ave., Mount Joy, will hold its Neighbors Connect free lunch for seniors on Wednesday, March 20. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

At 12:30 p.m., Valleyphonics will perform a music program featuring Mozart, Bach, and current composers such as Mark Hayes and Peter Schickele, along with Beatles music and movie theme songs.

Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is preferred. To preregister, readers may email fpcmj1@gmail.com or call 717-653-5888 and leave a message.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 15, 2019

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.

On Thursday, March 21, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., Essential Oils at 10:30 a.m., advisory council or Uno at 11 a.m., and pinochle or bridge at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a mushroom Swiss burger on a roll, creamy cauliflower soup with crackers, and fresh fruit.

Activities on Friday, March 22, will include walking at 9 a.m., Bible study or table games at 10 a.m., Unusual Laws at 11 a.m., and a TGIF dinner and bingo party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be baked crab, cheesy twists, baked beans, a whole-grain dinner roll, and mandarin oranges.

The schedule on Monday, March 25, will include walking at 9 a.m.; Twister at 9:30 a.m.; Strength, Stretch, and Balance at 10 a.m.; a Juniors Helping Seniors activity at 11 a.m.; and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a hot dog on a roll, cheesy whipped potatoes, sweet peas, and fresh fruit.

On Tuesday, March 26, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., bingo at 10:30 a.m., and Current Events at 1 p.m. Lunch will be chili con carne, tossed salad with tomato, a baked potato with margarine, a whole-grain biscuit, and a cookie.

The schedule on Wednesday, March 27, will include walking at 9 a.m., a WISE Program from 9 to 11 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii bowling at 10 a.m., table games and Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m., and Ukulele Band at 2 p.m. Lunch will be Burgundy meatballs with mushrooms, egg noodles, carrots, wheat bread, and mixed fruit salad.

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Semi-Chocolate Stroll Held March 15, 2019

The Semi-Chocolate Stroll and Silent Auction returned to United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) on Feb. 23 after a two-year hiatus due to construction and renovations. The event drew more than 160 attendees.

The event featured 14 different stops, with tidbits and morsels created by UZRC staff members and residents as well as local chocolate companies. Guests also participated in a silent auction featuring gift cards and certificates, admission tickets and experiences, artwork, gift bags and other items.

Proceeds will go toward benevolent care, which will enable residents to continue receiving the same quality care and services should their own resources become unable to cover the full cost of care.

UZRC is located at 722 Furnace Hills Pike, 1 mile north of Lititz. For more information, readers may visit www.uzrc.org or search for "United Zion Retirement Community" on Facebook.

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QPRC Launches Home Care Program March 14, 2019

Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community (QPRC) has announced that Great Rock Home Care is now available to the Quarryville community and surrounding areas. For more than 70 years, QPRC has sought to provide quality care for its residents' physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs.

When someone contacts Great Rock Home Care, a registered nurse conducts an assessment and creates a detailed plan that includes a schedule for home care visits and cost of selected services. Care is available day or night, seven days per week, as needed. QPRC can help with both long- and short-term care needs. A variety of services are offered, including help with bathing, dressing, and grooming; medication reminders; care for those with memory issues; help with laundry and ironing; simple meal preparation; wellness visits; and transportation for a variety of needs. Great Rock Home Care team members complete the same employee screening process as QPRC on-campus employees.

To learn more, readers may contact Great Rock Home Care at 717-786-5700 or visit www.GreatRockHomeCare.com.

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Line Dancing Classes March 13, 2019

The Golden Connections Community Center, 20-C Gotham Place, Red Lion, will continue line dancing classes on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. There is a cost per class per person or per couple. Walk-ins are welcome.

All proceeds will be used to support programs and services that benefit older adults in the community. For details, readers may call 717-244-7229.

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September House Posts Schedule March 13, 2019

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted its upcoming schedule of activities. For more information, readers may call 717-848-4417 or email September_House2@yahoo.com. York County residents age 60 and up are invited to take a tour, meet members and the staff, stay for lunch, and participate in activities.

Murder Mystery Monday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 25. Attendees will try to solve the murder of Pepi Roni while snacking on a light fare. Registration is requested by calling 717-848-4417.

The conclusion of the Healthy Steps program, which gives help in improving balance, will take place on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. The movie "Mona Lisa Smile" will be shown on Friday, March 29, at 12:45 p.m.

Daily workouts are offered from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial arts program, is taught by a certified teacher on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The senior center also offers cards and games throughout the week. Pinochle is played every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m., chess is played on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 500 bid is played on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., and the bridge club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. The center offers shuffleboard on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and additional players are being sought. All are welcome to play or watch. Board games, cards and jigsaw puzzles are also available. In addition, wood burning classes and workshops are held on the first and third Fridays.

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Groups Partner To Aid Homeless Local Residents March 13, 2019

September House and Feed The Vets have partnered in an ongoing project to crochet plastic mats for homeless people. Volunteers collect recycled plastic grocery bags and then, under the direction of Tippy Ness, the volunteers cut the bags into strips, join the strips to make "plarn," and crochet the plarn into mats. The mats are given to Michael Gurreri of York Giving Helping Hands, CJ Hoffman and pastor Thomas Adinolfi for distribution to York County residents. The mats are used for waterproof ground covers and for use inside or underneath sleeping bags for those sleeping outside. It takes approximately 750 grocery bags to make one mat.

Anyone interested in donating bags or participating in the cutting, joining, or crocheting may call September House at 717-848-4417 for more information. A mat-making class will take place at September House, 1251 W. King St, York, on Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers may also assist or drop off bags during the senior center's regular hours, on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 13, 2019

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has announced its upcoming activities. The center serves a hot lunch at 11:30 a.m. each day, and attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:20 a.m.

The center offers a variety of programs during the week. Isometric exercises take place at 9:15 a.m. each day, tai chi is held at 10:15 a.m. each day, and Stretch Yoga takes place at 9 a.m. on Mondays. Line dancing is offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Center attendees may also use exercise equipment and walk in the gym every morning. The center's weights class, which includes using weights and working on agility, is held at 9 a.m. on Fridays, and interested participants are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited.

Additional activities offered by the senior center include the acrylic art class on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., the watercolor art class on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., ceramics on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., Walking Through the Bible on Thursdays at 8:45 a.m., and the Friends Together Craft Class on Fridays at 9 a.m. Classes on card making and blanket knotting, as well as a quilters' group, are also offered. The center is also planning to offer a jewelry-making class, a workshop focused on diabetes, and a balance class; more details are forthcoming.

Also, the senior center is seeking a driver for its Meals on Wheels route in Stewartstown. Individuals interested in assisting are asked to call the center at 717-235-6060.

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Senior Center Activities Set March 13, 2019

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, has announced its upcoming schedule of activities. For more information, readers may call the center at 717-993-3488.

On Wednesday, March 20, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Various table games will be available throughout the day. The bridge group will meet at noon, and the card party will meet at 1 p.m. Orders for the Easter candy fundraiser are due on this day.

On Thursday, March 21, the public is ivited to a "Welcome to Spring" or "Goodbye Winter" breakfast, with a menu of pancakes, chipped beef, homefries, eggs, toast, egg casserole, coffee, tea and orange juice. Bonnie will be available to conduct weight and blood pressure checks for those interested. Barb's aerobics class will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Kings in the Corner will start at 9:30 a.m. Table games will be available throughout the day. Chair yoga class will start at 10:30 a.m. The art class will meet at noon. The Hand and Foot group will also meet at noon. A foot doctor will be on-site at 12:30 p.m., with appointments requested.

On Friday, March 22, the center will celebrate its 45th anniversary. Aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wii games will be available for those interested, as will a variety of table games and indoor bocce. Bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, March 25, Barb's aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Various table games and Wii will be available throughout the day. Jenni Sipe will show her pictures from her Africa trip and talk about her experiences there. Michael Hogg, a representative from State Rep. Mike Jones' office, will be on hand to help fill out property rebate forms, with appointments requested.

On Tuesday, March 26, Barb's aerobics class will be held in the fellowship hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Table games will be available throughout the day, as well as Wii games. The pinochle players will meet at noon. Doug will be available to assist with computer issues after lunch, when volunteers will also be going to ManorCare to assist with bingo and the making of candy for Easter will begin.

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