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Gallery To Feature Artwork July 13, 2018

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Melanie Glass as July's Artist of the Month.

Glass currently resides in Fresno, Calif., but is a native of Harrisburg. She honed her talent through art classes taken at Harrisburg Area Community College. She uses paper or canvas and a combination of techniques including watercolor, acrylics, oils, and collaging with the goal of capturing an emotion or a memory or sharing an experience.

Glass has shared her artwork at a number of programs and venues. She has also volunteered and taught art classes at the Susquehanna Arts Museum in downtown Harrisburg.

Her artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of July. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at

United Zion Retirement Community is located 1.5 miles north of the square in Lititz. For other news and events, readers may find the retirement community's Facebook page.


UZRC Welcomes New CEO July 13, 2018

United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC) has welcomed Sue Verdegem as the chief executive officer (CEO), effective July 1.

Verdegem comes to UZRC with more than three decades of experience in the nonprofit, faith-based, senior-living sector. She previously served as senior executive vice president of Finance and Administration at Tel Hai Retirement Community and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Verdegem has a Master of Business Administration from Alvernia College and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and accounting from Franklin & Marshall College.

Verdegem was the 2014 recipient of the Professional Development Award by LeadingAge PA. She has served on numerous boards of directors in senior care including CARE and FTH Services.

UZRC, located in Lititz, offers independent living cottages and apartments, personal care services, skilled nursing care, and in-home elderly care. Established in 1905, it has a faith-inspired mission to provide superior quality services to the aging, based on Christian principles, in a loving and caring community that aims to encourage independence, promote wellness, and preserve human dignity.

A current construction and expansion project includes 10 independent living apartments over two floors and 12 private rooms for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in a state-of-the-art skilled nursing area. The enhancements are scheduled for occupancy this fall. UZRC has planned an open house for Saturday, Oct. 20.

Readers with questions may visit or contact Megan Weiss at


Senior Center Posts Schedule July 12, 2018

The Delta Area Senior Center, located in the Peach Bottom Township Building at 5 Pendyrus St., has announced its upcoming activities. Free Wi-Fi, Wii video games, and walking are available from Monday to Friday. A hot lunch is served on weekdays at noon for a donation. Those interested in eating lunch at the center should make a reservation two business days in advance by calling the center at 717-456-5753.

On Wednesday, July 18, the domino players will meet at 9 a.m., and the bowlers will meet at the same time at Lion Bowling Center in Red Lion to bowl three games. A staff member from the office of state Rep. Stan Saylor will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. to offer help with notary work, filling out forms, and answering questions. The service is free and open to the public and no appointment is needed. Free blood pressure checks will be offered from 10 to 10:30 a.m. A certified dietician from York County Area Agency on Aging (YCAAA) will offer nutrition tips at 10:30 a.m. Challenges will begin at 12:30 p.m. Linda will offer part two of the Good Morning art project at 1:30 p.m. Quilts of Valor will meet at 6 p.m.

Morning activities on Thursday, July 19, will be held off site at the American Legion in Whiteford. The doors will open at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. The Yes We Can support group will meet at the center from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The pinochle players will play at the center from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Friday, July 20, bingo will begin at 9:30 a.m. Chair exercises will take place at 11 a.m. with the Left-Right-Center game beginning at 11:15 a.m. The knitting class and cribbage players will both meet from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Monday, July 23, dominoes and Sit and Sew will both begin at 9 a.m., followed by pickle ball at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will meet at 10 a.m with chair exercises following at 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., challenges will be offered and the crochet class will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Pinochle will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Activities on Tuesday, July 24, will include bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and a sampling of new products from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wii Jeopardy will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the card game Phase 10 will begin at 1 p.m.


Senior Center Posts Schedule July 12, 2018

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. Readers may also visit for details.

The schedule on Thursday, July 19, will include a train trip to Harrisburg at 8:30 a.m., walking at 9 a.m., checkers and Connect 4 at 10 a.m., Memory Circle at 11 a.m., and pinochle or bridge at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be potato crusted pollock, cheesy twist, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, and oranges.

Activities on Friday, July 20, will include walking at 9 a.m., Bible study or table games at 10 a.m., Quick Tip for Fraud Protection at 11 a.m., and a T.G.I.F. dinner and bingo at 5 p.m. Lunch will be roasted pork loin with gravy, stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, and a cookie.

On Monday, July 23, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., ladder golf at 9 a.m., stretch, strength, and balance at 10 a.m., bingo at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be pineapple glazed ham, whipped sweet potatoes, creamy coleslaw, wheat bread, and chocolate pudding.

On Tuesday, July 24, the schedule will feature walking at 9 a.m., morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., a presentation by nursing students at 10 a.m., and jokes and riddles at 1 p.m. Lunch will be beef stroganoff with gravy, butter bowties, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, and melon.

Activities on Wednesday, July 25, will include walking at 9 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii bowling at 10 a.m., Pennies from Heaven at 10:30 a.m., and ukulele band at 2 p.m. Lunch will be chicken Caeser salad with mixed greens, parmesan, croutons and Caesar dressing, minestrone soup with crackers, a bread stick, and sliced peaches.


Memory Loss Support Group To Meet July 11, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, will meet at 7 p.m. on on Tuesday, July 31, in the Warwick Room of The Heritage. The topic for the evening will be "Dietary and Nutritional Considerations for Persons with Dementia" presented by Haley Irvine, registered dietitian at Landis Homes.

The meeting is open to caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia. The group operates in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. For more information, readers may call Landis Homes at 717-581-3939.


Albert Gans Leads Senior Center Art Classes July 11, 2018

At 89 years of age, Albert Gans is not just a member of the Oxford Area Senior Center (OASC); he is a long-time teacher there, leading art classes every Wednesday from 8 to 11:15 a.m.

"I've been doing this at least 20 years at the Oxford Senior Center, maybe longer," Gans said.

Gans was an electronic engineer until he retired at the age of 65 and had time to turn his attention to fine art. He credits his pursuit of teaching art to the late Amy Beeman, whom he met through the Octorara Art Association, where she was president for several years.

"We got to be really good friends. She was teaching at about six senior centers at the time. She got busy doing a mural and asked if I would help her. She gave me four senior centers to (teach art lessons) at the time - Coatesville, Oxford, Downingtown and Kennett Square," Gans explained. "When she finished the mural, she said, 'Why don't you just stay?' so I kept the job.

"I give her credit," he continued. "Through her friendship and efforts, I became a full-time artist teaching at the senior centers and opening an art studio."

Gans studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and had his own studio in a barn on his property, where he gave lessons. Currently, Gans focuses on teaching at the OASC, but he keeps busy with his own work as well and had a display at the Oxford Arts Alliance Annex earlier this year. His work as an artist covers a full spectrum of subjects and materials.

"I prefer certain mediums for the subject I'm doing. I like oil for portraits, I like watercolor for painting outside landscapes, I like acrylic for abstracts because it dries so fast," he explained, adding that he has also done sculpture, wood carving and mosaics.

Teaching, however, is one of his primary interests. "I love it. We not only have an art class, (but) we have a social club," Gans said. "These people here are such good friends. It's a wonderful thing to have friends."

Gans' students are just as enthusiastic. "I can't say enough good things about him," said Nancy Devine as she worked on a watercolor. "I just always liked art. I was always interested, but I never had anyone teach me like Al has. When you come here, you not only get a teacher; you get a friend."

"We love Al; he helps us all," Evelyn Munson agreed. "He's kind and he's helpful. I never painted a thing until I retired at 65."

Diane Rickards has been taking classes at the OASC for more than seven years. "If it wasn't for Al, I would have come one or two weeks and quit," she said. "He's wonderful. He has patience, and he helps all of us. He's just the best artist. We feel very relaxed; there's no pressure."

Art classes at the OASC cost a nominal fee per session. The class is open to area residents age 60 and over.

Art classes are just one of many offerings at the center, located at 12 E. Locust St., Oxford. Other regular activities include crafts such as making greeting cards, tech classes, stretching, Zumba and more. For more information, readers may contact the center at 610-932-5244 or or visit


Landis Homes Opens New Building July 11, 2018

Landis Homes held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 6 to celebrate the most recent addition to the retirement community's campus in Lititz. Many people gathered to mark the official opening of the Calvin G. and Janet C. High Learning and Wellness Center and the new Crossings apartments. Attendees included residents, family members, donors, business partners, employees and neighbors. Speakers included Larry Zook, president and CEO, and Beth Trout, vice president of advancement.

The new center, which is centrally located on the 114-acre campus, includes an indoor pool, a fitness room and studio, a bistro, a hair salon, a pharmacy, a bank, an art gallery, offices and classrooms. The top two floors in the 103,000-square-foot, four-level center hold 22 apartments. New apartment residents began moving in on May 21, and shortly afterward the aquatics and fitness center opened to offer new services and classes.

The total cost of the project is $53 million and will include two more structures. Now under construction, these will create 57 additional apartments, which are slated to open in late 2018 and spring of 2019. The Connections Capital Campaign raised more than $3.4 million through 340 donations.

For more information about Landis Homes, readers may visit


Agency On Aging Honors Volunteers July 11, 2018

Susan Paglia, Zach Valentine, and Pamela Monk are York County Area Agency on Aging's spring volunteers of the month for their service and dedication to York's older adults.

Paglia, of Hopewell Township, volunteers as an APPRISE receptionist, AARP tax scheduler and general office assistant. Paglia said her previous work life also involved helping others. She likes to stay active and volunteering fulfills that role for her.

Valentine, of Conewago Township, helps out as an APPRISE counselor. He started volunteering with the agency during high school and has continued while attending York College, where he is studying human services. Valentine says that he enjoys picking apart the complicated Medicare network.

Monk, of York Township, currently serves as an APPRISE counselor. She has also volunteered as a longterm care ombudsman. As an APPRISE counselor, she provides information about Medicare benefits, Medicare Advantage plans and Supplemental Health plans.


Seniors Group To Meet July 11, 2018

The Millersville-Manor Seniors will hold a luncheon on Monday, July 23, at the Millersville VFW, 219 Walnut Hill Road. The meeting will begin at noon with a luncheon. Anyone over age 55 is welcome to attend. Entertainment will be by Chris Proje Entertainment, New York style.

There is a per-person cost, which will include a meal, entertainment, and door and birthday prizes. Tickets for a giveaway drawing will also be for sale.

Reservations may be made by Monday, July 16, by calling Vie Herr at 717-464-2557 or Bill Kreider at 717-872-8191.


Benner, Organization Receive Awards July 10, 2018

A group and an individual with ties to Landis Homes were honored with Distinguished Service Awards, presented at the LeadingAge PA annual conference in Hershey on June 21. A Landis Homes resident group, Friends of the Woods and Wetlands, tied for the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Dorcas Benner received the award for Caregiver of the Year for her work with Landis at Home.

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania's nonprofit organizations that provide housing, health care and community services primarily to seniors. Since 1963, the association has acted as a source for advocacy, networking and education for nonprofit providers of services for older adults.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a group or individual who has enhanced the quality of life of seniors through volunteer work for the benefit of the residents, the member organization or the greater community. The Friends of the Woods and Wetlands stay informed of environmental issues and make suggestions regarding ways to align campus policies and practices with good stewardship of the natural surroundings.

The group was recognized for volunteering its time, talent and expertise on behalf of the flora and fauna on the 110-acre senior living campus. The group was lauded as an environmental education resource to both Landis Homes residents and residents of the larger community. The Friends of the Woods and Wetlands tied for the honor with Midge Coker, a longtime volunteer at Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center in Allentown.

The Caregiver of the Year Award is presented to an individual who provides excellent clinical care while demonstrating leadership and a commitment to the field of aging. Benner, a registered nurse who resides in Willow Street, has 47 years of experience as a nurse, with 19 of those years serving at Landis Homes and with Landis at Home. For the past five years, she has worked as the home care supervisor for Landis at Home, a home care service affiliate of Landis Communities, with offices on the campus of Landis Homes.

Benner and eight individuals representing the Friends of the Woods and Wetlands group, along with friends, family members and colleagues, were hosted at an evening gala attended by other award winners.

For more information about Landis Homes, readers may visit


Senior Center Plans Sale July 10, 2018

Stewartstown Senior Center will sell smoothies, baked potatoes, and sweet potatoes at the Stewartstown Carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. The carnival began on Monday, July 16, and will continue through Saturday, July 21. The carnival will be held at the Community Fairgrounds.

For further information, readers may call 717-993-3488.


Residents Wish For A Merry Christmas ... In July July 6, 2018

Although temperatures are more like 93 degrees instead of 39, a group of Woodcrest Villa residents is thinking Christmas. The seventh annual Christmas in July school supplies drive will be held from Tuesday, July 24, through Tuesday, July 31. A kickoff celebration will be held at 7 p.m. on July 24 in Gamber Auditorium, which is located within the VIVA Centre on Woodcrest Villa's campus, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.

"We'll have a little music, a little laughter," co-founder Barbara Smith said of the celebration. "That's the best part: eating homemade Christmas cookies!"

The program will feature musical performances as well as group singing of carols, and resident Dee Harnish will read a Pennsylvania Dutch translation of Clement Moore's poem "The Night Before Christmas." Refreshments - including the cookies that Barbara mentioned - will be provided. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to order school supplies for donation to the program.

Volunteer Dennis Good explained that the group has put an efficiency measure in place to improve the shopping process. As in previous years, group members will offer school supplies for residents to buy and donate. This service enables folks who are unable to shop off-campus to participate in the supplies drive. This year, however, the group will take orders for items, which Dennis will order in bulk and ship directly to the Families in Transition program.

Families in Transition began more than 20 years ago in the School District of Lancaster and has since spread to incorporate 17 Lancaster County school districts. The program aims to remove barriers to education for homeless children by helping to provide school supplies, clothing, transportation to school, and other basic needs. Christmas in July accepts donations of cash in addition to school supplies; the funds have been used to purchase school uniforms and other necessities, including laundry detergent. In 2017, more than 10,000 items were donated, and financial contributions amounted to almost $4,000.

Barbara noted that $500 is earmarked for the Hempfield School District, as that is where the retirement community is located. She related a conversation with her contact at the district who requested some of those funds be used for laundry detergent. The contact explained that the school nurses all have access to washers and dryers, and when children come to school in unclean clothing, the nurses are able to provide the students with a fresh set of clothing to wear while they launder the clothing.

"That's a really touching story," Barbara remarked.

Accounts like those are why Barbara, Dennis, and others participate in Christmas in July.

"It's fun to do something with the younger generation," remarked program co-founder Pat Smith, who is not related to Barbara.

"We have so many former school teachers, nurses, and principals who live here," Barbara explained. "They're so touched by this program (because they remember their own students). They like selecting things themselves if they're mobile."

Items for the project may be placed in decorated boxes in several areas on campus. Members of the public may drop off items at the VIVA Centre, and cash contributions may be made at the center's front desk. The school supplies requested are crayons, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, pink erasers, glue sticks, safety scissors, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, three-ring notebook paper, composition books, and backpacks. Personal care items will also be accepted, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, socks, hairbrushes, combs, and hair picks.

For more information about Christmas in July, readers may call Barbara at 717-391-3627.


Calvary Homes Sets Ground Breaking July 5, 2018

Clifford Hurter, president and CEO for Calvary Homes, has announced the ground breaking for a three-story addition to the senior living community.

The ground breaking will be held in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 15, beginning at 3 p.m. It is open to the public and will feature special music by Nancy Sebastian Koch, refreshments, and limited tours of the new memory support neighborhood soon to be completed as part of the project.

The addition is part of a $12.4 million renovation and expansion, which began in March and features several phases. The project will provide 22 new office spaces, a welcome center, a community center for social and recreational amenities, and four large independent living apartments on the third floor. The main entrance will also be reconfigured and will include additional parking space for visitors and special events. The project will also include additional personal care accommodations, a new chapel, and nearly all private rooms with full baths in health care.

Phased completion of the entire project is expected between now and 2020. Calvary Homes is currently seeking donations to help fund the project, with a $2 million capital campaign now underway.

Calvary Homes was established in 1963 as an outreach ministry by members of Calvary Church to missionaries, pastors, and Christian servants. Today, the community serves nearly 400 residents in a variety of living accommodations on its 38-acre campus.


Senior Center Posts Schedule July 5, 2018

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. Readers may also visit for details.

The schedule on Thursday, July 12, will include walking at 9 a.m., table games at 10:30 a.m., Minute to Win It Challenges at 11 a.m., and pinochle or bingo at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be baked haddock with white wine sauce, confetti rice, a broccoli and cauliflower blend, wheat bread, and cinnamon apple sauce.

Activities on Friday, July 13, will include walking at 9 a.m., Bible study or table games at 10 a.m., Vaugh's Trivia Challenge at 11 a.m., and a T.G.I.F. Dinner and Pinochle Party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be chili cheese hot dogs, sweet potato bites, and apricots with oatmeal topping.

On Monday, July 16, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., Name That Tune at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be an egg omelet, a sausage patty, an English muffin with jelly, orange juice, and a fresh banana.

On Tuesday, July 17, the schedule will feature walking at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Nutrition With Donna at 10:30 a.m., and Current Events at 1 p.m. Lunch will be chicken marsala, butter bowties, broccoli and carrots, wheat bread, and sliced pears.

Activities on Wednesday, July 18, will include walking at 9 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m., and table games at 10:30 a.m. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will be present at 1 p.m. Lunch will be an antipasto salad with ham, salami, mozzarella, olives, tomatoes, and Italian dressing; wedding soup with crackers; and sunset peaches.


PASR Celebrates 80 Service Years July 5, 2018

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) celebrated 80 years of service to the citizens of Pennsylvania on June 28. Chartered in December 1937, the organization today is 30,000 strong in more than 60 chapters in Pennsylvania and the nation. Eligible members include all persons who served schools in Pennsylvania and are now retired, regardless of position held.

Members' goals include helping children, the elderly, and all others in need. Anyone who is a school retiree from Pennsylvania is encouraged to contact PASR in Mechanicsburg at 717-697-7077 or Jaclyn Keys at for more information about membership.


Senior Center Posts Activities July 3, 2018

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

Health and fitness activities will include isometric exercises at 9:15 a.m. daily, tai chi at 10:15 a.m. daily, Stretch Yoga at 9:15 a.m. on Mondays, Sweatin' to the Oldies at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, HoopFit at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, and line dancing at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. An exercise class using weights and focusing on agility begins at 9 a.m. on Fridays, but participants are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited. The exercise equipment and the gym are also available for use every morning.

The senior center also offers an acrylic art class at 9:15 a.m. on Mondays, a watercolor art class at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, ceramics at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesdays, Walking Through the Bible at 9 a.m. on Thursdays, and the Friends Together craft class at 9 a.m. on Fridays. The senior center offers a class on card making and blanket knotting, as well as a quilter's group.

A variety of day trips are planned to several locations throughout 2018. The next trip will be to see the York Revolution play the Road Warriors on Wednesday, July 25. Attendees will receive a box lunch. Seats are limited. Individuals may stop by or call the center for information on the trips and to sign up.

For more details about activities, readers may call the senior center at 717-235-6060.


Bowlers Raise Funds For Organization July 3, 2018

During a recent Wii Bowling competition among the residents of Letort Manor at Church of God Home in Carlisle, organizer Helen Milliron and a group of like-minded neighbors raised $6,643 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BB/BS) of the Capital Region. The funds brought the group's two-year total to nearly $14,000. Approximately one dozen bowlers participated each year. This year's competition kicked off in late May at Church of God Home, a StoneRidge Retirement Living Community.

Through BB/BS of the Capital Region, mentors provide youths with support and encouragement. Mentors offer advice, help with homework, and take mentees on excursions, such as trips to the movie theater.


Senior Center Posts Activities July 3, 2018

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

On Wednesday, July 11, Mary Ellen's ceramics class will meet at 9 a.m. The Bridge Club will meet at noon.

On Thursday, July 12, a nurse will be available to check blood pressures and weights. Kings in the Corner will start at 9:30 a.m. Becky will provide chair massages at 9 a.m. Wii games will be available in the morning. Chair yoga will begin at 10:30 a.m. At noon, the art class and the Hand and Foot games will both begin.

On Friday, July 13, table games will be available in the morning. Bocce ball will be played at 10:30 a.m. indoors. Donna Strine from Senior Life will present a program titled "Eating Grains the Healthy Weigh" followed by bingo after lunch. A group will travel to a theater to attend a performance by the Texas Tenors in the evening.

On Monday, July 16, Wii bowling and other games will be available throughout the day. Barb's aerobics class will not meet this week due to the Eureka Fireman's Carnival, which will begin on July 16. At the senior center's stand, attendees may obtain strawberry and peach smoothies, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, and giveaway drawing tickets. The carnival is one of the center's primary fundraisers, helping to keep the center in operation. The carnival will feature music by Stoney Lonesome Band.

On Tuesday, July 17, Barb's aerobics class will not meet due to the carnival. A Senior Shape Up exercise program will be offered. Wii and table games will be available throughout the day. Doug will be available after lunch to assist with computer problems. The pinochle players will meet at noon. The senior center will again staff its stand at the carnival. The Josh Christina Band will perform during the carnival.


Senior Center Posts Programs July 3, 2018

September House Senior Center, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted its schedule of activities.

The senior center's Book Sale and Silent Auction fundraiser will take place from Wednesday to Friday, July 11 to 13. Both paperback and hardcover books will be available for purchase. The sale will be open on July 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 12, and July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers may also place bids on silent auction items. The senior center is air-conditioned.

The movie "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" will be shown on Wednesday, July 18, at approximately 12:45 p.m.

A Christmas in July craft will be available on Thursday, July 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants may make spike gum ball ornaments and pine cone angels to take home and extra ornaments and angels for distribution at Christmas to home-bound clients. Sue will lead, and all are welcome to participate. Also on July 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the center will hold an open discussion regarding future events, trips, and activities. Everyone may attend and offer input.

On Friday, July 20, the movie "A Wrinkle in Time" will be shown, and treats made by Susan will be available.

Exercise classes are offered daily, and all are encouraged to participate. A fitness group does light exercises at 10 a.m. and participants work at their own level. Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial arts class, meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The senior center 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., and the bridge club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. All are welcome. The senior center offers a variety of board games, cards, and jigsaw puzzles.

For more information, readers may call 717-848-4417 or email


GSV Posts Support Groups June 26, 2018

Garden Spot Village (GSV), 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, has posted two upcoming events.

The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet on Thursday, July 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the board room. Guest speaker Elaine Carrigan will discuss the value of music therapy as a nonmedical intervention in calming essential tremors. Carrigan will share stories as well. Individuals with essential tremors and their families and friends are invited to attend this free event. This quarterly support group is affiliated with the International Essential Tremor Foundation. For more information, readers may call Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or email

The Low Vision Support Group will meet on July 12 at 3 p.m. in the Gardens Towers. Dr. Dan Strybos will present an update about macular degeneration. The group is designed to provide information and support to enhance independence for persons with any kind of visual losses. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, readers may call Mary Beth Villafane at 717-355-6010.

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