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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 jkeys@pasr.org for more information about membership.

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Senior Center Posts Activities June 22, 2018

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has posted its upcoming activities. Memberships are free, and seniors only need their driver's license or state-issued identification card to register. 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. A new 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.

The senior center is planning a Caribbean cruise for February 2019, with visits planned to St. Croix, the Virgin Islands, St. John, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. Individuals may make reservations and place deposits.

A variety of day trips are planned to several locations throughout 2018. Individuals may stop by or call the center for information on the trips and to sign up.

For more details about activities or to make reservations for the trips, readers may call the senior center at 717-235-6060.

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Myers Receives Recognition June 13, 2018

On June 11, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann recognized 12 senior citizens for their work with the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing. Among the honored AARP volunteers was Bruce Myers of Seven Valleys.

Wiessmann also announced the renewal of a $120,000 grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) to continue funding for the campaign. The event, which took place at the capitol in Harrisburg, marked a 10-year partnership with AARP Pennsylvania and the IPT in protecting senior citizens from fraud and scams. June 15 marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The campaign is a statewide community outreach program that provides retirees and senior citizens with information on how to recognize, avoid, and report financial fraud and abuse. AARP volunteers work with community groups throughout Pennsylvania to provide their peers with information to protect and grow their money in retirement.

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Mohler Center Posts Activities June 5, 2018

Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey, has announced news and events for June and July. For additional details, readers may contact the center at 717-533-2002 or email information@mohlerseniorcenter.com.

The senior center has announced that the Derry Township board of supervisors recently voted to move on with the next phase of construction for the new center building. For the next phase, the schematic design will be completed to included details required for construction, which is slated to begin in spring 2019.

The Mohler Chapter of Walk, Central PA, Walk will hold one- to two-mile walks on the first and third Thursdays at 9 a.m. The dates and locations of upcoming walks are as follows: June 21 at Cocoa Beanery, July 5 at Schiavoni Park in Hummelstown, and July 19 at Mohler Senior Center.

Diabetes support groups are held at the center and facilitated by a licensed practical nurse from the Diabetes Education Department. Attendees may particpate in an open discussion and ask questions. The type 1 support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 27 and Aug. 22. The type 2 group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25.

Farmers market vouchers will be available at the center on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. while supplies last. Dauphin County residents age 60 and older must meet income guidelines and bring proof of age and residency. Details are available in the center office. A proxy form is also available for individuals who are unable to attend the June 13 distribution.

The center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.

A Christmas in July celebration is slated for Friday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m. The event will include a free meal and games. Admission is one nonperishable food item for the Hershey Food Bank. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Registration is required by Tuesday, July 17. On Tuesday, July 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Christmas in July celebration will continue with free frozen hot chocolate available in the center lobby. On Wednesday, July 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., Christmas cookies and punch will be available in the lobby.

Dauphin County Apprise counselors will offer Medicare 101 on Thursday, July 26, at 9 a.m. Information will be available for people who are new to Medicare or who have questions. To register, interested individuals may contact Dauphin County Apprise counselor Shannon Vallier at 717-780-6130, ext. 6147.

Mohler Center is planning a trip to the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad in Romney, W.Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The trip will include a stop at the C&O Canal Museum before heading to the railroad station for a three-hour train excursion, including lunch. The scenic train journey will include views of farms, vintage homes, the Valley of the Trough, and more. Attendees will depart Mohler Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Friday, Aug. 31.

For more information, readers may visit www.mohlerseniorcenter.com.

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AARP Chapter To Meet June 1, 2018

The monthly meeting of the Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will be held on Wednesday, June 13, beginning at 11 a.m. in the community room at St. Peter's Apartments, 400 Union St., Columbia. The meeting will feature a covered dish luncheon.

Members are asked to bring along a nominally priced, unwrapped gift for the game mania. As part of the monthly service project, donations will be accepted for the local food bank.

Attendees are asked to use the door on the side of the community room. Those who would like to drop their dish off first may do so in the back of the building; someone will be present to provide assistance.

Individuals should not park at St. Peter's. Instead, permission has been granted for attendees to park at the former Bonnie's Beauty Bar or in the Union Station parking lot, which can be accessed from the alley off Fourth Street.

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AARP Chapter Sets Meeting April 6, 2018

Centerville AARP Chapter 4221 will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Centerville Middle School, 865 Centerville Road.

Speaker Mary Bach, AARP consumer advocate, will speak about fraud among older adults. Bach has appeared on many national TV programs, including the "Today" show, "Good Morning America," and "Dateline," as well as many segments on local TV programs and talk radio shows. Visitors are welcome.

The chapter offers a variety of travel programs, including one-day and multiple-day trips. For more information, readers may call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule March 28, 2018

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has posted its upcoming activities. A hot lunch is served at 11:20 a.m. each day.

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. 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 podiatrist will visit the center on Thursday, April 26.

A four-hour AARP refresher driving course will be held on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center for individuals who have previously taken the eight-hour course. Preregistration is required by Monday, April 23, and is available in person at the senior center or by calling the center at 717-235-6060. There is a fee per person, with a discount for AARP members. Participants should bring their AARP membership card, if applicable, and their Pennsylvania driver's license.

Trips this year are being planned to a local smorgasbord, area theaters, and more. Also, the senior center is planning a Caribbean cruise for February 2019. For details, readers may contact the center.

For more details about activities, readers may call the senior center.

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Senior Center Posts Events March 13, 2018

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has posted its upcoming activities. A hot lunch is served at 11:20 a.m. each day.

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. 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 four-hour AARP refresher driving course will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center. Preregistration is required by Monday, April 23, and is available in person at the senior center or by calling the center at 717-235-6060. There is a fee per person, with a discount for AARP members. Participants should bring their AARP membership card, if applicable, and their Pennsylvania driver's license.

The senior center is planning a Caribbean cruise for February 2019. For details, readers may contact the center.

For more details about activities, readers may call the senior center.

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AARP Chapter Posts Meeting March 8, 2018

Centerville Chapter AARP 4221 will meet on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Centerville Middle School, 865 Centerville Road. The program will be presented by Split Focus, featuring John Kline and friends. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The AARP chapter offers a travel program, including day trips and multi-day trips.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.

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AARP Chapter Posts Meeting February 7, 2018

Centerville Chapter AARP 4221 will meet on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Pheasant Ridge Community Center, located off Stone Mill Road in Lancaster. Betty Simora, vocalist, will provide entertainment. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Visitors are welcome. Readers who would like more information may call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.

The AARP chapter offers an extensive travel program, including day trips and multi-day trips.

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AARP Chapter Sets Meeting February 1, 2018

Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 10th and Manor streets, Columbia.

The guest speaker will be Jennifer Wagner, a representative from the Lancaster General Hospital.

For the service project, donations will be accepted for Clare House. Needed items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo for children, as well as trash bags for the house.

Visitors are welcome.

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Centerville AARP Chapter To Meet January 10, 2018

Centerville AARP Chapter No. 4221 will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Pheasant Ridge Community Center, 209 Longwood Court West, Lancaster. Holly Beebee will demonstrate sitting exercises. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.

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AARP Chapter To Host Meeting December 28, 2017

Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 10th and Manor streets, Columbia.

The guest speaker will be Brian Long from Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources. Donations will be accepted for the local food bank as part of the group's service project.

Attendees are asked to use the door in the back off the parking lot. Visitors are welcome.

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Tax-Aide Program To Offer Free Service December 26, 2017

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will again offer its free tax service for taxpayers of all ages, especially adults age 60 and older, during the tax season. There is no fee, and AARP membership is not required.

With the help of a team of IRS-certified volunteers, the Tax-Aide Program helps to make filing taxes easier. Last year in York County, more than 60 volunteers helped 3,500 taxpayers file their federal, state, and local income tax returns at 14 sites.

Taxpayers should bring photo identification for themselves and proof of the Social Security or ITIN numbers for anyone on the tax return, including children or other claimed dependents. Also, last year's tax return is helpful if it is available.

Tax-Aide volunteers can prepare most personal income tax returns, including those with basic self-employment income. Volunteers are not trained to do business returns such as corporate, partnership, limited partnership, farm income, or rental income. These types of returns are out of scope for the Tax-Aide Program.

To make an appointment, taxpayers may contact several locations throughout York County. Locations include Messiah United Methodist Church in York, 717-771-9042; York Alliance Church, 717-771-9042; Union Fire Company in Manchester, 717-771-9042; Aldersgate United Methodist Church (UMC) in York, 717-771-9042; White Rose Senior Center in York city, 717-843-9704; Red Land Senior Center in Lewisberry, 717-938-4649; Dover Township Library, 717-292-6814; Eastern Area Senior Center, 717-252-1641; Shrewsbury Grace UMC, 717-993-3488; Hanover Church of the Brethren, 717-633-6353; Golden Connections Community Center in Red Lion, 717-244-7229; and Windy Hill on the Campus in Spring Grove, 717-225-0733.

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Senior Center Posts Activities November 28, 2017

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has posted its upcoming activities. A lunch is served each day.

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. 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.

The center will offer a trip to Arthur's Terrace Restaurant followed by the "Home for the Holidays" show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster on Thursday, Dec. 7.

A podiatrist will be at the senior center on Thursday, Dec. 14.

The center's Christmas party will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The event will include food, games, a band, dancing, entertainment, and more. Interested individuals may register at the center or call 717-235-6060 for additional details.

The senior center is planning a Caribbean cruise in February 2019. For details, readers may contact the center.

Members of the senior center have contributed family recipes to the center's cookbook. Interested individuals may purchase the cookbook by calling the center or stopping by. Center staff members are in the office on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more details about activities, readers may call the senior center.

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Senior Center Posts Activities November 7, 2017

The South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, has posted its upcoming activities. A lunch is served each day.

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. 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.

The senior center is invited to see the Susquehannock High School play, "Matchmaker," on Thursday, Nov. 16. Interested readers should inquire at the center for ticket information.

Center attendees will take a trip to the Harrisburg Christmas Craft Show, with the bus leaving the center at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The trip will include a stop at a restaurant on the way to Harrisburg. Interested readers may call or stop by the center to reserve seats on the bus.

The center will offer a trip to Arthur's Terrace Restaurant followed by the "Home for the Holidays" show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster on Thursday, Dec. 7.

The center's Christmas party will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The senior center is planning a Caribbean cruise in February 2019. For details, readers may contact the center.

Members of the senior center have contributed family recipes to the center's cookbook. Interested individuals may purchase the cookbook by calling the center or stopping by. Center staff members are in the office on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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AARP Chapter To Meet November 3, 2017

Centerville Chapter AARP 4221 will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Pheasant Ridge Community Center, located off Stone Mill Road in Lancaster. Barb Korteling from a retreat and conference center will be the speaker. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Visitors are welcome. Readers who would like more information may call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.

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AARP Chapter Sets Meeting August 31, 2017

The Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 10th and Manor streets, Columbia. The guest speaker will be physical therapist Shaun Smith. As this month's service project, the group will collect donations of school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, crayons and backpacks. The collected items will be donated to a local school.

The meeting will be held upstairs, and attendees should use the back door from the parking lot.

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AARP Chapter Sets Monthly Meeting June 2, 2017

The Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, in the community room at the St. Peter's Apartments, Fourth and Union streets, Columbia. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Kerry White. A Chinese auction is also planned, and items should be in place by 11:15 a.m. The service project will be collecting items for the local food bank.

To enter the community room, attendees should use the patio door entrance, which is on the side of the building.

Attendees are asked not to park in the St. Peter's parking lot. Instead, permission has been granted for them to park at the former Bonnie's Beauty Bar lot or in the Union Station parking lot, which can be accessed off the alley on Fourth Street. Prior to parking, attendees may drop their food donation off at the rear of the St. Peter's building.

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AARP Chapter Sets Meeting April 28, 2017

The Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 10th and Manor streets, Columbia. Guest speaker Chris Vera will share some of the history of Columbia.

For the month's service project, donations will be accepted for the local food bank.

Visitors are welcome, and new members are accepted.

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