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Senior Center Posts Schedule April 28, 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 weekdays. Interested individuals may call the center at 367-7984 for more information.

On Thursday, May 4, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., sewing at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Make Your Wishes Known with Joan Groh at 10:30 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Lunch will be a chef salad, wedding soup, and pears.

Activities on Friday, May 5, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m., trivia with Vaughn at 11 a.m., and a TGIF Party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be a barbecued beef ribette, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, and a brownie.

On Monday, May 8, the schedule will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., an activity sponsored by Oak Leaf Manor at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, and applesauce.

Activities to be offered on Tuesday, May 9, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Creative Arts in Aging and a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Bingo Buddies at 10 a.m., Nutrition Activities at 10:30 a.m., and Vacation Destinations at 1 p.m. Lunch will be salisbury steak, a potato, coleslaw, and mixed fruit.

There will be a trip to the Lancaster Barnstormers' game on Wednesday, May 10. On that day, the center will also offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., pancakes at 9 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., King's Corners at 11 a.m., and Seniors in GEARS at 4 p.m. Lunch will be sausage and peppers, potatoes, green beans, and birthday cake.

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Senior Center Plans Events April 20, 2017

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has scheduled several upcoming events that are open to the public.

The senior center will recognize Older Americans Month by presenting a monthlong event, "Remembering When." Attendees will play games and share pictures, displays, and artifacts from their younger years. Daily discussions of lifestyle changes over time will follow.

Events for the first week include "Childhood Games and Other Memories" on Monday, May 1, at 1 p.m.; "Young Parents and Family Structure" on Tuesday, May 2, at 10 a.m.; "Technology" on Wednesday, May 3, at 1 p.m.; "Fashion and Music" on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m.; and "Sharing Your Heritage" on Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m.

September House will present a free program titled "The Assassination and Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln" on Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Ernie Heffner of a local funeral home will share information about the 16th president's last days. A meet-and-greet with the county commissioners will take place immediately after the program.

A trip to New York City to visit the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will take place on Monday, May 15. The fee includes transportation to the Statue of Liberty landing, ferry passage to the statue and Ellis Island, pedestal tickets to tour the inside of the statue, transportation to the 9/11 Museum, a 60-minute guided tour through the museum, and transportation back to York. For a complete itinerary, readers may call Marie at September House at 848-4417 or visit the center's Facebook page. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased as soon as possible.

September House provides services for York County residents over the age of 60. These services include free lunches on Mondays through Fridays for those who are registered. For more information, readers may call 848-4417, email September_House2@yahoo.com, or search for "September House Senior Center" on Facebook.

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Senior Center Plans Activities April 19, 2017

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., has posted its upcoming activities. For more information, readers may call 993-3488.

On Wednesday, April 26, aerobics will be held in the community building at the fairgrounds. Mary Ellen will be available to assist with ceramics. The Red Hatters will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wii and table games will be available throughout the day. The bridge group will meet at noon. At 1 p.m., Tai Chi-Z will be held, offering exercises that are done while seated.

On Thursday, April 27, aerobics will be held in the community building at the fairgrounds. Bonnie will be available to check blood pressures and weights from 9 to 11 a.m. Other activities will include Kings in the Corner at 9:30 a.m., the acrylic art class at noon, and Hand and Foot at noon. Wii games will be available throughout the day.

On Friday, April 28, bocce ball will be played in the morning, and bingo will be played after lunch. Various table games will be available throughout the day.

On Monday, May 1, copies of the May newsletter will be available at the senior center. Barb's aerobics class will meet in the fellowship hall. A group will go to the York Galleria.

May is Older Americans Month, and the theme is "Age Out Loud," emphasizing the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages. Local residents are invited to visit the senior center during May.

On Tuesday, May 2, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the fellowship hall. The watercolor class will begin at 9:15 a.m. Table and Wii games will also be available throughout the day. Pinochle games will begin at noon. Doug will be available after lunch to assist with computer issues.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule April 19, 2017

The Delta Area Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta, invites all residents age 60 and up to activities during the upcoming week. A hot, nutritionally balanced meal is served on Mondays through Fridays at noon. The meal is available by donation, and reservations are available by calling the senior center at 456-5753.

Activities on Wednesday, April 26, will include dominoes at 9 a.m., Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m., bowling at Lion Lanes in Red Lion at 9:30 a.m., chair exercises at 10 a.m., Challenges after lunch at 12:30 p.m., and the art class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. "Dutch" Welker will be available from 9:30 to 10 a.m. to replace watch batteries and do minor repairs for a nominal fee.

On Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m., the craft class will continue on the second half of a paper wreath. Other activities will include Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m., Sequence at 9:45 a.m., and pinochle and Scrabble from 1 to 3p.m. Also, at 10:45 a.m., a member of the Housing and Community Development Division for the York County Planning Commission will explain the York County Home Improvement Program, which aims to help income-eligible resident homeowners by providing financial and technical assistance to obtain necessary home repairs, including sanitary sewer and/or water systems.

On Friday, April 28, the senior center will offer bingo at 9:30 a.m., chair exercises at 11 a.m., Challenges at 12:30 p.m., and the book club meeting at 1 p.m. Anyone who has read "Destiny of a Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President" by Candice Millard is invited to attend the book club meeting.

Activities on Monday, May 3, will include dominoes at 9 a.m., Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m., chair exercises at 10 a.m., a non-denominational Bible study at 10:30 a.m., a cooking demonstration by chef Marty at 1 p.m., and the crochet class from 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2, will feature bingo at 9:30 a.m., pickleball at 10 a.m., "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" on the Wii at 12:30 p.m., and the creative writing class from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

The senior center has announced two special activities in May

The annual Spring Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, May 4, beginning with appetizers at 10 a.m. The fashion show, featuring models from the senior center, will begin at 10:30 a.m. During the event, free outfits will be available.

On Monday, May 22, David Tharp will be at the senior center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to clean and oil sewing machines and to sharpen scissors. There is a fee for the service, and registration is required by calling the senior center. No walk-ins will be allowed.

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Senior Games Announced April 19, 2017

More than 500 seniors from across York County are expected to participate in the 16th York County Senior Games, which will take place from Monday to Friday, June 19 to 23. The senior games began in 2002 as a one-day program featuring roughly 20 events. It now extends five days and offers 45 events.

The goal is to promote health and fitness for men and women who are age 50 and older as of Sunday, Dec. 31. This year's events will include the triathlon, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, Wii bowling and more.

The opening ceremony and closing celebration will be free and open to the public. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. All participants and their families are encouraged to attend the ceremony, which will feature a color guard, a parade of athletes and an official torch ceremony.

The closing celebration will be held at 4 p.m. on June 23 at the Central York High School cafeteria. The event will celebrate the week's activities, recognize triathlon medal winners and offer a special time of sharing.

The age groups will be 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80 to 84, 85 to 89, and 90 and up. Event coordinators reserve the right to consolidate age divisions for competition based on insufficient entries and can modify event rules and formats or cancel events. Medals will be awarded within each age group. Some events are open to men and women separately.

Registration booklets are available at many locations throughout the county or can be obtained by contacting the York County Area Agency on Aging at 717-771-9001 or 800-632-9073. Registration booklets and forms are also available at www.ycaaa.org on the Forms and Documents page.

There is a discounted registration fee for an unlimited number of events. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 14. Registrations should be received as early as possible because of limited openings in some events. The registration fee is nonrefundable. There are additional fees, payable at the event site, for some events.

Also, volunteers are sought to help support the games. Volunteers must be at least age 14. To learn about volunteer opportunities, readers may call 717-771-9001 or email aging@yorkcountypa.gov.

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Senior Center Slates Programs April 19, 2017

Northeastern Senior Community Center, 131 Center St., Mount Wolf, has announced its schedule of upcoming events. Throughout the month, the center will celebrate that May is designated as Older Americans Month. Individuals age 60 and older are invited to participate in the center's programs. For additional information about the senior center, readers may call 266-1400 or visit www.mtwolf.org/SeniorCenter/ or www.facebook.com/Northeastern-Senior-Center.

On Wednesday, May 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the center will host two hours of Jerry Overby, Singer for Hire.

On Thursday, May 4, the York County Planning Commission will present its "Home Improvement Program" for eligible low-income residents (homeowners) at 10:30 a.m.

On Wednesday, May 10, entertainment will be presented by LTR Review and Tall in the Saddle starting at 9:30 a.m.

Don and Roxy Pressel of Together will return to the center's stage on Thursday, May 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

On Monday, May 15, the Department of Aging, in partnership with WITF, will present the "Mind Matters" initiative. The series of intellectually stimulating lectures will highlight subjects ranging from history and current events to politics, culture, gardening, and healthy living. The day's program will be "Supermarket Marketing: Don't Be Fooled."

On Wendesday, May 17, the program "Urinary Tract Infections: Prevention and Treatment" will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Following the program, one-man band Nick DiSanto will perform.

On Wednesday, May 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the JCM Band will perform at the center for the first time.

On Thursday, May 25, an open house will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The schedule will include exercise demonstrations at 9 a.m.; a performance by ZUPE, a showman, musician, and composer, beginning at 10 a.m.; and chalk artist Elva Hurst presenting "A Story in Art" at 12:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 31, Tony Heath of ForSight Vision will present "Adapting Your Living Space." Following the program, Tony will take the stage.

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Senior Center Sets Activities April 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 weekdays. Interested individuals may call the center at 367-7984 for more information.

Activities on Thursday, April 20, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., sewing at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Take Control of Diabetes at 10 a.m., Pennies From Heaven at 10:30 a.m., Lunch Bunch at 11:15 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Lunch will be turkey sausage minestrone soup, beans, and fruit.

On Friday, April 21, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m., a town meeting at 11 a.m., and a TGIF Pinochle Party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be a mushroom burger, hot potato salad, beans, and a brownie.

The schedule on Monday, April 24, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., bingo at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be meatballs, rice, mixed vegetables, and applesauce.

On Tuesday, April 25, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Creative Arts in Aging and a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., an activity round table at 10:30 a.m., and puzzle time at 1 p.m. Lunch will be chicken Parmesan with pasta, salad, and peaches.

Volunteers will be recognized on Wednesday, April 26. Additional activities that day 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., and musical entertainment at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be chicken cordon blue, potatoes, beans, and pie.

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Senior Center Posts Activities April 11, 2017

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., has posted its upcoming activities. For more information, readers may call 993-3488.

On Wednesday, April 19, aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Mary Ellen will teach ceramics at 9 a.m. Wii and table games will be available throughout the day. Other activities will include the bridge club at noon, the card party at 1 p.m., and Tai Chi-Z class at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, April 20, the center's monthly breakfast will be served from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The meal will include chipped beef gravy, home fries, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and beverages. Aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Bonnie will be available to check blood pressures and weights from 9 to 11 a.m. Kings in the Corner will begin at 9:30 a.m. At noon, the acrylic art class will meet and Hand and Foot will be played. Wii games will be available throughout the day.

On Friday, April 21, indoor bocce ball will be played in the morning, and bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, April 24, aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Various table games will be available throughout the day. Attendees should bring a wrapped present to participate in the game "Now You Have It."

On Tuesday, April 25, aerobics will be held in the fellowship hall. Other activities will include the watercolor art class at 9:15 a.m. and pinochle at noon. Wii and table games will be available throughout the day. Doug will be available to assist with computer issues after lunch. Volunteers will travel to ManorCare to assist with bingo.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule April 11, 2017

The Delta Area Senior Center has announced its activities for the upcoming week. A hot, nutritionally balanced meal is served on Mondays through Fridays promptly at noon.

A staff member from the office of state Rep. Stan Saylor will visit the center on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to help center attendees with filling out forms, to answer questions, and to do notary work. No appointment is necessary. Dominoes, Wii bowling, and regular bowling at Lion Lanes in Red Lion are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Chair exercises will begin at 10 a.m., and puzzle challenges will be given at 12:30 p.m. Sit & Sew will meet from 1 to 3 p.m., while the art class with Charla Holtz will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

A paper wreath (Part I) will be the craft project for Thursday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. Part II will be offered on Thursday, April 27, at the same time. Also on April 20, Wii bowling will begin at 9:30 a.m., and Sequence, a card game, will begin at 9:45 a.m. All those helping with the yard sale on Saturday should meet in the Back Hall at 9:45 a.m. to begin set up. Jennifer Zach, a certified low vision therapist from ForSight Vision, will explain the services and vision aids offered by that organization. She will also have a limited amount of wrap-around sunglasses for sale. Interested persons will play pinochle and Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 21. The menu will include chipped beef gravy on toast or pancakes and sausage, coffee, hot tea, and orange juice. Bingo will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Setup for the yard sale will continue at 9:15 a.m. The Left-Right-Center game will be played at 11:15 a.m. Knitting Class and Cribbage are scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m.

On Saturday, April 22, the annual Spring Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale will be held at the center in the Peach Bottom Recreation Building at 5 Pendyrus St. from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All items will be in good, clean condition and will be priced to sell. Pit meats and barbecue chicken will also be for sale as long as supply lasts.

Monday, April 24, is Giveaway Day. Everyone who eats lunch at the center may take part in a sundae bar after lunch and be entered into a drawing for 10 door prizes. Dominoes will be played at 9 a.m., Wii bowling will be available at 9:30 a.m., and chair exercises will be offered at 10 a.m. A nondenominational Bible Study will convene at 10:30 a.m. The Sew For Vets group will leave from the center at 10:30 a.m. for a visit to Perry Point Veterans Hospital to deliver practical items they have made for the veterans and to have a party with the veterans. Creative writing class will be held at the center from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

A chartered bus trip to Atlantic City on Tuesday, April 25, will leave the center parking lot promptly at 8 a.m. There is a fee, and payment is expected at the time of registration. Readers may call the center at 456-5753 to register. At the center, bingo will begin at 9:30 a.m., and TJ, the therapy dog, will visit at 11:15 a.m. Pickleball will be played from 10 a.m. to noon. At 12:30 p.m., attendees may play Wii Jeopardy. The creative writing class will compose stories from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

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Senior Center To Hold Pageant April 11, 2017

The White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York, will hold its first Ms. White Rose Senior Center Pageant on Saturday, April 29. Doors will open at 11 a.m., a luncheon will be served at noon, and the pageant will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Approximately 12 ladies over age 60 will take part in the contest. Among the entrants will be Linda Amos, who had taken part in the 2016 Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America Pageant in Harrisburg. The event will feature a formal wear presentation and a talent contest, and there will be three judges.

The pageant is open to the public, and the building is handicapped-accessible. Tickets to the event are available for a per-guest fee. No child care will be provided. Street parking will be available, and there will also be parking at the rear of the building.

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