Programming offered through the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne-Wyoming Counties (570)822-1158

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** Health and wellness programs for community members 50+ years young!
Programming offered through the aaa logo

Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne-Wyoming Counties

**Please note that all of the classes listed are offered at no cost for those 50+ years of age

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Upcoming Events for 2014
The below classes are currently scheduled through the end of December.

You can register at the host site for each class… make sure you sign in on the sign-in sheet 

  • Zumba Gold

    • WB YMCA:

      • Mon 6pm

      • Wed 5pm

      • Fri 1:15pm

      • Sat 1pm

    • Hazleton YMCA (starting Sept.3)

      • Mon 11:30am

      • Wed 11:30am

    • Zumba Gold at High Energy Fitness Tunkhannock (Through the end of August only)

      • Mon 10am

      • Thurs 12pm

    • Zumba Gold at the Tunkhannock Library (beginning Sept. 2014):

      • Mon 10am

      • Thurs 10am

  • Aquafit at Riverside Rehabilitation in Plains (Water Aerobics)

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    • Fri 3pm

  • Body Vive at the WB YMCA

    • Mon 12pm

    • Wed 9am

  • Movement for Better Balance at the Hazleton YMCA

    • Tues 5:00pm

    • Thurs 5:00pm

Health and Wellness Series at

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging Active Adult Centers

  • 10 Keys to Healthy Aging” at the Edwardsville Active Adult Center

    • Learn about the following topics: lowering systolic blood pressure, stopping smoking, cancer screenings, immunizations, regulating blood glucose, lowering LDL cholesterol, being physically active, maintaining healthy bones, joints, and muscles, maintaining social contacts, combating depression. Also, speak with APPRISE counselors about free or low cost benefits for those who qualify, through the Low Income Subsidy Program and Medicare Savings Program.

      • Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-11:30am beginning September 3rd and ending October 3rd.

      • Contact Sherlene at 570-287-3381 to register. Class size is limited.

  • Pilates for Core Conditioning at the Kingston Active Adult Center

    • Strengthens and lengthens muscles, improves posture and strengthens abdominal muscles. Uses standing and mat exercises with modifications shown. Please bring a mat, blanket or towel for floor exercises.

    • Mondays at 9am August 4th-September 15th

  • H.I.T.T. at Rose Tucker Active Adult Center

    • “Boosts exercise capacity and fat-burning potential through rest-based training. An interval program using light weights and low impact aerobics.”

    • Thursdays at 2:45pm August 14th-September 18th

    • Contact Gail at 570-735-1670 to register

  • Boot Camp at CTA on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre

    • A combination of low-impact aerobics with weight-lifting exercises similar to circuit training.”

    • Tuesdays at 8:30am September 23rd-October 28th

      • Contact Doreen or Toni at 570-825-3484 to register

  • Yoga at the Pittston Active Adult Center

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    • Thursdays at 2:45pm September 25th-October 30th

      • Contact Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561 to register

  • Zumba Gold at the Falls Active Adult Center

    • Fridays at 9:15am September 26th-October 31st

      • Contact Twila at 570-388-2623 to register

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  • American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” Smoking Cessation Program

    • An 8 week interaction and support group program led by Active Adult Center Staff that are ALA Certified Smoking Cessation group leaders. This group will help people quit smoking by helping to maintain their motivation and commitment. Each session will last 90 minutes to 2 hours, and participants will learn ways to help them through the difficult process of quitting smoking.

    • Please note that this program is offered to anyone interested in quitting smoking, regardless of age. There is no cost for those age 50+. If anyone would like to participate and is under 50 years of age, there is a $25.00 fee to cover the cost of their program supplies.

      • Workshops will be held from 9:30am-12:00pm on:

      • Thursday, October 30,2014--------Session 1

      • Thursday, November 6, 2014------Session 2

      • Thursday, November 13, 2014-----Session 3

      • Thursday, November 20, 2014-----Session 4

      • Friday, November 21, 2014---------Session 5

      • Tuesday, November 25, 2014-------Session 6

      • Thursday, December 4,2014--------Session 7

      • Thursday, December 11, 2014------Session 8

      • Lunch will be included.

        • Tunkhannock Active Adult Center: Contact Karen Andrews at 570-836-2324

        • Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center: Contact Toni at 570-825-3484

        • Hazleton Active Adult Center: Contact Carolyn at 570-459-1441

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  • Healthy Steps for Older Adults Workshops: A Balance and Fall Prevention Program

    • Wyoming County (Tunkhannock) Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Karen at 570-836-2324

      • Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 15th & Wednesday, October 22nd from 9am-1:30pm

      • Lunch will be provided

    • Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Toni at 570-825-3484

      • Workshops will be held October 15th and 16th from 9am-1:30pm

      • Lunch will be provided

    • Kingston Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Jean at 570-287-1102

      • Workshops will be held October 6th and 8th 10am-2pm

      • Lunch will be provided

    • Rose Tucker (Nanticoke) Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Gail at 570-735-1670

      • Workshops will be held October 20th and 22nd 9:30am-2pm

      • Lunch will be provided

    • Edwardsville Active Adult Center:

    • Plains Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Fran at 570-824-5542

      • Workshop dates and times to be announced

      • Lunch will be provided

    • Pittston Active Adult Center:

      • Contact Hazel at 570-655-5561

      • Workshops will be held September 19th and 26th

      • Lunch will be provided

Flu Vaccines will be available at the following locations:


    • Edwardsville Active Adult Center

      • Tuesday, September 16th at 11am

      • Contact Sherlene at


    • Rose Tucker (Nanticoke) Active Adult Center

      • Wednesday, September 17th 10:00am

      • Contact Gail at 570-735-1670

    • Public Square Wilkes-Barre for Active Aging Day

      • (City of Wilkes-Barre Residents only, proof of residency required)

      • Thursday, September 18th 10am

    • Butler Township Active Adult Center

      • Thursday, September 18th at 11am

      • Contact Cathy at


    • Plains Active Adult Center

      • Monday, September 22nd at 11am

      • Contact Fran at


    • Kingston Active Adult Center

      • Tuesday, September 23rd 10am

      • Contact Sandy or Jean at 570-287-1102

    • Pittston Active Adult Center

      • Wednesday, September 24th from 12:30 to 1:30

      • Contact Connie or Hazel at 570-655-5561

    • Freeland Active Adult Center

      • Thursday, September 25th from 9am-10:30am

      • Contact Patti at


    • Hazleton Active Adult Center

      • September 25th at 11:30am

      • Contact Donna or Carolyn at 570-459-1441

    • Falls Active Adult Center

      • Thursday, October 2nd 11am-2pm

      • Contact Twila at


    • Charles T. Adams Center

      • Thursday, October 2nd from 11am-2pm

      • Contact Doreen at


    • Plymouth Active Adult Center

      • October 6th at 11:15am

      • Contact Joyce at


    • Jewish Community Alliance Center


    • Mountaintop Active Adult Center

      • Wednesday, October 8th at 10:30am

      • Contact Harley at


    • Lee Park Active Adult Center

      • Thursday, October 9th at 11:00am

      • Contact Melody at


    • Dallas Active Adult Center

      • Tuesday, October 14th 10am

      • Contact Nancy at


Pennsylvania Department of Health Presentation: HIV/AIDS/STDs and the Mature Adult

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2005 older adults accounted for 24% of those with AIDS/HIV, and that population is one of the fastest growing segments in the disease spectrum.” (quoted from Aging Well Volume 5 No. 1 pg 14 by

Tresa Imparato, RN,BSN, and Debra Sanders, RN, PhD, GCNS-BC)

  • Join us for a free informational “Lunch & Learn” presentation by the PA Dept. of Health to learn more about prevention, free screenings, and where to go for assistance. This presentation will include topics such as AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • The presentations will be held at the following locations:

5 East Market St. in Wilkes-Barre


Contact Doreen or Toni to register and for more information.

    • Wyoming County Active Adult Center on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 12:30pm-2:30pm

101 Dymond Terrace in Tunkhannock


Contact Ladonna or Karen to register and for more information.

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