Dunmore Seniors Activity Hub

By Steve Svetovich

The Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore, is busy as ever.

A Chicken and Biscuit Dinner was held Thursday, Oct. 29. There were numerous homemade sides included, and bottled water, hot coffee and hot tea was served. There was also a raffle with a Christmas gift basket, a baby quilt and various gift certificates as the prizes.

The Dunmore Activity Hub presented Barrymore’s Ghost as part of its Celebration of Life Series at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The event cost was only $5 for senior members and $8 for non-members, and that price included homemade a soup and sandwich.

Barrymore’s Ghost, written by Jason Miller, is a dramatic reading featuring Robert Thomas as John Barrymore. The play is a one-man-show that spotlights the life of legendary actor John Barrymore in a unique theatrical manner. Barrymore is presented as a ghost, haunting an unknown theatre. Those in attendance watched a mythological character explore the truths and deceptions of his extraordinary life.

Jeanne K. Hugenbruch, executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors, is looking forward to the upcoming events that are scheduled.

“Welcome to fall,” Hugenbruch said. “A lot is happening and coming up. We hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather and joins us for coming programs and activities at the Hub.”

Other events that were hosted last month included a free screening of the video documentary Cyber-Seniors and a demonstration of low impact exercises by representatives from Traditional Home Health.

Hugenbruch said pinochle is now played by the seniors at the Hub every Wednesday after lunch. A Chorus and Comedy Troupe has also been formed at the Hub.

An Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast was held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Applebee’s located at 74 Viewmont Mall in Scranton, to support the Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors.

Other activities at the Hub include bingo, volunteer time, sketching, ballroom dancing, oil painting, Wii brain academy, bowling, Stretchin’ with Gretchen, chair exercise, blood pressure screenings, crafts, big bingo, bible study group, speakers, yoga and bingo and a Danish.

Shirley Martinelli is reservationist at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. Lottie Collins is site council president. Carol Angerson is lead volunteer. Tracy Borgna is kitchen coordinator.

Lou Pacciotti is president of the Board of Directors. Todd LaBelle is first vice president. Atty. Brenda Colbert, Esquire, is second vice president. Joe Loftus is treasurer. Gerry Skettino is secretary. Tom Jimmie is past president.

Other members of the Board of Directors include Jeanne Phillips, Paula Scotchlas, Dr. Alice McDonnell, Santo Cancelleri, Joseph Trotta, John A. Bouselli, Alison Boga, Al Lawrence and Atty. Brian Cali, Esquire. Louis DeNaples is an honorary member. Hugenbruch is also a member of the Board.

For more information on the Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors and its programs, please call (570)207-2662. You can also contact through fax at (570)207-2640 or through email at dunmoreseniorcenter@yahoo.com.

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