Dunmore seniors gearing up for New Year at the Hub

By Steve Svetovich

It was a successful year in 2015 for the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe and now members are gearing up for the New Year.

Jeanne Hugenbruch, is executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore.

“We hope everyone stays warm this January and joins us at the Hub for our many programs,” said Hugenbruch.

Members of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe celebrated Older Driver Awareness Week with a special Yellow Dot Program provided by PennDot on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Those who came to the program were able to obtain needed information to keep safe and in the driver’s seat, said Hugenbruch.

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe’s annual Christmas party was held Friday, Dec. 11. There was great food and musical entertainment. Everyone in attendance joined in for some singing and good old fashioned fun. It was once again a success.

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe was closed Christmas Eve and Christmas, so that all members could celebrate Christmas with their families.

Hugenbruch last month started offering classes about Facebook at the Dunmore Activity Hub. The classes were held for anyone interested in learning more about Facebook. “We learn how to safely use this social media phenomena and how to follow us there for more updates about the Hub,” said Hugenbruch.

Hugenbruch said there is an activity sign up sheet in the Dunmore Activity Hub monthly newsletter. “Check out the sign-up sheet,” she said. “With enough interest there will be new classes held. It will be a lot of fun.”

A free non-fasting Glucose Screening was held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Dunmore Activity Hub.

Tracy Borgna is the new cook at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe.

“Tracy is here cooking every day from scratch and serving up wonderful homemade meals,” said Hugenbruch. “Come on in and say hello.”

The Celebration of Life Series continues to be held the last Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe.

Other activities and programs at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe include reminisce group, chair exercises, beginner’s ukulele, bible study group, speakers, tai chi, Mahjongg, craft group, sketching, ballroom dancing, oil painting, pinochle, chorus and comedy troupe, Stretchin’ with Gretchen, bingo and yoga.

New classes members can sign up for include Brain Games Thursdays at 10 a.m.; Learn to Write Poetry Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Laughter is the Best Medicine Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; and Book of the Month Club on Mondays when the Bookmobile comes to the Hub. Call 570-207-2662 for more details.

A 2016 membership is $12 for an individual renewal or $15 for a new individual. The cost for a couple renewal is $18 or a new couple membership is $25.

Beginning this month, all classes will offer discounts for members. Anyone not renewing their membership by March 1, will be removed from the mailing list.

Membership discounts are $8 classes for non members, $5 for members, or $5 for non members, $3 for members. Discounts on special events will also apply as well as contests in the newsletter throughout the year, said Hugenbruch.

All proceeds from this and other fundraisers held by the Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors help benefit programs held on site, said Hugenbruch.

“We thank everyone for their support throughout the year.”

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

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