Giving Back

How lucky our participants were to have the wonderful Keystone Sanitary Landfill choose to sponsor our Valentine’s Day Luncheon!
With live music and a new floor area for dancing, we enjoyed the company of 72 of our area friends. And the food was absolutely wonderful, what a treat! See the pics below that represent the great time everyone had including a box of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates sent by Mr. Denaples himself!

Marilyn & Bruce, married over 60 years, enjoy a Valentine’s Day dance.

The Mayor stops by to thank the Keystone Sanitary Landfill for their continued support.

The delightful and very professional staff of La Cucina’s Restaurant.

Dan from Keystone Sanitary Landfill who oversaw the day of giving.

The finishing touch.

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The Power of Music

Dunmore seniors and music.

Bill and Paul discuss a song.

Watch this video, and help us pass this on. Our intention is to use this information to pass on more opportunities for our friends to have music in their lives.
Look for more information coming this spring, in the meantime:

How Music Can Change a Life

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The Secret to Youth? Never Leave the Playground.

Canio and Veronica Sileo

Staying active physically is a very important part of aging well. In the photo above are Veronica and Canio Sileo, not letting being in their 90′s stop them from dancing to the beat.

Follow this link to learn of another individual who shows many ways you can keep your mind and your body young.

We will be adding some of these activities to the Center.
Look out world!

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Warning: Humor May be Dangerous to Your Illness

One thing is for sure, none of us get out of life alive…
May as well laugh and enjoy the ride!

Here are a few jokes to help keep your mood positive, and even cure what ails you.

Therapeutic Humor with Dr. Steve

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COPD Exercise

COPD can hit you long after you have quit smoking, and even if you have never smoked.

If you or someone you know has this disease, please follow this link to learn some things you can to to help the symptoms.

Anything that can help!

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Living Comfortably After Retirement

Financial experts say it is never too late to save for retirement. Here’s how a few people who did not get an early start still pulled it off.

Pass this onto to family and friends to help them learn how better to prepare.

Click here to read the article.

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Don’t worry, be happy- and let everyone know!

Check out this wonderful video by staff and residents of Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch
It’s bound to make you Happy!

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How to Live to be 100

People who have made it to that century mark have a lot of things in common. Here’s an interesting article to check it out:

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Music at Any Age

Dunmore seniors and music.

Carol, Shirley, Joan and Blanche prepare to sing with band members Shirley, Mary and Bill.

Did you know that learning to play an instrument and singing can lengthen your life span?
Not to mention making it a happier one!

Dunmore seniors and music.

Bill and Paul discuss a song.

We offer beginner’s guitar and ukulele lessons, as well as have openings in our chorus.

for more information call 570-207-2662 and ask for Jeanne.

We’ll put a song in your heart!

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Lessons Life Taught Me

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it…

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come…

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

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