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$3 College Level Courses -Update

The Dunmore Activity Hub is offering a number of opportunities for Lifelong Learning.

Here is our original post on our new classes.

We have had a great response and are very excited to add even more classes coming in March. Days/times to be announced later this month.

Exploring Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

Constitution 101

The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Better

Constitution 101

Staying Fit as you Age

Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Click here for our current Activity Calendar listed on the Lackawanna County site,

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$3 College Level Courses

The Dunmore Activity Hub is offering a number of opportunities for Lifelong Learning.

We are so excited to add more opportunities for Lifelong Learning at The Hub. Each class includes a 1/2 hour professionally made video by an expert in that field, all supporting materials, and a discussion period facilitated by Executive Director Jeanne Hugenbruch. Class times vary, but are all weekdays between 10 am and 2:30 pm.

Coming in February we will be offering these new classes:

The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Tapas. Olive oil. Clean eating. Three of the biggest trends in the world of food aren’t really trends at all—they’re hallmarks of the close-to-the-earth style of cooking known as Mediterranean cuisine.
This course is in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America.

Fundamentals of Photography

Take beautiful and inspiring photos by learning to “see” like a professional photographer. Taught by an award-winning National Geographic photographer, Fundamentals of Photography is a thorough and easy-to-follow guide that presents tips and techniques guaranteed to improve your photography skills.

The Science of Natural Healing

In the 21st century, the Western paradigm for healthcare is changing. Notwithstanding the great strengths of medical science, many people now have concerns about key features of our health-care system—among them, the widespread use of medical drugs and a relative de-emphasis on preventive care.

Nutrition Made Clear

Making smart eating choices is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet all too often, we’re exposed to information and techniques that promise quick and easy results but can be harmful to your overall health: crash diets, experimental medications, ever-changing studies on what you should eat more or less of, and more. It can be confusing to dig through the mass of hype, myth, and misconceptions about good nutrition habits. So in the face of potentially misleading information and aids, where can you find the key to nutritional success?

More classes to come including Optimizing Your Brain Power, Growing Food in Containers, The Life of C. S. Lewis, Constitution 101 and many more. Feedback on areas of interest are welcomed!

For our current full Activity Calendar, please click here.

Course descriptions from The Great Courses

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Hello in There

Carol Angerson on her 90th. birthday with Ryan Smith from State Rep. Franks Farina's office.

Carol Angerson on her 90th. birthday with Ryan Smith from State Rep. Frank Farina’s office.

While we do our best here to help our participants live happier through socialization and education, we can’t help everyone.

That’s where you come in. What can you do?

Send a card for no special occasion.
Drop off some cookies to your neighbor.
Smile when you see an older individual, and look them in the eye.

Say something nice like “That color looks good on you.” Or simply, “Good morning.”

After 30 years working in senior centers, and especially as I age myself, I understand the loneliness that comes with the gray hair.

Listen to this beautiful song by John Prine, called simply
Hello in There.

And excuse me, while I go call my Dad.

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Lions Club Serving Others

President Mike Hayes, center, with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Formica

President Mike Hayes, center, with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Formica

The Lions Club is the oldest service organization, and does a wonderful job helping others.

Recently we were treated to a Pizza Party that was enjoyed by all. Pizza is something we don’t normally get!

The Dunmore Lions Club is currently looking for new members, anyone age 18 and up.

Why not give back to the community this year?
Thank you all!

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Little Monsters for The Ronald McDonald House

LITTLE MONSTERS

A big shout out! to the Cali family for the donation of fabric and Susan Finnerty for the sewing machine, both much needed for our latest charity project.

We are making these Little Monsters to be donated to our local Ronald McDonald House.

There is no actual pattern as we are going freestyle. The only two things required are (1) a happy face and (2) a toy infused with love.

We are still accepting any donations of fabric and especially stuffing.

If we run out of materials, we will offer everyone the opportunity to Sponsor a Monster for just $5 to help cover costs.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to get involved just let us know. Shirley did make up a ‘mock’ pattern that can be used, and we also have some examples of monsters with these types of fun faces.

Reach us on Facebook or call Jeanne (570) 207-2662 or by email dunmoreseniorcenter@yahoo.com

Thanks again to all who have donated for their generosity!

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Food for Thought

melon fruit platter

It’s well, Wednesday.

“You eat first with your eyes” is not just an expression.
A great visual appearance is actually healthier for you.

Check out the research here.

This is also one of the reasons our facility chose to take on the more difficult task of preparing our own meals on site, vs. going with the available caterer Meals on Wheels.

Nothing against them at all, but have you ever seen this served at a senior center?

Seriously, check out our menu page. Spread the word.
The Dunmore Activity Hub has real food for real people.

Every day.

Recently we overheard Charlie O. say “This is the best meal I ever had. I don’t mean at a center, I mean anywhere.”

Please spread the word throughout Lackawanna County.
The more participants we have, the better we can serve them all.

Bon appetit!

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Adopt a Soldier

The Hub is a part of the Adopt a U. S. Soldier program, which pairs one of our heroes, upon their request, with an individual or group looking to show their support.

We send goodie packages, write cards, letters and emails and even share pics.

Want to join in? There are a few ways you can participate:

1. Donate items to be shipped directly to our soldier.
2. Help assemble care packages of donated items.
3. Send a card, letter or email.

All these things would mean the world to someone far away from home.

Here’s the gist of our current soldier’s first email. I told him about how we also have veterans in our programs, and they are becoming part of this effort.

He responded:

Hey,

Thanks for the email. Ya’lls service means a lot to all the soldiers over here. A couple of soldiers from my platoon have already received care packages and I can see the effect it has had on them. Ya’ll give them something to look forward to and someone who makes them feel appreciated. Highlight of some of their days is receiving letters and/or care packages. I hope when my time comes I can find a group such as yours to aid soldiers separated from their loved ones.

I’m glad to hear soldiers have each others back well beyond their time wearing the uniform.

Anyways; God Bless,

Christian

Doesn’t that just melt your heart?

Please pass this on so we can get as many people involved as possible. Then we can add more soldiers as well.

They are so worth it. <3

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Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Dunmore Senior Center

We love our Volunteers!

 

Saturday August 29th. 11am-1:00 pm.

Live Entertainment  by Polka Punch & a Dinner provided by Chef Bill

This event is free to all those who are on Site Council, the Board of Directors, and/or anyone who helps on site on a regular basis.

The day is also Open to the Public-$5 for Seniors, $8.00 for Friends

Reservations are required.

Please call 570-207-2662 ext.2

Watch Joe Lastovica perform here.

Find Joe Lastovica on Facebook.

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Cyber Seniors at The Hub

Bridging the Technology Gap

Bridging the Technology Gap

We just found out about this wonderful program, and are going to tap in to their ideas and resources to see if we can team up some area students with our older area residents.

What with the University of Scranton, Marywood University, Penn State Worthington and Keystone Junior College, we should be able to help all those who wish to tap into technology.

Watch their trailer here to see what they did, and what we want to do as well.

Awesomeness!

 

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