The Idea Incubator

Join the Dunmore Activity Hub's Idea Incubator Focus Group.

It’s a Lightbulb Moment. Or Three.

 
Want to change the face of aging?

Are there changes needed to help seniors more effectively?

If you would like to be a part of that kind of change, please join our Idea Incubator Focus Group on alternate Thursdays 9:15am.

We’re going to take a look at how we are treated by healthcare professionals, as well as in other areas of our lives.

Nothing about us, without us” is the saying we believe.
If you feel the same way, that we should be a part of the decision making and have our voices heard, join us.

It’s early, but the coffee is free.

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All-Ukulele Band Now Forming

L-R Banjolele, Soprano Ukulele

L-R Banjolele, Soprano Ukulele

We’re gathering together an All-Ukulele Band!

This is so exciting. Ukulele lovers of all skill levels are invited to join, instruction for beginners is available.

This is one of the easiest instruments to learn. All types, sizes and variations of ukulele are included, such as the Baritone Ukulele and Banjolele.

Join us Thursday March 3rd. at 10:45 am. to get started. For more information, call Jeanne (570) 207-2662.

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Open Today

2/16 In spite of school delays, we will be open today.
Check out our new tab above. This is where we will post any weather or emergency closings.

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Cyber-Seniors Update

On one of the coldest days of this winter, seniors from The Hub and medical students gathered together on the campus of The Commonwealth Medical College to learn more about the technology gadgets they possess.

A lot of information and quite a few laughs were exchanged. Everyone had a great time as some of the technological roadblocks the seniors were facing were cleared.

Above are just some pics of what took place.
Watch the news report here.
For more information on Cyber-Seniors, click here.

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What Snow?

The Center is open today and the vans are running. Pass it on.

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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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