*Rep. Joanne Stehr will hold a Senior Expo on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder, 1 Orchard St., Pine Grove, PA 17963. There will be a speaker from the Attorney General’s office and a drug take-back box from the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office. Lunch will be served. If you plan to attend, RSVP at 570-653-2018.
*Diakon Living and Learning After 50 Senior Expo will be held October 17, 2023, at the Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville from 10 AM to 2 PM. Visit this safe, educational and fun event for information to help live a happy, healthy life as independently as possible. Diakon also offers classes and programs throughout the county.
Country Line Dancing is offered Monday evenings at the Walkin Art Center, 220 Parkway 3rd Floor, Schuylkill Haven. The cost is $6 a class. Lesson: 6:30-7:30 pm Dancing: 7:30-9 pm
Functional Fitness is a class focused on functional cardio movement and strength exercises designed to increase flexible strength for daily living activities. This class is offered Tuesday mornings 9:15-10:15 AM at the Schuylkill Haven Rec Center, 340 Haven Street.
Gentle Yoga is a soft yoga course with gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques, guided meditation relaxation and proper body alignment techniques. You will find this $6 class on Tuesdays from 6-7 PM at 23 Meadowbrook Center, Rte. 183, Schuylkill Haven.
Seated Yoga is a total yoga experience for seniors, beginners and those with limited mobility. This class meets Wednesday mornings 10:30-11:30 am at the Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St. and Friday from 11 am -12 noon at the Mahanoy City Center, 138 W. Centre St. Classes are $6
Zumba Gold is a dance fitness exercise class geared toward active older adults and is offered Tuesday evening from 5-6 pm at the Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St. and Thursday 6-7 pm at 23 Meadowbrook Center, Rte. 183, Schuylkill Haven.
Other programs, including walking classes, blood pressure checks and diabetes management are also offered at different locations in the county. Locations and costs vary so please contact Diakon at 1-800-621-6325 for more information.
PA Medi is a Diakon program available at no cost to help people with Medicare compare and select the best Medicare and prescription drug plan. Many “enrollment events” are held during Medicare open enrollment from October 15-December 7. Appointments are also available at the Diakon Office located at 2020 W. Norwegian St. Pottsville. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-621-6325.
Good news from Medicare - Medicare Part D now covers these vaccines and more at no cost to you.
*Shingles *RSV *Tetanus/diphtheria (Td) *Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whopping cough)
(Tdap) *Hepatitis A
Speak to your doctor to keep up to date on these and other vaccines to help stay healthy.