Events

Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, all in-person fundraisers have been canceled for 2020.

UNC hosts special events throughout the year, many of which are free to our community to enhance our program offerings and others to raise awareness and necessary funds for the important services we offer. Check out the list of our upcoming events, including online classes from our new Lifelong Wellness Program.

 

South Side Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
Peoples Security Bank parking lot
526 Cedar Avenue, Scranton
Pre-order, curbside pick-up, and walk-up service with a mask available. For more information, click here.

 

Lifelong Wellness Program
Studies have shown that learning new things and engaging socially are beneficial to your health. We know that’s not easy right now, but our Lifelong Wellness Program offers a variety of online, telephone, and outdoor activities to give you those opportunities right now in a safe, socially distanced format. While social distancing is in place, we will be offering most Lifelong Wellness Program sessions via Zoom which you can access with your computer or by phone. Unless otherwise noted, please call 570-346-6203 x111 or email Sarah Bodnar at sbodnar@uncnepa.org at least 24 hours in advance of the event to receive the link or call-in number to a session below. New to Zoom? No problem. We can help! Call or email Sarah to schedule a time for a tutorial.

Monday Mindfulness: Monday, Aug. 10, 2:00 – 2:30 pm; Led by Nancy Brown; Join Nancy every Monday in a space of kindness, patience, and relaxation.

Conductorcise: 2 sessions to choose from — Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am or Thursday, Aug. 13, 9:00 – 10:00 am; Led by Nancy Brown; Join Nancy in this fun musical movement class that will get your feet tapping as you conduct your way through various decades of music. The only equipment needed is a chair.

Book Club: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 12:00 – 1:00 pm; Led by Jodi Catania; Join Jodi and other bookworms in this discussion to be a part of the planning phase of our Wellness Book Club. We will explore what books are on your list to read, where interested club members can access them, and how to get started!

Nourish Your Heart: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10:00 – 11:00 am ; Led by Terilynn Brechtel; Practicing gratitude and self-love can make you happier and healthier. Through this series of workshops, you will learn a variety of methods to help you focus on the positive in your life and show appreciation for yourself.

The Story of You: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm; Led by Amy Kazmierski; Reminiscing involves sharing thoughts and feelings about memorable and important experiences in one’s life. The ability to recall and reflect promotes self-awareness, wisdom, and a sense of meaning and understanding of one’s own life. Join Amy in reminiscing about life experiences such as childhood memories, the changing age of technology, and other life experiences.

Creating Your Family Tree: 2 sessions to choose from — Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2:30 – 3:30 pm or Friday Aug. 14, 10:00 – 11:00 am; Led by Laura Mickavicz; Interested in knowing more about where you came from and your family’s roots? Let Laura guide you in this research as you grow your unique family tree and converse with others about your heritage. Space limited to promote ease of instruction and discussion.

Walking Club: 2 sessions in 2 different locations — Wednesday, Aug. 12, 4:30 – 5:00 pm meets at the Elm Street entrance of the Lackawanna Heritage Trail, Saturday, Aug. 15, 10:00 – 10:30 am meets at the South Side Farmers Market at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Alder Street; Meet Sarah, the therapy dog Leo, and other wellness team members for a stroll. Walkers will be required to keep a safe distance. If weather is questionable, call 570-871-0805 to confirm if the group is still meeting. Pre-registration is not required. Saturday’s Walking Club participants will receive $5 in Market Bucks to spend on local meats, fresh produce, and other local goodies at the South Side Farmers Market.

Meet the Wellness Team: 2 sessions to choose from — Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:00 – 2:00 pm or Friday, Aug. 14, 9:00 – 10:00 am; Join by video or telephone and chat as a group with Sarah, Nancy, and Laura from the Wellness Team. Learn about upcoming programs, tell them what you’d like to see on the events calendar, explore other UNC services that may benefit you, or just stop in for friendly conversation.

Freedom from Smoking®: Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm; Led by Sarah Bodnar; Sarah Bodnar, a trained smoking cessation facilitator, will help you quit smoking once and for all! Get encouragement in a group setting or contact Sarah for one-on-one coaching. Quit aids such as a nicotine patch or gum are provided free to participants. This program is sponsored by the American Lung Association with support from the Northeast PA Area Health Education Center.

TGIF Unwind: Friday, Aug. 14, 4:00 – 4:45 pm; Led by Sarah Bodnar; Join Sarah and others in a virtual unwind of the week. Talk about times during the week where you felt challenged or frustrated, and talk about times where you felt grateful, excited, or relaxed. Close out your busy week and welcome the weekend with this friendly and upbeat discussion group—even sip on your favorite Friday night beverage!

Monday Mindfulness: Monday, Aug. 17, 2:00 – 2:30 pm; Led by Nancy Brown; Join Nancy every Monday in a space of kindness, patience, and relaxation.

Shop Fresh. Shop Local. Shop Affordable: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Learn all about what South Side Farmers Market has to offer! The market is open on Saturdays and has a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, bread, baked goods, and more available! Learn how to participate safely in the market with COVID precautions. You will also learn all about the programs that are available such as Farmers Market Senior Vouchers, SNAP/EBT Program, and our Double Produce Dollar Program. You will receive $5 in Farmers Market Bucks for participating in this session!

Creating Your Family Tree: 2 sessions to choose from — Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm or Thursday, Aug. 20, 9:30 – 10:30 am; Led by Laura Mickavicz; Interested in knowing more about where you came from and your family’s roots? Let Laura guide you in this research as you grow your unique family tree and converse with others about your heritage. Space limited to promote ease of instruction and discussion.

Meet the Wellness Team: 2 sessions to choose from — Tuesday, Aug. 18, 5:30 – 6:30 pm or Friday, Aug. 21, 10:00 – 11:00 am; Join by video or telephone and chat as a group with Sarah and Laura from the Wellness Team. Learn about upcoming programs, tell them what you’d like to see on the events calendar, explore other UNC services that may benefit you, or just stop in for friendly conversation.

Walking Club: 2 sessions in 2 different locations — Wednesday, Aug. 19, 9:00 – 9:30 am, Meets at Carbondale Active Older Adult Center at 66 N. Church Street in Carbondale, Led by Nancy Brown; Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, Meets at the Mid Valley Apartments parking lot behind the Mid Valley Active Older Adult Center at 310 Church Street in Jessup, Led by Jodi Catania; Walkers will be required to keep a safe distance from one another. In the event of inclement weather, walk will be cancelled.

Nourish Your Heart: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am ; Led by Terilynn Brechtel; Practicing gratitude and self-love can make you happier and healthier. Through this series of workshops, you will learn a variety of methods to help you focus on the positive in your life and show appreciation for yourself.

The Story of You: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12:30 – 1:30 pm; Led by Amy Kazmierski; Reminiscing involves sharing thoughts and feelings about memorable and important experiences in one’s life. The ability to recall and reflect promotes self-awareness, wisdom, and a sense of meaning and understanding of one’s own life. Join Amy in reminiscing about life experiences such as childhood memories, the changing age of technology, and other life experiences.

Freedom from Smoking®: Thursday, Aug. 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm; Led by Sarah Bodnar; Sarah Bodnar, a trained smoking cessation facilitator, will help you quit smoking once and for all! Get encouragement in a group setting or contact Sarah for one-on-one coaching. Quit aids such as a nicotine patch or gum are provided free to participants. This program is sponsored by the American Lung Association with support from the Northeast PA Area Health Education Center.

TGIF Unwind: Friday, Aug. 21, 4:00 – 4:45 pm; Led by Sarah Bodnar; Join Sarah and others in a virtual unwind of the week. Talk about times during the week where you felt challenged or frustrated, and talk about times where you felt grateful, excited, or relaxed. Close out your busy week and welcome the weekend with this friendly and upbeat discussion group—even sip on your favorite Friday night beverage!

Walk with Your Future Doctor: Saturday, Aug. 22, 9:00 – 10:00 am; Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Olive Street Trailhead; With an aim to make hope and health accessible to all, our doctor and medical student-led walking groups are a safe, fun, and free place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends. Meet at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at the W Olive St. entrance at 9:00 am.

*By participating in UNC’s Lifelong Wellness Program, you will have the added benefit of direct access to our in-house Health Navigator who can assist you and your family members with affordable prescriptions, access to health providers and screenings, understanding your own health, and any other support you may need to live a life of wellness and independence.

Receive the Lifelong Wellness calendar by email.