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 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, Sept. 14, 2:00 – 2:30 pm; Led by Nancy Brown; Join Nancy every Monday in a space of kindness, patience, and relaxation.

Conductorcise: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10:00 – 10:30 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.

Walking Club:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11:00 – 11:30 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 Amy Kazmierski
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:00 – 9:30 am, Meets at Carbondale Active Older Adult Center at 66 N. Church Street in Carbondale, Led by Nancy Brown
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 3:00 – 3:30 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
  • Friday, Sept. 18, 9:00 – 9:30 am, Meets at the Scranton 1/2 Marathon Pavilion at the Olive Street entrance of the Lackawanna Heritage Trail, Led by Sarah Bodnar and therapy dog Leo

Walkers will be required to keep a safe distance from one another. In the event of inclement weather, walks will be cancelled.

The Story of You: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 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, Sept. 17, 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.

The Science of Happiness: Friday, Sept. 18, 10:00 – 10:30 am; Led by Ceili Charley; Think about a time when you were really, truly happy. What is that memory? What did that particular memory bring to mind? Learn about the science behind happy memories and how to maximize the happiness in your daily life.

Pet Therapy: Friday, Aug. 18, 3:30 – 4:00 pm; Memorial Park, Carbondale; Led by Sarah Bodnar; It’s been shown that within just a few minutes of interacting with a dog, you experience benefits such as lower blood pressure and heart rate, decreased anxiety, and lowered cortisol—the hormone that causes stress. Drop by Memorial Park in Carbondale to pay a visit to the therapy dog, Leo. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and maintain a safe distance. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

*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.

The Lifelong Wellness Program is funded, in part, under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners through the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.

Receive the Lifelong Wellness calendar by email.