Through a partnership with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, UNC operates four active older adult community centers to provide educational, nutritional, and social opportunities to individuals aged 55 and older. Transportation is available to and from all of the centers and lunch is served every weekday for a modest suggested donation. Each center offers different activities, which may include health and other educational programs, yoga, arts and crafts, bingo, line dancing, special events, and bus trips. A center manager oversees all activities and programs at each location, and participants who pay an optional annual membership fee of $10 are eligible to vote on center decisions as part of the site council.
COVID-19 Closings and Available Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC’s Active Older Adult Centers are temporarily closed. However, we are providing meals for individuals age 60 and older who live in Lackawanna County. Each Monday, packages of take-home meals are available at our four Active Older Adult Centers. Packages include frozen meals, milk, fruit, snacks, notices about local services for seniors during this time, puzzles, word searches, and other brain-stimulating activities.
Advance reservations must be made by noon on Wednesday to receive meals by pickup or delivery on Monday. Meals can be picked up at the West Scranton, South Scranton, Mid Valley, or Carbondale Active Older Adult Centers between the hours of 10:30 am and noon on Mondays. Please call one of the centers listed below to make your reservation.
While our Active Older Adult Centers are temporarily closed, we know many of you may be missing your usual fitness routine. You can keep exercising with these videos from our class instructors until we meet again.
For more information about UNC’s active older adult community centers, please see below, or call UNC’s Director of Active Older Adult Programs, Laurie Fleming, at 570-346-0759, ext 211.