Programs & Events

FALL 2017 PROGRAMS


• Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

• Please do not register for more programs than you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend a session, please notify the instructor in advance or call The FCC.
• If membership fees and/or materials fees are required to participate in a program, fees must be paid before registration is considered complete.
• Some programs and events have maximum group sizes so you might receive a pending approval message at the time of registration. Look for a follow-up email to confirm your registration.
• The Friendly Community Center reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment.
• All programs are held at The Friendly Community Center unless otherwise noted.
• Visitors may register to attend a single session of any program for $10.
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ARMCHAIR TRAVEL AT NIGHT Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Travel the world from the comfort of your chair! Local travelers share experiences, photos, and so much more. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments before the presentation.

Destination: The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State
Presenters: Bill Duggan & Kimberly Matthew
Time: Friday, October 27th at 6:30 PM
Click to register for Armchair Travel at Night

 

BARRETT BIRDING CLUBScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
If you enjoy birds, join Darryl & Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center for monthly meetings of the BBC at The FCC. Meetings will include informational programs, discussion of birds and seasonal birding opportunities, including walks and other birding activities throughout the year.

Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 PM
Facilitators: Darryl & Jackie Speicher
Click here to register for The BBC at The FCC

 

BOWLINGScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Come bowl with The FCC at Mountainhome Bowling Center. Exercise, have fun and enjoy a little friendly competition. Instruction available. All levels of bowlers welcome.

Time: Every Friday beginning Sept 15th – Oct 20th from 3-4:30 PM
Cost: $8 per person, includes 2 games and shoe rental
Click to register for Bowling

 

 CARDIO SCULPT * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Looking for a challenging workout? Increase strength and tone muscles using a combination of cardio and body-sculpting exercises.

Time: Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, AFAA and CPT
Click here to register for Cardio Sculpt

 

CARDMAKINGScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Create clean and simple cards for a variety of occasions using stamps and die cuts. Supplies and instruction provided to complete 2-3 cards per class.

Time: Wednesday, October 4,th 11,th and 18th from 1-2:30 PM
Cost: $14 to attend the series or $6 per class – Registration required
Click to register for Cards -October 4th
Click to register for Cards -October 11th
Click to register for Cards -October 18th
Click here to register for the series – Cardmaking Oct 4-18

 

 CARDS, GAMES & PUZZLES Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM

Make new friends and meet your neighbors over a cup of coffee. Work on a puzzle, join in a round of Scrabble or try your hand at a game of cards.
Time: Mondays from 1 – 3 PM & Thursdays from 12 – 3 PM
Click to register for Cards, Games & Puzzles Monday
Click to register for Cards, Games & Puzzles Thursday

 

 CHAIR YOGA * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM

Enjoy all of the benefits of yoga with the support of a chair. Learn common chair yoga poses and breathing techniques while increasing strength and flexibility. Drop in.

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3 – 4 PM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Click here to register for Chair Yoga Monday
Click here to register for Chair Yoga Wednesday

 

COMMUNITY SINGSScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
A weekly informal hour of unaccompanied singing of simple songs that open the heart and nurture the spirit. Led by a teacher of singers who has led group singing for decades.

NO COMMUNITY SINGS- NOVEMBER 8th & 15th

Time: Wednesdays from 4 – 5 PM
Facilitator: Alan Shumway
Click here to register for Community Sings

 

 COOKING WITH KEVINScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Join Chef Kevin in the kitchen at The FCC and sharpen your culinary skills.

Time: Thursday, September 21st at 7 PM – Maple Pumpkin Soup
Cost: $10
Click here to register for Maple Pumpkin Soup
Time: Thursday, November 9th at 7 PM – Bûche de Noël
Cost: $12
Click here to register for Bûche de Noël
Instructor: Chef Kevin Conroy of The Daily Bread Bakeshop

 

 CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND BATH 

Quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one tuned to a chakra energy center of the body, where sound nourishes and stimulates the many systems of the body. Stretch out on a mat or sit in a chair and allow the sound to flow energetically through you. Benefits include: rejuvenation, deep peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation for the mind, body, and spirit. Join us for this special vibrational meditation!

Time: First Thursdays of the month from 7 – 8 PM- *No Crystal Bowl Sound Bath October 5th
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Cost: $10 per session; reservations required
Click here to register for Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

 

 DANCE & MOVEMENT * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM

Try a dance class designed to benefit members of the Parkinson’s community, as well as those with arthritis, trouble with balance, and other movement issues. Gentle dance, rhythm, and stretching movements improve flexibility and focus attention on eyes, ears, and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance.
Time: Thursdays from 3 – 4 PM
Instructor: Natalie M. Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Click to register for Dance & Movement

 

 “IN STITCHES” – KNITTING AND MORE Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

People of all abilities in knitting, crochet, and other needlework are invited to join this weekly stitchery group. Learn to knit, revive an old project, or start a new one. Sit and stitch while chatting over a cup of coffee.  Get help with your work or share your own expertise.

Time: Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 PM
Instructor: Carol Hillestad
Click to register for “In Stitches”

 

INTRO TO PASTELScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

Learn the basics of working with pastel over the course of four weeks. Learn techniques while immersing yourself in the
vivid use of pastel. Supplies provided.

Time: Thursdays, May 4th – 25th from 10 – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Cost: $14 for materials
Click to register for Intro to Pastel

 

 MAH JONGG MONDAY & THURSDAY Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM

Meet  other players for this weekly game of skill, strategy, and chance. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

Time: Mondays from 1 – 3 PM & Thursdays from 12 – 3 PM
Click to register for Mondays
Click to register for Thursdays

 

MATURE SAFE DRIVER PROGRAMScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM

Learn about the effects of aging on driving, ways to adapt due to physical limitations, how medications can influence driving, winter vehicle maintenance, and other helpful programs including Yellow Dot and Carfit. Registration appreciated

Time: Monday, Sept 25 at 4:15 PM
Facilitator: Tracy Fox, Traffic Safety Coordinator -North Central Highway Safety Network
Click here to register for Mature Safe Driver

 


 MAKING MEMORIES
[Free & Open to the Public]

 ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Is someone you love suffering from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia? Connect with other caregivers in your community and get the support you need.

Time:  2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-7 at The Loder Senior Center –
62 Analomink St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301Phone: (570) 420-3745
Facilitator: Jennifer Bayer, Community Outreach Volunteer (Alzheimer’s Association) 570.517.9292 or bayer4@ptd.net
Please RSVP to Nicole at The FCC 570-481-4330

 MEMORY CAFE
The Cafe provides a safe and supportive place for those with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and loved ones to gather, learn, and share experiences.
**If you are interested, please contact Nancy at The Friendly Community Center at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

 MUSIC THERAPY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
Bring your loved ones to interact with others through instrument playing and singing while exercising the memory.

Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Mozdian, MM, MT-BC, Summit Music Therapy
Please RSVP to Nicole at The FCC at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org



MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
[Free & Open to the Public]

Experienced counselors will review your current Medicare choices, explain your options, and help you make changes, if needed. Receive objective information about Medicare Supplemental and Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and eligibility to get extra help with medical insurance costs. 

Time: Tuesday, Oct. 17 | Thursday, Oct. 26 | Tuesday, Nov. 7 | Thursday, Nov. 16
from 9 AM – 1:30 PM by appointment only
Counselors provided by APPRISE, a free health insurance counseling program that helps older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.
To make an appointment, call Mindy at MCAAA at 570.420.3735

 

MEN GET FITScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Join in this circuit style, exercise program incorporating balance, flexibility and strength to interval timing for all fitness levels.

Time:
Monday from 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Instructor: Bob Larsen NASM C-PT, CES, PES, ENFA BTS

 

 MINDFUL MEDITATIONScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Mindfulness, the practice of purposely paying attention in the moment, is a form of meditation that helps us befriend our minds and attain peace within our lives. Learn to practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation.

Time: Tuesdays from 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD
Click here to register for Mindful Meditation

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: DSLRScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Do you enjoy taking photos, but want to learn how to take better photos with your DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera? During this two part series, you will learn about settings, focus, shutter speed and techniques to get the best photos from your “manual-digital” camera. Information presented in a two part series with power point presentation and workbook. Registration is required for learning materials.

Time: Monday, Oct 16th & 23rd at 4 PM
Instructor: Don Sack
Click here to register for Photography: DSLR

 

PHOTOGRAPHY :  POINT & SHOOT OR PHONEScreen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
Learn to take better photos with your automatic camera or smartphone. Bring your camera and get ready to shoot memorable photos. Registration appreciated.

Time: Monday, Nov 20th at 6:30 PM
Instructor: Don Sack
Click here to register for Photography: Point & Shoot or Phone

 

 QI GONG * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.07.49 PM
This Chinese-based moving meditation improves balance and mental focus while gently lubricating your joints. Each movement simulates beautiful elements in nature and can be modified for those who need to be seated.

Time: Thursdays from 9 – 9:45 AM- *NO Qi Gong October 5th
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Click here to register for Qi Gong

 

QUILLING
A unique art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Bring a special invitation or picture you enjoy to embellish with different quilling patterns.
Registration required
Time: Thurs, Oct 26th at 7 PM
Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty
Fee: $20 includes: Quilling tool and shadow box to display your project- quilling paper will be provided
Membership to The FCC not required to attend-
Click to register for Quilling

 

 TONE & STRETCH Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM

Warm up with a light cardio workout, then stretch all of your muscles to prevent soreness and increase flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.
Time: Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM-
Instructor: Clover Martinez
Register for Tone & Stretch

 

 WEEKLY WALKERS Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 2.10.34 PM
Walkers meet every Tuesday for easy hikes to beautiful areas of the community. Participants exercise while enjoying time with others and our wonderful natural resources.

Time: Tuesdays at 9 AM- Starting May 2nd (thru October, weather permitting)
Location: Meets in Mountainhome U.M.C. parking lot
Call 570-481-4330 for more information

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT-AGING WITH WISDOM AND GRACE
“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.”

Join us in an afternoon of celebrating ourselves as we age. Through yoga, meditation, and journaling, share the wisdom and acceptance that nurture our process of aging. Registration appreciated

Time: Saturday, Oct 21st from 1-4 PM
Facilitators: Colleen LaScala and Sue Ruskin-Mayer
Fee: $20 – Membership to The FCC is not required to attend this event
Click here to register for Women’s Retreat

 

 YOGA-TUESDAY* Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM

Learn common poses and breathing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.

Time: Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, AFAA CPT
**Members who do not attend Tuesday Yoga will be given first priority for Saturday class.
Click to register for Yoga Tuesday

 

 YOGA-SATURDAY * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Learn common poses and breathing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat. 

Time:  Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Colleen LaScala, AFAA CPT
**Members who do not attend Tuesday Yoga will be given first priority for Saturday class.
Click here to register for Yoga Saturday
 

 ZUMBA LITE! * Screen shot 2014-01-15 at 3.03.26 PM
Are you new to Zumba, trying to get back in shape, or looking for a lower intensity Zumba class? Have fun while working out to Latin styles of dance and music. No prior dance experience necessary.

Time: Thursdays from 4:15 – 5:15 PM & 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Please register for ONE class time.
Click here to register for Zumba at 4:15
Click here to register for Zumba at 5:30

 


HEALTHY LIVING SERIES

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA – THE BASICS
Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Open to anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Time: Monday, Nov. 6th at 6 PM
Presenter: Jeffrey Dauber, Education & Outreach Coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association
Click to register for Alzheimer’s and Dementia – The Basics

 

RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS COMING SPRING 2018
Monthly presentations of topics related to caregiving and caregivers.

 

 FREEDOM FROM SMOKING
Join the American Lung Associations 8 week quit smoking program. During the program, you will learn about medications, lifestyle changes, coping and managing strategies and how to stay smoke free for good!

Time: Meet every Tuesday beginning September 18 – November 6
Cost: $25 for Eight-week program
Certified Facilitator: Virginia Matrisciano, LVHN
Register by September 13th to attend this program
info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org or call 570-481-4330

 


WHAT IS…? SERIES [Programs are Free and Open to the Public]

ESSENTIAL OILS
Come learn about the benefits of essential oils and natural solutions. In this intro class, you will get to experience some of the most commonly used oils for wellness, cleaning, cooking and supplementation. Registration appreciated.

Time: Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
Facilitator: Aly Shik, Certified Holistic Life Coach
Click here to register for Essential Oils

 

LABYRINTH WALK
Learn about labyrinth walks, where to find a labyrinth nearby and other information. Sign up to visit local Labyrinth walks lead by Kim and Alan in late September.  Registration appreciated

Time: Thurs, Sept 14th at 7 PM
Facilitators: Kim Matthew and Alan Shumway
Click to register for Labyrinth Walk- What is

 

 

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