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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Free exercise class offered to seniors

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  • HONESDALE - Wayne Memorial’s Hospice Department will host a spring memorial service on Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale to remember hospice patients who have passed away in the last several months.
       Hospice staff, volunteers and patient families and friends who have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to attend.  The ceremony, which includes a reading of the names of the loved ones, is also open to the public.
        The interfaith service will feature music, candle lighting and other tributes.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.  Wayne Memorial’s Hospice Department supports grieving families for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one at no cost.  
         For more information or for those needing special accommodations, please contact Joyce Malicky at (570) 253-8737.  
         Healthy Steps in Motion is an exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool down segments as its program foundation. HSIM was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is offered to area older adults at no cost.
         The program is being held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Honesdale Senior Center, through June 26.
         This program promotes regular physical activity, which provides many benefits for older adults. Research has shown that older adults who practice weight resistance training improve their balance and coordination and may decrease their risk for falls. Exercise can also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers, increase bone density, strengthen the heart and lungs, reduce stress and boost energy levels.
       No reservation is required; just show up. Transportation will be available by calling 570-253-4280. Please call 48 hours in advance. Please join them for lunch call 570-253-5540 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve. 
         Honesdale Senior Center is located at 323 Tenth Street.
         Visit the website for more information http://aging.co.wayne.pa.us/
     Please call Marie Alexander with any questions:  570-253-4262.

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