This week's senior menu

York County's senior center menu for this week:

· Tuesday, barbecued pulled pork, ranch potatoes, mixed bean medley, sandwich roll, tropical fruit salad

· Wednesday, baked Salisbury steak with gravy, parsley noodles, sweet peas, whole wheat bread, applesauce

· Thursday, centers closed for Thanksgiving

· Friday, centers closed

· Monday, baked meatloaf with gravy, baked potato, sliced carrots, whole wheat bread, mandarin oranges

Delta Area Senior Center

DELTA AREA- The Delta Area Senior Center is at 5 Pendyrus St., Suite 1, Peach Bottom Township. For details, call 717-56-5753 or visit

· Tuesday, Atlantic City, stretching, bingo, Asthma vs. COPD, creative writing, block of the month

· Wednesday, bowling, aerobics, dominoes, Wii, chair exercise, walking program, challenges, Kim's birthday with root beer floats, sewing class, Zumba, Quilt of Valor

· Thursday, center closed for Thanksgiving

· Friday, center closed

· Monday, aerobics, dominoes, Bible study, chair exercise, walking program, challenges, crochet, pinochle

South Central Senior Center

NEW FREEDOM- South Central Senior Community Center is at 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, 717-235-6060.

· Tuesday, Movers & Shapers walk in gym, watercolor art class, exercise class, blanket project, reading program at Shrewsbury Elementary School, pool practice, Wii, board games, cards, darts, ladder game

· Wednesday, Movers & Shapers walking club, line dance class, 10 a.m. intermediate line-dancing class, ceramics class, exercise class, quilting and blanket-knotting projects, Wii games, card games, puzzles, board games, bingo and billiards, darts, Dancersize, ladder game

· Thursday, center closed for Thanksgiving

· Friday, center closed

· Monday, Movers & Shapers walk in gym, acrylic art class, exercise class, Wii, cards, puzzles, billiards practice, bingo, library reading, ladder game, darts

Stewartstown Senior Center

STEWARTSTOWN- Stewartstown Area Senior Center is at 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, 717-993-3488.

· Tuesday, fellowship, craft class, table games, pinochle, computer

· Wednesday, fellowship, ceramics, Graceland singers, bridge, card party

· Thursday, center closed for Thanksgiving

· Friday, center closed

· Monday, fellowship, table games, Wheel of Fortune

Dementia Care Conference

A Dementia Care Conference featuring Teepa Snow, a dementia expert who trains and consults for agencies, facilities and families, will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Grace Fellowship Church, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, North Codorus Township.

Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. CEUs are being offered for nursing home administrators, social workers, personal care home administrators and nursing for an additional cost.

Sponsored by Senior Information Networking Group, the conference is a fundraiser for York County senior centers. All proceeds from the conference and silent auction, which will be held during lunch, will go directly to the senior centers.

What's next: Registration is required. For details, call Sandy Taylor at 717-751-2488 or email

Telephone reassurance

Are you a homebound older adult and feeling isolated? The Telephone Reassurance Program is for you.

York County Area Agency on Aging volunteers place regular telephone calls to homebound and isolated adults in York County. The program provides the older adult someone to socialize with by telephone and allows them to keep in contact with their community. Volunteers and older adults arrange telephone calls on a schedule suitable to them.

What's next: For details, call Beth Grove, volunteer coordinator, at 717-852-4904 or 800-632-9073; or email

Scams target York seniors

Older adults often are prime targets for con artists looking to steal their money, property or identification.

Home Instead Senior Care network has teamed up with the National Association of Triads to launch the Protect Seniors from Fraud program.

Included in the program is a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit that contains a number of important tools to help families assess how likely their senior is to be a potential target of a scam and advice on how to protect them.

The Protect Seniors from Fraud program - developed with the expert assistance of the Triads - provides family caregivers with a number of important tools at Included in the website's various resources is a Criminal Target Scale, which can help family caregivers assess how likely their senior is to be the potential target of a scam. A Senior Fraud Protection Kit also is available from the local franchise office.

What's next: For details or to obtain a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit, call 717-741-9999.

Customer service line

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has a new toll-free number to help consumers with questions about long-term living and services for people with disabilities.

The Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center line, 800-753-8827, is answered by trained customer service staff. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays.

The toll-free number previously used for the former Long Term Living Helpline, 866-286-3636, will automatically connect callers to the new service.

What's next: For details on the Department of Aging's programs and services, visit

Acrylic painting classes offered

NEW FREEDOM-An acrylic painting class is offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at South Central Senior Community Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom.

This class is for beginner- and intermediate-level painters.

The fee is $25 per quarter, and supplies are provided.

What's next: For details, call 717-235-6060.

Free aerobic classes offered

STEWARTSTOWN- Free aerobic classes and weight training for senior citizens are offered at 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

Designed specifically for seniors, these classes for both men and women consist of an hour of aerobics combined with weight training. One-pound weights are provided.

What's next: For details, call Barb at 717-235-3784.

Want to play games?

STEWARTSTOWN- Bridge, chess, pinochle and bocce ball players are needed to form a bridge club, chess club and pinochle league and to play bocce ball at Stewartstown Area Senior Community Center in the United Methodist church at 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

If you would like to play bridge the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, play chess Monday mornings, play pinochle the second or fourth Tuesdays of each month, or play bocce ball Friday mornings, call or stop by the senior center.

You do not have to be a member of the center to join in the fun.

What's next: For details, call 717-993-3488.

Group meets in New Freedom

NEW FREEDOM- St. John's Jewels, a group for those 55 and older, meets in Neuman Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom.

What's next: The group welcomes new members and meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of most months.

Wellness programs

SHREWSBURY-Health & Wellness Programs, presented by Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, will be

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village at Zimmerman Place, 800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury.

The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

What's next: For details, call Sarah Bucher, community relations coordinator, at 717-757-0774.