The goals of the Active Adult Centers are to help older adults in Luzerne-Wyoming Counties to remain healthy, active, independent and contributing members of the community as long as possible. Active Adult Centers represent an important entry point into the Aging network and into the continuum of long-term care. Active Adult Centers are often the first support service sought by an older individual, his/her family or friends. By providing health and wellness services, the role of the Active Adult Center is to reverse or delay the need for more intensive services.
Active Adult Centers serve as a place for socialization, hot, nutritional lunches, recreation, cultural arts, and health and wellness programs for persons over the age of 60 and of all income levels to help them remain independent and contributing members of the community. Centers are a source of information and referral to available services for older adults.
Active Adult Centers are a place for older adults to share a nutritious lunch and health screenings. Also provided are education programs about ID theft, credit counseling, how to manage chronic conditions and injury prevention and evidence based wellness programs. Center programs also focus on exercise, fitness, walking and groups, health fairs, nutrition information, health awareness and medication management. A variety of other programs are available including travel, fine arts, arts and crafts, hobbies, volunteer opportunities and computers.