Practical Knowledge ’18

These classes are sponsored by
Dr. Timothy P. McGurrin, D.M.D.

#108   Wellness Initiative for Seniors – Free Program

Dates: 6 Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10    at 10:00 AM – Noon

The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. It is open to anyone 60 or older.

The educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. Participants will have an opportunity to meet new people and:

  • Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
  • Discuss risk factors and behaviors older adults should avoid to stay healthy
  • Examine how alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter  medications affect seniors differently and how they can avoid problems
  • Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive

Free refreshments will be served at each lesson, and all program participants will be eligible to receive gift certificates and other free giveaways.  You must register.
Email us at or call 570.575.0384.

#109    Senior Alert     FREE Program     

Date: Tuesday, May 1  at noon

Join us for a light lunch and an informative talk on the many facets of safe use and disposal of drugs for people over 55.  Jeff Thomas of the Voluntary Action Center will provide refreshments and will present a program focusing on Proper Storage of Medication, Personal Protection, Protection of the Environment, Current Drug Trends, FDA Guidelines for Proper Disposal, Prescription drug abuse, and Local Medication Take- Back Events.  Jeff will also have a question and answer session after his presentation. This timely discussion will be a positive step toward making our community safer.    You must register. Email us at or call 570.575.0384.

*Proudly Sponsored by Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs in conjunction with the Voluntary Action Center.


 #110    Streaming for Dummies

Date: Wednesday, May 16   at 7:00 PM

Don’t know a Hulu from a Roku?  Most people don’t, but the Geek Squad from Best Buy, led by Pat, will clear up the mysteries of streaming on your TV.  They will discuss all streaming sites, advise which are best (and easiest), show you how to actually watch movies instead of spending the whole night flipping buttons as you try to figure it all out.  In this one session, Pat will help you be even smarter than your Smart TV. 

Cost: $15.00    Register by May 11Registration Button


#111    Overcome your Fear of Apps

Date: Tuesday, March 20   at 7:00 PM

Learn how to download apps from the App or Google Play Stores® safely and efficiently onto your device. Lisa Imbriaco will share and introduce students to different type of apps for productivity, leisure, weather, travel, and entertainment. Students may also share their favorite apps. Bring your phone, so you can download apps.
Cost: $15.00                    Register by March 13Registration Button


#112    Learn Excel

Date: 2 Thursdays,  March 15 and 22 at 6:00PM

This class, taught by Lisa Imbriaco, offers a basic understanding of spreadsheets that students can build upon and apply. Students will learn to understand the interface and environment along with enter data, create formulas, format data/numbers, cell borders, create an Excel table, apply cell shading, sort data, filter data, and chart data. Students should have the latest version of Excel on their device before attending class.
Cost: $20.00                       Register by March 8

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#113    Container Gardening by Penn State University Master Gardener 


Tuesday, April 24, Noon 

Join Master Gardener Georgiann Eccleston for an afternoon class about container gardening.   She  will talk about how to select a container, what to look for in potting soil, how to select plants and, ultimately, how to make an attractive mini-garden in a container. After an informative  presentation, Georgiann will give the class handouts to take home, detailing her Five Favorite container plants and her Five Favorite hints to successful container gardening.   Most of the class time will be used by each participant to make his or her own 2-plant container garden, which will be taken home and enjoyed for the rest of the spring and summer.  All supplies will be provided, including container, soil mix, plants, trowels and gloves (or bring your own gloves if you prefer).

Cost: $15.00      Register by April 17Registration Button


Many Thanks to our Patrons
           Abington Heights Civic League    Hampton Inn, Clarks Summit                   John & Carol Heim
Maryann Kaufman     Kristie & Pat McMahon     Millett Real Estate
Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Attorney at Law
Rotary Club of the Abingtons      Walsh Electrical, INC