Strength Training Classes Offered by Penn State Extension

Are you over 40 and finding it more difficult to take the stairs or get down and up from the floor?  Strength training can benefit you tremendously with your daily activities while protecting you from osteoporosis and losing your balance.

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women improve their muscle strength and bone density.

If you’re not physically active now and would like to begin an exercise program, plan to join the “Growing Stronger” program. It is a 12-week strength training initiative designed for adults 40 and older. Two classes are being offered: one on Monday and Wednesday mornings from  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at West Side Active Older Adult Community Center, 1004 Jackson Street, Scranton, beginning February 6; and the other is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 PM – 2 PM at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, S. Abington Township, beginning  February 7.  The cost is $115.

For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842 or visit and click on Lackawanna County. The registration deadline is January 23.  Space is limited, registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club Taking New Members

The Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club is now taking registrations for youth to sign up for 4-H textile science projects.

In 4-H, members learn basic clothing construction skills to complete a garment of their choice, according to their experience and interest.  Leaders, Hilda Lewis and Ann Northup of Dalton, accept all levels of experience from beginners to advanced youngsters.  Boys and girls, ages 8 – 19, are encouraged to register by calling Mrs. Lewis at 570-563-1369.

4-H is the youth educational program of Penn State University and Cooperative Extension.  It helps boys and girls ages 8 -19 to: acquire knowledge and life skills; develop attitudes and abilities to cooperate with others; learn to accept and carry out responsibility; develop self-confidence and communication skills; and appreciate the value and dignity of work.

Adult leaders share their knowledge and skills with youth in an informal setting. 4-H projects involve: food, animals, gardening, and leadership.  Projects are tools used to teach youth responsibility, initiative, decision-making and other life skills.

To find out more about 4-H, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.