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Valley ALC Participants Visit the Iron Kettle Farm

On Thursday, October 14 a small group from the Valley Active Living Center took a trip to the Iron Kettle Pumpkin Farm in Candor, NY. The weather was perfect and participants were able to enjoy a beautiful fall day full of friendship and laughter. They stopped for lunch at a small diner on the way back to the Valley where they enjoyed the best cheeseburgers they’ve ever had!

The Valley Active Living Center is now open on Mondays and Fridays from 9-2, with our volunteer Meals on Wheels service being provided on Fridays. A congregate meal option is available both days by reservation.

Contact the Valley Active Living Center at 570-888-2387 for more information.


Active Living Center Participants Tour Corning Museum of Glass

On Thursday, October 7, participants, volunteers, and staff from the Susquehanna County Active Living Centers joined together for a fun, educational, and inspirational trip to the Corning Museum of Glass. 

Some had been to the Museum of Glass many years ago, while others were coming for the first time; it was interesting to see how the building has been remodeled from its former factory format: The interior was very well lit, spacious, with ample bench seating available throughout. The "self-directed tour" style made it ideal for the group, as they were able to take their time and look at each individual piece, or skip to certain areas (observation decks) of particular interest, and to break off and reform into groups as something else caught their eye. Everyone came back together for lunch at the Museum's café, where they found the food to be marvelous, and had the option to eat inside or outdoors. A little more shopping, wandering, relaxing, before everyone loaded back onto the bus for the ride back to Susquehanna County; a few took the opportunity to nap comfortably now that their minds, hearts, and stomachs were full from the day!

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Long-Serving Volunteers Receive Recognition

Don Wivell (pictured left)

In December 2003, a gentleman by the name of Don Wivell began his service as a Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver for the area in and around Mansfield, Pa. He has been a caring and dedicated contributor to the welfare of the senior community. As a driver, Don brings smiles, a word or two of cheerful friendship and comforting assurance along with the hot meal he delivers.  Don was born and raised to the life of a farmer.  Now he gives back to the community by volunteering. Don has been a valuable member of our team at the Mansfield ALC for 18 years.

Daryl Wheeler (pictured right)

Daryl has been a volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver for 19 years. He began volunteering September 2002.  Daryl was born and raised in the Millerton area.  He is a steady and very reliable driver.  Often he will cover other routes when needed.   Daryl has many memories of the people he serves.  He has experienced their gratitude, but more importantly, he has felt their appreciation.  He often asks others to volunteer and makes sure they know that they will enjoy it once they try it.   

 Thanks for your dedication to serving our community!