Programs for Seniors Citizens

Free classes designed to inspire, heal and connect. Have fun while learning. Open and free to those 60 yrs. and older with pre-registration. Open to all levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Many are virtual and requite access to a computer, tablet or smart phone. To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.

  • Instructor: Christine Fazzi
  • Yes, you can do this! This online exercise class will entail: a low impact, light intensity cardio component with full range of motion; a balance and strength component, using a chair for added stability. Focus will be placed on each muscle group and the balance between muscle groups. Class will finish with stretching. Each movement can be modified to your fitness level.Free for people Age 60 and over.
  • For Age 59 and below: $20 donation requested for four classes.
  • Online via Zoom: Must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone.
  • Instructor: Christine Fazzi
  • A must-do class! This online class will take you through warm ups and then on to building strength and stability with a wide range of exercises targeting each part of the body from top-bottom. We will use a chair, weights, and bands if you have them. You will use your own body weight for an easy way to incorporate this workout anywhere.
  • For Age 59 and below: $20 donation requested for four classes.
  • Online via Zoom: Must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or call 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email address and phone.
  • Dates To be Announced. 
  • Instructor: Michael Sorrentino
  • Local professional artist, Michael Sorrentino will teach and demonstrations with step-by-step instruction to explore an artistic process and develop techniques. Quiet the mind while you play with your hands. Instruction will be presented at a beginner level (open to all levels of previous art education). Various media will be used in class including: pencils, charcoal, paint, collage. Informal, light instruction.
  • **Open to all levels, these small-group sessions are casual with a goal to allow people express themselves and meet others whom are in grieving process.   Class limit 12 people. Classes may be outdoors in person, with individual tables set an an adequate social distance for safe participation.  Masks are required to arrive and move about – and can be removed when seated, if needed. Some classes offered remotely via Zoom due to pandemic. 
  • Free for people Age 60 and over. For Age 59 and below: $20 donation requested for four classes.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.
  • Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am – Lake Scranton “Fall Foliage at its Best” – 2 to 3 miles flat and paved.  Directions: Meet at the PA American Water Company handicapped parking lot off of East Mountain Road, Scranton.
    For non-handicapped, park beside the Fire Station on the top of East Mountain Road and walk through the Lake Scranton Estates development to the handicapped parking lot. Please call for directions if you do not know how to
    get to this parking lot. We are not using the big lot on Route 307.

    Walk Information number during the week: Jane: 570-343-5144.  Contact for day of walk: Rob – 520-954-5759
    Please – Keep Safe Distance of 6 feet apart.  Bring and wear masks in group or narrow sections. If people crowd,
    masks will be required.  NO PETS ON THE WALKS. THANKS. THESE ARE NOT INTERPRETIVE WALKS. Free for those 60+ yrs. Donation of $5 greatly appreciated from those 59-18 yrs.

GHP - Writing at Years End
  • Grief & Loss Support – Writing Through Grief & Loss at Year’s End   Thursdays at 5:30 PM  Begins Dec. 10th
    The holidays can be particularly difficult. Memories of loss are especially strong at year’s end and it can be hard to find our way though. This series of four carefully-guided writing classes will give you permission and very specific skills to use your creative mind to help you through this challenging time – year’s end & the coming of another new year.
    If possible, class will meet in person with safety protocols in place. It is possible we may have to use Zoom format.
  • Instructor: Craig Czury
  • A series specifically designed by Czury, a Fulbright Scholar, international poet and writing instructor who will help you connect to another level of your writing self. Sign up, have fun, and and meet others!
  • **Open to all levels, these small-group sessions are casual and uplifting, and respectful above all. Class limit 10 people, to allow for interaction and feedback from instructor.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.
Accordion Content
  • Starts Oct. 29, Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 pm (6 classes)
  • Instructor: Craig Czury
  • A series of six specifically designed classes using personal letter writing to explore what has been lost over a lifetime of hectic living while accumulating many unresolved griefs – and also what has been found. Czury is a Fulbright Scholar, international poet and writing instructor who will help you connect to another level of your writing self. Sign up, have fun, and and meet others!
  • **Open to all levels, these small-group sessions are casual and uplifting, and respectful above all. Class limit 10 people, to allow for interaction and feedback from instructor.
  • Free for people Age 60 and over. For Age 59 and below: $30 donation requested for four classes.
  • Online via Zoom: Must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.Starts Oct. 28, Wednesdays at 2:00 pm (4 classes)
  • Instructor: Pat Atkins & Kimberly Crafton
  • A class designed to teach inspiration rather than recipes. Learn simple ideas for how to nurture yourself while having fun with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry. With casual and fun banter, Pat & Kim will teach you how to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen. Whether you’re facing the challenges of cooking for 1-2 people or cooking in big batches – this class will help you succeed by keeping it simple and getting comfortable with winging it! 
  • Your instructors, former restaurant owners & hospitality professionals, will teach simple tricks and techniques to expand your enjoyment of mealtimes and getting ready for the holidays.
  • Free for people Age 60 and over. For Age 59 and below: $20 donation requested for four classes.
  • Online via Zoom: Must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.
  • Every Monday at 10:00 am
  • Instructor: Theresa Novak
  • Chair Yoga Offers a full body experience for beginners to the experienced. In this class we will modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, and lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect.
  • Free for people Age 60 and over.
  • For Age 59 and below: $10 per month donation gratefully accepted, but not required.
  • Online via Zoom, must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or or phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We send instructions.Every Friday at 10:00 am
  • Instructor: Theresa Novak
  • Yoga You Can Do teaches gentle stretching and strengthening as well as focusing on balance, the breath and meditation. The participants will experience standing, forward folds, balancing, breath and meditation, kneeling, as well as seated, prone and supine floor work. Must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect.
  • Free for people Age 60 and over.
  • For Age 59 and below: $10 per month donation gratefully accepted, but not required.
  • Online via Zoom, must register for link.
  • To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com with your name, age, and phone.

Programs for Seniors Ages 60+

Many of these classes are made possible by funding from The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging. We thank them.

The Greenhouse Project is excited to announce a partnership with The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to provide wellness programs to those sixty years and older. Our free programs give seniors the opportunity to leave their homes, strengthen and move their bodies, stimulate their creativity and minds, and interact with people of all ages. The Greenhouse Project will offer programs suited for people with different interests and abilities, including: guided 
nature walks,
 hands-on gardening, chair yoga, art classes, outdoor activities like intro to kayaking and fishing, plant-based cooking demonstrations and more. Free for those over 60 years. Donations encouraged for those younger.