Programs for Seniors Citizens

Programs for Seniors Ages 60+

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.

All classes require registration except for the nature walks and the yoga classes by or emailing greenhouseprojectoffice@gmail.com or calling (570) 963-6740. Class size is limited.  Classes will continue into the fall and winter.

Senior Citizen Nature Walk Series

Each program will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and be 1 to 3 miles in length on easy to moderate terrain. Walks held on Tuesday or Saturday mornings at 10:00 am from late-April to through early-October. Bring water, hat, jacket, sunscreen. Rain or shine unless lightening or severe weather.

Please no pets on the nature walk. 

Nature Walk Information

  • Phone number during the week: 570-343-5144
  • Phone number for day of walk: Rob: 520-954-5759
June 1, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “Lady Slipper Orchids”
Ed Staback Park, Eynon

1 mile moderate

Directions: From Route 81 in Scranton, take the Casey Highway new Route 6 East to Exit 5, Jermyn. Turn left at end of exit ramp and go to traffic light on Washington Avenue. Turn left on Washington and go straight. There will be a fork to the left in a couple of blocks. Do not take it. 2.9 miles to Staback Park (Archbald Regional Park) on right. Go to second parking lot on the right. Port-a-lav in parking lot.

July 9, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “Blueberries”
Eales Preserve, Mount Cobb

2.5 miles moderate, sometimes rocky terrain

Directions: From Route 81 in Dunmore, enter Casey Highway (new Route 6) toward Carbondale, and go a couple of miles to Exit #1 Marshwood Road. At end of exit ramp, turn left and go 2.6 miles to Nature Conservancy Trailhead Parking on left.

August 17, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “Flowers and Fruits”
Lackawanna State Park, Wallsville

2.5 miles moderate, terrain in the woods

Directions: Route 81 North from Scranton to Exit 199. Turn left and go 3.3 miles to stop sign on Route 407. Turn right and cross bridge. Turn left into park and left again into first parking lot. Restrooms available there.

September 3, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “Spiranthes Orchids”
Merli Sarnoski Park, Carbondale

2 miles on paved walkway and grass with one moderate hill

Directions: Route 81 in Dunmore to Carbondale Exit onto Casey Highway. Go to Jermyn Exit 5, Route 107. Turn left at STOP sign at end of ramp and go 3.7 miles to Business 6 underpass. Continue straight on 107 for 2.6 miles past Route 6 underpass to Sandy Bank Road (Takash sign). Turn right on Sandy Bank Road and go 3 miles to Merli-Sarnoski Park on right. Turn right and go 0.3 miles to parking on left.

September 14, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “River Meander”
Roaring Brook Trail, Moscow

3 miles moderate in the woods along Roaring Brook

Directions: From Scranton, take Route 307 south past Lake Scranton about 10 miles to Route 690. Turn left and go a few miles to Route 435. Turn right and go 1 block to bottom of hill. Turn left going under underpass onto Market Street. Go straight to parking lot on right at intersection of Market Street and Roaring Brook bridge. GPS Address: 237 Market Street, Moscow, PA 18444.

October 5, 2020 @ 10AM

Nature Walk: “Fall Foliage”
Lackawanna College, Covington Township

2.5 miles moderate through the woods with some rocks and roots

Directions: From the light at Lake Scranton on Route 307, go 9.1 miles south to Dorian Road and turn right. Go 1.2 miles to Sand Road and turn left. Go 0.9 miles to MacKenzie Road and turn right. Go 0.5 miles to center on left. GPS Address: MacKenzie Road, Covington Township, PA.

Other Programs

Beginner Kayaking

June 21, 2020 @ 9:30AM
Lackawanna State Park, meet at shore access

You’re never too old to try something new! Come join us at Lackawanna State Park for summer morning of instruction of beginner kayaking. Kayaks and life jackets provided. Must be able to ambulate uneven terrain and lower into the kayak. Sponsored by Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging and The Greenhouse Project. People over 60 are free. A donation of $10 gratefully accepted from others but not required. Children over 16 must be accompanied by an adult 60+.

The park will provide kayaks, life vests and paddles. Our paddle will last approximately two hours with some on land introductions in which we will cover some basic safety, and paddling techniques. Our on lake section will allow time to get comfortable with basic paddle strokes and then to take a leisurely paddle out towards the dam are of the lake and back to the launch. 

Important Notes:

If the park needs to cancel for any reason you will be contacted by email or phone by 8AM. Please wear clothes that dry quickly and can withstand moisture and shoes that you can walk in water with. You may also wish to bring water to drink in a non-glass container, sunscreen, bug spray and a hat and sunglasses. Your glasses or sunglasses should be secured with an eyeglass lanyard if possible. If you plan on bringing your cell phone, camera or other electronic devices on the kayak, be sure it is secured in a waterproof and floatable container.

Traveling North on South on 81 

Take Scott Exit #199 onto 524 West. Travel approximately 3 miles, you will see sign for Lackawanna State Park, continue straight to intersection of 407. Take a left onto 407 South. Pass sign and driveway of Park Office/Environmental Learning Center on your right, continue approximately .3 of a mile and take right into S. Shore Access area, parking will be on your left.

Traveling South on Route 11 

Follow Route 11 until it merges with Route 6 near Factoryville and take left onto Route 107 (at the Bluebird Diner). Follow 107 to intersection of 407 at Fleetville Corners, take a right onto 407 S. Stay on 407 S, you will pass the main park entrance on your right, continue straight on 407 S past the intersection of Route 524 on left. Pass sign and driveway of Park Office/Environmental Learning Center on your right, continue approximately .3 of a mile and take next right into S. Shore Access area, parking will be on your left.

Honey, Bees & Teas

June 11, 2020 @ 9:30AM
The Greenhouse Project, Nay Aug Park 

Taste, learn and socialize as Orna Clum, local backyard beekeeper will bee teaching us all about harvesting honey and Bees. RSVP by calling (570) 963-6740 or send an email to greenhouseprojectoffice@gmail.com. This class is free for attendees over 60 and we suggest a $7 donation for the younger crowd.

Learn to Fish with a Pro

June 26, 2020 @ 4-6PM
Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit

The road is also known as PA Route 307 and Winola Road.
As a point of reference the park is adjacent to Clarks Summit State Hospital, is home to the Abington Senior Community Center, and is a few blocks away from Abington Heights High School.

Design a Flowering Porch Pot

June 27, 2020 @ 6PM
The Greenhouse Project, Nay Aug Park

Just in time for the holiday weekend come to the Greenhouse and hand design your own red, white, and blue deck pot. Learn design, plant selection, placement, and care of flowering porch sun and shade pots. Take home to enjoy or give as gift. Various size containers available or bring your own! Free for 60 yrs+ and a $10 donation suggested for others.

Learn about Herbs

July 18, 2020 @ TBA
The Greenhouse Project, Nay Aug Park

Details to come.

All classes require registration except for the nature walks and the yoga classes by or emailing greenhouseprojectoffice@gmail.com or calling (570) 963-6740. Class size is limited.  Classes will continue into the fall and winter.