Programs for Seniors Citizens

Personal wellness is more important now than ever! These offerings are for both physical and mental wellness – all classes are designed to inspire, heal and connect. Have fun while learning! 

Open and free to those 60 yrs. and older – and low cost to those under 60. These online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting, open to all levels. Registration is required and you must have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone. To register, email getGHPinfo@gmail.com or by phone 570-963-6740 with your name, age, email and phone. We’ll respond with more information.

2021 - Feb Gardening Final (2)
THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT PRESENTS – AN ONGOING SERIES:
“This Month In The Garden”
 
It’s time to start planning your Home Garden, and we can help show you how! Featured instructor Roy Holm teaches the basics of growing food for your family – a vital skill for any era, but particularly important in these times. Whether you have the space to have a garden in your yard, or if a container gardening on your patio or balcony is better suited to your space, you’ll learn how to plan your garden for the coming year. We’ll also show you how to source your seeds & seedlings to get started on the right foot. No experience or materials are needed.
 
2 DIFFERENT SESSIONS – BOTH VIA ZOOM
 
Planning Your Garden  – Thursday. Feb. 18 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom.
We will teach the basics of how to plan a backyard or container vegetable garden, including site selection, soil and light considerations and materials needed.
Seeds & Transplants – Thursday. Feb. 25, 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom.
We will teach the basics of how choosing which to sow or transplant, how to source your seeds & seedlings, and supplies needed to get started. No experience or materials are needed.

Free to attend (but donations are always appreciated!).
Space may be limited, so register early.
 
To Register: Please Email
GetGHPInfo@gmail.com
Please include your name, phone number, and whether you are over or under 60 years old.
We’ll send you the link and help get you set up on Zoom, if needed.
 
THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT
Creating Sustainable Community
We thank you for participating!
 
2021 - Mar Watercolor Daytime - Final (1)
GET YOUR COLORS FLOWING FOR SPRINGTIME!
Water color series via Zoom.  Instructor Michael Sorrentino, MFA, leads these online, interactive watercolor lessons for beginners – using minimal materials.
 
THE DETAILS:
You must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect. Watercolor paint set and brushes are required. Open to all levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up and meet new people!
 
Learn fundamentals of watercolor painting, how to paint from photographs, and how to do still life painting. You’ll even experiment with how to express yourself using non-traditional techniques.
 
For people Age 60 and over:
Class is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Lack. Co. Agency on Aging.
For people under 60:
A $20 donation for four classes is suggested to the Greenhouse Project.
 
TO REGISTER:
Email to sign up and get link: getGHPinfo@gmail.com
Please provide your name, phone number, and age to register.
(New to Zoom? Don’t worry. We will help you get connected!)
 
SPONSORED BY:
LACKAWANNA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2021 - March Writing Class - Final (1)
WISH YOU WERE HERE – 4 WEEK CREATIVE WRITING COURSE with Craig Czury

A life-writing course focused on mind-travels through memory and the desire to bring others closer to us – as we do when we write postcards or letters. With unique exercises, your instructor, Fulbright professor Craig Czury, gives direction for how to remember and honor forgotten aspects of ourselves and our loved ones through writing. Truly inspiring and uplifting, this is a small-group class open to all writing levels. No writing experience necessary.
 
THE DETAILS:
You must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect. This is an online, small-group Zoom sessions, both casual and uplifting. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up and meet new people!
 
For people Age 60 and over:
Class is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Lack. Co. Agency on Aging.
For people Age 59 and below:
A $20 donation for four sessions is suggested to the Greenhouse Project.
 
TO REGISTER:
Email to sign up and get link: getGHPinfo@gmail.com
Please provide your name, phone number, and age to register.
(New to Zoom? Don’t worry. We will help you get connected!)
 
SPONSORED BY:
LACKAWANNA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2021 - Mar Drawing 101 (2)
Beginner Drawing series via Zoom. 
Instructor Michael Sorrentino, MFA, leads these online, interactive drawing lessons for beginners – using household materials.
 
THE DETAILS:
Open to all levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up and meet new people!
Teaching artist Michael Sorrentino will help you explore the insights and techniques which can develop better drawing skills. All materials used will be common household items. No special art materials are needed. The topics of the classes:
– Proportions of the Face – Portraits
– Art Basics – Drawing a Shoe/Sneaker
– 1 Point and 2 Point Perspectives
– Still Life Basics – Flowers in a Vessel
 
Participants will need internet access and a smartphone or tv, laptop or computer. If you are new to Zoom, the instructor will be happy to help you navigate the simple set-up and connection.
 
For people Age 60 and over:
Class is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Lack. Co. Agency on Aging.
For people Age 59 and below:
A $20 donation for four classes is suggested to the Greenhouse Project.
 
TO REGISTER:
Email to sign up and get link: getGHPinfo@gmail.com
Please provide your name, phone number, and age to register.
(New to Zoom? Don’t worry. We will help you get connected!)
 
SPONSORED BY:
LACKAWANNA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AG
2021 - Mar Book Club Updated (1)
JOIN THE GREENHOUSE PROJECT’S Discussion leader, Sarah Regan, to enjoy and share your thoughts about this funny and all-too-familiar book.
 
In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children. With “Life Among the Savages”, Shirley Jackson takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist’s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.
 
THE DETAILS:
You must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect. This is an online, small-group Zoom sessions, both casual and uplifting. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up and meet new people!
 
For people Age 60 and over:
Class is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Lack. Co. Agency on Aging.
For people Age 59 and below:
A $10 donation for four sessions is suggested to the Greenhouse Project.
 
TO REGISTER:
Email to sign up and get link: getGHPinfo@gmail.com
Please provide your name, phone number, and age to register.
(New to Zoom? Don’t worry. We will help you get connected!)
 
SPONSORED BY:
LACKAWANNA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
2021 - Mar Watercolor Evenings - Final
GET YOUR COLORS READY TO WELCOME SPRING! Water color series via Zoom. 
Instructor Michael Sorrentino, MFA, leads these online, interactive watercolor lessons for beginners – using minimal materials.
 
THE DETAILS:
You must have access to a computer or smartphone to connect. Watercolor paint set and brushes are required. Open to all levels, these online, small-group Zoom sessions are casual and uplifting. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up and meet new people!
 
Learn fundamentals of watercolor painting, how to paint from photographs, and how to do still life painting. You’ll even experiment with how to express yourself using non-traditional techniques.
 
For people Age 60 and over:
Class is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Lack. Co. Agency on Aging.
For people Age 59 and below:
A $20 donation for four classes is suggested to the Greenhouse Project.
 
TO REGISTER:
Email to sign up and get link: getGHPinfo@gmail.com
Please provide your name, phone number, and age to register.
(New to Zoom? Don’t worry. We will help you get connected!)
 
SPONSORED BY:
LACKAWANNA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Chair Yoga
  • 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.