Newville Borough

Latest News & Events



Help Wanted:  The Big Spring Senior Center is in immediate need of two (2) volunteer Tuesday Lunch persons from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Call Cathy or Rausa at the Center for information. 
Exercise Classes Offered
Zumba Gold – every Monday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.0 a class for those 50 – 59.  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Stretching – We stretch, using a video at the Big Spring Senior Center.  It is free for those who are members/$5.00 for non-members or those 50 – 59.  Call for information on days/times (usually on Fridays).
T’ai Chi for Arthritis –This new program meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is a $5 donation per week and is also being supplemented by a grant from the Office of Aging and Community Services.
Yoga –This session is held on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville.  The cost is $65/member and $55/non-member for a 10-week session which can be pro-rated if you start mid-session.  Please contact the Senior Center at 717-776-4478 for more information.
Walk w/Ease Group Walking Program— Several folks are enjoying the Walk w/Ease Program and would like it continue it through the Summer and into the Fall.  There will be no structured curriculum.  We meet at the Newville Trailhead at Rails to Trails, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 30-45 minutes and end with post-walking stretches.  Come join us at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If you have arthritis this program began as the Walk w/Ease Program with Arthritis.  Walking will be at your own pace.

Wednesday, July 25th at 9:30 a.m.  “MindMatters” - Be a Spring Chicken Stay Young Forever: Is it possible to slow down the aging process?  As we get older hair gets thinner, our pace gets slower, and sadly many of us develop illnesses.  Often so-called “cures” for aging are not cures at all, but rather money makers for companies that target hopeful seniors.  However, current scientific research may hold promise for a better understanding of aging in our future.  Journalist Bill Gifford talks about humankind’s obsessing with slowing the aging process and the effects it has on our lives.  Wednesday, August 22nd at 9:30 a.m.  “MindMatters”:  Human Trafficking in the United States:  While human trafficking has received more media attention in recent years, many still believe it only happens in other nations.  This presentation will discuss the current state of knowledge about human trafficking within the United States as it occurs to citizens of other nations as well as U.S. citizens. 

See our website at for an updated listing of our trips and special events.