Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Aug. 22) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 108 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Ann Masala and Marie Graves; tied for second place, Eleanor Clark and Jean Loveday with Carol Brookins and Conniejo DiCruttalo; tied for third place, Mary Jo Schwed and Tom Farnan with Susan Shaver and John Chrisman.

The east-west winners were first place, Nan Ferguson and Sue Herrick; second place, Doris McIntosh and Arlene Comstock; third place, Anne Campos and Sheila Sammons.

50 Plus Club slates NYC trip

MAYFIELD – The Bannertown 50 Plus Club met on Aug. 17, for a social hour. President Carl Edwards read the devotion, “I’m renewed in Faith,” followed by “The Lord’s Prayer.” The Office for the Aging luncheon was served.

Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda LaVada, vice president, read the roll call.

Lorrie Valk, secretary, read the minutes and was accepted.

Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave the treasury report and was accepted.

Edwards noted that a Price Chopper pharmacist will give flu shots starting at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Mayfield Municipal Building.

Lorrie Valk mentioned that the $50 down for the New York City trip is due by Wednesday (Aug. 31) and the full payment of $100 is due by Sept. 15. The price of the trip was raised from $90 to $100 because of the more extensive meal choice.

Bezio mentioned that the company the club is using for the New Orleans trip in October called to make the group aware that the trip is still on. The weather down there is not affecting New Orleans.

Pat Ryfa, club member, explained about her son’s accident and he is now in Sunnyview Hospital, Schenectady. To help offset his expenses, she has T-shirts to sell.

Nancy Hayes told members of a barbecue at Lanzi’s on Sept 25, to raise money for a dive team or radar for the Sacandaga Lake. It is being done by the brothers of the young man that drowned a couple weeks ago.

The cookie committee for the next meeting on Aug. 31, will be Sharon Leach and Sue Wemple. They will be making cupcakes. Birthdays will be celebrated and bingo will be played.

The meeting was adjourned and drawings were held. The winners were The Door Prize was won by Bobby Leach, the door prize and the 50-50; and Janet Betler, $1, who donated it back to the club.

The anything goes auction was held.

Bridge Club announces winners

CAROGA – The Caroga Lake Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Thursday (Aug. 18) at Town Hall.

The winners were first place, Bob Lang and Herb Roes; second place, Betty Ringanese and Mary Jo Schwed; third place, Arlene Comstock and Bruce Veghte.

This was the last game of the season.

Office for Aging lists meals, sites

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or senior club to attend any site. Some sites are open all week and others are on a rotating schedule.

Meal sites: The Forest Hill Towers, the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, Mayfield Town Hall, Broadalbin Presbyterian Church, Petoff Garden Apartments, Perth Senior Community Center, the Petoff Garden Apartments and the Northville Red Rooster Cafe.

For more information or to make reservations, call OFA at 736-5650 up until 9 a.m. for that day or to make reservations for a future date.

Monday

Chili, cauliflower, corn bread, rosy pears.

Tuesday

Pancakes with fruit compote, sausage patty, mandarin oranges, pudding square.

Wednesday

Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes and zucchini, green beans, wheat bread, yogurt whip.

Thursday

Ham and cheese cold plate, potato salad, applesauce, roll, lemon lush.

Friday

Shaved roast beef with peppers and onions, baked beans, acorn squash, Jell-O with topping.

McGinnis Club reports on meeting

GLOVERSVILLE – The Ida L. McGinnis Club will have their next meeting Sept. 6. The club will be voting on the date for the upcoming auction.

The annual picnic will be held Sept. 27.

There are seats available for the Sept. 20, Turning Stone trip. To reserve a seat, call Jeannie McDuffie at 725-8396.

50 Plus Club slates meeting

JOHNSTOWN – The following is for the Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

Anyone who is 50 years of age or older can stop by and see what the 50 Plus Club has to offer. The center has various classes which include yoga, chair dancing and oil painting. There are also daily activities that includes men’s billiards, card playing, bingo, group trips and events. Anyone who likes what they see, can become a member at the cost of $12 a year for Johnstown residents and $14 a year for all other areas.

On Thursday (Sept. 1) the 50 Plus Club will hold an officer’s meeting at noon; all officers should plan to attend. A business meeting follows at 1:15 p.m. Then the guest speaker, Kelly Boudreau from the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Gloversville, will give an informative talk on the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

Task Force hosts special speaker

NORTHVILLE – The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

On Thursday (Sept. 1), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Marilyn Sanders, who will demonstrate, “painting on cloth.” All September birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Lai Tom.

Chair yoga, taught by Ony Antonucci, will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. The cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. Those interested can join in anytime; call 863-2168.

The blood pressure clinics are the fourth Thursday each month by Home Health Care Partners. Also card and board games will follow the scheduled presentation on the fourth Thursday each month.

The weekly congregate meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those participating can attend the Red Rooster programs without attending the meal or bring a bag lunch.

People who want the Office for the Aging meal can call OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations; if unable to attend the luncheon, call OFA to cancel the meal. If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no program at the Red Rooster Cafe that day.

Additional information about STFSL can be found online at STFSL.org. For information about trips, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at 752-8737 and leave a message.

City seniors

list activities

GLOVERSVILLE – The following are for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St.

Monday: Open art class $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (pancakes, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.; Fulmont Community Action Agency veterans supportive information session – free discussion session for veterans and family members on local programs that are eligible, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Center office closed and no Vittles Program. Volunteers are holding a fundraiser at the Fonda Fair

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.

Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Saturday: Center closed. No Breakfast Nook. Volunteers are holding a fundraiser at the Fonda Fair

Iroquois Seniors plans train trip

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Aug. 25, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Sherry Meyers, Barbara Cope and Emily and Tony Scott.

Meyers, president, called the meeting to order and welcomed returning members.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Then and Now.”

Vice President Katherine Downing called role with 34 members and one guest, Charlie Rose – grandson of Lu Wilmot, present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Aug. 18, minutes and these were accepted as read.

Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report and this will be filed for audit.

Communications: Meyers read a flyer regarding the 10th annual Tribes Hill lobsterfest and pig roast. All proceeds go to Mountain to Miracles, a group that supports and helps all Capital District veterans. The event is scheduled for Sept. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Loopie’s Pub, Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. A $20 meal includes all-you-can-eat clams, salads, pig roast, corn, one lobster. Participating veterans received another free lobster with their meal. Additional lobsters (cooked or uncooked) may be purchased for $7.50 each. For more information or to buy tickets, place an order, or to help, call Tom Georgia at 258-9448. Drive-thru and local delivery available from 1 to 3 p.m. only.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Barbara Lampkin need payment for the Sept. 19, train ride from Saratoga to North Creek at the next meeting.

Sunshine: Get well, and thinking of you cards were sent to various members.

Social: Pam Jasewicz, co-chairman, asked members for club activity ideas for September.

The next meeting will be Sept. 1, and once again Meyers reminded members to bring in canned and paper products for the food pantry.

Meyers named the September Coffee Committee – Barbara and Bill Lampkin and Wilmot and Ron Collins.

This week’s raffle winners were Jeanne Angus and Bill Lampkin.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers, a thought for the day and a food blessing for the luncheon.

Following lunch, the members played “Let’s Make a Deal.” Lampkin tried to entice members to pick her gifts versus Pam Jasewicz and the items she had hidden behind doors one, two and three. Pam won out 30 to five against Barbara Lampkin.

Anyone who enjoys overnight and day trips, luncheons and wants to meet new people, make new friends and spend an hour or so of games and camaraderie is invited to join the THIS. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.

Senior news in brief

Bridge club

names winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Monday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were: first place, Mary Jo Schwed and John Quinn; second place, John Chrisman and Tom Farnan; third place, Susan Shaver and Carole Santella.

The east-west winners were: first place, Ann Masala and Arlene Comstock; second place, Eleanor Clark and Marie Graves; third place, Chloe Correll and Anne Campos.

Broadalbin seniors

conduct meeting

BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met Aug. 10 for the Office for the Aging luncheon meeting and program with 49 in attendance.

President Toni Hallenbeck presided over the meeting.

The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Mary Peck, who also led in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Vice President June Zea called the roll.

The reports of Nancy Weiss, secretary, and Phil Guadagno, treasurer, were accepted as read.

In absence of the sunshine chairman, the report was noted – she sent out two cards for sick members.

Janet Austin, birthday chairman, read the August birthdays.

A collection was taken up for the local food pantry.

Program: Donna Chambers noted the correspondence. She also mentioned the recent OFA picnic at the Concordia Club. The Olympic flag, made by Ruth Lee, was carried in the parade by Carol Cramer and Janet Austin.

This day was a birthday celebration to honor all members. Everyone who participated went home with a gift. The make-your-own-sundae kit was provided by Stewart’s. Those providing brownies and cupcakes were Jo Ann Weisner, Sadye Goodemote and Betty Guadagno, who brought ice also. Phil Guadagno picked up the kit and Marsha Prohop, the soda. Dipping the ice cream was Lucy Campbell and serving soda was Penny Szermonski. Chambers set up the program and table. On cleanup were Sylvia and Al Zielinski, Eleanor Merritt and Lucy Campbell.

Two extra prizes were given out to participants whose names were drawn: Janet Glenn and Carol Armitage.

The raffle winner was Marilyn Williams.

Hallenbeck, trip chairman, noted: If signing up for trips, pay early. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up and pay. The Sept. 12-15, trip is full.

If interested in any trip or for more information, call Hallenbeck at 883-3008 as more trips are available.

The next meeting, Wednesday, will be the OFA luncheon, meeting and program. The program will be a horse race game because its Saratoga Racing season.

If interested in the OFA luncheon, make reservations in advance and cancel if unable to attend.

All senior citizens are welcome.

Caroga Bridge Club

announces winners

CAROGA – The Caroga Lake Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Aug. 11 at Town Hall.

The winners were: first place, Betty Ringanese and Mary Jo Schwed; second place, Bob Lang and Herb Roes; tied for third place, Jane Haney and John Quinn, Arlene Comstock and Bruce Veghte with Nancy LaPorta and Carole Santella.

OFA offers

meal sites

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age.

Meal sites: The Forest Hill Towers, the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, Mayfield Town Hall, Broadalbin Presbyterian Church, Petoff Garden Apartments, Perth Senior Community Center, the Petoff Garden Apartments and the Northville Red Rooster Cafe.

For more information or to make reservations, call OFA at 736-5650.

Monday

Sweet and sour chicken, rice, Japanese blend vegetables, rye bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, countryblend vegetables, white bread, cookie.

Wednesday

Lasagna, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, tossed salad, apricots.

Thursday

Fish with dill sauce, egg noodles, spinach, oat bread, chef’s choice dessert.

Friday

Turkey cold plate, coleslaw, tomato and cucumber salad, roll, whipped cream fruit medley.

Glen-Mohawk

conducts meeting

GLEN – The regular Tuesday meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Beverly Guiffre, followed by the morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. “My County ‘Tis of Thee” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano.

Mike Araya from the Hearing Doctor gave a demonstration on hearing loss and new hearing aid technology. He answered several questions from the audience.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck, which showed 31 members and two guests present.

The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor and will be filed for audit.

Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, read an announcement from the Department of Public Health to encourage everyone to use the Walk for Life trails, indicated by a red sneaker sign. Saltsman passed around a number of announcements including one for a tai chi class. She also passed a few cards for absent members.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, said this was the last day to sign up for the Aug. 23, luncheon. There is a new signup sheet for a Sept. 28 trip to Turning Stone. Wilmot gave an account report for the committee.

There will be no meeting next week because of the luncheon.

There was a humorous reading from Charlene Fonda. She also read a trivia list about how old is Grandma.

The 50-25-25 was won by Guiffre and Martha Hensel.

Furman told the seniors to go to her sons’ stand for some peaches. She showed the group a lighthouse tissue holder that she made for an ill member.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with an ending prayer given by Allen Taylor.

Bingo followed.

Johnstown club

plans ‘taco day’

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown will be having a “taco day” cold plate luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at the center.

The club will be providing the tacos and asking people attending to bring a larger dish to share. The suggestion would be to bring some taco sides like, shredded cheese, or maybe some shredded lettuce or diced tomatoes from gardens.

Plans are progressing for the club’s 50th anniversary dinner. The cost for this will be $20 per person, which includes a buffet dinner. More details will be available in the coming weeks ahead.

The 50 Plus Club is for people 50 years of age and up. The best part of being a member of the 50 Plus Club is seniors don’t have to be bored or do things alone.

Nick Stoner Seniors

have picnic

CAROGA – The Nick Stoner Seniors held their picnic at the Caroga Lake pavilion, with about 30 members and one guest.

The group has one new member who joined.

The door prizes were won by several members.

Games were played.

Gean Griffin, Barbara Mc Fee and Martha Mongato, the committee, cooked hot dogs and hamburgers. Members brought a dish to pass and dessert included cake.

Sept. 6 is the cutoff for the Sept. 20 bus trip to West Point. The cost is $49, which includes $1 for bus driver.

On Sept. 6, the 80-plus will be held at Kingsboro Golf Club at noon. For information, call Shirley Holliday at 835-2442.

The club will be starting meetings at noon Sept. 20 instead of 1 p.m.

Perth seniors

conduct meeting

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens had their meeting Wednesday with 26 attending.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Anita Bush.

Bush led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and President Grace Eglin led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Eglin read the minutes and the treasurer’s report was by Mary Stachnik. The reports were accepted as read.

The kitchen report was given by Eglin and membership by Rose Mathews.

Eglin reported Maureen Phillips attended the Johnstown Senior Club to observe the horse races.

A sympathy card was sent to Anita Dabiere.

For the Sept. 13, Turning Stone trip, the cut-off date is Sept. 6.

The members all agreed to make a donation for a fundraiser for Anita Dabiere’s grandson. A get well card was sent to Perth Town Justice Paul Giudilli.

Diane Rozdolski donated a clock for the wall in the senior center.

Peter Betz gave the town board and assessors report.

Anyone interested in the Office for the Aging meals can call OFA at 736-5650 to make a reservation. If unable to attend the luncheon, call OFA to cancel the lunch. The meals are served Monday and Wednesday at the Perth Senior Center.

Task force

has program

NORTHVILLE – The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

On Thursday, the Red Rooster Cafe will hold complimentary bingo.

Chair yoga, taught by Ony Antonucci, will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. The cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. Those interested can join in anytime; call 863-2168.

The blood pressure clinics are the fourth Thursday each month by Home Health Care Partners. Also card and board games will follow the scheduled presentation on the fourth Thursday each month.

The weekly congregate meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those participating can attend the Red Rooster programs without attending the meal or bring a bag lunch.

Senior center

lists activities

GLOVERSVILLE – The following is for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St.

Monday: Open art class $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (scrambled eggs, toast, sausages), 9:30 a.m.; Chinese Checker’s Club, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (tuna noddle casserole, hot bread, steamed peas, fruit, homemade peanut butter cookies), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.

Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (hot scrambled eggs, wheat toast, sausages and homemade breakfast cake), 9 a.m.; monthly open mic show, 10 a.m. Any talent is welcome and there are no age requirements.

Luck center

plans program

JOHNSTOWN – At 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, there will be a Social Sunday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., with a chicken barbecue.

The cost is $6 for one person and $10 for two people.

The next lunch crew will be going to Sam’s Seafood and Steakhouse at noon Sept. 14. It’s a way of giving back to the community. The numbers keep growing each month.

If interested in signing up, call the center at 762-4643.

Iroquois seniors

conduct meeting

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Aug. 18, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Sherry Meyers, Barbara Cope and Emily and Tony Scott.

President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and welcomed returning members.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “The Trees Pray in Silence.”

Vice President Katherine Downing called role with 36 members present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Aug. 11 minutes and these were accepted as read.

Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report and this will be filed for audit.

Communications: The lone communication was from Sen. George Amedore. The club members support and back his support of the zombie properties act. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he plans to re-submit an expanded version of the zombie properties bill he proposed last year.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Lampkin closed the signups for the Sept. 19, train ride from Saratoga to North Creek. More information will follow closer to the travel date.

Lu Wilmot from the Glen-Mohawk Seniors said their next outing will be a Sept. 28 day trip to the Turning Stone. The cost is $20.

New Business: Anita Bush is selling bracelets for the Sean Craig Memorial Fund. Craig accidentally drowned in the Great Sacandaga Lake earlier this summer. The proceeds from the sale of these bracelets will benefit the Sean Craig Memorial Fund to support search and rescue efforts as well as dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

The next meeting will be Aug. 25.

Raffle winners were Schwartz and Minch.

Readings were done by Lampkin, Elaine Hoyt and Furman.

The group THIS meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.

Helpers Home

reports on activities

JOHNSTOWN – There are no board of managers meetings held in the summer but activity at the Willing Helpers Home continues as usual.

There were three July birthdays celebrated – Barbara Hunt, Phyllis Klapper and Joanne Riccitiello and two August birthdays – Eleanor Cook and Marjorie Croucher. All birthdays are celebrated with a meal of their choice and flowers.

The reading group met on July 27, with the reading of Alma Avery’s poems and a few short stories. There also was a sing-along to Rod Stewart’s Great American Songbook. Another “reading Wednesday” will be held on Aug. 24.

A Quilt Barn Square was made and presented to the home on July14. The board of managers and the residents are grateful for the talent and kindness of Liz Argotsinger.

On July 20, a paper star craft workshop was held with a few of the residents creating a decoration for their room. The annual ice cream social was held on Aug. 18.

A walking group has been meeting weekly with many residents participating along with board member, Nelva Teabout.

Improvements have been made to the home this summer including driveway sealing, roof repair as well as a new tractor.

Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Aug. 8 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Jean Loveday and Jim Clauson; second place, Eleanor Clark and Mary Jane Fredericks; third place, Ann Masala and John Chrisman.

The east-west winners were first place, Chloe Correll and Gretchen Haight; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Tom Farnan; third place, Anne Campos and Arlene Comstock.

50 Plus Club reports on meeting

MAYFIELD – The Bannertown 50 Plus Club had a social hour on Aug. 3, before the Office for the Aging luncheon was served. President Carl Edwards opened the meal with the devotion, “I need your help more.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed.

Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda LaVada read the roll call and introduced a new member, Doris Richmond.

Lorrie Valk, secretary, read the secretary’s minutes and Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave the treasury report. Both were accepted.

Valk noted that the bus trips will now have seating on the buses as a first come, first seat choice. For the Aug. 16, mystery trip, attendees will be leaving the Mayfield Presbyterian Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Bring a sweater or light jacket. The approximate return time: 5 p.m. The club still needs a few more people for The Rockets Show in November.

Edwards noted that a Price Chopper pharmacist will be at the Sept. 14, meeting. Any senior citizen age 65 or older can attend. The club is at the Mayfield Municipal Building, School Street.

The group’s picnic with the Lassellsville Seniors was such a success that the club decided to do it again Aug. 22, at the Caroga Lake State Campground picnic area. Bring a covered dish, drinks and a chair.

Aug. 17: The picnic for the meeting is cancelled but the anything goes auction will happen. The cookie committee will be Janet Betler and Evie Leach.

The meeting adjourned.

The drawings were held. The winners were Evie Leach, the door prize, who donated it back to the club; Ginny Hall, the 50-50; and Judy Berger, $1.

Joan Himes read a poem titled “Hugs” with copies handed out.

Trivia was played.

Bridge Club announces winners

CAROGA LAKE – The Caroga Lake Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Aug. 4 at Town Hall.

The winners were first place, Jane Haney and John Quinn; second place, Arlene Comstock and Bruce Veghte; third place, Herb Roes and Bob Lang.

Office for Aging lists meals, sites

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or senior club to attend any site. Some sites are open all week and others are on a rotating schedule.

Meal sites: The Forest Hill Towers, the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, Mayfield Town Hall, Broadalbin Presbyterian Church, Petoff Garden Apartments, Perth Senior Community Center, the Petoff Garden Apartments and the Northville Red Rooster Cafe.

For more information or to make reservations, call OFA at 736-5650 up until 9 a.m. for that day or to make reservations for a future date.

Monday

Chicken parmesan, rotini in sauce, Italian blend vegetables, garlic roll, mandarin oranges.

Tuesday

Cheeseburger deluxe on a bun, potato puffs, carrots, Jell-O.

Wednesday

Tuna salad cold plate, macaroni salad, marinated vegetables, roll, pie.

Thursday

Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes and zucchini, green beans, white bread, cookie.

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, butternut squash, hamburger roll, berries in a cloud.

Senior group plans Shrine trip

GLEN – The regular Tuesday meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Beverly Guiffre, followed by the morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. “America” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck, which showed 31 members and two guests present. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor which will be filed for audit.

Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, read: An announcement about the replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall from Sen. George Amedore and a letter from Dance Heacock about the Heritage Center and their change of venue. Cards for a couple of people were passed around.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, said at 11 a.m. Aug. 23, the trip committee will put on a light luncheon and entertainment at the Kateri Shrine.

Willie Vallieu said the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church will have a 175th anniversary celebration on Aug. 20, with a chicken barbecue and entertainment. The cost is $10 a ticket.

Brett Butler, owner of the Italian Oven, Fonda, brought menus for the group and discussed their community involvement and plans for the future. Butler answered questions from members.

Charlene Fonda gave a couple of humorous readings and also conducted a trivia game.

The 50-25-25 was won by Auggie Augustine and James Douglas. An extra prize was won by Phyllis Smith.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with an ending prayer given by Allen Taylor.

50 Plus Club slates picnic

JOHNSTOWN -The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have an Olympic picnic in celebration of the summer Olympics Thursday at the Ilion Marina, Herkimer County. Carpooling will depart 10 a.m. from the center. The cost is $10 per person. People can dress in Olympic theme – lunch and prizes included. The signup deadline is 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Plans are being made for an Oct. 20, celebration of the 50 Plus Club’s 50th anniversary dinner at the Johnstown Holiday Inn. More details will be available in the coming weeks ahead.

Stoner Seniors plan annual picnic

CAROGA – Nick Stoner Seniors will have their picnic at noon Tuesday at the Caroga Lake pavilion.

The meetings will now be held at noon instead of 1 p.m.

Perth Seniors plans casino trip

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens had their annual picnic Wednesday at the Broadalbin American Legion pavilion with 37 attending. There was a 50-50 raffle and door prizes were won by members.

For the Sept. 13, Turning Stone trip, be at the center at 7:30 a.m. and at Perth Town Hall at 8 a.m. Cost: $20 for choice of casino or bingo; $5 for lunch for each.

Task Force hosts Friend Day

NORTHVILLE – The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

On Thursday: The Red Rooster Cafe will host “bring a friend day.” Those who bring a new or long missing person to lunch will receive a free voucher for their next meal and their friend will be free. Ony Antonucci will offer a free yoga class to all newcomers and will do a sing-along after the meal.

Chair yoga, taught by Antonucci, will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. The cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. Those interested can join in anytime; call 863-2168.

The weekly congregate meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those participating can attend the Red Rooster programs without attending the meal or bring a bag lunch.

People who want the Office for the Aging meal can call OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations; if unable to attend the luncheon, call OFA to cancel the meal. If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no program at the Red Rooster Cafe that day.

Additional information about STFSL can be found online at STFSL.org. For information about trips, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at 752-8737 and leave a message.

Gloversville Seniors list events

GLOVERSVILLE – The following is the week events for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St.

Monday: Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-club picnic at the center, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – free (pancakes, sausages, fruit) and free Wii bowling, both 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (country style chicken noodle soup, tossed salad, fresh bread, homemade dessert).

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; free craft day – the Summer Youth Program will demonstrate how to make a simple and inexpensive fall time craft. Supplies are free and attendees will be able to make one to take home.

Friday: Car wash and vacuum a car or small truck for a donation of $8 per car, 8:30 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Aug. 20: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (homemade waffles, sausages, fruit). After breakfast sit under a tree or take a walk with a friend.

Luck Seniors plan bocce event

JOHNSTOWN – The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be bocce in Washington Park. If interested in signing up, call the business office at 762-4643.

Iroquois Seniors plans train trip

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Aug. 11, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Sherry Meyers, Barbara Cope and Emily and Tony Scott.

Meyers, president, called the meeting to order and welcomed returning members.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Giving Thanks for the Mighty Seas and Oceans.”

Furman called role with 27 members present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Aug. 4, minutes that were accepted as read.

Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report, which will be filed for audit.

Office for the Aging: Furman noted the eligibility income for the Farmers Market coupons available at the OFA office is $1,800 for one senior and $2,400 for two seniors.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Lampkin continued taking signups for the Sept. 19, train ride trip – 39 members have signed up and next week’s meeting will be the closing date for this trip.

Schwartz told members that the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church will host another event in celebration of their 175 anniversary. From 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, will be a chicken barbecue with takeouts available, photos, vendors with music provided by The Dream Catchers and other entertainment. Tickets are $10.

Lu Wilmot from the Glen-Mohawk Seniors reported on the Cooperstown trip, Otsego County. Upcoming day trips to: Turning Stone and West Point. More information will follow.

Sunshine: Get well, thank you and thinking of you cards were sent to various members and companies.

Social: Pam Jasewicz, co-chairman, said Aug. 25, will be Let’s Make a Deal day. Members are asked to bring: a sandwich with chips, pickles and drinks provided by the club; items to be hidden behind closed doors one, two and three.

New business: The members unanimously voted on sending Pastor Larry Greenwold a check and a thank you for the hours he spent in helping the group with the purchase of new microphones and speakers.

The next meeting will be Aug. 18.

This week’s raffle winners were Delores Danelorich and Bex Fox.

Readings were done by Lampkin and Jasewicz.

The meeting adjourned. Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers and a thought for the day.

Senior group reports on meeting

LASSELLSVILLE – The August meeting of the Western Fulton County Seniors was called to order by President Angela Hill, with the Pledge of Allegiance and reciting The Lord’s Prayer. There were 27 members present. Nancy Peck from Home-Health Care Partners took blood pressure stats from members, followed by a chair yoga lesson given by Jeannie Moller. The secretary’s report was read by Karen Trumble. The treasurer’s report was read by Barbara Kravec. All reports were passed, all in favor.

Tom Hogan was given an applause for mowing and trimming the building grounds for the month, with Ed Zeitner also volunteering as backup.

Members went on a Lake George, Warren County, trip and luncheon.

The Oppenheim Seniors treated the group to a chicken barbecue, followed by music from The Dream Catchers.

The Bannertown Seniors and the Lassellsville group had a successful picnic at the Caroga Lake State Campground picnic area. Another picnic with the Mayfield group will be Aug. 22, at the picnic area. Bring a dish to pass and a chair.

An outdoor summer celebration will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 20, at the home of Mark and Angela Hill. Bring a dish to pass. For more information, call Hill at 993-5357.

Trumble won the raffle and Ray Jennings won the 50-50 raffle.

The next meeting will be Sept. 12. Anyone interested can attend the regular second Monday monthly noon potluck lunch and meeting at the Lassellsville Center, Route 29. Come early to play cards or just visit.

For information on the club and its activities, call Hill at 993-5357.

Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Monday (Aug. 1), at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Nan Ferguson and John Chrisman; second place, Ann Masala and Poppy Kiernan; third place, Priscilla Horesco and Jim Clauson.

The east-west winners were first place, Terry Becker and Gretchen Haight; second place, Marie Graves and Mary Jo Schwed; third place, Doris McIntosh and Eleanor Clark.

Bridge Club announces winners

CAROGA – The Caroga Lake Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Thursday (July 28) at Town Hall.

The winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and Bruce Veghte; second place, Herb Roes and Bob Lang; third place, John Quinn and John Chrisman; fourth place, Jane Haney and Betty Ringanese.

Senior group reports on meeting

BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin Senior Citizens group met July 27, for their meeting and Office for the Aging luncheon.

A prayer and a reading were given by Mary Peck, chaplin. She also led in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”

June Zea, vice president, read the roll call and led in the Pleldge of Allegiance. There were 46 in attendance.

The reports of Nancy Weiss, secretary and Phil Guadagno, treasurer, were accepted as read.

Janet Austin read the July birthdays and “Happy Birthday” was sung.

Program: Donna Chambers gave the report. Marsha Prohop helped with the recent penny sale.

Chambers passed around a picture of the quilt square OFA has on their building as they join the Quilt Square Trail.

The next meeting will be Aug. 10, for a celebration of everyones birthday. Those making cupcakes or brownies (no cookies) will be Betty Guadagno, Joanne Weisner and Sadye Goodemote.

It was joke day. One name was drawn from the participants for a gift certificate.

The 50-50 winner was Roxanne Aery.

Charlotte Santo also took up a collection for the local food pantry.

Trips: Toni Hallenbeck spoke of upcoming trips that include Nov. 15, to the Hilton, Troy, Rensselaer County, for Latshaw Pops Orchestra – Christmas Memories; Dec. 6, Hildene, Mahchester, Vt.; Dec. 13, to Perthshire for a Christmas show with Laura Roth. Some possible 2017 trips: Washington; and “Riverdance” and “Wicked,” both at Proctors. If interested, call Hallenbeck at 883-3008.

The group is invited to a free senior dance night from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Gloversville Moose Lodge.

If interested in the OFA luncheon, reservations in advance and cancel if unable to attend.

Office for Aging lists meals, sites

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or senior club to attend any site. Some sites are open all week and others are on a rotating schedule.

Meal sites: The Forest Hill Towers, the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, Mayfield Town Hall, Broadalbin Presbyterian Church, Petoff Garden Apartments, Perth Senior Community Center, the Petoff Garden Apartments and the Northville Red Rooster Cafe.

For more information or to make reservations, call OFA at 736-5650 up until 9 a.m. for that day or to make reservations for a future date.

Monday

Omelet, sausage patty, hash browns, muffin, peaches.

Tuesday

Ham and cheese pasta salad, carrot raisin salad, three bean salad, dinner roll, watermelon.

Wednesday

Goulash, corn, wax beans, rye bread, brownie.

Thursday

Turkey with gravy, stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, frosted birthday cake.

Friday

Lemon chicken, au gratin potatoes, spinach, oat bread, pudding.

Senior group reports on meeting

GLEN – The regular Aug. 2, meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Beverly Guiffre, followed by the morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. “My Country Tis of Thee” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano. Guiffre welcomed back Marie Van Duesen.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck which showed 38 members and one guest present.

The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor which will be filed for audit. Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, read a thank you from Hospice for the group’s recent donation. She read a thank you letter from Violet Fallone for her get well card. The HealthLink calendar was available at the head table for anyone who wanted to see it. Cards for several members were passed.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, said that there will be no meeting on Aug. 23, as the trip committee is giving a light lunch at the Kateri Shrine at 11 a.m. that day. The planned trip to Cape Cod in September is being canceled due to lack of interest. There are 39 people who have signed up for the Aug. 10, trip to Cooperstown, Otsego County.

There were a couple of humorous readings from Joe Mancini.

The 50-25-25 was won by Charles Rose and Marie VanDuesen.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with an ending prayer given by Allen Taylor.

There was a celebration of birthdays and anniversaries with ice cream and cake.

Bingo followed.

McGinnis Club slates casino trip

GLOVERSVILLE – The following is for the Ida McGinnis Club.

The September refreshments will be provided by Linda Thompson, Jerene Atty and Ruth Gavin.

Next month’s Turning Stone trip will be Sept. 20. Call Jeannie McDuffie to reserve a seat.

Also in September will be the auction.

50 Plus Club slates special event

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have a day at the races on Aug. 11, starting at 1:15 p.m. at the center.

Come join the event and bring some quarters. There will be a herd of named horses from which to choose the one that might bring winnings. And as with any visit to the track, come wearing a decorated hat that could win a prize.

And just a reminder: There are free bakery items at the center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. Open cafe with coffee and bakery items.

Task Force hosts special speaker

NORTHVILLE – The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

On Thursday the Red Rooster Cafe will present Wendy Niemir and Patricia Ravera from St. Mary’s Mobile Geriatric Unit, who will discuss aging and depression.

Chair yoga, taught by Ony Antonucci, will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. The cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. Those interested can join in anytime; call 863-2168.

The blood pressure clinics are the fourth Thursday each month by Home Health Care Partners. Also card and board games will follow the scheduled presentation on the fourth Thursday each month.

The weekly congregate meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those participating can attend the Red Rooster programs without attending the meal or bring a bag lunch.

People who want the Office for the Aging meal can call OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations; if unable to attend the luncheon, call OFA to cancel the meal. If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no program at the Red Rooster Cafe that day.

Additional information about STFSL can be found online at STFSL.org. For information about trips, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at 752-8737 and leave a message.

Gloversville Seniors lists events

GLOVERSVILLE – The following are for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St.

Monday (Aug. 8): Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; the senior center is hosting a dinner – $5 donation (spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, fresh bread, homemade dessert, 5 p.m. Takeout available.

Tuesday (Aug. 9): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (egg quiche, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.; Chinese Checkers Club, 10 a.m.

Wednesday (Aug. 10): Free yoga class (donation appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (baked ziti, tossed salad, Italian bread, ice cream), noon; Adirondack Mountain Club, 7 p.m.

Thursday (Aug. 11): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.

Friday (Aug. 12): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; special thank you luncheon prepared by the summer youth program – $3 donation per meal (homemade soup, salad, grilled cheese, homemade dessert) and Writers Circle, both 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Saturday (Aug. 13): Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (poached eggs, toast, sausages, fruit), 9 a.m.; the Gloversville Moose Lodge, 138 E. State St., Gloversville, is hosting a free senior prom, 6 p.m. Included will be prizes, raffles and finger food. Open to all seniors.

Johnstown seniors slates mall trip

JOHNSTOWN – The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

A representative from Blue Shield will be at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19. Drop-ins are welcome. Bocce is still going on for the whole month of August. If interested in playing, call the center to get signed up.

On Nov. 21, there will be a trip to Sangertown Mall, Oneida County, for some Christmas shopping.

If interested in playing bocce or going on the trip, call the center at 762-4643.

Perth Seniors slates picnic

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens had their meeting Wednesday (Aug. 3) with 25 attending.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Frank Olander.

President Grace Eglin led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Maureen Phillips, secretary, read the minutes of last meeting and treasurer’s report by Mary Stachnik were accepted as read.

The kitchen report was by Grace Eglin.

Phillips, special events coordinator, noted if attending the Aug. 10, picnic at Broadalbin American Legion pavilion, sign up with Eglin.

A sympathy card and a get well card were sent.

Eglin gave a report on the trip to Lake George, Warren County. Those attending stopped for ice cream on the way home.

For the Sept. 30, Turning Stone trip, meet at Perth Senior Town Hall at 8 a.m. – be at the center at 7 a.m. For information, call Nadine Werner at 883-1141 or Eglin at 762-2537.

Correspondence:

A thank you was received from family and a thank you from Hospice for William Jasewicz.

At noon Sept. 18, will be Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End” at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

HealthLink announcement of dates for activities for August.

Information for dictionaries for elementary school was approved by members. Eglin will get more information at next meeting.

Peter Betz announced Perth Volunteer Fire Co.’s 2016 smoke alarm project for older adults ages 65 plus years that live in town of Perth protection district can request a free smoke alarm installed in their home. To register, call 883-8238.

Anyone interested in the Office for the Aging meals can call OFA at 736-5650 to make a reservation and call OFA to cancel if unable to attend. Meals are served Monday and Wednesday at the Perth Senior Center.

Iroquois Seniors hosts speaker

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Aug. 4, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Sherry Meyers and Emily and Tony Scott.

President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and welcomed returning members.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Attitude Adjustment.”

Meyers once again welcomed the guest speaker, Pastor Laurence Greenwold of the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church. Greenwold gave a summary of the various cordless microphones and speakers. After a question and answer session, Barbara Minch made the motion for Greenwold to make the agreed upon components for the seniors. This motion was seconded by Anita Bush and passed unanimously.

Vice President Katherine Downing called role with 34 members and one guest present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the July 28, minutes and these were accepted as read.

Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report and this will be filed for audit.

Communications: Meyers read a thank you from the family of deceased member, Ruth Lais.

Office for the Aging: Barbara Furman reminded members that she is still taking old cell phones that will be cleaned and redistribution to needy people.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Lampkin continued taking signups for the Sept. 19, train ride from Saratoga to North Creek. To date 34 members have signed up and next week a total head count will be needed for the travel company hosting said trip.

Sunshine: Get well, thank you and thinking of you cards were sent to various members and companies.

The next meeting will be Aug. 11.

This week’s raffle winners were Bill Lampkin and Jeanne Angus.

Show and Tell: Downing showed a handmade quilted wall hanging centered around “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Readings were done by Lampkin and Furman.

Motion to adjourn was made by Delores Danelorich and Emily Scott.

Barbara Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers and a thought for the day.

Anyone who enjoys overnight and day trips, luncheons and wants to meet new people, make new friends and spend an hour or so of games and camaraderie is invited to join the THIS. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.

Wells seniors report on activities

WELLS – The Wells Senior Citizens have had a busy summer. A bus trip was taken to the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt. for a tour through history and the group made stops in Vergennes, Vt. for shopping and food. The Wells Seniors were joined by seniors from Speculator and Northville for a ride on a paddle wheel boat touring the Champlain Canal, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, riding through a lock, and viewing the sights. A stop was made at the Saratoga Visitor’s Center on the way to the boat. The group traveled to the Lake View Farms, Ballston Lake, for a lunch and some shopping and then to Smith Orchard Pies, Charlton for more treats. The last stop was for ice cream in Vail Mills.

As the group’s business year starts, they inducted their new officers and recognized the outgoing officers. Finishing their services were Alice Megargle and Paula Margies, co-presidents, as well as Jo Duryea, treasurer. The incoming officers are Brian Griffin, president; and Bob McGuirk, treasurer. The officers continuing their services are Doug Hodes, vice president; Holly Hite, secretary; and Sue Menke, at-large member.

During the summer months, the seniors have social meetings on the fourth Wednesday at the town pavilion for a pot luck supper at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend with a dish to pass.

The upcoming trips include: “Sister Act” at the MacHaydn Theatre, Chatham, West Point, Newport, R.I., and plans for a cruise to Bermuda next summer. In September, the group will sponsor a safe driving class in Wells

The seniors hold their business meetings at 12:45 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Wells meal site on Buttermilk Hill Road. The group is on Facebook. For more information, call 924-2216.