Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

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

The north-south winners were first place, Mary Brusoe and John Quinn; second place, Chloe Correll and John Chrisman; third place, Doris McIntosh and Jean Loveday.

The east-west winners were first place, Carlene Lankton and Sheila Sammons; second place, Ann Masala and Tom Farnan; third place, Lois Widdemer and Naomi Avery.

50 Plus Seniors report on meeting

MAYFIELD – The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors met on Sept. 14, which started with a social hour.

President Carl Edwards recited the devotion, “The arms of God are long enough to lift us up.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed. The Office for the Aging luncheon was served.

In between lunch and the meeting, Mike Fox, a pharmacist from Price Chopper, was available and gave out flu shots.

Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ann Mallin, sunshine chairman, sent a card to Dutch Hall, who is recovering from surgery.

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

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

Harold’s Restaurant has been chosen for the Christmas dinner party, which will take place at noon Dec. 2. An information signup sheet will be available soon.

Bezio received a paper from Assemblyman Marc Butler in regards to a veterans free picnic. Two board members OK’d the donation of $50.

Carl Edwards asked if the group would like to have their regularly scheduled meeting or not on Dec. 21. Everyone agreed to have it and have another party also.

Valk mentioned that the bus will be picking up passengers for the Nov. 22, trip to New York City around 6 a.m. in Mayfield with Gloversville and Johnstown stops after that.

The cookie committee for the next meeting on Wednesday, will be Pat Ryfa and Ann Mallin. Bingo will be played.

The meeting adjourned and the drawings were held. The winners were Roger Edwards, the door prize; Sue Wemple, the 50-50; and Valk, $1, who returned it back to the club.

The make-your-own-sundaes took place.

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

Alfredo chicken, egg noodles, broccoli, Italian bread, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday

Cream of broccoli soup, hot dog with sauerkraut, cookie.

Wednesday

Shepherd’s pie, mashed potato, corn, biscuit, Jell-O.

Thursday

Pork chop, au gratin potatoes, peas, white bread, peaches and strawberries.

Friday

Roast beef with gravy, baked potato, Pacific blend vegetables, dinner roll, vanilla pudding with cherries.

50 Plus Club celebrates milestone

JOHNSTOWN – The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown will be hosting a covered dish dinner at the center at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Guests are asked to bring a large dish to share with others and own place setting. We have some great cooks and here’s a chance to sample their specialty dishes. Don’t worry if you’re not a cook or a baker, just stop by the store and pick up something to share. The main purpose of the dinner is to share a meal with friends and maybe make some new ones.

The Office for the Aging will also give a talk on some new programs and things concerning seniors.

And just a reminder that tickets are available at the senior center office for the 50 Plus Club’s 50th anniversary celebration taking place on Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn. The cost is $20 per person and all are invited to attend. The cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow at 6 p.m. A program with speakers, a video presentation and music will follow dinner.

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 host Michael Burnett from the Northville Public Library, who will provide an update on the library’s services.

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 announces events

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 (poached eggs, toast, sausages), 9:30 a.m.; Chinese Checker’s Club, 10 a.m.; everyone’s past and present birthday party bash – the center is inviting all seniors to come for a group birthday party filled with balloons, streamers, food, and friends, 11 a.m. Be prepared to play games to win prizes and to receive a free birthday gift.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, vegetable, homemade cookies), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.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 (Oct. 1): Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (French toast, sausages, fruit), 9 a.m. Fall clouds are full and fluffy. Look up to the sky to see what shapes one’s imagination can see.

Luck Seniors announce trips

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

The center has a few upcoming trips. For the Oct. 4, trip to Lake George, Warren County, attendees will see “Southern Comforts,” a romantic comedy. The cost is $70 for a member and $75 for a non-member. For the Nov. 14, Salute to Veterans trip, the cost is $90. If interested call the business office at 762-4643.

It’s that time of year again – insurance open enrollment.

William Reyes of Mohawk Valley Physicians will be at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 7.

Casey Bates of Blue Shield will be at the center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Mary Jo Murray of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan will be at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.

William Reyes of MVP will be at the center again Nov. 22. Feel free to call the business office with any questions at 762-4643.

Iroquois Seniors reports on meeting

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Sept. 22 meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barbara and Bill Lampkin, Lu Wilmot and Ron Collins.

President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and read the remaining September birthdays.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Hours for Free.” Furman then called the role with 35 members present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Sept. 15, 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 Anita DaBiere, grandmother of Sean Craig, who accidentally drowned in the Great Sacandaga Lake earlier this summer. Member Anita Bush sold bracelets for the Sean Craig Memorial Fund. The proceeds from the sale of these bracelets support the search and rescue efforts as well as dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

Meyers read a note addressed to the club in memory of departed member Ruth Lais. She also read post cards from traveling members of our club.

Meyers informed members that tai chi classes will be held on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fonda Annex Building, 20 Park St. These classes are free to all seniors. Any questions, contact Laurel Headwell at 853-3531. Also the Montgomery County Public Health invites and encourages everyone to participate in the “Walk for Life Trail.” Walking trails are located throughout the county in five locations: St. Johnsville, Amsterdam, Fonda, Canajoharie and Fort Plain. The trails are 1.5 to 2 miles long and marked with a red sneaker for distance and a heart sign that provides an inspirational message.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz told members that the Sept. 19, train ride was a success. Members had lunch at the Copperfield Inn. The tour of the Barkeater Chocolate Store was interesting and informative. Members learned that the Barkeater Chocolates goods can be purchased locally at Price Chopper and Liberty Fresh Market, Route 30, Amsterdam.

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

New Business: Bev Fox, co-chairman of the nominating committee, named the 2017 slate of officers who are: Sherry Meyers, president; Millie Hitchcock, vice president; Barbara Minch, secretary; Barbara Lampkin, treasurer; Pat Schwartz, assistant treasurer; Barbara Furman, chaplain; Allen Taylor, assistant chaplain; Elaine Hoyt, historian. Meyers asked club members for any nominations from the floor. There were none.

Unfinished business: Signups continued for Oct. 20, installation banquet at the Raindancer.

This week’s raffle winners were Hoyt and Martha Hensel.

Show and Tell: Furman showed the antique Christmas stocking that she hung growing up and recited a poem written by her mother.

The readings were done by Hensel, who shared a 1920’s booklet (the year she was born) depicting the 1920 average income, car, home, bread, gas, milk, gold and silver prices along with the Dow Jones average. Readings and nostalgic stories were also shared by Barbara Lampkin, Furman, Hoyt, Jeanne Angus and Ron Collins .

The meeting adjourned.

Social: Bill Danelorich, co-chairman, then led members in a time of guessing 23 baby picture identities for the Guess Who this is Game?

Furman closed the meeting with the 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.

Senior news in brief

Bannertown Seniors report on meeting

MAYFIELD – The Bannertown Seniors met for a social hour before their Aug. 31, meeting. Carl Edwards read the devotion, “I could use a helping hand from above.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed before the Office for the Aging luncheon was served.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda LaVada read the roll call.

Ann Mallin, sunshine chairman, was absent but had sent out get well cards to Pat Ryfa’s son and Peg Simone.

Lorrie Valk, secretary read the secretary’s report and was accepted.

Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave the treasury report and was accepted. She also mentioned that at the last meeting there was an auction held and it netted $61 to be added to the Christmas dinner fund. It was mentioned that since people love the auctions, the club will do one more in November with a holiday theme. It will also be the covered dish party that day.

Valk mentioned that there will be an announcement in the newspaper in regards to the flu shots being given on Sept. 14, to inform the public. Anyone interested has to be over 65.

She also mentioned that the final payment for the New York City trip in November is due by Sept. 15. There are a couple of seats still available.

Bobby Leach and Carl Edwards are going to start looking for a restaurant for the Christmas dinner.

The cookie committee for the next meeting on Sept. 14. will be Nila Edwards and Nancy Hayes.

The meeting adjourned and drawings were held. The winners were Carl Edwards, the door prize, who donated it back to the club; Sue Wemple, the 50-50; and Judy Berger, $1, who also returned it to the club. Jerry Wemple won the Birthday card.

There will be a make-your-own-sundae at the next meeting.

Bingo was played.

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

Tuna noodle casserole, beets, Sonoma blend vegetables, rye bread, pineapple.

Tuesday

Pizza burger, potato puffs, lima beans, hamburger roll, frosted birthday cake.

Wednesday

Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, ice cream.

Thursday

Turkey divan in sauce, egg noodles, green beans, white bread, apple pie.

Friday

Loaded baked potato with broccoli and cheese, chicken nuggets, wheat bread, brownie.

Senior group reports on meeting

GLEN – The regular 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 27 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 letter from Mountain Valley Hospice informing the group about a concert on Oct. 28, featuring Sawyer Frederick. Free tai chi classes are coming to Public Health and the fliers are at the head table for anyone who wants them. She passed a number of cards for absent members.

Willie Vallieu showed the group a crocheted pillow that she made for Saltsman as a thank you present. A collection was taken for the Frothingham Free Library. There were agendas available at the head table.

Mary Fox will be taking West Point signups next week in the absence of Lu Wilmot and Olive Taylor. Future trips were discussed.

A new addition to the bylaws was read for the second time by Guiffre.

Diane Kniffen said that the luncheon for this month will be Sept. 27. The menu to be announced.

There were a couple of humorous readings from Joe Mancini.

The 50-25-25 was won by Wilmot and Mancini.

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

Bingo followed.

McGinnis Club slates casino trip

GLOVERSVILLE – The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting was opened by President Jeannie McDuffie – opening hymn, “How Great Thou Art.”

The devotions, “The Lord’s Prayer” and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Chaplain Lucy Ostrander and the first verse of “America.”

A moment of silence took place in memory of 9/11.

There were 35 present with one guest, Sharon Gray.

Hi to Neighbors took place. Mary Szewc was welcomed back.

The secretary’s report was acceped as read.

The sunshine report was given by Jeanette Fonda.

The picnic meeting, catered by the Hotdog Hut, will be Sept. 27.

It was voted to send a chek to the Fulton County Veterans picnic.

There will be no meetings on Sept. 13, for primary day; or Sept. 20, due to the Turning Stone trip. Call if interested in reserving a seat.

The 50-50 winners were Arla Fonda, Elaine Boyd, Etta Williams and Ruth Gavin.

The meeting closed by Bob Crouse and Shirley Frederick.

Refreshments were served and bingo was played.

50 Plus Club hosts special speaker

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

The club will have a Fulton County Sheriff’s Department handler and K-9 at the center on Thursday (Sept. 15) at 1:15 p.m. to discuss and demonstrate how they work together. The program is open and free to all, so stop by and show support for the county’s K-9 program. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The tickets for the 50 Plus Club’s anniversary celebration are now available at the senior center. The Oct.20, cocktail hour will start at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The program and music will follow the dinner.

A 50 Plus Club business meeting was held Sept. 1, at 1:15 p.m. The meeting was opened by Ed White, vice president, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and “The Lords Prayer” lead by Kay Conrad, chaplain. The minutes of the last meeting were given by Linda Kelly, secretary and the treasurer’s report was given by Connie Clothier, treasurer. Both reports were accepted. Irene Hauser, historian and Ruth Gavin, sunshine girl also gave reports. The September birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated with a cake and song. The door prizes were won by Alice DeVoe and Kelly. The 50-25-25 raffle winners were Linda Conroy and Diane Elmendorf. White closed the meeting.

Tower Tenants plan rummage sale

GLOVERSVILLE – President Fred Haviland of the Kingsboro Towers Tenants Association called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. and Maggie Anderson led in the Pledge of Allegiance and in “The Lord’s Prayer.” Carol-Ann Berardi read the secretary’s report from the last meeting. Charlie Myers read the treasurer’s report. John Winn read the sunshine report. All reports were accepted by members.

The fall rummage sale is scheduled for Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Kingsboro Towers residents and 9 a.m. 3 p.m. for the general public. Residents can begin to bring donations down to the community room on Oct. 10. All clothes and bedding must be bagged and tied for at least three days before bringing them down. No items can be brought in from the outside. Volunteers are needed to help out with the setup for the sale and also for the various cooking and baking jobs. Also, we can use some help to pack up the items that do not sell by the end of the sale.

Bernie and Paula Manzer volunteered to go door-to-door in October to ask all tenants if they want to run for office in November.

Pokeno is now on Tuesday nights. The music jam will be changed to another time. Charlie Myers will try to get them here on Mondays. The residents who attended the meeting voted to give a gift card to a member for all that she does for the tenants association.

All tenants were asked to stop feeding the squirrels and to be sure all dogs are leashed. No outside dogs are permitted in the building. It was requested that tenants resolve their issues and to stop the backstabbing. Also, it was brought up to keep the recycle rooms clean. All food trays, jars, etc. need to be washed before setting them in the room.

The 50-50 raffle winners were June Hagadone (twice), Larry Riznyk (twice), Marlene Frasier, and Paula Manzer.

The meeting closed.

Stoner Seniors slates road trips

CAROGA – The Nick Stoner Senior Citizens Club held their 80 plus banquet at noon Sept. 6, at the Kingsboro Golf Club. There were 33 members present including the 80 and older members. Dottie Richeson donated bear statues to all 80 plus members. The club also gave them a carnation to remember the occasion. The committee for the event consisted of Shirley Holliday, chairwoman; Myrtle Dermott and Richeson. The luncheon was opened with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by President Grace Bevington Eglin.

A short business meeting was held immediately after.

Holliday gave the treasurer’s report.

The next meeting will be at noon Sept. 20, with yoga at ll a.m. The refreshment committee for this meeting will be Lorraine Bleyl, Dave Nilsen and Jean Griffin.

Janice McLaughlin sent an e-mail to the Wheelerville Union Free School for the pen pals for the 2016-2017 school term.

Trip report: The cost of the Nov. 17, West Point trip is $48 and is open to other clubs and individuals. For more information, call Eglin at 762-2537 or Dottie Blowers at 835-2428 and Dave Nilsen at 835-3678.

The anniversary and the Christmas parties were briefly discussed.

The meeting adjourned.

The raffle winners were Louise Stock, Eric Hayner, Joyce Barrett, MaryLou Paterson, Bleyl, Marion Snell, Ginny McCarthy and Dona Dise.

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 (July 14), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Pete Hansen, energy director of the Fulmont Watherization Program, who will hold an energy workshop. Beck White of Fulton County Office for the Aging, will also be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to meet with any senior with questions or needs.

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 list special 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.; Coupon Club, 10 a.m.; board meeting, 4 p.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; Suppertime Buddies Dinner – $5 donation (roasted pork, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, bread, homemade dessert, 5 p.m. Take out available. Open to public.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (cooks choice), 9:30 a.m.; Chinese Checker’s Club, 10 a.m.; flavored popcorn day – the center will be making many different flavored popcorn for for attendees to sample, 11 a.m. For a donation of $1 per bag, attendees can take their favorite flavors home to share with family and friends.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (grilled hot dogs, potato chips, fruit, ice cream), noon; Adirondack Mountain Club, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.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 (fried eggs, toast, fruit, homemade cake), 9 a.m.

Donated items are needed for the Golden Corner’s fundraiser. Bring clean donated items to the center’s office.

Luck Seniors slates road trips

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

If anyone is interested in joining the lunch crew and would like information how it works, give the center a call at 762-4643.

Social fall Sunday will be at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, at the center. There will be barbecue chicken, games, music and a chance to win a prize. The price is $6 for one person and $10 for two people.

The Nov. 14, Salute to Veterans bus trip is to Plantsville, Conn.

Call or stop by the business office if interested in joining any of the center’s trips.

Iroquois Seniors plans holiday party

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Sept. 8, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barbara and Bill Lampkin, Lu Wilmot and Ron Collins.

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, “Nothing on Earth.” Furman then called role with 27 members present.

Meyers read the Sept. 1, minutes and these were accepted as read.

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

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Barbara Lampkin noted the bus leaves the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for the Sept. 19, train ride.

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

Social: Bill Danelorich, co-chairman, told members the club’s Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 8, at the CP’s Family Restaurant. More information will follow. On Sept. 20, the club will celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with cake and ice cream. Members will bring their own sandwiches and the club will provide drinks, chips and pickles. Sept. 22, members are asked to bring in baby pictures for a “guess who this is game.”

New business: Meyers announced the installation banquet for the 2017 slate of officers will take place on Oct. 20, at the Raindancer. Signups will begin at the next meeting on Sept. 15.

This week’s raffle winners were Millie Hitchcock and Vonnie Gutowski.

Show and Tell: Elaine Hoyt brought in an antique looking photo of her two year old great-granddaughter.

Readings were done by Barbara Lampkin and Furman.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with the 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.

Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Aug. 29) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Mary Jo Schwed and John Chrisman; second place, Arlene Comstock and Tom Farnan; third place, Chloe Correll and Jim Clauson.

The east-west winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Sheila Sammons; second place, Anne Campos and Conniejo DiCrattulo; third place, Nan Ferguson ad Eleanor Clark.

Arkell Center lists special events

CANAJOHARIE – The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for September.

Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, suggested $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call 673-2000 for reservations.

Each Tuesday: From 10 to 11 a.m. is the Tai Chi workshop, sponsored by MCOFA .

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday: From 10 to 10:30 a.m. is senior exercise program in the basement. Coffee after.

Each Wednesday: From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. is gentle yoga with Patty Pietrowicz, instructor, in the basement. $5 donation.

Events:

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: From 10:15 to 11 a.m. the Diet Club meets in the gallery. Call 673-2112.

Sept. 6: From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. is the blood pressure clinic by Home Health Care Partner’s Corp., co-sponsored by St. Mary’s and Nathan Littauer hospitals. Home Health Care Partner’s Corp. also provides health and Wellness information.

Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28: From 12:30 to 4 p.m. senior citizens pinochle card party. Donation $2, prizes and refreshments. If anyone wants to sub, call 673-5635.

Sept. 9, and 23: At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Senior Citizens meeting. At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9, the seniors will have bingo – $1 donation.

Sept. 13: At 6 p.m. Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce meeting. All welcome.

Sept. 20: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. the Montgomery County Mental Hygiene will present a Suicide Prevention Program. Light refreshments will be served. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Sept. 22:

From 9 to 11 a.m. Montgomery County OFA Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program public information session: Medicare Savings Program, Medicare Preventative and Wellness Services; Home Energy Assistance Program and OFA programs

At 1 p.m. water color class with Joanne Resch, instructor. The $10 fee includes all supplies needed to complete a picture the same day. Call 673-4408.

Sept. 24: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. defensive driving with Shults Agency. Reserve by calling 673-4408.

Sept. 26: At 6:45 p.m. DelNero’s bluegrass performance. All are invited.

Sept. 27: From 10 to 11 a.m. Alzheimers caregiver support group.

Sept. 29: At 2 p.m. is coloring day. Light refreshments will be served.

Broadalbin Seniors plan road trips

BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met Aug. 24, for the Office for the Aging luncheon, meeting and program. There were 52 in attendance.

The meeting was presided over by President Toni Hallenbeck.

Chaplain Mary Peck offered a prayer and led in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The roll call was read by Vice President June Zea, who also led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Sunshine: Charlotte Santo gave the report.

Program: Donna Chambers gave the report – the correspondence she sent out.

Since the day’s program was a horse race game, she read the list of names chosen for horses in a previous horse race.

The raffle winner was Jennifer Gilston, who donated it back toward the club’s Christmas party.

Hallenbeck, trip chairman, gave the report. The Sept. 12-15, Ocean City, Md. trip is all planned and numerous other trips are in the works. If interested in more information, call Hallenbeck at 883-3008.

It was voted to provide refreshments for the Fulton County (officers) Council meeting. Each club takes a turn. The meeting is Oct. 13.

Hallenbeck noted the sunshine, program, birthday and trips come to an end Dec. 31. She also noted members are to be thinking about who wants to be chairmen to these starting Jan. 1, 2017.

The program for the day was a horse race game in which some members participated. Besides the winners, those that stayed to the end each received $1 in cash.

The next meeting will be Sept. 7. The program after the meeting will be a representative from OFA who will discuss various programs and insurance for senior citizens.

Those on cleanup for the day were Sylvia and Al Zieliski. Eleanor Merritt and Betty Guadagno also helped.

If interested in the OFA meal, reservations must be made in advance and cancel if unable to attend. All senior citizens are welcome.

Senior Club slates upcoming meeting

CANAJOHARIE – The Canajoharie Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Arkell Center. Following the meeting, they will play bingo. All seniors are invited 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

Closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday

Fish sandwich, O’Brien potatoes, spinach, peaches.

Wednesday

Ziti with meatballs, tossed salad, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, cookie.

Thursday

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

Friday

Ham with plum sauce, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, oat bread, mousse.

Senior group reports on meeting

GLEN – The regular meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 30) 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.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck, which showed 34 members 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, reminded everyone of the Office for the Aging picnic on Sept. 16, at the Fonda Fairgrounds. She passed a couple of cards for absent members.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, asked if everyone enjoyed the Aug. 23, luncheon. The members expressed a wish for a short meeting before such a luncheon. D. Dorine Dimond offered to help cook. Next week is the first week to sign up for the trip to West Point.

A new addition to the bylaws was read for the first time.

There were a couple of humorous readings from Charlene Fonda, who also conducted a trivia game.

Guiffre gave a reading about the history of the Fonda Fair. Marlene Augustine said that the Christmas party will be on Dec. 6, this year.

The 50-25-25 was won by Pat Putman and Dimond.

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

Bingo followed.

50 Plus Club slates special dinner

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown will be having an in-house movie day at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8, at the center. The movie to be shown will be “Paulie” which is about a disobedient parrot, starring Tony (Monk) Shaloub, Gena Rowlands and Jay Mohr as Paulie. Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be provided.

The 50 Plus Club’s 50th anniversary dinner celebration will be Oct. 20, at the Johnstown Holiday Inn. More details will be available in the coming weeks ahead.

Stoner Seniors plan special event

CAROGA – For information on Tuesday (Sept. 6) Nick Stoner Senior Citizens 80 plus anniversary, call Shirley Holliday at 835-2442.

Perth Seniors plans casino trip

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens meeting took place Wednesday (Aug. 31) with 26 attending.

Anita Buse led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and a reading,” You Have the Power of One” and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Mary Kaupelis.

President Grace Eglin read the birthdays for the month of August.

Eglin read the secretary’ report and Mary Stachnik the treasurer’s report. Both were accepted as read.

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

The sunshine report was given by Maureen Phillips. A card was sent to Charlene Bartman and birthday cards were sent out to members. A sympathy card was received from the family of William Jazewicz.

Phillips, special events coordinator, needs people for activities for the months of October, November and December.

Nadine Werner, trip chairwoman, reported the Sept. 13, trip to Turning Stone has been cancelled. There will be more information for a trip to the Otsego Hotel in Cooperstown, Otsego County, at the next meeting.

Correspondence: A letter from HealthLink with activities and dates is available.

A motion was made to give a donation to the Broadlbin American Legion for the picnic that was held Aug. 10.

Eglin will call the elementary school for information on distributing the dictionaries.

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

Task Force hosts area musician

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. 8), the Red Rooster Cafe will present Frank Manning, who will be performing old favorites. 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 activities

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

Monday: Center closed in observation of Labor Day.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (scrambled eggs, toast, fruit) and free blood pressures taken by a representative from HealthLink – no appointment needed, both at 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 (homemade sloppy joes on a bun, tossed salad, vegetable, homemade cake), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting and activity, 6 p.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 and cheese, toasted English muffins, sausages and fruit, 9 a.m.; senior game day – pick from a variety of games at the center to enjoy with friends, 10 a.m.

Donated items needed: The center is looking for any donated items to be added to its Golden Corner’s fundraiser. Bring clean donated items to the center’s office.

“Dear Grammie.”

One of our readers asked: Is there any help in the community for grandparents raising their grandchildren?

Answer: Yes there is. The first step in finding help is not to be afraid to ask for it. Schools, churches, county Social Service Department, doctors’ offices and hospitals are all good resources in finding the help you need. Your local senior centers and Office for the Aging can assist you as well. If the Gloversville Senior Center can be of any help to you and your family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Luck Seniors slates mystery trip

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

Tuesday, Sept. 13 is a mystery trip. The attendees will depart the center at 8 a.m. to have a day consisting of several stops with clues given throughout, as to the day’s destinations.

The American Association of Retired Persons has a defensive driver course set for Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This course is offered for AARP members and non-members alike, and can help lower insurance costs. Pre-payment is required at signup. If interested, stop by the business office to register. Lunch is available onsite and refreshments are served.

The Johnstown Lunch Crew gathers every second Wednesday of the month for company and food at a local restaurant. The crew also has a raffle, and chooses the following month’s restaurant during lunch. If interested, call the business office to sign up.

The business office has discount cards for sale at $10 each, that benefit the Canajoharie Youth Football Team. These cards give discounts at many local businesses while helping the local youth. If interested in purchasing a card, stop at the business office or for more questions call 762-4643.

Iroquois Seniors plans train ride

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Thursday (Sept. 1) meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barbara and Bill Lampkin, Lu Wilmot and Ron Collins.

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

She then read the September birthdays – Wilmot, Sept. 4; Janice Lewek and Pat Schwartz, Sept. 16; Anita Bush and Frank Oleander, Sept. 19; Joel Szabo, Sept. 20; Tony Scott, Sept. 24; and Martha Hensel, Sept. 29. The September anniversary is Barbara and Ken Minch, Sept. 10.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Today I Give Thanks.”

Vice President Katherine Downing called role with 35 members present.

Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Aug. 25, minutes and these were accepted as read.

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

Office for the Aging: Furman reported that School Tax Relief program and Home Energy Assistance Program benefits are again available to any senior meeting the required qualifications.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz and Barbara Lampkin have 37 members and guests who have signed for the Sept. 19, train ride.

Wilmot from the Glen-Mohawk Seniors noted for the Sept. 28, Turning Stone trip, the $20 cost is with casino and bingo bonuses at the discretion of the casino. The final payment is due Sept. 20.

Wilmot also has a day trip to the West Point Military Academy on Oct. 12. The cost for this trip is $55. More information will follow. Interested parties should call Wilmot at 853-3906.

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

Social: Bill Danelorich, co-chairman, asked members for suggestions for the club’s Christmas party. More information will follow.

New business: Meyers announced the nominating committee for the 2017 slate of officers: Bev Fox, Delores Danelorich and Elaine Hoyt.

Our next meeting will be Sept. 8.

This week’s raffle winners were Ray Emanuele and Mable Bubbins.

Show and tell: Downing showed a twin sized handmade quilt she made in fall foliage colors.

The readings were done by Barbara Lampkin and Bill Danelorich.

The meeting adjourned. Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers, 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 THIS. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.