Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday, Oct. 17, at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Naomi Avery; second place, Carol Brookins and Sue Herrick; third place, Doris McIntosh and John Chrisman.

The east-west winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and Angie Parillo; second place, Lois Widdemer and Tom Farnan; third place, Ann Masala and Eleanor Clark.

Senior group lists activities

CANAJOHARIE – The following is for the Canajoharie Senior Citizens.

A number of young people, under the direction of Norma Bowley, presented a musical program.

On Oct. 14, Sgt. Jason Nare of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department brought canine partner Gage and gave Gage’s background. Gage came from Czechoslovakia nearly five years ago. Nare and Gage continue to go through training. A demonstration also took place. The women from Arkell Hall joined the group for the programs.

On Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. members of the group are invited to attend the Office for the Aging meal at Arkell Center followed by a musical program by Gary Van Slyke. Reservations for the meal must be made by calling 673-2000.

On Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. the Ayres Animal Shelter will provide a program. Members are asked to bring items for the shelter such as cat and dog food, cat litter, as well as old pillows, blankets, rugs, etc.

The group has played bingo a number of times with each person paying $1 to play. The total of $75 for the year was donated to the OFA mealsite in Palatine Bridge.

Members attended the “burning of the mortgage” event on Oct. 6.

The members supported a member, Cindy Edwards, who participated in the Alzheimers Walk in Johnstown. After finishing the walk, Edwards received a T-shirt which other members signed.

The seniors are also donating food for the Fill a School Bus Project which the school is sponsoring.

On Nov. 10, will be a bus trip to The Beeches, Rome, Oneida County, for dinner and a show. For information and to sign up, call 673-5588.

All seniors 55 and over in the Fort Plain and Canajoharie school districts can attend the meetings. For information, call 673-2167.

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

Beef patty, sweet potatoes, lima beans, hamburger roll, mandarin oranges.

Tuesday

Loaded baked potato, fish nuggets, white bread, applesauce.

Wednesday

Ham with mustard sauce, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, Italian bread, lemon lush.

Thursday

Macaroni and cheese, green beans, stewed tomatoes and zucchini, wheat bread, frosted birthday cake.

Friday

Roast pork with gravy, stuffing, red cabbage, wheat bread, pudding.

50 Plus Club hosts speaker

JOHNSTOWN – The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will be having a covered dish Halloween party at 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 27) at the center. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring a slightly larger spooky dish to share with others, the spookiest dish will win a prize. After dinner Marty Quinn, the owner of Knox Mansion, will talk about local hauntings and ghosts.

The advance tickets are now available at the center office for the Nov. 8, takeout spaghetti dinner.

To find out more about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/

johnstown50plus.

Stoner Seniors slates road trip

CAROGA – The Nick Stoner Seniors had a covered dish costume Halloween party Oct. 18, prior to the meeting. The prize winners for costumes are as follows: Jean Griffin, most scary; Barbara MacFee, most original; Dona Dise, most funny; Dottie Richerson, prettiest.

Mary “Kitty” Riznyk opened the meeting.

The prayer was given by Barbara Belton for the blessing and then she read Our Nation Prayer.

The Pledge of Allegiance was by Riznyk.

Riznyk passed out the secretary’s report of Oct. 4, and it was accepted.

Shirley Holliday gave the treasurer’s report which will be referred to audit and it was accepted.

Griffin gave the hospitality and refreshment committee report.

MacFee gave the sunshine report.

Holliday gave the membership report and the club welcomed two new members, Lucille Unger and Mary Ann Hall, which gives the club 63 members.

Janice McLaughlin gave the pen pal report and noted a couple of substitutes are needed.

Riznyk gave the trip report noting the Dec. 6, Christmas party Williams Inn, Williamstown, Mass. will be $49 (open to all seniors). Contact Grace Bevington Eglin at 762-2537.

Correspondance: The group received a thank you from the Nathan Littauer Foundation for the club’s donation.

Old business: Marylou Patterson, chairwoman of the election committee, noted if anyone is interested in volunteering for vice president, call Patterson at 835-3444.

The 50-25-25 raffle was voted and passed to still have the raffle at outside functions with volunteers helping to sell tickets.

New business: It was brought up that club members would also like to do other things in addition to bus trips and parties such as going to the local theater or a night out. It was also noted to watch for phone scams and don’t give any personal information over the phone.

The meeting was attended by 28 and one guest.

The meeting adjourned.

The 50-25-25 raffle winnes were Marion Snell, first; and Griffin, second.

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 Mike Araya from the Hearing Doctor, who will give a presentation on hearing loss and new hearing aid technology.

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 events

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

Monday (Oct. 24): Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities and Rite Aid flu shot clinic, both 1 p.m.

Tuesday (Oct. 25): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (homemade pancakes, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Oct. 26): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Rite Aid flu shot clinic, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (homemade chili, fresh roll, vegetables, fruit, fudge bars), noon.

Thursday (Oct. 27): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Oct. 28): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.; Miss Colonial Pageant presents a Family Friendly Haunted House for Kids. Come to the senior center from 6 to10 p.m. for a family night of treats, ghosts and goblins. $5 per child.

Oct. 29: Walgreens flu shot clinic – no appointment necessary, 8 to 10 a.m.; Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (fried eggs, fresh toast, sausages and homemade breakfast pumpkin cake), 9 a.m. Wear the favorite Halloween costume at the open mic Halloween bash, 10 a.m. There will be prizes, treats, music and ghosts.

Dear Grammie: One of our readers asked: Can you make pie crust and refrigerate it until the next day?

Answer: Yes, you can! Follow the ingredients instruction; then you can roll it into a tube shape or a ball. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then refrigerate it. The next day let the crust get room temperature and proceed with original directions. Bake and enjoy.

Luck Seniors slates surprise trip

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

On Nov. 15, will be the thank you trip to Newport Market Place and then a surprise destination for a home cooked meal. There are still a few seats available. For the Nov. 21, Christmas shopping trip, will be departing the center at 9:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for all. Attendees will have shopping time and $10 toward a lunch of choice in the food court. If interested in either trip, call the business office at 762-4643.

Iroquois Seniors report on meeting

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors held their 2017 installation banquet Thursday (Oct. 20) at the Raindancer Restaurant with 47 members and three guests present. In the center of each table were cloth pumpkins adorned with orange and yellow maple leaves along with rust colored mini mums. Our favors this year, at each place setting, were various colored and shaped pumpkins-gourds.

Emcee Bill Danalorich welcomed members and guests and turned the program over to Chaplin Barbara Furman for the prayer and food blessing.

Danalorich then led members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Sherry Meyers welcomed and introduced the special guests, Tom and Kathy DiMezza, Amsterdam town supervisor; and Eric Mead, Florida town supervisor. Both men spoke a few words.

Following lunch Meyers held a short meeting.

Social: Pam Jasewicz, co-chairman, noted the Thursday (Oct. 27) meeting, Halloween there will be, a costume judging. Members will bring their own sandwich. Chips, pickles, drinks, cake and ice cream will be provided.

Meyers introduced Sylvia Burroughs, who did the installation ceremony for the 2017 slate of officers: Meyers, president; Millie Hitchcock, vice president; Barbara Minch, secretary; Barbara Lampkin, treasurer; Patricia Schwartz, assistant treasurer; Furman, chaplain; Allen Taylor, assistant chaplain and Elaine Hoyt, historian.

Lampkin presented gifts to outgoing officers, Katherine Downing and Genie Hojohn. A special gift was presented to Hoyt for the camera work and for making of the club memories.

Danalorich made closing remarks.

Furman closed the luncheon meeting with our closing prayers.

Senior news in brief

Arkell Center hosts special musician

CANAJOHARIE – The Following is for the Arkell Center.

Oct. 28: At 11:45 a.m. ham and scalloped potatoes meal ($3 donation). Call Office for the Aging at 673-2000. Directly following the meal, Gary Van Slyke will perform as the “singing cowboy.”

Oct. 29: At 11 a.m. Sues Crews Line Dancers will perform.

Broadalbin Seniors slate holiday party

BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met Oct. 5, for the Office for the Aging luncheon, meeting and program.

Chaplain Mary Peck led in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The Pledge of Allegiance followed.

The meeting was presided over by President Toni Hallenbeck. There were 52 in attendance.

Vice President June Zea read the roll call.

Linda Grey, secretary pro-tem, read the previous notes and took current notes. Phil Guadagno, treasurer, read the treasurer’s report. Both reports were accepted.

In absence of Donna Chamber, program chairman, Eleanore Campbell filled in reading the report.

A small quilt, donated to the club, was raffled off. Bob Rosenwicz was the winner. The money was put in the Christmas party fund.

The 50-50 was won by Janet Austin.

The birthdays for the month was given by Carol Cramer. “Happy Birthday” was sung.

Hallenbeck, the trip committee chairman, gave the report.

For information on any of the group’s trips, call Hallenbeck at 883-3008.

The next meeting will be Wednesday (Oct. 19), the last penny sale. Everyone should bring one or two new or slightly used articles – no clothing. The setup committee will be Judy and Rob Rosenwicz and Maureen Mickuki. Chambers will be the caller.

Charlotte Santo talked about the Christmas party of Dec. 8. It was re-voted to not have a grab bag. A $5 donation for a charity for those who want to participate.

The program was a combined group of senior citizens from Gloversville and Amsterdam leading and singing old songs. Eddie Goodemote was the director.

If interested in the OFA luncheon for the next meeting, order in advance and cancel if unable to attend.

All senior citizens are welcome.

Office for Aging list 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

Beef stew with vegetables, biscuit, rosy pears.

Tuesday

Pancakes with fruit compote, sausage, fresh fruit, pie.

Wednesday

Kielbasa with sauerkraut, German potato salad, Pacific blend vegetables, hot dog roll, German chocolate cake.

Thursday

Turkey with gravy, stuffing, broccoli, dinner roll, fruit cocktail.

Friday

Goulash, corn, green beans, rye bread, chef’s choice dessert.

Senior group hosted special speaker

GLEN – The regular meeting of Tuesday (Oct. 11) 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.

Jeff Smith, Emergency Management Director for Montgomery County, spoke a little about the new Emergency Management Offices and about the new technology in communications. He also discussed opiate overdose training and preparing for emergency situations. He said that the new Emergency Management office will have an open house at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 19).

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck, which showed 33 members and one guest present. Guiffre welcomed back Joan Daley. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read by Olive Taylor and will be filed for audit.

Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, said that the Johnstown Movie Plexwill have a senior movie day on Oct. 25, and that the Emerald Theater will have movie days on Nov. 8. and one in December. A number of cards were passed for members. She read the report for the year.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairman, said that the signup for the trip to Beeches has started. She reminded seniors going on the West Point trip to bring identification. She read the list of the 23 who will be attending.

Mary Fox said that the Halloween party is on Oct. 25, and the cost is $3. D. Dorine Dimond read the list of nominated officers for the coming year. They are as follows: Guiffre, president; Buck, vice president; Phyllis Smith, secretary; Olive Taylor, treasurer; Saltsman, corresponding secretary; Allen Taylor, chaplin; Pat Putman, three year trustee; Delores Dumar, two year trustee; and Norma Egelston, one year trustee. The position of historian will remain vacant. Since there were not other nominations from the floor, the secretary cast one vote to elect all offices.

The installation banquet will be at noon Tuesday (Oct. 18) at the Raindancer Restaurant. The cost is $10 per active member. There are 33 signed up to attend so far. Olive Taylor reminded everyone that dues are due for the coming year. Alan Buck read the report for the year. The treasurer’s books will be audited today and the trip books will be audited at a future date.

The 50-25-25 was won by Putman and Connie Hoyer. The extra gifts were won by Putman and Jeanne Streeter.

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

Some of the seniors left to take a tour of the new Emergency Management Offices.

McGinnis Club plans parade

GLOVERSVILLE – The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting was called to order by President Jeannie McDuffie.

The opening hymn, “God Bless America,” devotions, “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chaplain Lucy Ostrander.

The first verse of “America” was led by Mary Priolo. Hi to Neighbors took place. There were 37 present.

The secretary’s report was accepted as read.

The Halloween party will take place Oct. 25, with a costume parade and prizes.

For the Nov. 8, trip to the Beaches, those attending will leave at 9:30 a.m.

The 50-50 winners were Mary Jane Van Slyke, June Parker, Mary Szwec and Arla Fonda.

Seats are still available for the Turning Stone trip on Tuesday (Oct. 18). The next Turning Stone trip will be Nov. 15. Call McDuffie to reserve a seat at 725-8396.

The meeting adjourned, refreshments were served, and bingo was played.

50 Plus Club lists events

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., had it’s monthly business meeting at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 6. President Gary S. Locatelli opened the meeting with 25 people attending. Chaplain Kay Conrad led the group in a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Locatelli then talked about upcoming events including the following.

At 4 p.m. Oct. 27, a covered dish Halloween party at the center. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring a slightly larger spooky dish to share with others, the spookies dish will win a prize. After dinner Knox Mansion owner, Marty Quinn will talk about local hauntings and ghosts.

On Nov. 8, an Election Day bake sale and spaghetti dinner to be held at the center. The bake sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with homemade pies, cakes, cookies and other baked goods available for purchase to the public. The spaghetti dinner will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. with a dinner including, pasta with homemade sauce, meatballs and garlic bread. Advance tickets are available at the center office with a price of $5 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 as long as dinner lasts.

Linda Kelly, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting. Connie Clothier, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report and Ruth Gavin, sunshine girl, reported on cards she sent out.

Center Director Michelle Jones spoke about the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration dinner and an anniversary bingo to be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 18) at the center with special “anniversary” prizes. The event is open to all.

Dana Almy, trip coordinator, spoke about upcoming trips.

The meeting was adjourned by Locatelli, after which October birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated with a cake refreshments.

Perth Seniors report on meeting

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens meeting took place Wednesday (Oct. 12) with 28 attending.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Carl Haff.

Maureen Phillips read the secretary’s report and Mary Stachnik read the treasurer’s report. They were accepted as read.

Anita Bush led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and President Grace Eglin led in the Pledge of Allegiance. The kitchen report was given by Eglin and membership report by Rose Mathews.

Phillips, special events coordinator, reported sympathy card sent to Lynn Goosped and Jane Watroba and family.

Haff mentioned about more trips. A signup sheet will be passed around at the Nov. 1, meeting.

Mary O’Brien will speak Oct. 19, about Medicare.

New business: Bush reported for seniors to get flu shots. It is important that anyone over age 50 to get the shingles shot.

Eglin will not be at the Oct. 19, social event as she will be attending a meeting on Medicare and Social Security in Washington, D.C.

Eglin reported the nominating committee for the slate of officers: Mathews, chairwoman; Haff and Bush to be on the committee. The slate of officers will be presented at the next meeting and voted on at the Nov. 1, meeting.

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

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 (Oct. 20), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Amy Vandenberg of Tender Touch Massage Salon and Spa, who will discuss massage therapy. Beck White of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, will also be on hand from 11:30 a.m. on to help with any senior services questions or issues.

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 (Oct. 17): Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday (Oct. 18): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Oct. 19): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade cookies), noon. This is “wacky” Wednesday at the Vittles program. Come to lunch wearing clothes in an unusual but safe manner such as shirt on backwards, two different shoes, etc. There will be non-cash prizes for the most original clothing idea as well as other catagories.

Thursday (Oct. 20): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Oct. 21): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Oct. 22: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (homemade biscuit with egg and cheese, home fried potatoes, fruit, 9 a.m. Take a walk with a friend or sit together and look out a window at the changing leaves.

Luck Seniors plans trip

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

On Nov. 8, for election day, the center is having a spaghetti dinner takeout from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner cost is $5 for adults; and $3.50 for children.

On Nov. 15, will be a thank you day shopping trip. The cost is $15. Must sign up soon for the seating is limited. Call the business office for any information about the trips.

If interested, stop by the center or call the business office at 762-4643.

Iroquois Seniors report on meeting

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Thursday (Oct. 13) meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Mary Hart, Eleanor Gill and Barbara Minch.

President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and welcomed back vacationing and long absent members.

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

Furman then introduced the guest speaker, Terry Bieniek, county legislator for District 5, who gave an overview of the new county government from 2014 to present. Economic development projects were discussed, as well as infrastructure responsibility including buildings and the maintenance of 400 miles of county roads and 93 bridges. Efficient government is saving money while making improvements in the county and holding taxes to a minimum. The new county budget was also discussed and explained. A question and answer period took place after the presentation.

Furman then called role with 42 members present.

Minch read the Oct. 6, minutes and these were accepted as read.

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

Office for the Aging: Furman told members that the OFA has the 2017 Lottery Calendars on sale. The price is $20 each or six for $100.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz continued taking signups for the Nov. 10.

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

New Business: Meyers reminded members Emerald Cinema has started a senior movie day – $3 with free soda and popcorn and it continues on Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Also Hibachi House Buffet is offering an early bird special on those days.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is hosting a meet the author – Jack Kelly at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Kelly’s book, “Heaven’s Ditch – God, Gold and Murder” explores the spiritual and political upheavals along the Erie Canal from it’s opening in 1825 through 1844.

Unfinished Business: Signups closed for the Oct. 20, installation banquet.

This week’s raffle winners were Barbara and Bill Lampkin.

Show and Tell: Meyers showed a basketball size puffball mushroom that grew in her yard.

Pam and Bill Jasewicz showed members a 14 x 20 inch numbered, limited edition of a photograph taken by Thomas Mangelsen titled, “Eyes of the Wolf” that they purchased at a gallery in Park City, Utah while on vacation.

The meeting adjourned.

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

Local agencies honors Dick Solar

JOHNSTOWN – On Sept. 20, Deacon Dick Solar celebrated 35 plus years to the residents of the Wells Nursing Home and Pineview Commons Assisted Living. Solor was honored with a ceremony and plaque presentation before the residents, family and friends. Refreshments were served by the Wells House Auxiliary Committee.

Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Oct. 3) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and Debbie Brown; second place, Eleanor Clark and Jim Clauson; third place, Poppy Kiernan and Angie Parillo.

The east-west winners were first place, Nan Ferguson and Susan Shaver; second place, Doris McIntosh and Lois Widdemer; third place, Carlene Lankton and Ann Masala.

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 Columbus Day.

Tuesday

Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, peas, brownie.

Wednesday

Three cheese penne pasta, Italian blend vegetables, garlic roll, orange.

Thursday

Pot roast, boiled potatoes, country blend vegetables, dinner roll, mousse.

Friday

Cream of potato soup, chicken nuggets, oat bread, ice cream.

Senior group plans Beaches trip

GLEN – The regular Tuesday (Oct. 4) 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.

The roll call was taken by Barbara Furman which showed 33 members 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, said that the Johnstown Movie Plex is planning a senior movie day on Oct. 13, or 17. A few cards were passed for members.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, said there is a trip planned Nov. 9, to the Beaches for the Christmas show and a trip on Dec. 7, to the Golden Correll, Christmas Tree Shop and Washington Park to see the lights. Lu said that the trip committee will give $8 per active member toward the installation banquet. She asked for suggestions for next year’s trips.

D. Dorine Dimond said that St. Cecilia’s Church will have their rummage sale Oct. 14, and Oct. 15. All proceeds will go to the local food pantry.

Furman said that Tom Ciaccio will be the speaker for Nov. 1. The signup for the installation banquet will be for the next two weeks. The cost is $10 per active member.

Dimond said that she still needs someone for the historian office.

Jeff Smith will be the speaker next week. A tour of the new Emergency Management Office is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. that day.

There was a few funny readings from Joe Mancini.

The50-25-25 was won by Marie Dumler and Mary Fox.

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

Bingo followed.

McGinnis Club reports on meeting

GLOVERSVILLE – The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting was opened by President Jeannie McDuffie.

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

Hi to Neighbors took place. There were 36 present.

The July and August birthdays were celebrated. The winners were Bob Crouse for July; and Charlie Mae Jones for August.

The reports of the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read.

The 50-50 winners were Jeanette Fonda, Dorothy Roy and Linda Thompson.

The Christmas party will be Dec. 13, at Harold’s.

The motions were voted on and it was passed to have a white elephant sale.

This month’s trip to Turning Stone is Oct. 18, in which there are a few seats left. Call McDuffie at 725-8396 to reserve a seat.

The closing hymn was “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.”

The meeting adjourned, refreshments were served and bingo was played.

50 Plus Club slates pizza party

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main Street, will be having it’s monthly “lunch crew” get together at noon Wednesday (Oct. 12) at Partner’s Pub, Johnstown. It’s a chance to support local businesses and make new friends. Anyone who wants to attend should notify the center office no later than Monday (Oct.10).

On Thursday (Oct. 13) the Fulton County Senior Council will meet at the senior center at 9:30 a.m. with Broadalbin hosting. The Johnstown 50 Plus Club officers have invited officers from the other county senior centers to join them after at a pizza party starting at noon with games and some interactive entertainment and songs at 1 p.m. by Stan and Cathy Zdunek. Please RSVP at center office by Tuesday (Oct. 11).

Stoner Seniors celebrate milestone

CAROGA – The Nick Stoner Seniors celebrated their 38th anniversary Tuesday (Oct. 4) with a party at Harold’s Restaurant.

At the meeting, the prayer was given by Mary “Kitty” Riznyk.

The Pledge of Allegiance was by Grace Bevington Eglin, president.

The secretary’s report of Sept. 20, was passed out by Riznyk which was accepted.

The refreshment committee report was by Jean Griffin. The Oct. 18, cover dish Halloween party will be at noon. Everyone wear a costume (Prizes will be awarded).

The sunshine report was by Barbara MacFee. There were 14 birthday cards that were mailed out.

The pen pal report was given by Janice McLaughlin. The names have been given out and everyone should write now to their pen pal. The group is working with a new teacher this year.

The trip report was given by Eglin. The signup sheet for the Nov. 17, West Point trip with the cost of $49 was passed around. The cutoff date for the trip is Nov. 1.

Old business: Robert and Lorraine Bleyl have been raising funds for the donation of a wheelchair to Mountain Valley Hospice in memory of Marilyn Goodwin. The wheelchair was given with Lorraine Bleyl, Shirley Holliday, Eglin and Riznyk presenting. Lorraine Bleyl made 14 laprobes from donated yarn that will be taken to a nursing home. Marylou Patterson, chairwoman of the election committee announced the members who have agreed to run for office are as follows: Eglin, president; Holliday, treasurer; and Marion Snell, secretary. Patterson is still looking for someone for the vice president position. Call Patterson at 835-3444 and volunteer. One box of dictionaries have been ordered for eight Wheelerville Union Free School students. Additional dictionaries for next year’s third grade have been ordered.

New business: The question was asked if the group wants the 50-25-25 raffle when they have an outside function. A discussion was held and a motion to table until the next meeting. Also a question was asked and answered on who is paying for the Halloween gifts and prizes.

The meeting attendance was 28 with one guest, Jeanette Miller.

The meeting adjourned.

The 50-25-25 raffle winners were Alice Loux, first; and Donna Frank, second.

The door prize winners of a scarecrow centerpiece from the anniversary party: Myrtle Dermott, Louise Stock, Beverly Briggs, John Schwartz, Alice Loux, Dona Dise, Kathryn Powell and Dorothy Richerson. A gift of flowers from Riznyk for those helping on the anniversary party: Dottie Blowers and Dise.

On Thursday (Oct. 13), at 9:30 a.m. refreshments will be served before the Fulton County Senior Coucil meeting at the Shirley J. Lucl Senior Center. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. All club members can attend.

Oct. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. is the Fulton County veterans’ picnic at the American Legion Post pavilion, Broadalbin. No charge for veteran and one guest. Reservations are limited and need to be made by Oct. 13, at dmacvean@gmail.com or call 762-6486.

Nov. 1, club meeting and voting for officers to take office first meeting in December.

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 (Oct. 13), the Red Rooster Cafe will present Karen Sagan, a registered nurse and community educator with HealthLink, who will present “Managing Strees: Goal Setting and Decision Making.”

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 slate events

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

Monday (Oct. 10): Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; Suppertime Buddies Diner – $5 donation (baked ham, scalloped potatoes, steamed vegetables, homemade biscuits, homemade cookies, 5 p.m. Takeout available.

Tuesday (Oct. 11): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (fried eggs, toast, sausages), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Oct. 12): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (homemade chicken a-la-king, homemade biscuits, vegetables, ice cream), noon; Adirondack Mountain Club, 7 p.m.

Thursday (Oct. 13): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; senior center and Salvation Army after-school program craft – the children will at the center to join seniors in an easy fall craft and refreshment will be served, 4:30 p.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Oct. 14): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Oct. 15: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (breakfast pizza, raisin toast, fruit, 9 a.m. There will be free pumpkins to carve and take home.

Iroquois Seniors report on meeting

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Thursday (Oct. 6) meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Mary Hart, Eleanor Gill and Barbara Minch.

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

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Power of Little Things.”

Furman introduced the guest speaker, Byron Nilsson, who gave an overview of his hobby – beekeeping. Honeybees live in colonies with one queen running the whole hive. Worker honeybees are all females and are the only bees most people ever see flying around outside of the hive. They forage for food, build the honeycombs, and protect the hive.

Barbara Furman then called role with 35 members present.

Meyers read the October birthdays: Helen Dufel and Charlene Fonda, Oct. 11; Furman, Oct. 21; and Dolores Jager, Oct. 23. The anniversary is Lynn and Donald Gregoire, Oct. 21.

Barbara Minch read the Sept. 29, minutes and these were accepted as read.

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

Furman had nothing to report but is still requesting old cell phones.

Trip committee: Patty Schwartz told members signups begin next week for the Nov. 10, trip.

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

Social: Bill Danelorich noted the next party will be for Halloween. The group will do lunch, costumes, prizes and games. Members are to start looking for items for a November auction.

New Business: Meyers again asked club members for nominations from the floor. There were none. Minch cast one vote for the slate as read.

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

This week’s raffle winners were Wilmot and Millie Hitchcock.

Show and Tell: Pam Jasewicz showed off some rocks she collected on her trip along with two bracelets she purchased.

The next meeting will be Thursday (Oct. 13) and our guest speaker will be Terry Bieniek, Montgomery County kegislator.

The readings were done by 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 club 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 (Sept. 26) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Debbie Brown; second place, Eleanor Clark and John Quinn; third place, Carol Brookins and Ann Masala.

The east-west winners were first place, Carlene Lankton and Jim Clauson; tied for second place, Angie Parillo and Naomi Avery with Doris McIntosh and Chloe Correll; third place, Jean Loveday and Tom Farnan.

Arkell Center lists special events

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

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. the Tai Chi workshop No. 11 continues, 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:

Oct. 4: 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 Nathal Littauer hospitals. Home Health Care Partner’s Corp. also provides health and Wellness information.

Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26: 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.

Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27: From 10:15 to 11 a.m. the Diet Club meets in the gallery. Call 673-2112.

Oct. 11: At 6 p.m. the Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce meeting – all welcome.

Oct. 14: At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Sr. Citizens meeting; at 1:30 p.m. a Canajoarie police officer with canine partner will be the guests.

Oct. 20: At 10 a.m. Dementia Conversations will be presented by Meagan DeMento of Alzheimer’s Association.

Oct. 25:

From 10 to 11 a.m. Alzheimers caregiver support group.

At 2 p.m. a coloring day. Refreshments will be served.

Oct. 27: At 1 p.m. water color class with Joanne Resch, instructor. The $10 fee includes all supplies needed to complete a same day picture. Call 673-4408.

Nov. 10: The Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club trip to the Beeches Inn and Conference Center to see “Christmas in the Fifties.” Cost: $48 for members; $53 for non-members – includes transportation, luncheon and show. Will depart at 9:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. For more information, call 673-5588.

Broadalbin Seniors report on meeting

BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met Sept. 21, for the Office for the Aging luncheon, meeting and program.

Chaplain Mary Peck read an article and led in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” The Pledge of Allegiance was also done.

The roll call was read by Vice President June Zea, who also precided over the meeting in absence of the president. There were 38 in attendance due to some being on a trip.

In absence of the secretary, Ruth Lee was secretary pro-tem. The reports of the secretary and Phil Guadagno, treasurer, were accepted.

Sunshine: Charlotte Santo gave the report on sick members.

Program: Donna Chambers gave the report on sick members. The Oct. 19, penny sale will benefit the Christmas party.

She also noted she will be inviting the Broadalbin-Perth school choir to come and sing for the group.

The raffle winner was Marilyn Quinn.

Chambers read some humorous readings.

For the Christmas party, Santo led a discussion on a grab bag. It was decided to continue the tradition of a $10 grab bag for those wishing to participate.

Trips: Zea gave a report on the Ocean City, Md. trip. On Tuesday (Oct. 4) will be the Otsega Hotel and Fly Creek Cider Mill, Cooperstown, Otsego County. Transportation is on one’s own. Anyone is welcome to attend with a reservation. Contact Hallenbeck at 883-3008 for more trips and information.

The cleanup committee consisted of Dorothy Putman and Eleanor Campbell.

Bingo followed. The winners were Carol Armitae, Campbell, Chambers, Jean Montgomery, Eleanor Merritt, Betty Guadagno, Sue Crawford and Phil Guadagno. All won $1 with last game.

The next meeting will be Oct. 5. If interested in OFA meal, reservations need to be made in advanced and cancelled if unable to attend. The program for the day is not available at this time.

All senior citizens are welcome.

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 and wild rice casserole, beets, applesauce, white bread, peaches.

Tuesday

Baked fish with lemon sauce, seasoned noodles, spinach, rye bread, cookie.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

Omelet, hash browns, sausage, muffin, pineapple.

Senior group reports on meeting

GLEN – The regular meeting Tuesday (Sept. 27) 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 36 members and one guest present. Guiffre welcomed Nancy Moore as a new member.

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

In the absence of the corresponding secretary, Guiffre read a thank you note from the Frothingham Free Library for the group’s recent donation. D. Dorine Dimond asked if anyone knew of anyone that needed a card.

Dimond read the menu for the Oct. 18, installation banquet. She said that we still need a secretary and an historian to serve next year. Agendas were available for next month at the head table.

There were a few humorous readings from Joe Mancini.

The 50-25-25 was won by Ruth Burke and Lucille Douglas.

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

A ziti luncheon with entertainment followed.

50-55 Plus Club slates party

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St. New members are always welcome.

Oct. 3, will be a business meeting at 1 p.m. The club will be drawing their fourth winner from the benefit held. Honoring birthdays will follow. Members can bring snacks or cookies. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Oct. 10, will be the Columbus Day observance – no meeting. Center will be open.

Oct. 13, the Senior Council meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Johnstown Senior Center.

Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. the club will be celebrating its 41st annual anniversary with a covered dish. Members need to bring a dish to share. Nancy Gacek, chairwoman, will have a signup sheet on Monday for those attending to sign their name and what they are bringing. The induction of new club officers for 2016-2017, will be done by Chaplain Trudy Yost.

Oct. 24, will be a social meeting, refreshments, cards and bingo.

Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. will be the Halloween parade and party, social, cards and bingo. Everyone wear a costume.

50 Plus Club plans business meeting

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold it’s officers meeting at noon Thursday (Oct. 6) in which all club officers should plan to attend. A business meeting will be held at 1:15 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Following the business meeting, there will be cake to celebrate all those having birthdays and anniversaries during the month of October.

New memberships and renewals for the 50 Plus Club are now being taken at the center office. Memberships are for January through December, so sign up now and get a few months free. The cost for Johnstown city and town residents is $12 per year; all other areas is $14 per year.

Stoner Seniors plans road trips

CAROGA – The Nick Stoner Seniors meeting took place Sept. 20, with 20 in attendance.

“The Lord’s Prayer” was led by Barbara Benton and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Grace Bevington Eglin. The greetings and Hello to Neighbors took place.

Committee reports were given as follows: Mary “Kitty” Riznyk, secretary; Shirley Holliday, treasurer; Jean Griffin, hospitality; Barbara MacFee, sunshine; Holliday, membership; Janice McLaughlin pen pal with 12 pen pals; Eglin, trip.

The correspondences were read and taken care of.

Old business: A wheelchair was donated to Mountain Valley Hospice in the remembrance of Marilyn Goodwin with most of the funds given by Lorraine and Robert Bleyl. The 38th anniversary party plans were finalized.

The new business was discussed and taken care of with focus on dictionary giveaways and elections of club officers.

Refreshments were served. After the meeting, the 50-25-25 raffle was drawn and bingo was played.

From 3 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 1) is the roast beef dinner at Wheelerville Union Free School.

At noon Tuesday (Oct. 4) is the club’s 38th anniversary party at Harold’s Restaurant.

Oct. 13: The Fulton County Senior Council at Shirley J. Luck Senior Center. At 9:30 a.m. refreshments will be served and at 10 a.m. will be the meeting.

Oct. 16: Fulton County veterans picnic at the Broadalbin American Legion Post Pavilion. No charge for a veteran and one guest. Reservations are necessary and limited. Reservations by Oct. 13, at dmacvean@gmail.com or call 762-6486.

Oct. 18: At noon will be the Halloween costume party.

Trips:

Nov. 17: The West Point cost is $49 – open to all seniors hosted by Nick Stoner Seniors. The group’s Dec. 6, Christmas party at the Williams Inn is open to all seniors. For information on either trip, call Eglin at 762-2537.

Perth Seniors plan Halloween party

PERTH – The Perth Senior Citizens meeting took place Wednesday (Sept. 28) with 25 attending.

Anita Bush led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and a reading, “You’re in Charge” and President Grace Eglin led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The birthdays for the month were read.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Francis Smith.

Maureen Phillips read the secretary’s report and Mary Stachnik read the treasurer’s report and were accepted as read.

The kitchen report was by Eglin and the membership report by Rose Mathews. The new additions to the member address list were handed out.

Phillips, special events coordinator, reported on the get well cards sent out to members. For the Oct. 19, can raffle – bring three to five canned food or non-perishable items. Oct. 26, will be the Halloween party with parade and prizes for costume worn.

Eglin reported the Nov. 3, trip to the Otsego Hotel, Cooperstown, Otsego County, has been cancelled. The Dec. 14, the Christmas party will be held at Nicholenus at noon. Audrey Flint read the menu. A thank you was received from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the donation in memory of Gloria Sparks. The dictionaries will be ordered for Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School. Audrey Flint and Ginny Stahl will be in charge of stamping children’s names in books. Need volunteers to help.

The information about McDonald’s books to be used at a later date.

The social event of Sept. 21, had 28 attending.

The prayer was by Bush and the Pledge of Allegiance was by Eglin. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Bush. A get well card was sent to Sally Kreucznas and was signed by members.

There was a variety raffle with seven door prizes and won by members.

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

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 (Oct. 6), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Tracy Paradise, care navigator with Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services, who will discuss a new grant that provides free respite to Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. All October birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Judy Wilcox.

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 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.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (scrambled eggs, toast, sausages) free blood pressures taken by a representative from HealthLink – no appointment needed, all 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 cream of potato soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, chips, homemade vanilla cake.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, adult coloring book day – coloring is good for all ages and an inexpensive way to maintaining a good sense of wellbeing – supplies will be provided, both 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.

Oct. 1: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (soft breakfast taco filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, grilled mushrooms and onions, homemade potato cakes and fruit, 9 a.m. After breakfast pick a free Spooky Halloween card to send to someone special.

Oct. 2: Spooky Sparkly Beauty Pageant Fundraiser – bring a camera and be ready to smile, 3 p.m. Contestants are age’s newborn up to young adult. Anyone interested in entering the pageant can do so by calling 775-8648.

The senior center’s food pantry is empty. The cente is in need of any donated non-perishable fresh food items.

Luck Seniors hosts driver safety course

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

Some members of the center and others will be departing the center at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4) for their Lake George dinner theater trip.

On Wednesday (Oct. 5) the center will host the American Association of Retired Persons Safe Driver Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. .

The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, housed at the center, is getting ready to celebrate their upcoming 50th anniversary. If anyone has any questions, call the business office at 762-4643.

Iroqouis Seniors plan road trips

TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Sept. 29, 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 wished a happy birthday to their oldest female member, Martha Hensel, who turned 96 years of age.

Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Precious Gifts.” Furman then called the role with 40 members and one guest present, Susan Kaye from Wheatfield, Ind., daughter of member Mary Hart.

Meyers read the Sept. 22, 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 told members the next club trip will be Nov. 10. Lunch will be at the Cracker Barrel, East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, and shopping will follow at the Christmas Tree Shop and other stores in the Colonie Center Mall.

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

New business: Bev Fox, co-chairman of the nominating committee, gave the second-time reading of the 2017 slate of officers. Meyers again asked club members for nominations from the floor. There were none.

Unfinished business: Signups continued for the installation banquet.

This week’s raffle winners were Nora Olender and Nancy Emanuele.

Show and Tell: Barbara Lampkin showed a hand crotched baby blanket in baby blues, greens, yellows and pinks.

The next meeting will be Thursday (Oct. 6) and Meyers reminded members to bring in paper and canned good for the food pantry. Byron Nilsen, beekeeper from Schenectady, will be our guest speaker.

Readings were done by Barbara Lampkin, Meyers and Furman.

Before adjournment, the group sang “Happy Birthday” to Hensel.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers, a thought for the day followed by a food blessing for our birthday-anniversary luncheon.

Anyone who enjoys overnight and day trips, luncheons and wants to meet new people, make new friends and spend a delightful hour or so of games and camaraderie is invited to join the T.H.I.S. The club meets every Thursday at 10 am at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.