Senior News In Brief

Bridge Club          announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Nov. 7) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

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

The east-west winners were first place, Jean Loveday and Susan Shaver; second place, Mary Brusoe and Jim Clauson; third place, Naomi Avery and Tom Farnan.

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.


Shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, corn, Italian bread, fruit cocktail.


Ham and cheesy rice casserole, beets, applesauce, white bread, brownie.


Turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner roll, pumpkin pie.


Fiesta chicken, confetti rice, Japanese blend vegetables, rye bread, whipped cream fruit medley.


Tangy meatloaf, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, pudding.

Senior Group        reports on meeting

GLEN — The following is for the Glen-Mohawk Seniors.

On Oct. 18, the seniors had their anniversary luncheon at the Raindancer with 37 attending.

Allan Taylor, chaplain, gave the blessing and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. While waiting to be served, D. Dorine Dimond gave a short history of the seniors. The Glen-Mohawk Seniors was organized on Oct. 21, 1971, by a group of 10 women who wanted to play cards and have a covered dish luncheon each week. These women were the founders and backbone of the present seniors who continue to be active in the communities of the towns of Mohawk and Glen and the villages of Fonda and Fultonville.

The program honored Martha Hensel, a 29 year member who is still active at age 96; Jeanne Streeter, a 28 year member, Marlene and Augis Augustine, Peg LaBarge, 25 year members; Dimond, a 24 year member.

Dimond installed the new officers for 2016-2017, as follows: Beverly Guiffre, president; Alan Buck, vice president; Phyllis Smith, secretary; Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary; Olive Taylor, treasurer; Allan Taylor, chaplain; Delores Dumar, Norma Egelston and Patricia Putman, trustees.

The prizes of the fall table centerpieces were awarded to Margaret Post, Connie Hoyer, Gretha Russell, Augie Augustine, Nancy Moore and Addue Forsey.

On Tuesday (Nov. 8) the regular meeting was called to order by Guiffre,  president, followed by the morning prayer given by Barbara Furman and the Pledge of Allegiance. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung with Furman at the piano. The attendance was taken by Furman with 28 members present.

The guest speaker, Byron Nilsson, known as “The Bee Man” and owner of the Jollity Farm, Fultonville,  was introduced by Furman. Nilsson, self-described as a writer and actor, got into bee keeping when his young daughter gave up refined white sugar in favor of honey. He said eating local honey from one’s own neighborhood by being exposed to low doses of the various pollens in one’s area, helps build the body’s immune system to those allergens. He explaned how bees create a new Queen. Nilsson told how to build and maintain a hive, harvesting the honey, and how to avoid being stung. He said a beekeeper must listen to the sounds the bees make which changes according to temperament from  “buzzing” to “get ’em” and is called  “hive mind.” Nilsson answered many questions and gave samples of raw wildflower honey. He  announced that there will be a concert with a performance by Ken Davison, musician, on May 5, 2017 at the Glen Conservancy Hall which is being refurbished through grant monies.

Lois Collins reported that the November pizza luncheon and a celebration of Margaret Post’s 90th birthday will be held next week. The pizza signup has ended. All are asked to stay for cake and ice cream.

Joe Mancini said 29 have signed up for the Dec. 7, Christmas party at the Winner’s Circle. Members pay $10  and the club will pay $6. The signup will continue until Nov. 29,  and the entree choices are:  chicken parmesan, turkey and choice of baked or fried fish. Marlene Augustine and Mancini are handling the invitations to dignitaries. The 50-25-25 raffle was drawn with the winners were  Esther Porcello and Lucille Douglas.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with an ending prayer given by Furman. Bingo followed.

50 Plus Club plans special luncheon

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Shirley J. Luck Johnstown Senior Center will hold its first soup and sandwich day of the season on Thursday (Nov. 17) at 12:30 p.m. You bring the sandwich and we will provide the soup! There will also be some Thanksgiving trivia fun and the sharing of Thanksgiving memories and traditions. All are welcomed and encouraged to bring their favorite Thanksgiving story like “Who Hasn’t Roasted The Giblets At Least Once?” Refreshments will follow, so stop by and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins.

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Stoner Seniors       reports on meeting

CAROGA — The Nick Stoner Seniors Nov. 1, meeting was opened by Grace Bevington Eglin.

The prayer by Barbara Belton was followed by a reading of Our Nation Prayer.

The Pledge of Allegiance was by Eglin.

The secretary report from Oct. 18, was passed out by Mary “Kitty” Riznyk and it was accepted.

The treasurer’s report by Shirley Holliday will be referred to audit.

The hospitality committee report was by Jean Griffin.

The next meeting refreshment committee will be Janice McLaughlin, Dorothy Blowers and Dave Nilsen.

The sunshine report was by Barbara MacFee.

The membership report was by Holliday.

The pen pal report was by McLaughlin. Everyone has received a letter from their pen pal.

The trip report was by Eglin. At 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 15) will be chair yoga at Town Hall; Thursday (Nov. 17) is trip to West Point; and Dec. 6, is Christmas party at Williams Inn. For trip information, call Eglin at 762-2537.

Correspondance: A thank you was received from Assemblyman Marc Butler for the group’s donation for the county veteran’s picnic.

Old business: MaryLou Patterson, chairwoman of election committee, announced the members running for office as follows: Eglin, president; Patterson, vice president; Marion Snell, secretary; Holliday, treasurer; Riznyk, correnspondence. Nilsen and Belton are checking into other places for trips. A discussion took place on having a card party or other activities before meetings.

There were 18 members and two guests attending the meeting. The meeting ajourned.

The 50-25-25 raffle was won by Martha Mongato and Sally Malagisi.

Perth Seniors    slates holiday party

PERTH — The Perth Seniors had their meeting Wednesday (Nov. 9) with 33 attending.

The meeting was called to order by President Grace Eglin.

Hello to Your Neighbor, “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Pledge of Allegiance took place.

The 50-50 raffle was won by Diane Rozdolski.

Maureen Phillips, secretary, read the minutes and Mary Stachnik gave the treasurer’s report and was accepted as read. Eglin gave the kitchen report. Rose Mathews gave the membership report noting three new members.

Phillips, special events coordinator, reported a card was sent to Walter Kowalczyk.

On Jan. 4, 2017, the group will have their New Year’s party. Bring finger foods.

Carl Haff reported he sold McDonald’s books on Tuesday (Nov. 8) at the Perth Center. Many members helped greet people and gave handouts about the Perth Senior Club. McDonald’s donated an orange drink, cups and baloons.

Ginny Stahl and Audrey Flint prepared the dictionaries for Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School. Eglin will find out what day the books can be handed out to the students.

On Nov. 23, there will be no meeting.

Nov. 30, will be a social meeting and will celebrate birthdays.

The next regular meeting will be Dec. 7.

On Wednesday (Nov. 16) Sylvia Zierak’s table will hold a variety raffle.

Eglin read the new slate of officers for 2017 as follows: Eglin, president; Anita Bush, vice president; Phillips, secretary; Stachnik, treasurer. The secretary cast one vote for each office.

Nov. 29, Elvis Presley lunch and show at Perthshire. Cost: $22 for members; and $35 for non-members. The money has to be paid by Wednesday (Nov. 16).

Pam Jazewicz’s daughter donated tote bags from Guilderland Center Rehabilitation and Extended Care.

Peter Betz gave Perth town report and assessor’s report.

Anyone interested in the Office for the Aging meals can call OFA at 736-5650 to make a reservation and call to 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 (Nov. 17), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Becky White of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, who will present “Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods.”

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 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 daily events

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

Monday (Nov. 14): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; Suppertime Buddies Diner — $5 donation — in celebration of Thanksgiving the center is serving (roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetablles, home baked roll, homemade pumpkin ginger bread — eat in or takeout available, 5 p.m.

Tuesday (Nov. 15): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (old fashioned crock-pot apple oatmeal, toasted English muffin, fresh fruit), 9:30 a.m.; apple tasting and paper pilgrim hat craft day —  come to taste a variety of homemade apple delights and make a paper pilgrim hat to take home, 11 a.m. $4 donation per person appreciated.

Wednesday (Nov. 16): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (homemade tomatoes soup, bacon-lettuce-tomato on soft roll, potato chips, homemade cake), noon; a representative from Eat Smart New York will be at the center to demonstrate how to make an easy dish of corny chili. Free samples will be available.

Thursday (Nov. 17): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Rainbow Play School Thanksgiving feast — family and friends are gathering together to enjoy a feast in celebration of the holiday, noon; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Nov. 18): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard — all levels welcome, 4 p.m.;

Nov. 19: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (fresh fried eggs, toast, grilled sausages, hot homemade corn bread, fruit, 9 a.m.

Needed at the center:

¯ Donated items for the Golden Corner’s Fundraiser. Bring clean, donated items to the center.

¯ The center’s food pantry is empty. Bring non-perishable fresh food items to the center to help those in need.

Luck Seniors hosts special speakers

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

On Monday (Nov. 21) is the trip to the Sangertown Square Mall. Cost is $35 for all with $10 towards lunch of choice in the food court.

From noon to 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) a representative from Fidelis Care will be at the center.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16)  representative from the Public Health Department will be at the center to talk about the importance of getting the flu shot.