Senior news in brief

Bridge Club          announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Nov. 14) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Jim Clauson; second place, Eleanor Clark and John Chrisman, Carol Brookins and Tom Farnan.

The east-west winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Lois Widdemer; second place, Nan Ferguson and Susan Shaver; third place, Arlene Comstock and Mona Blum.

50 Plus Seniors slates NYC trip

MAYFIELD — The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors met on Nov. 9, with their meet and greet.

President Carl Edwards opened up the covered dish luncheon with the devotion, “Twas the night before Christmas” followed by “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

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

Carl Edwards read a thank you note from the food pantry at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church for the $100 donation given for the holiday baskets.

Carl Edwards is stepping down from the position and Robert Leach will be taking over as president at the beginning of the year. The rest of the officers will remain the same.

Anyone who will be attending the Dec. 14, lunch at the Holiday Inn is to contact Nila Edwards by Dec. 9.

Valk mentioned the bus pickup schedule for the New York City trip on Nov. 22, will be as follows: Leaving Mayfield at 5:45 p.m.; pickup in Gloversville at 5:50 a.m.; and Johnstown at 6 a.m. The return time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The cookie committee for the next meeting on Dec. 7, will be Valk and Janet Betler.

There will be a grab bag at the Dec. 21, meeting. This is a bring one and take one type of present.

The meeting adjourned and the drawings were held. The winners were Valk, door prize, who donated it back to the club; Betler, the 50-50, who also donated it back to the club; and Ginny Hall, $1.

An auction was held with Sue Wemple being the auctioneer.

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.


Chicken in cream sauce, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, white bread, peaches.


Lasagna, tossed salad, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, frosted birthday cake.


Cream of broccoli soup, hot dog with sauerkraut, hot dog roll, mousse.


Closed for Thanksgiving Day.


Closed for Thanksgiving break.

50 Plus Club plans holiday luncheon

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold its next officers meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30. All club officers should plan to attend.

There will be no activities on Thursday (Nov. 24) or Friday (Nov. 25) because the center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The club will hold a Christmas party luncheon at noon Dec. 1, at the Raindancer Restaurant. There will be a choice of chicken parm, open hot roast beef sandwich or seafood casserole for dinner — all will come with salad, roll, potato, vegetable and coffee or tea. The cost is $15 per person. The tickets will be available at the senior center office with a cut-off date of Tuesday (Nov. 22).

For more information, call 762-4643 or to find out more about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and “like” their Facebook page at

Tower Tenants

report on meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Kingsboro Towers Tenants Association recently met. President Fred Haviland called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. and led in the Pledge of Allegiance and Maggie Anderson led 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 guest speaker was Jim Licardo from Fidelis Care, who discussed Medicare.

New business: The announcement was made — the nominations for new officers of the Tenants Association are as follows: Joyce Estes, president; Belle Bruse and Maggie Anderson, vice presidents; Charlotte Myers, secretary; Dawn King and Carol-Ann Berardi, alternates; Arlene Whittingham, treasurer; Betty Gugenberger, chaplain; Winn, sunshine.

A request was made for nominations from the floor but there were none so the nominations for this year were closed. The election will be held at the next meeting on Dec. 5; attend to vote.

A Thanksgiving dinner will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 24). It will be free for all residents. The signup sheets are on the bulletin boards for those who plan to attend.

Pat Lee is retiring this month and the group will be having a party to honor Lee for all she has done for the residents of Kingsboro Towers over the past years. The group is also in the process of securing a band for the party which will be donated by Frances Keene. Donations are needed for the refreshments. Watch the bulletin boards for more details regarding the date and time. Also, Haviland suggested sending flowers to Lee at DuBois, and the group voted yes on this item.

On Dec. 9, members of the Baptist Church will sing Christmas carols for the association. Check the bulletin boards for further details.

Simply the Best will be having a luncheon for resdidents from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, in the Community Room.

The annual Christmas dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. sharp Dec. 15, in the Community Room. It will be free to residents who have met the attendance requirement. The signup sheets will be posted on the bulletin boards shortly. The dinner will be catered by Audrey Mendetta.

The next movie night in the Community Room will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Check the bulletin boards for further details regarding the movie title.

The 50-50 drawing winners for November were: Margaret Manikewitz (twice), Beverly Montgomery, Joe Sierra and Orpha Lowell. Manikewitz, Lowell and Sierra donated the money to the Tenants Association.

The meeting closed.

Perth Seniors     cancel meeting

PERTH — The Perth Seniors met Wednesday (Nov. 16). “The Lord’s Prayer” was given by Anita Bush, a reading, “this day is yours to remember” and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The raffle was by Sylvia Zierak’s table.

There will be no meeting Wednesday (Nov. 23). The next meeting on Nov. 30, will be a social meeting and birthdays will be celebrated.

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

No OFA meal         at Task Force

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will have no Office for the Aging meal or program on Thursday (Nov. 24) this week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

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 slate activities

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

Monday (Nov. 21): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday (Nov. 22): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour —  $3 donation (scrambled eggs, toast, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Nov. 23): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (baked chicken, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, homemade orange cake), noon.

Thursday (Nov. 24): Thanksgiving Day breakfast celebration — $3 donation appreciated but not required (hot scrambled eggs, homemade waffles, baked ham, fresh fruit, homemade pumpkin and raisin cake), 9 a.m.

Friday (Nov. 25): Center closed.

Nov. 26: Center closed.

Senior group         reports on meeting

LASSELLSVILLE — The November meeting of the Western Fulton County Seniors was called to order by President Angela Hill, with the Pledge of Allegiance and recitation of “The Lord’s Prayer.” There were 24 members present.

Nancy Peck from Home-Health Care Partners took blood pressure stats from members, followed by a chair yoga lesson given by Jeannie Moller.

The secretary’s report was read by Karen Trumble. The treasurer’s report was read by Barbara Kravec, treasurer. All reports were passed, all in favor.

The Oppenheim and Stratford seniors hosted a Halloween well-attended ham dinner at the Stratford Center on Oct. 27. On Nov. 9, the Western Fulton County seniors hosted a chicken and biscuit luncheon at the Lassellsville Center for the Oppenheim and Stratford seniors with 62 in attendance.

Ray Jennings cooked a turkey for the Nov. 14, meeting, and members contributed everything else for a successful Thanksgiving dinner.

A prime rib Christmas dinner and party will be held for club members on Dec. 12, the group’s regular meeting date. Bring a grab bag.

Members are asked to bring food items for this year’s food basket fundraiser. Rose Nemecek is selling the tickets with the drawing to be held after the Dec. 12, meeting.

A slate of officers for 2017 was voted on and they are as follows: Angela Hill, president; Linda Christman, vice president; Trumble, secretary; and Debbie Hill, treasurer.

Barb Carpenter won the 50-50 raffle, and Rose and Marty Nemecek won the fall centerpiece raffle.

Anyone interested in attending the regular second Monday of each month noon potluck lunch and meeting is welcome at the Lassellsville Center, Route 29.  Come early to play cards or just visit. For information on the club and its activities, call Angela Hill at 993-5357.