Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Nov. 21) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Debbie Brown and Ed Hornidge; second place, Betty Burchell and Joles Yarborough; third place, Gretchen Haight and John Chrisman.

The east-west winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and Ann Masala; second place, Doris McIntosh and Lois Widdemer; third place Sheila Sammons and Susan Shaver.

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.


Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, squash, oat bread, pineapple.


Pork chop, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, rye bread, rice pudding.


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


Pot roast, boiled potatoes, carrots, dinner roll ambrosia.


Turkey divan in broccoli sauce, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, wheat bread, cinnamon coffee cake.

50-55 Plus          Seniors list events

GLOVERSVILLE — The following is for the Gloversville 50-55 Plus Seniors who meet at the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County.

The club had Diedrie Roamer from the Office for the Aging at their Nov. 1, meeting, who gave an update on programs the OFA has available for seniors.

At 1 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) will be the club’s Christmas party and dinner at Harold’s Restaurant. Any member or guest who is planning to attend needs to pay Monday (Nov. 28) at the club meeting at the senior center. The music will be by The Sophisticats.

At 1 p.m. Dec. 5, will be the business meeting followed by honoring the December birthdays of  members, cake, social and raffle drawing number 6.

Dec. 12, will be a social meeting with refreshments, bingo and cards.

At 12:15 p.m. Dec. 19, will be a Christmas program with the Gloversville High School students, under the direction of Kim Miseno. Christmas cookies and refreshments will be served. A social meeting will follow.

At 1 p.m. Dec. 26, will be a social meeting and honoring January birthdays with cake and raffle drawing number 7. Members will also celebrate New Year 2017.

Senior group          reports on meeting

GLEN — The following are for the Glen-Mohawk Seniors. At both meetings: The regular meetings were called to order by President Beverly Guiffre. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano.

Nov. 15: The morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The roll call was taken by Furman, which showed 34 members present. The secretary’s report was read and approved with a correction by Lu Wilmot and Addie Forsey. The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor and will be filed for audit.

Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, read a letter from Thomas Ciaccio which answered a number of questions from his previous visit. She received letters of request from the Salvation Army and the Red Cross.  She passed a HealthLink flier to each table for anyone to see. A couple of cards were passed for members.

Lu Wilmot, trip committee chairwoman, said 21 people have signed up to go on the Dec. 7, trip to the Capital Lights.

Joe Mancini said the deadline to signup for the Christmas party is Tuesday (Nov. 29).

Furman showed an afghan that she recently finished. She also gave a reading.

The 50-25-25 was won by Mancini and Phyllis Smith. An extra gift was won by Margaret Post.

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

A pizza luncheon and a celebration of Posts’ 90th birthday followed.

Nov. 22: The morning prayer given by Furman and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck which showed 29 members present. The secretary’s report was read and approved.

Saltsman asked if anyone needed a card and D. Dorine Dimond said her sister has pneumonia. Saltsman gave an update on Willie Vallieu’s progress. She is working on getting the bylaws out to absent members.

Wilmot said for the Dec. 7, trip to the Capital Lights in Washington Park, the bus will leave at 1 p.m.

Pete Nelson reported on last week’s luncheon and said that 31 people attended.

Mancini said 40 people signed up for the Christmas party at noon Dec. 6, at the Winners Circle, Fonda.

Guiffre asked if anyone was interested in canceling the meetings for Dec. 27. and Jan. 3, 2017.  The majority present voted to have the meetings.

Mancini had a couple of humorous readings.

The 50-25-25 was won by Esther Porcello and Greta Russell.

A meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with a thought for the day and an ending prayer given by Furman.

Bingo followed.

50 Plus Club     slates luncheon

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

The club’s Christmas party luncheon will be at noon Thursday (Dec. 1) at the Raindancer Restaurant.

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

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 (Dec. 1), the Red Rooster Cafe will host Jayne Mulligan, who will discuss the Little Angel Gowns Program. The December birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Terry Frank.

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 events, activities

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

Monday (Nov. 28): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday (Nov. 29): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (homemade waffles, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Nov. 30): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (grilled hamburgers with Italian spices on bun, french fries, vegetables, apple spice cake), noon.

Thursday (Dec. 1): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting, activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Dec. 2): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard — all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Dec. 3: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (fried eggs sandwich with cheese and sausage, fruit, yogurt and granola), 9 a.m. Choose from one of our many free Christmas cards to send to someone special.

Luck Seniors      collects toys, food

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

The center has a Toys for Tots box and food pantry box, located in the lobby at the center. The staff at the center is asking for unwrapped toys and non-perishable canned or boxed foods.

The officers have made a Christmas tree which sits in the dinning room and requesting hats and mittens for children and when the tree is full (at Christmas time) they will find a children’s program and deliver the donations.

The officers also made a second Christmas tree called “Christmas Bells” — in memory or in honor of a loved one, with donations from the tree going to the Community Band. Stop on by and support these great causes.