Senior focus

Resident Jean Loveday, left, enjoys a cup of tea and cookies with Board member Doreen Ford at a recent tea held at Willing Helpers Home for Women. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Kruger)

Broadalbin Seniors slate Proctor’s trip

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Seniors meet every other Wednesday. The lunch is at noon, followed by the meeting. The next meeting is Wednesday (Jan. 11). For more information about the Broadalbin Seniors, call Toni Hallenbeck at 883-3008.

The Broadalbin Senior Trip Committee is working on trips for this year. They have tickets available for a March 2, trip to see “Wicked” at Proctors. After the show, those attending will travel to the Blue Ribbon Diner for dinner on their own. The bus will leave the Visitor Center at noon. The cost is $65. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Hallenbeck at 883-3008 or Nancy Weiss at 883-5396.

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.


Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, mixed vegetables, white bread, fruit cocktail.


Pancakes with fruit compote, sausage, applesauce, pudding.


Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, pears, frosted birthday cake.


Ham dinner, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, pineapple.


Pot roast, boiled potatoes, boiled carrots, oat bread, ice cream.

Senior group          reports on meeting

GLEN — The regular meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order on Dec. 27, by Vice President Alan Buck, followed by the morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck which showed 21 members present. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read by Olive Taylor which will be filed for audit. Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, passed cards for Joe Sullivan and family and for Diane Kniffen, whose husband has been ill. She had some pictures at the head table for anyone to see. Some of the pictures were of members who have passed away. She read a Christmas card from Mariel Levering and told us that Willie Vallieu has had a setback and is being treated. She gave a phone number for anyone who wanted to contact her.

A list was passed by Buck for anyone interested in starting a bowling team. On Jan. 17, the head table will have a covered dish luncheon. The cost is $3 for anyone who is not bringing a dish.

Olive Taylor had a few humorous readings.

The 50-25-25 was won by Auggie Augustine and Mary Fox.

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

McGinnis Club     reports on meeting

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

The opening song was “Auld Lang Syne.” The prayer was recited by Betty Anderson; “The Lord’s Prayer” and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by McDuffie.

The first verse of “America” was led by Sandy Yaccobucci.

Hi to Neighbors took place. There were 34 members present and two guests, Janet Roberson and Sue Uhlinger.

The secretary’s report and treasurer’s report were accepted as read.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to Fran Garguilo.

The 50-50 winners were Uhlinger and Olga Perez

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

There are still seats available for the Jan. 17, trip to Turning Stone. Call McDuffie at 725-8396 rio reserve a seat.

50 Plus Club        plans movie day

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will be hosting a senior movie day at 1 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 12) at the Movie Plex in the Pyramid Mall, Comrie Avenue. There will be three feature films to choose from and cost is $3 per person which includes movie, small popcorn and a small soda.

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 (Jan. 12), the Red Rooster Cafe will present a program on selling one’s home. Christian Kleug, realtor, will discuss “Things to Consider When Thinking of Selling Your Home.”

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 activities, events

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

Monday (Jan. 9): Open art class –$6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; board meeting, 4 p.m.; Supper Time Buddies Dinner Program — $5 donation (homemade beef stew, tossed salad, fresh bread, fruit, homemade chocolate cake), 5 p.m. Takeout available.

Tuesday (Jan. 10): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour —  $3 donation (poached eggs, toast, sausages), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Jan. 11): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (peppered steak with mushrooms on rice, rolls, vegetables, homemade brownies), noon; Adirondack Mountain Club, 7 p.m.

Thursday (Jan 12): Coffee hour and Gloversville Free Methodist Church Regional Food Bank distribution — this free food program is open to all citizens — the food is distributed until all are served or the food is gone — come early for there are no income requirements, both 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Jan. 13): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard — all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Saturday (Jan. 14): Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (homemade muffins, baked ham, fried eggs on a roll, fresh fruit), 9 a.m.;  free bingo — lots of chances to win non-cash prizes, 10 a.m.

Luck Seniors      slate casino trip

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

Jan. 18, the lunch crew will be going to Applebee’s.

Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon Blue Shield will be at the center.

Upcoming trips:

March 10, the first trip of the year will be to Turning Stone for Swinging Seniors Friday. The cost is $25 for all.

May 9, will be a trip to the Culinary Institute of America for a tour of the institute and eat in one of their restaurants on campus. The cost is $72 for members and $75 for non-members.

If interested or for questions regarding the trips, call the business office at 762-4643.

Wells Seniors        report on meeting

WELLS — The Wells Senior Citizen Club will start the year off with a business meeting on Jan. 11, with an update from Wells Town Supervisor Brian Towers, who will discuss the town and Hamilton County events. The meeting will start at 12:45 p.m. at the town meal site. Before the meeting, the lunch will consist of turkey pot roast, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots and strawberry shortcake. Those coming for lunch should call for reservations at 924-4066 and be there by 11:45 a.m.  The cost of the lunch is $3 for seniors 60 and over.

The seniors will get together for social events on the fourth Wednesday in January, February, and March. On Jan 25, members will have a silent free auction at the meal site taking place at 12:45. Lunch will be at 11:45 with a meatloaf dinner. Other social events will be announced.

The Christmas party in December at the Alpine Grill was organized by Dolores Margies, with dinner and the event included a visit from Santa (Brian Griffin).

The following will be the summer four planned trips.

June 11-18, an eight day, seven night cruise on the Celebrity Summit from Cape Liberty, N.J. to Bermuda and back. Call Mary Yee for the cruise at (718) 357-8398.

July 27, tour of the Fage Yogurt Plant, Johnstown and lunch at the Beardslee Castle, Little Falls, Herkimer County, and to visit the shops at 25 West as well as the Little Falls Antique Center.

Aug. 17, a trip to Vermont to visit the Vermont Country Store, to tour and see a show of the Friesian horses, and lunch to be announced.

Sept. 25-29, a five day, four night trip to Maine for $465. The trip includes a guided tour of Portland, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Victoria Mansion, Boothbay Railway Village, Seashore Trolley Museum, and much more. The trip includes four breakfasts and four dinners.

The Wells Senior Citizens Club is open to all those 55 or older. Dues are $10 a year. Contact President Brian Griffin at 924-2216 if interested in attending any of the events or for more information on the club or trips planned for this year. Look for us on Facebook at Wells, NY – Senior Citizens.

Senior group

names new officers

LASSELLSVILLE — The December 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.” A Christmas celebration was held in lieu of the regular meeting schedule with a prime rib dinner. Gifts were exchanged and names given out for the 2017 Secret Pals.

Genevieve Prime won the 50-50 raffle. A holiday basket raffle was won by Pat Buchanan. The successful fundraiser of food basket tickets was drawn and the winners were John French, Becky Trumble, Owen Diefendorf and Stacy Hoyt.

The Ephratah Rod and Gun Club donated a check for our seniors and a letter of appreciation was sent to them. A letter of appreciation was also sent to the town of Ephratah for their 2016 support.

A trip to the Log Cabin, Holyoke, Mass, for the Christmas show and luncheon and was taken by many of the membership.

The slate of officers for 2017 was noted as follows: Hill, president, Linda Christman, vice president; Karen Trumble, secretary; and Debbie Hall, treasurer.

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. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 9, weather permitting. For information on the club and its activities, call Hill at 993-5357.