Senior news in brief

50 Plus Seniors     reports on meeting

MAYFIELD — After the social hour, the Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors had its Office for the Aging Christmas luncheon. President Carl Edwards opened the luncheon with “The Christmas Prayer.”

Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda LaVada, vice president read the roll call.

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

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

Bezio also mentioned that dues for 2017 are due at the meeting on Wednesday (Jan. 4). There will be a picnic for the new beginnings. Bring a drink and a covered dish. The place settings, hot dogs and rolls will be provided. Carl Edwards will be the chef cooking the hot dogs. Dessert will be provided by Judy Berger and Sharon Leach.

Carl Edwards handed over the gavel to Bobby Leach, who is taking over the presidency.

The meeting adjourned.

The drawings were held. The winners were Joan Bezio, the door prize; Lois Edwards, the 50-50; and Janet Betler, $1. All of the winnings were donated back to the club.

The birthday card went to Fern Evans.

Bingo was played.

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.


Closed for New Year’s.


Parmesan crusted chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, white bread, mandarin oranges.


Baked fish with lemon sauce, seasoned rice, spinach, rye bread, brownie.


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


Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, corn, dinner roll, cookie.

50 Plus Club plans officers meeting

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold its first officers meeting of the new year at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 5). All club officers should plan to attend. A business meeting will be held after at 1:15 p.m. All are invited to attend. A celebration of January birthdays and anniversaries will follow with cake and refreshments.

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. 5), at the Red Rooster Cafe, Gail Cramer, will discuss the history of local newspapers.

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 (Jan. 2): Open art class — $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday (Jan. 4): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour and free blood pressures taken by a representative from HealthLink — no appointment needed, both 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (scalloped potatoes and ham casserole, fresh baked bread, vegetables, homemade cookies), noon.

Thursday (Jan. 5): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Jan. 6): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard — all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Saturday (Jan. 7): Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (croissants with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, fruit and sausages), 9 a.m. Especially on Saturdays, everyone loves being cozy and comfortable. Wear your favorite pajamas to breakfast today to have a chance of winning non-cash prizes.

Western Fulton        group files report

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, a registered nurse 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 November 9, our seniors hosted a chicken ‘n 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.

Members are asked to bring food items for this year’s food basket fundraiser.

A slate of officers for 2017 was voted on with officers as follows: Hill, president, Linda Christman, vice president; Trumble, secretary; and Debbie Hall, 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, State Route 29. Come early to play cards or just visit. For information on the club and its activities, call Hill at 993-5357.