Senior Focus

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (March 13) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Susan Shaver and Arlene Comstock; second place, Lois Widdemer and John Chrisman; tied for third place, Ann Masala and Carol Brookins with Poppy Kiernan and Debbie Brown.

The east-west winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Mary Brusco; second place, Jean Loveday and Tom Farnan; third place, Sheila Sammons and Jim Clauson.

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.


Barbecue chicken, baked beans, carrots, oat bread, fruit cocktail.


Pizza burger, potato puffs, broccoli, hamburger roll, frosted birthday cake.


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


Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, Pacific blend vegetables, white bread, fresh fruit.


Macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, green beans, wheat bread, apple crisp.

50 Plus club hosts special speaker

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host a presentation by John DeValve on the birds of New York state at 1:15 p.m. Thursday (March 23). There will be a visual presentation and he will discuss the habits of and where to find the different birds in New York. Refreshments will be served.

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

Tower tennants report on meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Kingsboro Towers Tenants Association met on March 6. President Joyce Estey called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Betty Gugenberger, chaplain, read a poem, “Hapiness Lives,” then led in “The Lord’s Prayer.”

“God Bless America” was played on the piano.

Charlie Myers read the treasurer’s report and John Winn read the sunshine report. All reports were accepted by members.

Old business: Steps are being made to get the bingo game up and running again.

New business: The tenants were asked to send cards to Herbert Buyce, who is in the St. Johnsville Nursing Home. The Gloversville Transit System applications were available.

A St. Patrick’s Day dance party will be put on this month. Also every six months, tenants will be writing an article on things they or their children have done over the years. A woman will be in the office every Tuesday and Thursday to help the tenants out with this.

The 50-50 winners of $5 each were Erica Dye, Alma Frederick, Maggie Anderson, Cindy Vaughn, Laura Winnie. Margaret Manikewitz donated it back. Cake was served for the January, February and March birthdays.

The meeting closed.

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 (March 23), the Red Rooster Cafe will present Larry Cramer as Uncle Josh with seldom heard stories. This program has been re-scheduled from Feb. 9.

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 (March 20): Open art class — $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday (March 21): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (homemade pancakes, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (March 22): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; loom knitting class — start anytime, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (grilled hot dogs with toppings, homemade potato salad, fruit, homemade strawberry shortcake), noon.

Thursday (March 23): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; painting of glass demonstration — a donation of $7 per person — everything needed will be supplied in order to make a handcrafted gift for a friend or family member– paint and sip on a beverage of choice and free bread pass out, both 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (March 24): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; reflexology class — start at any time — $5 donation — postponed until April, 10 a.m.; chair exercises — sneakers are recommended — start any time — $5 donation — postponed until April and Writers Circle, both 11 a.m.

March 25: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (scrambled eggs with cheese, homemade pancakes, sausages, fruit), 9 a.m.; Breakfast Nook open mic show — bring special talent to share on stage with friends — all ages welcomed, 10 a.m.