Senior Focus

Bridge Club winners announced for Nov. 6

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Nov. 6 at the at the Johnstown Public Library.

The north-south winners were first place, Angie Parillo and John Chrisman; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Conniejo Dicruttalo; third place, Jean Loveday and John Quinn.

The east-west winners were first place, Chloe Correll and Arlene Comstock; second place, Naomi Avery and Jim Clauson; third place, Susan Shaver and Sheila Sammons.

Food drive planned for 50-55-plus Seniors

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Monday at the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St. The club is always looking for new members so stop by.

Reminder: November is food pantry month. Members are asked to bring in can goods or non-perishable food.

Today: At 11 a.m. there will be a meeting at the senior center for all officers to make up a calendar for 2018. The regular social meeting will be at 1 p.m.

Nov. 20, will be a Thanksgiving get together with homemade pies after a social meeting at 1 p.m. for the group.

Nov. 27, will be a social meeting at 1 p.m. followed by refreshments, playing cards and bingo.

Dec. 4, will be a regular business meeting at 1 p.m. Two drawings of their fundraiser will take place for December and January. There will be no meetings in January.

Dec. 11, will be a social meeting at 1 pm.; refreshments, bingo and playing cards.

Dec. 18, at 12:30 p.m., the fifth grade students will present a Christmas program. Try to attend so there is a good turnout — all seniors are invited.

The Gloversville Senior Club is selling McDonald’s books at their Monday meetings.

Thanksgiving lunch at 50 Plus Club

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Shirley J. Luck Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have its first Thanksgiving lunch at noon Thursday. Each attendee is to come as an Indian or a Pilgrim. There will be hot turkey sandwiches and cranberry sauce. RSVP by Tuesday.

Talk on drug interactions to be held

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, the Red Rooster Cafe will host Yvonne Major, prevention educator of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Prevention Council, who will discuss prescription and over the counter drugs and interactions. Becky White from Fulton County Office for the Aging, will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to assist seniors with any issues.

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 (518) 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 (518) 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 STFSL.org. For information about trips, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at (518) 752-8737 and leave a message.

Food and events set at Senior Center

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

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

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (poached eggs, toast, fruit) 9:30 a.m.; Coloring Book Club — free — open to all, 11 a.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (homemade minestrone soup, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a roll, potato chips, homemade cake), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, both 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.

Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (soft boiled eggs, toast, grilled sausages, hot homemade muffins, fruit), 9 a.m. In celebration of Thanksgiving, attendees will be making “toilet paper pumpkins” to take home, 10 a.m. Supplies will be provided.

Theater trip planned for Tribes Hill seniors

TRIBES HILL — The following are the meetings of the Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors. At both meetings: They began at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Jan DeJulius and Pam and Bill Jasewicz. Chaplain Barb Furman opened with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll was taken by Furman.

Nov. 2: Furman gave the reading, “Sunset,”

There were 36 members present.

The treasurer’s report was read by Pat Schwartz, assistant treasurer, which will be filed for audit.

Trip committee: Schwartz reported the next trip: Nov. 16, to Colonie Center; lunch at the Cracker Barrel at 11:30 a.m. The bus will leave the parking lot at 10:30 a.m.; stop in Amsterdam at St. Mary’s Church for pickup; departs Colonie Center at 3:30 p.m. Each member will be given $15 for lunch. She was able to get a larger bus to accommodate everyone who had shown an interest in going.

Furman listed a change to her previous chaplain’s report.

The minutes were read from the Oct. 25, meeting and were approved.

Sunshine committee: It was reported that a thank you card was sent to Stacey Kimball for the embroidered bookmarks all received at the installation banquet.

The 50-50 raffle winners were Pat Morreale and Vonnie Gutowski.

The meeting adjourned.

A Halloween costume parade followed the meeting with prizes. There were 15 members in costume The winners of the Halloween costume contest were Martha Hensel, Gutowski, Schwartz and Cheryl Meyers.

Nov. 9: Furman gave the reading, “Autumn Reflections.”.

There were 34 members present.

Trip committee: Schwartz reported that there are 50 people going on the Nov. 16, trip to the Colonie Center,

Lu Wilmot announced that the Glen-Mohawk Seniors will be having a bus trip to see “The Melodies of Christmas” at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady on Dec. 17. The bus will leave at 12:30 p.m. and dinner will be at the Blue Ribbon Diner.

Sunshine: Cards were sent out to various members.

Social committee: Pam Jasewicz announced the Christmas party is scheduled for Nov. 30, at CP’s Restaurant, Hagaman. Dec. 7, is the candy sale, with the club getting a portion of the sales.

The minutes were read from the Nov. 2, meeting and were approved.

President Sherry Meyers introduced the guest speaker, David Jordan, from the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, who discussed scams. He reported that the top scams geared towards seniors are as follows: Scams on Sweepstakes, Internal Revenue Service, grandparent, medical device, ghosting, jury duty. He also suggested that everyone should check their credit score and gave the website: annualcreditreport.com to do this. He also brought lottery calendars to sell.

The 50-50 raffle winners were Harriet Zurlo and Doris Schaefer

Show and Tell: Pam and Bill Jasewicz brought in glass pumpkins that they made at the Corning Glass Museum.

Elaine Hoyt had some readings.

Barbara Furman closed both meeting with their closing prayer.

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