Senior news in brief

Nov. 13 bridge winners announced

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Nov. 13 at the at the Johnstown Public Library.

The north-south winners were first place, Debbie Brown and Tom Farnan; second place, Poppy Kiernan and John Chrisman; third place, Ann Masala and Jim Clauson.

The east-west winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Sheila Sammons; second place, Jean Loveday and Mary Jane Fredericks; third place, Carlene Lankton and Gretchen Haight.

Christmas auction planned seniors

MAYFIELD — The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors Club met on Nov. 8. After the social hour Chaplain Carl Edwards read the devotion, “I ask for your guidance in all of my decisions.”

After the potluck luncheon President Bob Leach opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Nancy Hayes read the roll call.

Ann Mallin, sunshine chairman, sent out one card.

Lorrie Valk, secretary and Joan Bezio, treasurer gave there reports and were accepted.

Everyone was reminded that the money and food choice were needed for the Christmas party on Dec. 14, with the Lassellsville Seniors.

Janet Betler showed a catalog with Rada knives. The group will be doing a fundraiser with the kitchen products.

It was mentioned that there will be a movie at the Johnstown Movie Plex on Tuesday. The price has change to $6.

The seniors will be doing an auction with a Christmas theme at their next meeting on Dec. 6. The cookie committee for the meeting will be Lorrie Valk and Janet Betler.

There will be no meeting on Nov. 22, because of Thanksgiving.

After adjournment, drawings were held. The winners were Lorrie Valk, the door prize and $1 and she donated both back to the club. Nancy Hayes won the 50-50.

Senior group to take in Proctors show

FONDA — The regular meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was held on Nov. 14, with 32 members present. Following the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, “America” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano. Barbara Furman introduced her son, Robert Furman of the New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services — Office of Fire Prevention and Control. He discussed fire safety in the home and asked how many had their toaster plugged in. He left the seniors with several things to think about and/or take action on such as the distinction between collecting and hoarding; the weight of the electrical cords and how many are plugged in; check to be sure the detectors are working; and be sure the fire extinguishers are up to date.

The reports were given by the officers.

Lu Wilmot, trip chairman, reported on the buffet luncheon with all the food at the VoTec Center. It was mentioned that all liked how the students came out after the meal and mingled with the seniors. Their chef, Kevin Collins, was also available to answer any questions.

The bus will leave at noon Dec. 17, to Proctor’s matinee of “Melodies of Christmas;” the first stop will be a meal on one’s own at the Blue Ribbon diner. The show tickets are $25 for members; 11 seats are remaining. The trip committee has a trip to Wildwood, N.J. in mid June 2018. This four night vacation includes several things to do; price is $345 for members.

Joe Mancini gave an update on the Dec. 5, Christmas party at the Winner’s Circle, Fonda. The entrees are chicken parmesan, turkey dinner, or broiled or fried fish. Nov. 28, is the last day to sign up.

Beverly Guiffre has a signup sheet for anyone who wants to bring cookies for refreshments at the Fonda Reformed Church, following the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 26, near the Dollar General Store, Main Street, Fonda.

Motions were made and seconded to cancel meetings on Dec. 26, and Jan. 2, because the dates are so close to Christmas and New Year’s Day. The 50-25-25 was won by Mancini and Lois Collins; and a puzzle was won by Allan Taylor. The closing prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor.

Table four was in charge of the November social event. They served Subway subs, macaroni salad, potato chips, soda, water or coffee. The dessert was hand decorated cupcakes made by Barbara Furman who also handed out the pinecone turkey table favors she made. Dorine’s Little Lending Library has grown and everyone is encouraged to take a book to read. Bingo followed the luncheon with Peggy LaBarge calling.

The Nov. 21, meeting was canceled previously, since it is close to Thanksgiving.

The next meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors will be held on Nov. 28. The meetings start at 10:30 a.m. preceded by the social hour with refreshments. All seniors are welcome.

Ida McGinnis seniors plan trip to casino

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club had the Nov. 7, luncheon at the House of Pizza.

The 50-50 winners were Fran Garguilo, Jeannie McDuffie, Irene Viola, Linda Zilka, Edna Longo, Sherry Courtney and Karen Grich.

On Tuesday is the trip to Turning Stone. There are seats available. Call McDuffie at (518) 725-8396.

Nov. 28, there will be a meeting. The refreshment committee will be Betty Anderson, Norma Sowle, Janet Robertson and Marge Flint.

The Christmas party will be Dec. 5, at Harold’s.

Senior group plans Auriesville trip

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will not have a program Thursday, at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets in observation of Thanksgiving.

The STFSL will be taking their minivan to Auriesville on Dec. 8, for a Christmas light show — “Light the Knight.” Their Visitor Center will have cookies and cocoa and the gift shop will be open.

If passengers want to do some more shopping first, STFSL can stop at the Target Shopping Center in Amsterdam. If going shopping first, they would leave Northville at 4 p.m., stop in Mayfield at 4:10 p.m., and Vail Mills at 4:20 p.m. If they are going straight to the light show, they will leave Northville at 5:30 p.m., and Mayfield at 5:40 p.m. If interested in this trip, call the STFSL line at (518) 752-8737 and leave name and number and which trip the call is about. Also mention if wanting to stop at the Target Mall.

Senior center sets weekly schedule

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 (scrambled eggs, toast, doughnuts, 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.; open loom knitting, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (homemade beef stew, fresh bread, tossed salad, homemade pumpkin pie), noon;

Thursday: Thanksgiving day breakfast (hot scrambled eggs, homemade waffles, baked ham, fresh fruit, homemade apple and raisin cake, danishes), 9 a.m.

Friday: Center closed.

Saturday: Center closed.

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