Senior Focus

Bridge club winners announced for Dec. 18

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Dec. 18 at the at the Johnstown Public Library.

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

The east-west winners were first place, Angie Parillo and Gretchen Haight; second place, Arlene Comstock and Carlene Lankton; third place, Mary Jane Fredericks and Tom Farnan.

Turning Stone trip planned for Jan. 16

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club had no formal meeting on Dec. 19. The group had refreshments and played bingo.

The 50-50 winners were Norma Sowle and Julie Hall.

It was voted on Dec. 12, to send monetary donations to the Salvation Army and Warm the Children. The seniors collected non-perishable food for the Salvation Army food pantry and diapers for No Bottom Left Behind.

The next Turning Stone trip will be Jan. 16. Call Jeannie McDuffie at (518) 725-8396 to reserve a seat.

The January refreshments committee will be Arla Fonda, Lorraine Gillatte, Janette Fonda and Judy Cooper.

The will be no meetings today, or Jan. 2.

New Years party planned for Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, housed at the Shirley J. Luck Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host a New Year’s Day party at noon Thursday. Join club members as they celebrate New Year’s with an afternoon dinner with music to follow. Oldie-B-Goldy will be at the center to provide entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. The tickets are available at the center for $13.

For more information about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and “like” their Facebook page at, stop by the senior center and pick up a free copy of the Eavesdropper Newsletter or call (518) 762-4643.

Perth Seniors Dec. 6 meeting minutes

PERTH — The Perth Seniors recently held their meeting on Dec. 6., with 29 people in attendance.

The prayer, “Our Father” was led by Anita Bush, vice president. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Grace Bevington-Eglin.

The 50-50 was won by Lorraine Lasinski.

The birthdays will be mentioned at the next meeting.

Rose Matthews gave the secretary’s report and Mary Sachnik gave the treasurer’s report. Both were accepted.

The kitchen report was given by Wanna Crosbie.

Sunshine: Fran Smith sent one thinking of you card and one sympathy card.

Trip report: Eglin will wait for 2018.

Correspondence: The Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School invited the group to attend a Christmas program put on by the children.

Old business: Lyn Lasher made candy and sold to members and guests. She donated one have of the money she made by the club.

New business: The new officers will take place Jan. 3, 2018.

Peter Betz, liaison, gave the report for the town and assessors report and some jokes.

The meeting adjourned.

Holiday party set for Thursday

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 hold a holiday party with refreshments and complimentary grab bag gifts.

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 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.

Senior Center to offer free yoga class

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

Today: 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.; Red Cross blood drive — walk-ins welcomed, 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (tuna noodle casserole, homemade biscuits, vegetables, homemade cookies), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop meeting and activities, 6 p.m.

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

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (hot homemade waffles, sweet Italian sausages, homemade breakfast shakes, fruit, egg nog, non-alcoholic champaign, 9 a.m.; Breakfast Nook holiday open mic show — open to public, 10 a.m.