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Program in village planned Thursday

March 10, 2012
The Leader Herald

NORTHVILLE - On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., the program at the Red Rooster Cafe will feature Cecelia Hazzard, Fulton County Chapter, New York State ARC, Lexington, who will give a presentation titled "Lexington: People Helping People."

The weekly Fulton?County Office for Aging meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The programs can be attended without attending the meal; come for the program, or bring a bag lunch. People who want the OFA meal can call OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations. Those unable to attend the luncheon should call OFA to cancel the meal. If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no Red Rooster Cafe program that day.

A senior stretch class, taught by Ony Antonucci, is held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday and can be joined anytime. The cost will be $5 per week or six sessions for $25.

For the weekly swap table, bring a used book, magazine, or puzzle to swap with others.

Additional information can be found online at

Studying systems

The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living also will be doing a study of the systems in place to ensure area residents are safe in case of weather-related disasters or other emergencies. Task force volunteers will conduct a telephone survey of officials responsible for emergency response in the towns of Benson, Day, Edinburg, Hadley, Hope, Mayfield, Northampton, Providence and the villages of Broadalbin, Mayfield and Northville.

Once the study has been completed, the Task Force will work with senior citizens groups and local officials to publicize needed information, a news release said.

The Task Force is conducting this study because many seniors are vulnerable to disasters due to their limited mobility, the release said.

Conversations with seniors have revealed that in the case of prolonged electrical outages, many seniors do not know where their emergency center is located or may have trouble getting there, the release said. As an example, Tropical Storm Irene caused devastating flooding in some areas, and caused power outages across the region. One senior was without power and alone in her house for three days because she couldn't get her garage door open, the release said.

Anyone with information about this topic can contact Mary Ann Evans, STFSL vice president, at 863-7052 or by e-mail at



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