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Many contributed to senior picnic’s success

August 6, 2012
The Leader Herald

On Thursday, the Fulton County Office for Aging hosted its 25th Senior Citizens Picnic at the Concordia Club. The picnic drew more than 400 seniors who participated in a fabulous health and wellness event.

Of course, the picnic would not have been possible without the dedicated Office for Aging employees who work not only at the picnic, but behind the scenes to get things done. I also wish to acknowledge the culinary skills of Kingsboro Catering and the many volunteers, including: several Johnstown High School students/athletes; college students home for the summer; the more than 40 businesses/agencies that shared health and wellness information; senior transportation drivers, Thomas and Jim H.; Kitenkaboodle; NBT Bank for the bottled water; DJ Richie, and Frontier Pioneers. Local community businesses also support the picnic by donating door prizes; we thank them and we know the seniors will continue to shop locally.

A part of the Fulton County Office for Aging's mission is to advocate for people age 60 and older and assist them in remaining independent for as long as possible by providing supplemental services, health and wellness opportunities and information and assistance to the best of our ability. The Senior Citizens Picnic is a direct result of this mission, and we will continue to provide this and all our other services to fulfill this mission.

I also wish to acknowledge the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Hugh T. Farley, Assemblyman Marc Butler, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King, Gloversville 4th Ward Supervisor Charles Potter and other legislators in attendance for their support of this very successful event.

We hope to see you at next year's picnic.



Fulton County Office for Aging



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