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Talk on senior health plans Nov. 20

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The center will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day; and closed on Nov. 28, and 29, for Thanksgiving.

The following are upcoming events.

At noon Wednesday the lunch crew will meet for ‘al a carte’ luncheon at Sam’s Steakhouse, 281 N. Comrie Ave. For reservations, call the business office by Tuesday.

Nov. 19:

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the free monthly blood pressure clinic with Julianne Passero. No appointments required.

From 1 to 2 p.m. is bingo with friends. Refreshments are served after the games. The cost is $1 for three cards and refreshments. No need to register or sign up — come and bring a friend.

Open enrollment for health care changes is now: From 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 20, a representative from Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan will give a presentation to help seniors make informed decisions. This is an opportunity for those who are in the market to change insurers or need to obtain insurance for 2020. No RSVP required to attend.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, will be another card making class for the creation of holiday themed greeting cards. The cost is $3 per person and includes all supplies. To RSVP, call or stop by the business office by Nov. 19.

At 5 p.m. Nov. 21, will be a celebration of Thanksgiving with a covered dish feast. The center will provide and prepare the turkey; guests are asked to bring a large size prepared dish and own place setting. The 50 Plus Club will offer chances to win a 50-25-25 and door prizes. For planning purposes, participants are to call the business office to RSVP by Nov. 20, and let the center know what they intend to bring.

The chair caning with Linda Eastman, will not be held Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. Anyone who is interested in chair caning or has questions, can call Eastman at Linda’s Antiques at (518) 883-8306. Additional costs apply to this class for supplies.

The center staff reminder: As winter approaches, the center may close due to weather. In the event of inclement weather, listen to Radio Station WENT 1340am or call the office to see if the center is canceling any event, class or program. Those who are not comfortable going out are to use their best judgment and stay safe.

Many participants have been inquiring about the status of the yoga, chair yoga and Tai Chi classes. The center has retained the class lists from each class. When the center gets a new instructor, the business office staff will call the participants to notify them of the new start date. The center anticipates the pricing to remain the same and is looking to fill the positions with certified instructors as soon as possible. The center will announce it in The Eavesdropper newsletter and in the Senior Focus.

2020: A trip is planned for September to the Pacific northwest. The center has brochures with the full eight day itinerary. The signup for this trip will continue until March 13. Those interested can call or stop by the business office to request a brochure.

The membership drive has started. Those who sign up or renew their membership by Dec. 31, will be entered in a drawing to win $50. The membership is $15 for the year and can have the benefit of saving money on classes, trips, and some events.

For more information about classes, events and activities, stop by the center or call (518) 762-4643. The center has books and magazines available in the lobby along with general information including services that may be helpful to seniors, who can stay current with all the happenings at the Johnstown Senior Center. The center’s monthly newsletter, “The Eavesdropper” is available free in the center lobby, at most local churches, senior living common rooms, via e-mail or mail (postage cost does apply) and also the 50 Plus Club on Facebook.

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