Senior news in brief

ADK Bridge Club play Mitchell Movement

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on June 3 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners for first place, Carol Persse and Poppy Kiernan; second place, Carol Brookins and Conniejo DiCruttalo; third place, Anne Campos and Mary Jane Fredericks.

The east-west winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Mary Brusoe; second place, Ann Masala and Gretchen Haight; third place, Susan Shaver and Marie Otto.

Glen-Mohawk Seniors meet called to order

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular meeting of June 4, was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. Barbara Furman gave the opening prayer which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and she accompanied the group singing “America the Beautiful” at the piano. The roll call showed 24 members present. The reports were read and approved.

The group’s oldest member, Martha Jean Hensel, died at the age of 98 on June 1. She joined the Glen-Mohawk Seniors on March 3, 1987.

Phyllis Smith, sunshine secretary, received the HealthLink calendar for June and passed around two cards for signatures.

Lu Wilmot reported on trips and the annual July picnic. She still has openings for the Coastal Maine trip in September. For more information or to make reservations, call Wilmot at (518) 853-3906.

Alan Buck, chairman of table five’s covered dish lunch on June 11, said there are 26 participating. The tables will be set up in the “U” shape and he will conduct the left-center-right game. The group received an invitation from the town of Fonda Village Board, to attend the fireworks show for the After the Fourth celebration on July 6, at the new Fonda Waterfront Park.

A free will offering was taken for Hospice and the food pantry donation benefitted the Fonda-Fultonville Central School Backpack Program. Mary Fox conducted the prize drawing with the help of Furman. The winners were Lois Collins and Fox. D. Dorine Dimond mentioned the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy.

The meeting adjourned. Furman gave the closing prayer. The refreshments were compliments of Bev and Joe Guiffre, Dorris Hersey and Peggy LaBarge. Bingo was played after the meeting with LaBarge calling.

The next regular meeting will be on June 11, at the Fonda Reformed Church hall. The social hour begins at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. The Glen-Mohawk Seniors is open to anyone who has reached the age of 55 or over.

McGinnis Club meeting held June 4

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting of June 4, was opened by Vice President Kay Van Alstyne. The opening hymn, “Amazing Grace” was led by Sandy Yacobucci.

The devotions and “The Lord’s Prayer,” the Pledge of Allegiance and the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” were led by Van Alstyne.

Hi to Neighbors followed. There were 22 in attendance.

There are seats available for the next Turning Stone trip on June 18. If interested, call Jeannie McDuffie at (518) 725-8396.

50 Plus to celebrate its senior members

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will celebrate their senior (older) members and officers who have given service to the club during the annual jubilee tea at 1:15 p.m. June 13. The members who are ages 80 to 91 and older will be recognized for their continuous support of the 50 Plus Club. All are invited to join the club for the festivities, a “formal tea” with some desserts, conversation and a fashion show by the Sunflower Shoppe of Johnstown to follow.

For more information about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and “like” their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnstown50plus, stop by the senior center and pick up a free copy of the Eavesdropper Newsletter or call the senior center office (518) 762-4643.

Nick Stoner Seniors meeting held June 5

CAROGA LAKE — The Nick Stoner Seniors meeting of June 5, was called to order at noon by Grace Eglin, president with “The Lord’s Prayer,” the Pledge of Allegiance and Hello to your Neighbor. There were 18 members and one guest present.

Marion Snell gave the secretary’s report and Shirley Holliday gave the treasury report which were accepted as read. Jean Griffin gave the hospitality report — the annual picnic will be July 16, at the Glen Harris Park. Wayne Hutchins will bring a grill to grill hotdogs and hamburgers. A signup sheet was sent around.

The refreshment committee for the June 18, meeting will be Michelle Hutchins, Eglin, Jeannine Schwartz and Janice McLaughlin.

Eglin noted those with birthdays for the month are Dottie Richeson, Linda Rhinehart and Sally Malagisi. The anniversaries are Jerry and Audrey Gessinger and Barbara Hought and husband. Janice McLaughlin noted that Martha Mongato’s brother had passed away.

Holliday gave the membership report — all is fine. McLaughlin gave the penpal report and is looking forward to having the program return in the fall.

Eglin gave the trip report: June 11, will be the trip to the Turning Stone Casino. On July 25, there is still room on the bus for 13 more people to attend the musical ragtime at the McHaydn Theatre. The tickets include the show and dinner at the White Stone Cafe. The pickup at Johnstown McDonald’s will be at 7:30 a.m. and Caroga Town Hall at 8 a.m. The price is $52.00. Those interested do not have to be a member of the club to join the group. If interested, call Eglin at (518) 762-2537 before the cut off date on July 16.

In old business: Even though no one seemed interested at the last meeting, Myrtle Dermott made the suggestion on Rhinehart’s suggestion of having T-shirts made with the club logo. She would like to find out more about them. Eglin is having Rhinehart get prices and report back at next meeting.

The club is sending a gift to Damion Loucks, the cook at Wheelerville Union Free School, who will be retiring this year; he has prepared many meals for the seniors in the past years.

The meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

The raffle tickets were sold by Sharon Fenstermaker and the winners were Snell and Dermott. The refreshments were served by Richeson, Holliday, Snell and Barbara McFee made a cake for the birthday girls. Bingo was played and Eglin called.

Sacandaga Task Force program meet weekly

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 host the Northville Central School band and choir performing a selection entitled, Songs for Spring.

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 weekly congregate meal, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will still be available. 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 STFSL.org. For information about trips 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 Citizens Center events scheduled

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

Today: Free bread pass out and coffee hour, both 9:30 a.m.; Gloversville 50-55 Plus Club meeting/activities, 1 p.m.; Gloversville Regional Animal Shelter class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (scrambled eggs, toast, fruit) and bagged picnic lunch at Mayfield beach — bagged lunch and transportation provided — signup at the center office, both at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday noontime vittles program — $3 donation (homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade spice cake), noon; Adirondack Mountain Club, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activities, 6 p.m.

Friday: Coffee hour celebrating Flag Day — every participant will receive a free hand held American flag, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Father’s Day Program — $3 donation (grilled steak, scrambled eggs, homemade flapjacks, fresh fruit), 9 a.m. Free Father’s Day treat for all participants.

June 16: Kingdom Revelation Worship and Mission Center service, 8 a.m.

The following is for the senior center.

∫ Volunteers are needed. The center is primarily operated by volunteers. The volunteering opportunities are as follows: Help with a fundraising event; help with a food drive; be a phone buddie volunteer; help with meals and kitchen; help plan an event; help plan an activity; teach a senior class such as art, music, dance, knitting, card playing; help with building projects; visit with seniors at the center; volunteer to be a board of directors member. Anyone interested in volunteering can stop by the center office so volunteer interests can be discussed.


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