Bridge Club announces winners
JOHNSTOWN – The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.
The north-south winners were first place, Mary Brusoe and John Quinn; second place, Chloe Correll and John Chrisman; third place, Doris McIntosh and Jean Loveday.
The east-west winners were first place, Carlene Lankton and Sheila Sammons; second place, Ann Masala and Tom Farnan; third place, Lois Widdemer and Naomi Avery.
50 Plus Seniors report on meeting
MAYFIELD – The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors met on Sept. 14, which started with a social hour.
President Carl Edwards recited the devotion, “The arms of God are long enough to lift us up.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed. The Office for the Aging luncheon was served.
In between lunch and the meeting, Mike Fox, a pharmacist from Price Chopper, was available and gave out flu shots.
Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ann Mallin, sunshine chairman, sent a card to Dutch Hall, who is recovering from surgery.
Lorrie Valk, secretary, read the minutes and was accepted.
Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave the treasury report and was accepted.
Harold’s Restaurant has been chosen for the Christmas dinner party, which will take place at noon Dec. 2. An information signup sheet will be available soon.
Bezio received a paper from Assemblyman Marc Butler in regards to a veterans free picnic. Two board members OK’d the donation of $50.
Carl Edwards asked if the group would like to have their regularly scheduled meeting or not on Dec. 21. Everyone agreed to have it and have another party also.
Valk mentioned that the bus will be picking up passengers for the Nov. 22, trip to New York City around 6 a.m. in Mayfield with Gloversville and Johnstown stops after that.
The cookie committee for the next meeting on Wednesday, will be Pat Ryfa and Ann Mallin. Bingo will be played.
The meeting adjourned and the drawings were held. The winners were Roger Edwards, the door prize; Sue Wemple, the 50-50; and Valk, $1, who returned it back to the club.
The make-your-own-sundaes took place.
Office for Aging lists meals, sites
JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or senior club to attend any site.
Some sites are open all week and others are on a rotating schedule.
Meal sites: The Forest Hill Towers, the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, Mayfield Town Hall, Broadalbin Presbyterian Church, Petoff Garden Apartments, Perth Senior Community Center, the Petoff Garden Apartments and the Northville Red Rooster Cafe.
For more information or to make reservations, call OFA at 736-5650 up until 9 a.m. for that day or to make reservations for a future date.
Alfredo chicken, egg noodles, broccoli, Italian bread, fruit cocktail.
Cream of broccoli soup, hot dog with sauerkraut, cookie.
Shepherd’s pie, mashed potato, corn, biscuit, Jell-O.
Pork chop, au gratin potatoes, peas, white bread, peaches and strawberries.
Roast beef with gravy, baked potato, Pacific blend vegetables, dinner roll, vanilla pudding with cherries.
50 Plus Club celebrates milestone
JOHNSTOWN – The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown will be hosting a covered dish dinner at the center at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Guests are asked to bring a large dish to share with others and own place setting. We have some great cooks and here’s a chance to sample their specialty dishes. Don’t worry if you’re not a cook or a baker, just stop by the store and pick up something to share. The main purpose of the dinner is to share a meal with friends and maybe make some new ones.
The Office for the Aging will also give a talk on some new programs and things concerning seniors.
And just a reminder that tickets are available at the senior center office for the 50 Plus Club’s 50th anniversary celebration taking place on Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn. The cost is $20 per person and all are invited to attend. The cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow at 6 p.m. A program with speakers, a video presentation and music will follow dinner.
Task Force hosts special speaker
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 Michael Burnett from the Northville Public Library, who will provide an update on the library’s services.
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 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 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, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at 752-8737 and leave a message.
Gloversville Seniors announces events
GLOVERSVILLE – The following is for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St.
Monday: Open art class – $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m.; 50 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (poached eggs, toast, sausages), 9:30 a.m.; Chinese Checker’s Club, 10 a.m.; everyone’s past and present birthday party bash – the center is inviting all seniors to come for a group birthday party filled with balloons, streamers, food, and friends, 11 a.m. Be prepared to play games to win prizes and to receive a free birthday gift.
Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation (homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, vegetable, homemade cookies), noon.
Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.
Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard – all levels welcome, 4 p.m.
Saturday (Oct. 1): Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation (French toast, sausages, fruit), 9 a.m. Fall clouds are full and fluffy. Look up to the sky to see what shapes one’s imagination can see.
Luck Seniors announce trips
JOHNSTOWN – The following is for the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.
The center has a few upcoming trips. For the Oct. 4, trip to Lake George, Warren County, attendees will see “Southern Comforts,” a romantic comedy. The cost is $70 for a member and $75 for a non-member. For the Nov. 14, Salute to Veterans trip, the cost is $90. If interested call the business office at 762-4643.
It’s that time of year again – insurance open enrollment.
William Reyes of Mohawk Valley Physicians will be at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 7.
Casey Bates of Blue Shield will be at the center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
Mary Jo Murray of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan will be at the center from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.
William Reyes of MVP will be at the center again Nov. 22. Feel free to call the business office with any questions at 762-4643.
Iroquois Seniors reports on meeting
TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Sept. 22 meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barbara and Bill Lampkin, Lu Wilmot and Ron Collins.
President Sherry Meyers called the meeting to order and read the remaining September birthdays.
Chaplain Barbara Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Hours for Free.” Furman then called the role with 35 members present.
Barbara Minch, secretary, read the Sept. 15, minutes and these were accepted as read.
Barbara Lampkin, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report and this will be filed for audit.
Communications: Meyers read a thank you from Anita DaBiere, grandmother of Sean Craig, who accidentally drowned in the Great Sacandaga Lake earlier this summer. Member Anita Bush sold bracelets for the Sean Craig Memorial Fund. The proceeds from the sale of these bracelets support the search and rescue efforts as well as dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.
Meyers read a note addressed to the club in memory of departed member Ruth Lais. She also read post cards from traveling members of our club.
Meyers informed members that tai chi classes will be held on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fonda Annex Building, 20 Park St. These classes are free to all seniors. Any questions, contact Laurel Headwell at 853-3531. Also the Montgomery County Public Health invites and encourages everyone to participate in the “Walk for Life Trail.” Walking trails are located throughout the county in five locations: St. Johnsville, Amsterdam, Fonda, Canajoharie and Fort Plain. The trails are 1.5 to 2 miles long and marked with a red sneaker for distance and a heart sign that provides an inspirational message.
Trip committee: Patty Schwartz told members that the Sept. 19, train ride was a success. Members had lunch at the Copperfield Inn. The tour of the Barkeater Chocolate Store was interesting and informative. Members learned that the Barkeater Chocolates goods can be purchased locally at Price Chopper and Liberty Fresh Market, Route 30, Amsterdam.
Sunshine: Get well and thinking of you cards were sent to various members.
New Business: Bev Fox, co-chairman of the nominating committee, named the 2017 slate of officers who are: Sherry Meyers, president; Millie Hitchcock, vice president; Barbara Minch, secretary; Barbara Lampkin, treasurer; Pat Schwartz, assistant treasurer; Barbara Furman, chaplain; Allen Taylor, assistant chaplain; Elaine Hoyt, historian. Meyers asked club members for any nominations from the floor. There were none.
Unfinished business: Signups continued for Oct. 20, installation banquet at the Raindancer.
This week’s raffle winners were Hoyt and Martha Hensel.
Show and Tell: Furman showed the antique Christmas stocking that she hung growing up and recited a poem written by her mother.
The readings were done by Hensel, who shared a 1920’s booklet (the year she was born) depicting the 1920 average income, car, home, bread, gas, milk, gold and silver prices along with the Dow Jones average. Readings and nostalgic stories were also shared by Barbara Lampkin, Furman, Hoyt, Jeanne Angus and Ron Collins .
The meeting adjourned.
Social: Bill Danelorich, co-chairman, then led members in a time of guessing 23 baby picture identities for the Guess Who this is Game?
Furman closed the meeting with the closing prayers and a thought for the day.
Anyone who enjoys overnight and day trips, luncheons and wants to meet new people, make new friends and spend an hour or so of games and camaraderie is invited to join the THIS. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.