Senior news in brief

Glen-Mohawk club plans game day

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors had their meeting on Jan. 16.

The seniors announce two upcoming day trips. The first is to Turning Stone Casino on Feb. 23, with the bus leaving Fonda at 7:30 a.m. The specials are half price bingo, a $5 meal credit, and $25 free play. The group is also taking signups for the March 13, St. Patrick’s Irish cabaret and dinner at the Castle of Knights, in Chicopee, Mass. For further details at this time, check with Lu Wilmot or any member.

The Glen-Mohawk Seniors will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with a soup and sandwich luncheon following the meeting. Everyone is reminded to bring three quarters because they will be playing the left center right game. This is a game that President Alan Buck introduced to the Glen-Mohawk Seniors a few years ago. He explains the game this way: There are three dice that have an L, a C, and an R, and a black dot on them. If a participant rolls an L, their quarter gets moved to the person to the left. If the participant rolls an R, their quarter is moved to the right. If one rolls a C, their quarter gets put in the center (a cup). And last if one rolls the black dot, the participant is safe and they hang onto their quarter. Participants only roll the number of dice that they have quarters for (example, two quarters — roll two dice) with a maximum of three dice rolled. Lastly participants can be out of quarters for most of the game and still win the content of the cup. The person on either side of a participant can pass a quarter for the last round. The more people that play, the more quarters in the cup, the more money to win. The person with the last quarter wins.

Turning Stone trip planned for seniors

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club had their meeting. The meeting opened by President Jeannie McDuffy. The opening hymn, “Rock of Ages,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by McDuffy.

The first verse of “America” was led by Sandy Yacobucci.

Hi to Neighbors took place. There were 32 present.

The reports of the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read.

The 50-50 winners were Fran Garguilo, Cookie Eaton, Betty Hollis, Etta Williams and Audrey Flint.

The Valentine party and date will be finalized at the next meeting on Jan. 23.

The Turning Stone trip for next month will be on President’s Day, Feb. 19.

The closing hymn was “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.”

The meeting adjourned.

The refreshments were served and bingo was played.

Soup and sandwich day planned for club

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, housed at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host the soup and sandwich day at noon Thursday. The Office for the Aging meal site will be offering two kinds of soup along with cold meat, cheese platters for sandwiches. The cost is $3. per person. Those interested must prepay and sign up by Jan 23, in the center business office. Come and have lunch.

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

Nick Stoner Seniors seeks new members

CAROGA LAKE — The Nick Stoner Senior meeting of Jan. 16, was cancelled due to the weather and will be held at noon Jan. 23, at the Caroga Town Hall. The refreshment committee will be Grace Eglin, MaryLou Paterson and Janice McLaughlin. Shirley Holliday will be taking dues for the year.

The club is always seeking new members. If anyone is interested in joining the club, the dues are $10 a year and meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Caroga Lake Town Hall at noon.

Red Rooster Cafe to host historic talk

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 Gail Cramer, historian for the town of Northampton and the village of Northville, who will present a program on Winter Sports and Activities of the past.

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 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 (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 For information about trips, the handyman program 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 Center sets events for the week

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

Today: Open art class — $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club — open activities, 1 p.m.; Girl Scout Troop meeting and activities, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (participants choice) 9:30 a.m.

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, vegetables, bread, fruit, homemade pudding), noon.

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

Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (toasted English muffins, scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit, homemade bread pudding, 9 a.m.; Valentine’s Day dinner for two raffle drawing and Breakfast Nook open Mic Show, both 10 a.m.

Spaghetti dinner planned for seniors

TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Jan. 18, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Barb Minch and Sherry Meyers.

Chaplain Barb Furman opened the meeting with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “When Blue Skies are Gray.”

The role was taken by Vice President Bev Fox with 26 members present.

The minutes were read from the Jan. 4, meeting by Minch, secretary, and were approved.

Minch reported that she has tickets for sale for the spaghetti dinner to be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 4, at Sacred Heart Church for $8 each.

The financial report was read by Barb Lampkin and will be filed for audit.

Trip committee: Pat Schwartz noted more details will be coming for the May 23-25, trip. Lu Wilmot announced that the Glen-Mohawk Seniors are planning a trip for St. Patricks Day to Chicopee, Mass. on March 13, for lunch and a show. The cost is $55 for non-members.

Sunshine: A card will be sent to several members of the club.

Meyers, president, announced that the group will have bingo after next week’s meeting. Joel Szabo volunteered to make the popcorn.

Elaine Hoyt reported that the scrapbook for last year is almost finished. She needs help compiling the scrapbook for this year and asked for volunteers. She will continue to take the photos for the book. It was suggested we get the old scrapbooks and look through them.

It was suggested that members send a birthday card to Margaret Reilly, who will turn 107 on Jan. 29.

Meyers announced that a change to the bylaws needs to be added regarding the cancellation of our meeting if the Fonda-Fultonville School has a delay.

The 50-50 raffle winners were Rose Gargiulo and Katherine Downing.

Lampkin shared a reading and Hoyt shared some jokes.

Show and Tell: Lampkin brought in a pillow that she made.

Meyers announced that Hoyt’s granddaughter will be the speaker at next week’s meeting.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with the closing prayer.

If anyone is looking for something to do on a Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until noon, and wants to meet new people, feel free to come to one of the group’s meetings. They meet every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Third Avenue, Tribes Hill, and are always looking for new members.

By Patricia Older

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