Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club has meeting

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement June 10 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners for first place, Arlene Comstock and Ed Hornidge; second place, Carol Brookins and John Chrisman; third place, Marie Otto and Debbie Brown.

The east-west winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and John Quinn; second place, Conniejo DiCruttalo and Carlene Lankton; third place, Sue Herrick and Bob Lang.

Broadalbin Senior Citizens meet

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizens met on June 12, with 73 members attending which include nine new members and one guest. Chaplain Marsha Prokop led the group in a prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Toni Hallenbeck, after which lunch was served. The meeting was call to order by Hallenbeck.

Nancy Weiss read the secretary’s report and read two thank you notes. Jennifer Gilston gave the treasurer’s report.

Committee report announcements:

Sunshine: Janet Austin had sent out two get well cards.

Birthday: Carol Cramer announced the June birthdays and the members sang “Happy Birthday.”

Program: Karen Bogusz announced the villagewide garage sale was a success. There will be a raffle at the next senior meeting for a 24 inch flat screen TV.

Summer picnic: GeeGee Lafferty reported the summer picnic will be held on July 24, at the Broadalbin American Legion pavilion. A menu plan will be brought to the next meeting and members are asked to signup for what they want to bring.

The donations were collected for the Broadalbin Methodist Church food pantry which the group does each month.

The 50-50 drawing was held and the winner was Sandy Blodgett.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday (June 26) at the First Presbyterian Church, Broadalbin. Anyone who wants a meal offered by the Office for the Aging, call (518) 736-5650 by 9 a.m. the day of the meeting.

Hallenbeck, trip chairwoman, announced the upcoming trips:

July 9: Lake George cruise on the La Sacrament with lunch — $55 due now.

Sept. 25: Lake Placid with lunch — $55 due by Aug. 7.

Nov. 19: Christmas lights on Onondaga Lake Park with dinner at the Sherwood — $55 due by Oct. 16.

2020 trips:

May 7: Proctors to see Hello Dolly — $77 with $25 deposit due by Oct. 2 (2019).

Sept. 1-4: Niagara Falls — $545 with $75 deposit due at signing.

Anyone who wants to receive more information or a complete list of trips should contact Hallenbeck at (518) 883-3008 or by e-mail at: [email protected] or Weiss at (518) 883-5369.

Glen Mohawk Seniors met in June

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular meeting of June 11, was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. Chaplain Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the group singing “God Bless America” with Barbara Furman at the piano. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll call with 28 members and guest, 104 year old Eva Hoffman, present. The reports were read and accepted. Phyllis Smith, sunshine secretary, had some correspondence to share.

Lu Wilmot spoke about the trip to Riverview Inn and old time music show. The date for the annual picnic has been changed to July 10, due to an event being held at Kateri Shrine on July 9. Wilmot reminded everyone there will be a white elephant sale.

Alan Buck said the New York State Defensive Driving Course will be from 1 to 4 p.m. July 8, and July 15, at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. This event is sponsored by Farmer’s Insurance agent William C. Smith, who has made the arrangements and obtained the instructor for the two four-hour classes.

There are 16 members and friends who will be taking the Quilt Barn Tour with Liz Argotsinger on July 17. The Senior Health Improvement and Nutrition Education workshop will begin the week of June 25.

Smith and Dorris Hersey were the winners of the prize drawing. Following the meeting, a covered dish lunch was held. Those on the refreshment committee were Bev and Joe Guiffre, Hersey and Kimball.

The next regular meeting will be Tuesday (June 18) 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 older.

Ida L. McGinnis Club met June 11

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting of June 11, was opened by President Jeannie McDuffie. The opening hymn, “In the Garden” was accompanied by Helen Henry on the keyboard.

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

Hi to Neighbors followed. There were 33 in attendance.

The Turning Stone trips are Tuesday (June 18) and July 16. If interested, call Jeannie McDuffie at (518) 725-8396.

Johnstown 50 Plus Club to host open mic

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host it’s last open mic night of the season until fall at 6 p.m. June 20. Anyone who plays guitar, writes poetry, tells jokes or has some other talent to share can come to the center by 5:30 p.m. and signup for a spot on the evening’s performance list. Anyone can also just come by and catch the free entertainment. There will also be free refreshments.

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 the senior center office (518) 762-4643.

Task Force events listed

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 board members of STFSL who will be present to introduce themselves and discuss what the board is working on. Becky White of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, will also be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to assist seniors with any issues.

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 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.

Events planned at Senior Center

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, fruit, sausages); bird feeder craft day — make a feeder to take home — $4 donation per crafter, 10 a.m.; Gloversville Animal Shelter meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated); coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday noontime vittles program — $3 donation (roasted pork loin with gravy, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, homemade fudge brownies), 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, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (cinnamon raisin French toast, scrambled eggs, morning fruit salad, grilled sausages), 9 a.m. Free bingo with non-cash prizes, 10 to 11 a.m.

June 23: 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.

Tribes Iroquois Seniors hold meeting

TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors had their June 13, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Mary Hart, Bill and Delores Danelorich and Beverly Speri.

Chaplain Barbara Furman opened the meeting with a reading entitled “Pilot” followed by a prayer then the Pledge of Allegiance.

The roll was taken by Vice President Pam Jasewicz with 34 members plus three guests present.

The minutes were read by Barb Minch, secretary, from the May 30, meeting and were approved.

The treasurer’s report was read by Barb Lampkin, treasurer, and will be filed for audit.

Trip: Pat Schwartz reported the trip to the Finger Lakes is all set. There are 28 people signed up to go. The bus will leave Tribes Hill at 7 a.m.

Sunshine: Sylvia Burroughs sent out a thank you card and a sympathy card.

Social: Roger Wilmot asked for suggestions for July social events. A trivia day is scheduled with maybe a pizza lunch. President Sherry Meyers announced a picnic in the Tribes Hill park is scheduled for July 25. A vote was taken and it was decided to have it catered by the Hot Dog Hut. There will not be a meeting on July 4, due to the holiday.

The winners of the 50-25-25 raffle were Bill Lampkin and Harriet Zurlo.

Barbara Lampkin and Furman had some funny readings.

Charlene Fonda had some Flag Day and Father’s Day trivia.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with a closing prayer.

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

By Josh Bovee

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