Senior news in brief

ADK Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement July 22 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners for first place, Poppy Kiernan and Conniejo DiCruttalo; second place, Sue Best and John Quinn; third place, Susan Shaver and Tom Farnan.

The east-west winners for first place, Mary Brusoe and Anne Campos; second place, Ann Masala and Mary Jane Fredericks; third place, Bill Lambert and Carol Persse.

Arkell Center sets its August activities

CANAJOHARIE — The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for August.

Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call (518) 673-2000 for reservations.

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday: From 10 to 10:30 a.m. is senior exercise program in the basement. Coffee after.

Each Tuesday:

∫ From 9 to 10 a.m. core strength and stability class in basement with Sharon Charles, instructor. Donation: $5.

∫ From 10 to 11 a.m. Tai Chi class, sponsored by MCOFA, with Earl O’Bryan, instructor. Donations accepted.

Each Wednesday:

∫ From 2 to 2:25 p.m. is chair yoga in the gallery.

∫ From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. is gentle yoga with Patty Pietrowicz, instructor, in the basement. $5 donation.

Each Friday: From 9 to 10 a.m. yoga in the gallery. $10 fee.


Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: From 10:15 to 11 a.m. Diet Club in the gallery at Arkell Center. The goal is to be held accountable while maintaining weight, (518) 673-2112.

Friday: At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club meeting; at 1:30 p.m. Hot Pots Kitchen Band.

Aug. 6: From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. blood pressure clinic by Home Health Care Partners Corp., co-sponsored by St. Mary’s and Nathan Littauer hospitals.

Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28: From 12:30 to 4 p.m. senior citizens pinochle card party — donation $2; prizes and refreshments. Anyone who wants to sub can call (518) 673-5635.

Aug. 8: At 1:30 p.m. water color. Cost: $10.

Aug. 13:

∫ From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. defensive driving with Shults Agency. Call to reserve at (518) 673-4408.

∫ At 6 p.m. Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce meeting at Arkell Center.

Aug. 16: At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club meeting.

Aug. 19: From 6 to 8 p.m. knit-crochet with Carol Balfe.

Caroga bridge club Thursday winners

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Lake Bridge Club played the Howell Movement Thursday at Caroga Town Hall.

The winners were first place, John Chrisman and Carol Brookins; second place, John Quinn and Carol Persse; third place, Herb Roes and Lois Widdemer.

Trip to coastal Maine set for Sept. 9 to 13

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor and was followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Barbara Furman accompanied the group singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at the piano. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll call with 30 members and one guest present. The motion to accept the secretary’s report with one correction was made by Alan Buck and seconded by Pat Putman. All were in favor. Olive Taylor gave the treasurer’s report was saved for audit. Phyllis Smith, corresponding secretary, spoke about the Glen Volunteer Fire Department ice cream social and the military memorial service for Donald Gregoire.

Lu Wilmot gave an itemized report for the July 10, picnic and reported the coastal Maine trip dates were changed back to the original dates of Sept. 9 to 13. A group of seniors from Michigan will share the Dimond Tours coach with Glen-Mohawk Seniors.

Wilmot is taking reservations for the Mac-Haydn Theatre “Oklahoma” show on Aug. 22, with lunch at Yianni’s. The bus will leave from Park Street, Fonda at 10:15 a.m. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Wilmot at (518) 853-3906.

Tuesday is the last day to signup for table two’s lunch catered by the Hot Dog Hut on Aug. 6. The price is $5.50.

A motion was made by Buck and seconded by Addie Forsey to purchase a portable microphone for club events at locations where a speaker system is not available, or not functioning. All were in agreement and it will be purchased.

Kimball said the Quilt Barn tour from 12:20 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23, is full and there is a waiting list.

Delores Dumar announced there will be an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the History and Archives Department in the Old Court House. The exhibit of Bruce Harvey photographs will be on display and there will be refreshments.

Shirley Yermas brought in zucchini to share from the garden she has. The August food pantry donations will be for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School Backpack program.

Taylor received birthday cards and “Happy Birthday” was sung to him.

D. Dorine Dimond asked if anyone knew what product was the first to have a bar code. The answer was Wrigley’s gum.

Mary Fox conducted the prize drawings with the help of Furman. The winners Joe Guiffre and Forsey.

The meeting adjourned. Taylor gave the closing prayer.

The refreshments were compliments of Connie Hoyer, Peggy LaBarge, Mancini, Sandra O’Dockerty, and Esther Porcello.

The third Senior Health Improvement and Nutrition Education nutrition workshop was held following the meeting. There was no bingo.

The next regular weekly meeting will be on Tuesday at the Fonda Reformed Church hall. The doors open at 9 a.m. for socializing with refreshments. The meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp. The Glen-Mohawk Seniors is open to all who have reached the age of 55 and older.

Lake George trip scheduled for Oct. 16

AMSTERDAM — The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., is sponsoring a trip on Oct. 16, to Lake George’s Georgian Resort. The trip includes a luncheon, a murder mystery show, and optional shopping at the mall outlets, plus the cost of the bus; the cost is $85. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. from the Park and Ride, located north of New York state Thruway Exit 27 and return between 6 and 7 p.m. There are still seats available for this trip.

Anyone who is interested can signup at the Inman Center. There is a non-refundable $25 fee upon signup to ensure a place on the bus. The remainder of the cost is due by Sept 1. For more information, call Marilyn Andrews, trip chairman, at (518) 843-3731.

Perth Seniors to meet at Perthshire

PERTH — The Perth Seniors had their meeting on July 17. The meeting opened by Anita Bush, club leader. The prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rose Anne Matthews. The attendance was 28.

The 50-50 was won by Bill Jasewicz. The July birthdays were announced.

The secretary’s report was read by Matthews.

The reports were given as follows: Diane Rozdolski, treasurer’s; Wanda Crosbie, kitchen;

Fran Smith gave the sunshine report. Birthday and get well cards were sent out.

The trip to the Mac-Haydn Theatre was taken.


∫ At noon Thursday, the Office for the Aging picnic at the Concordia Park.

∫ Aug. 21, is the Perth seniors members at noon at the Perthshire. Cost: $6.

It is OFA month at Hannaford. When buying a Hannaford reusable bag for $2.50, the store will donate $1 to the senior center.

At 10 a.m. Aug. 7, the Perth Seniors will be doing their bylaws.

Peter Betz, town liaison, told jokes, as well as Grace Bevington-Eglin.

The meeting adjourned.

STFSL will not meet this week

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will not have a program at the Red Rooster Cafe on Thursday due to the OFA annual picnic this date at the Concordia Club.

Additional information about STFSL can be found online at For information about trips or to request volunteer medical transportation, call STFSL at (518) 752-8737 and leave a message.

Senior nutrition class set for Wednesday

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

Today: Get out of the summer heat vittles program — financial donation per meal (meat and cheese English muffin pizza, tossed salad, fresh fruit, homemade cookies), noon; 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 —financial donation per meal (scrambled eggs, toast, sausages).

Wednesday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; last of the Senior Health Improvement and Nutrition Education class — this interactive class has information and food — open to all seniors, 11 a.m.; Wednesday noontime vittles program — financial donation per meal (fresh chef salad with assorted meats and cheeses, fresh rolls, summer fruit, vanilla cake with berries and cream), noon.

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.; Red Cross blood drive is in need of healthy, clean blood. Anyone interested in donating blood is to contact the center at (518) 725-0923.

Saturday: Breakfast Nook Program — financial donation per meal (poached eggs on a homemade biscuit, sausages, fruit), 9 a.m. Take a walk with a friend on the Rail Trail.

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

The following is for the senior center.

∫ Help is needed — the center is in need of some good volunteers. Anyone who has some time available, can signup at the center’s office.

By Patricia Older

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