Arkell Center lists activities
CANAJOHARIE – The following is for the Arkell Center for all area senior citizens.
Note: All programs subject to closure when the Canajoharie school is closed due to bad weather.
Each Monday through Friday:
– From 9 a.m. to noon, Arkell Center’s indoor walking program.
– At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals with the suggested $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call 673-2000 for reservations.
Each Tuesday continuing through Feb. 16: From 10 to 11 a.m., Tai Chi workshop with Earl O’Brien. This is sponsored by St. Mary’s Healthcare making it free of charge to all seniors who want to participate.
Each Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., Harold Rolls will be coordinating a six-week meditation workshop through Feb. 17. There is no charge.
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday: From 10 to 10:30 a.m. is the senior exercise program in the basement. Coffee is served after.
Each Wednesday: From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. is gentle yoga with Patty Pietrowicz, instructor, in the basement. $5 donation.
From Feb. 10 through April 13, American Association of Retired Persons tax preparation with Lou Gotti. Call 673-2943 for an appointment.
Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m., Bonnie Kerr and Linda Klump will give a presentation on Hawaii.
Weds., Feb. 10, 17 and 24: From 12:30 to 4 p.m. is the senior citizens pinochle card party. Donation is $2 with prizes and refreshments. Anyone who wants to sub can call 673-5635.
Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28: From 10:15 to 11 a.m. is the Diet Club in the gallery. For details, call 673-2112.
Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Canajoharie-Palatine Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Feb. 12: At 11:45 a.m. Meals of Montgomery Valentine luncheon with music by Peter Capobianco performing a medley of love songs. Call 673-2000 or 673-4408 to sign up.
– At 1 p.m. is the Canajoharie Senior Citizens meeting.
– At 1:30 p.m. Valentine bingo with seniors.
– From 10 to 11 a.m., Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meeting.
– From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., blood pressure clinic by Home Health Care Partner’s Corp., co-sponsored by St. Mary’s and Nathan Littauer hospitals. Home Health Care Partners Corp. also provides health and wellness information.
– At 9:30 a.m., Breakfast with our Seniors. Bring a dish to share.
– At 10 a.m., a water color class with Joanne Resch as the instructor in the center. The fee of $10 includes all supplies needed to complete a winter scene same day. Call 673-4408 for reservations.
Feb. 29: At 1:30 p.m. Battle of Pearl Harber digital video disc presented by Bonnie Kerr.
reports on meeting
MAYFIELD -The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors recently had a social hour. President Carl Edwards read the devotion, “I found that your word is a great comfort” followed by “The Lord’s Prayer.” The Office for the Aging luncheon was served.
Edwards started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Nancy Hayes read the roll call.
David and Lois Edwards were welcomed as new members.
The secretary’s report was read and the treasurer’s report was given. Both reports were accepted.
Edwards reported on subjects discussed at the council meeting.
The club’s board met and a discussion was started with the changes that are to be done.
There will be two upcoming dinners with a committee looking into places to hold them.
Janet Betler will have 50-50 tickets for the club to sell.
Lorrie Valk and Joan Bezio will be going to a trip show and will be bringing back information on trips to choose from. Things are still going ahead for the New Orleans trip. If anyone needs information, call Valk or Bezio, a news release said.
Wednesday meeting: There will be a soup and sandwich day – bring a sandwich and the soup will be provided; the something red wrapped in red auction; cake and ice cream will be served; and bring a Valentine’s card to share.
The meeting adjourned and drawings were held. The winners were Sharon Leach, door prize; Carl Edwards, the 50-50; and Carl Frisch, $1, who returned it to the club.
Bingo was played.
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.
Chili, cauliflower, corn bread, pineapple.
Turkey divan, egg noodles, mixed vegetables, rye bread, lemon cake.
Pancakes with fruit compote, sausage, applesauce, cinnamon muffin, whipped cream fruit medley.
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, white bread, pie.
Roast pork with gravy, stuffing, butternut squash, dinner roll, yogurt whip.
Senior group reports on meeting
GLEN – The Jan. 26 regular meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Beverly Guiffre, followed by the morning prayer given by Allan Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano.
The roll call was taken by Vice President Alan Buck which showed 26 members in attendance.
The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor and will be filed for audit.
Guiffre read a thank-you note from St. Mary’s Hospital for the club’s recent donation towards the Festival of Lights.
Cindy Edwards, who has been the corresponding secretary, submitted a resignation effective immediately. Due to the low turnout of members, it was decided to wait until next week to fill the position of corresponding secretary, a news release said.
Information was shared about several members who are ill or have had or about to have surgery.
It was noted several more members are needed to sign up for the Feb. 17 trip to the Turning Stone Casino.
Buck gave a report on the covered dish luncheon held last week.
Olive Taylor gave several humorous readings.
The 50-25-25 raffle was held. The winners this week were Joe Mancini and D. Dorine Dimond.
The bingo party that was scheduled for this meeting was postponed with a new date to be announced next week.
The meeting adjourned. Allan Taylor gave the ending prayer. Bingo was played following the meeting.
Gloversville club hosts activities
GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Club meets each Monday at the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville & Fulton County, 53 Church St.
The club hopes to see a lot of their members to start the New Year off with a good turnout. New members are always welcomed.
On Monday, the club will have a business meeting at 1 p.m. The birthdays for January and February will be celebrated along with refreshments. Cards and bingo will follow.
Feb. 8, at 12:30 p.m. there will be a covered dish luncheon to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Members are asked to bring their own place setting and a dish to pass. There will be no meeting.
Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. Presidents Day will be observed. There will be no refreshments. The center will be open. Anyone who wants to come to play cards and bingo, can bring their own snacks.
Feb. 22, there will be a social meeting at 1 p.m. followed by cards and bingo. There will be coffee only; bring own snacks.
Feb. 29, social meeting at 1 p.m. Cards and bingo will follow – bring own snacks.
McGinnis club slates casino trip
GLOVERSVILLE – The Tuesday meeting of the Ida L. McGinnis Club was called to order by President Jeannie McDuffie. The opening hymn was “Amazing Grace.”
“The Lord’s Prayer,” the Pledge of Allegiance and in the first verse of “America” was led by McDuffie.
Hi to Neighbors took place, a news release said.
The reports of the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read.
On Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. will be a Valentine’s party at Travers Restaurant. Pay by Tuesday.
The Turning Stone Casino trip will be Feb. 15. Call McDuffie to reserve a seat at 725-8396.
The February refreshment committee will be Arla Fonda, Gerri Beekman and Mary King.
The 50-50 winners were June Parker, Jerene Atty and Betsy Lawrence.
The closing hymn was “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.”
The meeting adjourned, refreshments were served and bingo was played.
Johnstown club slates bazaar
JOHNSTOWN – The following is for the Johnstown 50 Plus Club, housed at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.
On Thursday at noon the club will have the officers meeting and at 1:15 p.m. will be the business meeting. There will be a cake for the February birthdays and anniversaries.
On Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. will be the first planning meeting for the club’s spring bazaar. Those interested should attend. There is no charge for this event.
For more information, stop by the center or call 762-4643.
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 present Bob Cudmore, who will discuss life in the Mohawk Valley and his new book, “Lost Mohawk Valley.” All February birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Judy Frasier.
Chair yoga, taught by Ony Antonucci, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and senior aerobics is at 9:30 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, call STFSL at 752-8737 and leave a message.
Senior center lists events, meals
GLOVERSVILLE – The following is for the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville & Fulton County, 53 Church St.
– The Breakfast Nook Program is served from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday for a $3 donation.
Feb. 6: Cinnamon French toast, sausage patties, potato cakes, fruit.
Feb. 13: Hot scrambled eggs, baked ham, homemade breakfast biscuits, strawberries dipped in chocolate, Valentine’s cake.
Feb. 20: Fresh fried eggs, toast, sausage links, fruit, breakfast coffee cake.
Feb. 27: Homemade waffles, home fried potatoes, sausage patties, fresh fruit.
– The Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program is served from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday for a $3 donation.
On Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, biscuits, homemade cookies.
Feb. 10: Tuna noodle casserole, tossed salad, fresh bread, peas, ice cream bars.
Feb. 17: Roasted chicken with gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetables, homemade bread, homemade cake.
Feb. 24: Homemade sloppy Joes on a bun, baked potato, tossed salad, homemade pie.
– The weekly events, classes, programs and groups:
Monday: Art class ($6 donation), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; instructional art with Erin Kelly ($6 donation).
Tuesday: Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour – $3 donation (homemade waffles, sausages, fruit) and coffee hour, both 9:30 a.m.; free crochet class with Jean Ann Cline – some supplies available, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, open Wii Bowling and free blood pressure check with a representative from HealthLink, all 9:30 a.m.; a Choice Health Plan representative will discuss health plan options and answer insurance questions or concerns, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program – $3 donation, noon.
Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.
Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class – all levels, 4 p.m.
Feb. 6: Breakfast Nook Program – $3 donation and Little League and girls soft ball signups, both 9 a.m.
Stop by the center office or call 725-0923 to sign up.
Tribes Hill club slates luncheon
TRIBES HILL – The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their weekly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday with a social hour hosted by Anita Bush, Barbara Minch and Barbara Furman assisted by Joel Szabo.
President Sherrie Meyers called the meeting to order and welcomed back vacationing and long absent members.
Furman, chaplain, led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading, “Do you Wonder?”
Vice President Katherine Downing called role with 33 members present and one guest-perspective member, Ruth Lohmyer.
Downing read the Jan. 21 minutes and these were accepted as read.
Barbara Lampkin gave the treasurer’s report and this will be filed for audit.
Social: It was decided that games would be played at the Valentine’s Day luncheon. The soup makers will be Barbara Minch, Genie Hojohn and Katherine Downing.
New business: Meyers announced the resignation of Cindy Edwards as secretary and sunshine head. Genie Hojohn nominated Barbara Minch as the new secretary and all club members voted in favor. Meyers asked for a volunteer to take over the sunshine and will take the lead until a volunteer is found.
Unfinished business: The next club meeting will be Thursday, and Meyers reminded members that being the first Thursday of the month members are asked to bring in canned goods and/or paper products the Sacred Heart Church can distribute to those in need.
The 50-25-25 raffle winners were Ron Collins and Judy Russo.
Elaine Hoyt did numerous readings from an “Auntie Acid” book on growing older.
Downing did a reading.
The meeting adjourned.
Furman closed the meeting with the closing prayers and a thought for the day.
Anyone who enjoys overnight and day trips, luncheons, wants to meet new people, make new friends and spend a hour or so of games and camaraderie, is invited to join the THIS. The group meets every Thursday at 10 a.m, at the Tribes Hill Sacred Heart Church.
Senior group reports on meeting
LASSELLSVILLE – The Western Fulton County Seniors met Monday. The meeting was called to order by President Angela Hill with the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of “The Lord’s Prayer.”
The secretary’s report was read by Karen E. Trumble. The treasurer’s report was read by Barbara Kravec, which included December and January since December was the Christmas party with no meeting held. Both reports passed with all in favor.
The McDonald’s coupon books will be available at the February meeting. The club has been invited by the Fulton County Office for the Aging to a bake July 14 at the Pine Lake Pavilion. The main bake will be at 2 p.m. with tickets $12.50 per person. Each club is asked to bring desserts and a gift for a Chinese auction. For more information, call Hill at 993-5357. Names were distributed for the Secret Pals.
The center was leased for a luncheon to honor the memory of a lifetime member, Betty Johnson, a Stratford resident.
The 50-50 raffle was won by Dick Lasher and Rose Nemecek won the raffle prize.
The next meeting will be Feb. 8, which will have a Valentine’s Day theme. Members are requested to bring a card and wear red to celebrate the day.
Anyone interested in attending the regular second Monday of each month noon potluck lunch and meeting is welcome at the Lassellsville Center, Route 29. For more information on the club and its activities, call Angela Hill at 993-5357.