Senior news in brief

Perth Volunteer firefighter Edwin Leonard holds a fire dog puppet while participating in the annual Broadalbin Christmas Parade in the Village of Broadalbin on Nov.­ 28. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Christmas party     at 50 Plus Club

JOHNSTOWN — The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown will hold an in house Christmas Party on Dec. 8 at 1:15 p.m. at the Center. There will be the lighting of the Christmas tree, a gift exchange (men buy for men, women for women with a $10 limit), refreshments and December birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated. There will also be holiday entertainment from Gary VanSlyke. All are welcomed to attend and join in for the holiday festivities.

For more information call 762-4643 or to find out more about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club visit and “Like” their Facebook page at

Johnstown Seniors report on meeting

JOHNSTOWN—Johnstown Senior Center at 109 East Main St. We have our next lunch crew coming up on Dec. 14 at noon, going to the Italian Bistro. “Special Holiday Bingo,” Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. We play in the dining room and no advanced tickets required, everyone is welcome! Also on Dec. 20, there will be a blood pressure reading here from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The first trip for 2017 is a Turning Stone Day Trip, on Friday, March 10. Cost is $25. If you are interested in going on the trip or the lunch crew, you can call the business office at 762-4643.

Bridge Club          announces winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday, Nov. 28, at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Poppy Kiernan and Jean Loveday; second place, Doris McIntosh and Gretchen Haight; third place, Debbie Brown and Sheila Sammons.

The east-west winners were first place, Ann Masala and Arlene Comstock; second place, Lois Widdermer and Tom Farnum; third place Betty Burchell and Carole Santelli.

Office fo 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.


Beef stew with vegetables, biscuits, pineapple.


Ham with raisin sauce, scalloped potatoes, red cabbage, rye bread, ice cream.


Pizza burger, baked beans, California blend vegetables, dinner roll, brownie.


Breaded fish, rice, spinach, oat bread, fruited gelatin.


Chicken piccata, riotini in sauce, Italian blend vegetables, Italian bread, peacheasy dessert.

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, Dec. 15, the Red Rooster Cafe will present Becky White of the Fulton County Office for the Aging,who will provide information on additional Medicare enrollment periods. She will also be on hand from 11:30 a.m. on to help with any senior services questions or 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 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 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 list special events

GLOVERSVILLE—The Gloversville Senior Center announce the following activities:

¯ Dec. 7: Fulmont Community Action Agency & the Regional Food Bank Food Demonstration. Francheskah will be here at the center at 11:30 a.m. to demonstrate an easy and inexpensive meal that you can prepare at home. Recipe and free samples will be available. Free program & open to the public.

¯ Dec. 8: “Santa cookies Baking Day.” In an effort to assist Santa’s busy elves the seniors are helping by making special homemade gingerbread cookies for each little girl & boy that come visit Santa here at the center on Dec. 10. Anyone wishing to help can arrive at the center by 9:30 a.m. Wear your favorite Christmas apron full of memories and love. We will have a great time preparing for Santa’s arrival.

¯  Dec. 10: Breakfast with Santa. Santa will be arriving to the center at 9 a.m. and staying until noon to enjoy a homemade breakfast with all the little girls & boys. The volunteer elves will be serving one of Santa’s favorite meals of: Homemade Pancakes/ grilled sausages/ fresh fruit & old fashioned hot chocolate. Come eat with Santa for a $4 donation per person or just stop in to take a free photo with him. This event is fun for all ages and is open to the public.

¯ Dec. 12: Suppertime Buddies Diner Program. Every second Monday of each month the center hostess a nice homemade diner. In celebration of Christmas for diner we are serving homemade Cheese Lasagna/ Tossed Salad/ Fresh Garlic Bread/ Fruit and Homemade Cheese Cake. Be at the center between 5 and 6 p.m. to receive your homemade meal. You can eat in the dining hall with friends or you may choice to take your meal home. Whatever you wish! Open to the public! $5 donation per meal.

¯ Dec. 14: “Kelsey from Eat Smart N.Y. Food Demo.” Kelsey from Eat Smart N.Y. will arrive at 11:30 a.m. to demonstrate an easy, inexpensive & quick meal to prepare at home. You will receive the recipe and free samples. Free and open to the public.

¯ Dec. 15: the Ladies of the Red Hats Luncheon. The Ladies of the Red Hats are holding their holiday season Christmas Luncheon at the center. The center will be preparing a feast of: Roasted Turkey/ Homemade Cranberry & Walnut Stuffing/ Mashed Potatoes/Tossed Salad/Fresh Homemade Punch with Homemade Cheese Cake for dessert. Anyone interested in joining the Red Hats can do so by contacting Alice Lowell at 725-8268

¯ Dec. 27: “Red Cross Blood Drive.” Around the Holiday season the American Red Cross is always in need of good, healthy blood. The Red Cross is holding a holiday blood drive at the center from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To register please contact the American Red Cross or just stop by the center between the designated time.

¯ Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve Breakfast & Open Mic Show.” Starting at 9 a.m. the Breakfast Nook Program is celebrating the Holiday season with a special New Year’s Eve Breakfast & Open Mic Show. What better way to bring in the New Year then with a hot homemade breakfast of: Scrambled eggs with cheese& ham/ Cinnamon raisin toast/ Fruit/ Homemade blueberry muffins / Egg Nog & Non-Alcoholic Champaign. The Holiday Open Mic Show starts at 10 a.m. and is free to everyone. Breakfast is a $3 donation per person/ Open Mic Show.

Stoner Seniors

report on meeting

CAROGA—The Nick Stoner Seniors met on Nov. 15. The meeting was opened by Grace Bevington Eglin. Prayer was by Barbara Belton entitled “A Thanksgiving Prayer.” Dorothy Parker was the guest speaker. Parker went in retirement Dec. 1 and reminded the STAR appliction deadline is March 1.  The secretary report wa made by Maey Riznyk with  motion to accept by Alice Loux and Martha Montgato. Treasurers report was made by Shirley Holliday. Hospitality by Jean Griffin. The Sunshine report was made by Jean Griffin and Barbara Mac Fee. Membership report was made by Shirley Holliday stating they have 63 members. The Pen Pal report by Janice McLaughlin and saidvthat the pen pals meeting will be on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Wheelerville School. The trip report was made by Grace Bevington Eglin. A Pot Luck Christmas Party wil be held on Dec. 20 at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring a $5. grab bag item. MaryLou Patterson announced that the North Bush Church is holding their Wreath Sale and is now taking orders. A small wreath is $15. and a large wreath is $20. Wreaths must be pre-ordered after Nov. 26.

Musician Don Golden will be performing a concert at North Bush Church on Dec. 3. A ham and scalloped potato dinner and a chines auction will be provided. Yoga is at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20.

McGinnis Club     reports on meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida McGinnis Club meeting was called to order by President Jeannie McDuffie. The opening hymn was “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” The devotions, Lord’s Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chaplain Lucy Ostrander. The first verse of “America” was led by Mary Priolo. Thirty-two members were present. 50/50 winners were Kate VanAlstyne and Edna Longo. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the North Main Street United Methodist Church food pantry. Donation no later than Dec. 6. A grab bag will be held at the Christmas Party at Harold’s Restaurant in Gloversville on Dec. 13. A vote was taken for Christmas donations. The Angel Project, Warm the Children, and Trees for the Troops, Church of the Holy Spirit for holiday dinners, and Salvation Army. Each organization receive $100.

The next Turning Stone trip will be Jan. 17. Call Jeannie McDuffie at 725-8396 to reserve your seat. There will be no meetings on Dec. 20 or Dec. 27.

Seniors group

lists daily schedule

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior Center announce the following daily schedule for the month of December:

¯     9 a.m., Open Art Class, $6 donation

¯ 9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour

¯    10 a.m., Every First Monday Coupon Club

¯     4 p.m., Every first Monday Board Meeting

¯    10 a.m., Every Fourth Monday, Book Club

¯    1 p.m., 50/55 Plus Club Meeting/ Activities

¯     5 p.m., Every Second Monday the center is hosting a dinner. Menu is available. $5 donation. Take out available


¯     9:30 a.m., Tuesday’s Breakfast Program & Coffee Hour, $3 Donation (Menu available)

¯     9:30 a.m., Every First Tuesday, “Free Blood Pressures” taken by Julie from Healthlink- No appointment needed!

¯    10 a.m., Every Second & Fourth Tuesday, Chinese Checker’s Club


¯     9 a.m., Free Yoga Class (Donations Appreciated)

¯ 9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour

¯     9:30 a.m., Every Second Wednesday, “Free Blood Pressures” taken by Julie from Healthlink, No appointment needed!

¯    12 p.m., “Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program,” $3 Donation (Menu Available)

¯    7 p.m., Every 2nd Wednesday, Adirondack Mountain Club


¯ 9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour

¯    10 a.m., Free Bread Pass Out

¯     6 p.m, Girl Scout Troop 2055 Meeting/ Activity


¯ 9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour

¯    11 a.m., Writers Circle Group

¯    4 p.m., Knitting Class with Danielle Bomhard- All levels welcome


¯     9 a.m., “Breakfast Nook Program,” $3 Donation (Menu Available)

¯    10 a.m., Last Saturday of every month, “Breakfast Nook Open Mic Show.”

By Chad Fleck

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