Senior news in brief

50 Plus Club

reports on meeting

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Bannertown 50 Plus Club had their meet and greet followed by President Carl Edwards reciting the devotion, “I pray to you dear God to come to my aid.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed.

The Office for the Aging luncheon was served.

Carl Edwards started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Linda LaVada, vice president, read the roll call.

Lorrie Valk, secretary, read the minutes and was accepted.

Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave the treasury report and was accepted.

Carl Edwards read a thank you note from Assemblyman Marc Butler for the donation the group gave for the veterans picnic in September.

Some ideas were brought up for activities in 2017. The activities committee will be meeting soon.

The next meeting, on Wednesday  (Dec. 21) will be the OFA Christmas dinner. The seniors will also have a party with a grab bag. Cookies will be made by Nila Edwards and Joan Bezio. Bingo will be played.

The meeting adjourned and drawings were held. The winners were Nancy McWilliams, door prize, who donated it back to the club; McWilliams, the 50-50; and Ann Mallin, $1, who donated it back to the club. The Christmas basket was won by Carl Edwards.

Trivia was played.

Office for Aging    list 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.


Sweet and sour chicken, rice, Japanese blend vegetables, white bread, fruit cocktail.


Meatloaf, noodles, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, mousse.


Stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas with pearl onions, dinner roll, apple pie.


Cream of tomato soup, chicken nuggets, garlic roll, ambrosia.


Roast beef, baked potato, Sonoma blend vegetables, oat bread, cookie.

Senior group

hosts Fonda mayor

GLEN — The regular meeting of the Glen-Mohawk Seniors on Tuesday (Dec. 13) was called to order by Vice President Alan Buck, followed by the morning prayer given by Allen Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung with Barbara Furman at the piano.

Fonda Mayor William Peeler discussed recent water main breaks and other water issues, the planned Waterfront Park, the sanitary sewer lines and other projects that the village has been involved with. Some of the projects were discussed at length and the mayor answered quite a few questions from the audience.

The roll call was taken by Buck which showed 29 members and two guests present.  The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Olive Taylor and will be filed for audit. Betsy Saltsman, corresponding secretary, said she received a Christmas card from the Salvation Army. She sent a get well card to Beverly Guiffre, and Christmas cards to absent members. She submitted a bill for postage to the treasurer.

Joe Mancini read a report on the Christmas luncheon. Furman passed out a schedule of events at the Fonda-Fultonville Central School.

A bracelet was found at one of the back tables at the Winner’s Circle after the Christmas party last week. See Olive Taylor to claim it. A list was passed for tables to sign up for the luncheons for 2017.

Mancini had an humorous reading.

The 50-25-25 was won by Margaret Post and Allen Taylor.  An extra prize was won by Pat Putman.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with an ending prayer given by Allen Taylor.

Bingo followed.

Stoner Seniors schedules party

CAROGA — The Nick Stoner Seniors will hold the Christmas party and meeting at noon Tuesday (Dec. 20). Members are to bring in a covered dish and a $5 gift bag is to be exchanged. Yoga will be held at 11 a.m. and the meeting at 1 p.m.

For any information, call Jean Griffin at 835-4022.

Perth Seniors   slates meeting

PERTH — The Perth Seniors held their Christmas party at Nicolino’s Restaurant, Route 30, Amsterdam, at noon Wednesday (Dec. 14) with 43 members and guests, Office for the Aging Director Andrea Fettinger, director, and Greg Fagant, Perth town supervisor.

Grace Eglin welcomed everyone.

Anita Bush led in “The Lord’s Prayer” and reading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Each one won a door prize.

The next meeting will be held at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21) at the Perth Senior Center.

Fagant swore in the new officers for 2017: Eglin, president; Bush, vice president; and Mary Stachnik. The secretary was absent and will be sworn in at a later date.

50 Plus Club plans Christmas brunch

JOHNSTOWN — The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will have a free Christmas brunch with waffles and juice served by the senior center staff at noon Thursday (Dec. 22). All that is asked is that those attending RSVP by Tuesday (Dec. 20). Following the brunch will be an afternoon of Christmas music performed by the Betty Green Chorus. All are welcome to get away from the hustle and bustle of the season to enjoy a less hectic afternoon with friends, old and new. Special holiday refreshments will be served.

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

Task Force hosts Northville choir

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. 22), the Red Rooster Cafe will present the Northville Central School choir, under the direction of Kristy Matthews, with a selection of seasonal music.

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 events, activities

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

Monday (Dec. 19): Open art class — $6 donation, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.

Tuesday (Dec. 20): Tuesday’s Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (French toast, sausages, fruit), 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday (Dec. 21): Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 p.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (in celebration of Christmas the Vittles Program is serving spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, ice cream sundaes), noon.

Thursday (Dec. 22): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop 2055 meeting-activity, 6 p.m.

Friday (Dec. 23): Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; cookie baking activity — anyone interested in helping the ladies in the kitchen bake batches of snowball cookies for the Christmas Eve Breakfast arrive at 9:30, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.; knitting class with Danielle Bomhard — all levels welcome, 4 p.m.

Dec. 24: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (in celebration of Christmas Eve the Nook Program is preparing (homemade waffles, sweet Italian sausages, fruit and homemade Breakfast Milkshakes), 9 a.m. Everyone will receive a baggie of snowball cookies.

Luck Seniors      plan 2017 trips

JOHNSTOWN — The Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

Dec, 20:

¯ From 9 to 11a.m. will be a representative from Blue Shield.

¯ At noon  will be the Office for the Aging traditional holiday luncheon. Cost for that is $3 a person. Must sign up at the business office or call OFA.

¯ At 1 p.m. will be Christmas bingo. Come for chances to win prizes and have holiday refreshments. Cost is 50 cents per game.

The trip season is under way for 2017. The first trip is March 10, to Turning Stone for Swinging Seniors Friday on March 10. The cost is $25. If interested in signing up, call the business office at 762-4643.

By Chad Fleck

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