Senior focus

Culinary trip seats still available

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Senior Center at 109 East Main Street announces that Blue Shield will be at the center on March 28 from 11a.m. till 1p.m. Lunch crew is going to the House of Pizza on April 5 at noon. There are a few seats available on to the Culinary Institute of America trip on May 9. The cost is $72 for members and $75 for non-members. The annual Spring Bazaar is coming up on April 8 from 8a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Come stop by the center and have a look at the wonderful craft items. Call the center if you have any questions or would like to sign up.

Bridge Club announces winners

JOHNSTOWN— The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday March 20 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citzens Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners were first place, Carol Bookins an Jean Loveday; second place, Naomi Avert and Crisman; third place, Arelne Comstock and Debbie Brown.

The east-west winners were first place, Doris McIntosh and Lois Widdermer; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Angie Parillo; third place, Ann Masala and Sheila Sammons.

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.

Monday

Spanish rice, wax beans, cauliflower, corn bread, rosy pears.

Tuesday

Chicken a la king, mashed potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, cookie.

Wednesday

Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, white bread, ice cream.

Thursday

Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, corn, dinner roll, lemon cake with glaze.

Friday

Tuna noodle casserole, peas, beets, rye bread, apple.

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 (March 30), the Red Rooster Cafe will present Meagan De Mento, western program manager of Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, who will present “Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle for your Brain Health.”

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 STFSL.org. 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.

Lunch with friends event planned

JOHNSTOWN — The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main Street, Johnstown will be having a Lunch with Friends Day on Thursday, March 30 starting at noon. There will be cold meat and cheese platters for sandwiches and a choice of 2 kinds of soup, provided by the OFA Meal Site. Bring along a friend for a great lunch deal and the promise of some fun. The cost for lunch is just $3 per person and the fun is free, so bring along a friend or two! Reservations are required for this and must be made by March 28th.

For more information on this or to find out more about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club visit and “Like” their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnstown50plus or call the Senior Center Office at (518) 762-4643.

Gloversville Seniors announce activities

GLOVERSVILLE —The Gloversville Senior Center in Gloversville announce the activities for the week of March 27 – April 1:

Monday

9 a.m. –Open Art Class – $6 donation

9:30 a,m.- Coffee Hour

10:00 a.m- Every Fourth Monday- Book Club

1p.m. – 50/55 Plus Club Meeting/ Activities

Tuesday

9:30 a.m. – Tuesday’s Breakfast Program & Coffee Hour- $3 Donation ( Cooks Suprise)

10 a.m.- Every Second & Fourth Tuesday- Checker’s Club

1 p.m. – Movie Plex Theater Day- Arrive at the theater by 1:00pm to receive your movie ticket/ popcorn and beverage for $3 per person. Movie choices available in the center office.

Wednesday

9 a.m.- Free Yoga Class (Donations Appreciated)

9:30 a.m.- Coffee Hour

11a.m. – Loom Knitting Class- start anytime!

Noon – “Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program”- $3 Donation (Grilled Ham & Chesses on Rye/ Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup/ Chips/ Fudge Bars)

Thursday

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour

10 a.m. – Free Bread Pass Out

6 p.m. – Girl Scout Troop 2055 Meeting/ Activity

Friday

9:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour

10 a.m. – Reflexology Class- Start at any time! $5 donation

11 a.m. – Chair Exercises with Marie- Sneakers are recommended. Start any time! $5 donation

11 a.m. – Writers Circle

Saturday:

9 a.m. – “Breakfast Nook Program”- $3 Donation ( French Toast with heavy cream & Blueberries/ Scrambled Eggs & Sausages)

10 a.m. – Winner of the “Two Maids a Milking “ fundraiser will be announced.

Easter parade slated

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Seniors are looking for new members. Please stop by the center any Monday at 1 p.m. and visit our club. Bingo and cards are played every Monday.

April is food pantry month and members are asked to bring can goods.

April 3 at 1 p.m. there will be a business meeting. Members who have a birthday in April will be honored with cake and refreshments. The raffle drawing #10 wil be drawn. Bingo and card playing will follow after refreshments.

April 6 at 9:30 a.m. their will be a President meeting at the OFA office. April 10 there will be an Ester Hat Parade. Member are asked to wear a hat to celebrate Easter. A social meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served.

April 13 at 9:30 a.m. the Fulton County Senior Council meeting will be held at the Johnstown Senior Center. The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Club will provide the refreshments (breakfast snacks, juice and coffee.) Please arrive at 9 a.m.

April 17 and April 24 will be a social meeting. Their will be refreshments, bingo and cards.

On March 27 a meeting will be held at noon for anyone interested in the card party which is slated on May 15. This event is a fundraiser and everyone is welcome.

Broadalbin Seniors report on meeting

BROADALBIN —The Broadalbin Seniors Citizen Club held its meeting March 22, with 51 members present. Meeting was called to order by Toni Hallenbeck , president. Roll call was called, minutes read and treasures report was given. Program committee announced that there will be a speaker at the April 5th meeting. Pat Brookings from the Haven of Hope will speak to us about the farm and the residence home. They provide transitional housing and services for homeless women and children in Fulton and Montgomery counties. A lotto tree was raffled off today and the proceeds will be going to the Christmas Party Fund. Congratulations to our winner Mary Peck. We also held a St Patrick’s Day celebration. May thanks to Pat Ives, Nancy Krawczeski, Ruth Lee and Jeannie Ford for al the delicious baked goods. The trip committee announces the following upcoming trips:

April 4 – Aladdin at the Broadalbin Perth High School. This production by the local drama club will begin at 5:00pm. Seniors are invited to attend at no charge.

May 9 – Hyde Park – Tour the Roosevelt home and Vanderbilt Mansion. Later enjoy dinner at the Shadows. The cost is $45.00

June 27 – Sonnenburg Gardens and Luncheon Cruise on Canadaigua Lake. The cost is $60.00

July 18 – Dutch Apple Cruise and USS Slater. The cost is $55.00

Aug. 15 – Alexandria Bay Luncheon Cruise and Boldt Castle. The cost is $60.00

Sept. 10-15 – Biltmore Estate – Six days and five nights exploring Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. The cost is $499.00 per person/double and an additional $149 for single.

Oct. 21-31 – Panama Cruise – An 11 day, 10 night cruise leaving from Fort Lauderdale and returning to Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call will include the Bahamas, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Colon, Limon and the Grand Cayman. Prices start at $2136 and includes air from Albany.

Nov. 14 – 16 – Lancaster, Pa. The Miracle of Christmas. This wonderful show is at the Sight & Sound Theater. We will also visit the Kitchen Kettle Village and enjoy a guided tour of Amish Country. The cost is $325.00pp/dbl/$78 add’l for singles.

The trip committee is also planning a trip to the National Parks for Sept. 2018.

For more information about these trips, or the Broadalbin Seniors, call Toni Hallenbeck at 883-3008, or Nancy Weiss at 883-5396.

Iroqouis Seniors slate road trip

TRIBES HILL—The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their March 23 meeting at 10 a.m.

President Meyers called the meeting to order and Chaplain Barb Furman led members in the opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a reading entitled “The Blizzard”.

President Meyers announced the March birthdays: Katherine Downing, March 14.

Role was taken by Chaplain Barb Furman with 34 members plus 1 guest present.

The minutes were read by Secretary Barb Minch from the March 9 meeting and these were approved by Alan Taylor and Barb Cope.

Communications – None

OFA – Barb Furman informed members that the Senior Picnic will be held on September 15.

Trip committee – The trip to Proctors is all set for April 9. The bus will pick passengers behind the old school in Tribes Hill at 11a.m. Pat Schwartz announced an overnight trip to Lancaster, PA is scheduled for May 16 – 18. The trip includes admission to the Sight and Sound Theater to see “Jonah”, a Vegas Legends show at the American Music Theater ,sight seeing, 2 nights stay at The Country Inn of Lancaster, 2 breakfasts and two dinners. The cost of the trip to non-members is $325 for double, $445 for single and $285 for triple. Please contact Pat Schwartz if you interested in going. You can pay for the trip in installments and the balance is due on April 13. Pat also announced some upcoming days trips: July 20th the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, August 17 Saratoga track, Yadoo Gardens, Lunch and shopping in downtown Saratoga and November 16th shopping trip to Colonie Center with lunch at the Cracker Barrel.

Sunshine – Get well and thinking of you cards will be sent to various club members.

There was no new or unfinished business.

Pam Jasewicz stated that the St. Patricks Day luncheon will be held today after the meeting. A prize will be given out to the member wearing the most green. A trivia contest will follow. April 20 is scheduled for the Easter Bonnet contest.

President Meyers asked members to bring in food items on April 6 for the Back Pack Program. Some items that can be brought in are macaroni. peanut butter and jelly, canned soup, single serving cereal boxes, granola bars, oatmeal packets, fruit cups, juice boxes, graham crackers, ravioli; spaghetti-o’s, tuna fish, crack snack packs, snack sized chips and backpacks.

The 50/50 raffle winners were Ron Collins and Shirley Dado.

Barb Furman and Bob Montenaro had some funny readings.

Motion to adjourn was made by Mary Hart and Bill Danalorich.

Barbara Furman closed the meeting with our closing prayers.

The costume judging followed and Barb Furman was the winner. Lunch followed.

By Chad Fleck

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