Senior news in brief

March 12 Bridge winners announced

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement March 12 at the at the Johnstown Public Library.

The north-south winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and John Quinn; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Dave King; third place, Doris McIntosh and Carol Brookins.

The east-west winners were first place, Eleanor Clark and Ed Hornidge; second place, Sheila Sammons and Gretchen Haight; third place, Marie Otto and Angie Parillo.

Glen-Mohawk group meeting Thursday

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors’ next regular meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fonda Reformed Church and will be preceded by a social hour with refreshments.

The following are schedule changes due to the snowstorm last week.

∫ The March 13, trip to Chicopee, Mass. has been rescheduled for March 27; there will be no meeting that day.

∫ The March 27, meeting with lunch, left, center, right game, and Easter hats has been changed to April 17.

∫ The speakers are also being rescheduled.

Turning Stone trip this Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ida L. McGinnis Club meeting was called to order by President Jeannie McDuffie, who led in “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The St. Patrick’s party was catered by the Hot Dog Hut. There were 38 members present.

The 50-50 winners were Etta Williams, Geri Bowman, Marge Flint and Linda Zilka.

There was no formal meeting. Those attending had the buffet and played bingo

There will be no meeting next week due to the Turning Stone trip.

The Turning Stone trip for next month will be April 17. Call McDuffie at (518) 725-8396 to make reservations.

Thursday meeting for Shirley J. Luck

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, housed at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday for a “free” social afternoon for cards, bingo, or visiting with old and new friends. Come for a cup of coffee, light refreshments and learn what’s coming soon.

For more information about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and “like” their Facebook page at, stop by the senior center and pick up a free copy of the Eavesdropper Newsletter or call (518) 762-4643.

Ony Antonucci chair yoga planned

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 be hosting bingo.

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 (518) 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 (518) 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 (518) 752-8737 and leave a message.

Gloversville Senior Center schedule

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

Today: Open art class, 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; 50-55 Plus Club meeting-activities, 1 p.m.; Girl Scout Troop meeting and activities, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Life Line screening — they are providing five health screening tests if interested, contact Life Line at 1 (888) 814-0416; Tuesday Breakfast Program and coffee hour — $3 donation (participants choice) 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Free yoga class (donations appreciated), 9 a.m.; coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Noontime Vittles Program — $3 donation (homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, vegetables, Italian bread, homemade cake), noon.

Thursday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; free bread pass out, 10 a.m.; Girl Scout Troop meeting and activities, 6 p.m.

Friday: Coffee hour, 9:30 a.m.; Writers Circle, 11 a.m.

March 24: Breakfast Nook Program — $3 donation (homemade blueberry waffles, scrambled eggs, grilled sausages and fruit), 9 a.m. Color some eggs — join in on the free egg coloring event. Attendees can take their eggs home to fill their basket or give them to a loved one.

Bring food pantry item donations to the center’s office.

New Jersey trip planned for May

TRIBES HILL — The Tribes Hill Iroquois Seniors began their Thursday, meeting at 10 a.m. with a social hour hosted by Dolores and Bill Danelorich, and Mary Hart.

Chaplain Barb Furman opened the meeting with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a reading titled, “Snowfall.”

The role was taken by Furman, with 22 members present.

The minutes were read from the March 8, meeting by Barb Minch, secretary, and were approved.

The treasurers report was read by Pat Schwartz which will be filed for audit.

Furman reminded members: Del Salmon will give a presentation at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Raindancer Restaurant.

Trip committee: Schwartz sent around a signup sheet for the trip to The Grounds of Sculpture in New Jersey from May 23-25.

Sunshine: Cards will be sent to several club members.

Show and Tell: Anita Bush brought in a carrying bag that she made which is reversible.

Olive Taylor had some funny jokes she read.

The 50-50 winners were Minch and Bush.

Elaine Hoyt read the report for 2017 on all the activities that the club did for the year.

The meeting adjourned.

Furman closed the meeting with the closing prayer and a blessing before the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon which was arranged by Pam Jasewicz.

If anyone is looking for something to do from 10 a.m. to noon on a Thursday and wants to meet new people, feel free to come to one of THIS meetings. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Third Avenue, Tribes Hill, and are always looking for new members.

By Kerry Minor

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