Arkell Center sets May events calendar

CANAJOHARIE — The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for May.

Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call (518) 673-2000 for reservations.

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday: From 10 to 10:30 a.m. is senior exercise program in the basement. Coffee after.

Each Tuesday:

∫ From 9 to 10 a.m. core strength and stability class in basement with Sharon Charles, instructor. Donation: $5.

∫ From 10 to 11 a.m. a new Tai Chi class begins, sponsored by MCOFA, with Earl O’Bryon, instructor. Donations accepted.

Each Wednesday:

∫ From 2 to 2:25 p.m. is chair yoga in the gallery.

∫ From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. is gentle yoga with Patty Pietrowicz, instructor, in the basement. $5 donation.

Each Friday: From 9 to 10 a.m. yoga in the gallery. $10 fee.


Wednesdays: From 12:30 to 4 p.m. senior citizens pinochle card party; $2 with prizes and refreshments. Anyone who wants to sub can call (518) 673-5635.

Thursdays: From 10:15 to 11 a.m. Diet Club in the gallery at Arkell Center; (518) 673-2112.

May 6: From 6 to 8 p.m. knit-crochet with Carol Balfe.

May 7:

∫ From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. defensive driving class. Cost: 20. Reserve a spot by calling (518) 673-4408.

∫ 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.

May 8: From 9:30 to 11 a.m. decision making day with Del Salmon. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.; Salmon speaking from 10 to 11 a.m.; questions and answers on health care proxy, power of attorney, etc.

May 9: At 1 p.m. Leo Milman and the Canajoharie strings will perform for those who want to attend.

May 10:

∫ OFA Mother’s Day special: stuffed chicken breast, ranch mashed potatoes, carrots, roll, mandarin orange cake with pineapple cream frosting. Reserve by today.

∫ At 1 p.m. Carlie LeoGrande and fourth and fifth grade choir celebrate Mother’s Day.

∫ At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Senior Citizens club meeting. Bring paper goods for pantry.

May 14: At 6 p.m. Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce meeting at Arkell Center.

May 16: At 1:30 p.m. water color with Shanna Becker in the gallery. Cost is $10.

May 23: At 1 p.m. Elinor and Friends will provide entertainment for Memorial Day.

May 24:

∫ At 1 p.m. Canajoharie Senior Citizens Club meeting. Bring paper goods for pantry.

∫ At 1:30 p.m. Jeff Smith from the sheriff’s department will discuss fraud in the area.

May 31: At 12:30 p.m. joint lunch OFA meal with chicken cordon bleu casserole, confetti rice, Brussel sprouts, wheat bread, pears. Gary Van Slyke will provide Memorial Day music directly following the meal.

By Kerry Minor

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