The Senior Citizen Saints of St. Johnsville met on Oct. 23 in the Community House to enjoy a luncheon of chicken and biscuits.
Thirty-six members attended.
President Tom Croce called the meeting to order with Vice President Stella Bull leading attendees in recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and Pledge to the Flag to open the meeting.
Customary reports were read.
Announcement was made of a new club treasurer, Joyce Giarrizzo, to succeed Joyce TenEyck, who has served as the club’s treasurer since 2005.
Members were advised that money for the mystery trip on Dec. 3 is due Nov. 10. A reminder was given of the club’s Albany bus shopping trip on Dec. 9 to Colonie Mall.
A Halloween basket of cheese, crackers, candies and goodies made up by Barbara Croce was raffled and awarded to Joyce Giarrizzo.
Wanda Antos, RN, from Montgomery County Public Health, and Allen Foster, physical therapy assistant from the Community Health Center in Johnstown, addressed the group on falls and prevention tips. Montgomery County has one of the highest rates in New York of seniors ages 65 and older suffering falls. Public education may help in alleviating these rates. Senior Saints members were urged to be alert for hazards in and around their homes, were provided tips for safety and each member received a nightlight and an eye glass cleaning kit at the conclusion of the program.
The club’s next meeting will take place on Nov. 6 when the members will celebrate November birthdays with homemade cupcakes provided by Cathy Bellen and Marge Denofrio, along with ice cream and beverages.
New members and guests are welcome to attend our meetings.