David Jordan from the Montgomery County Office for Aging and Jenny Mower, office manager, addressed the Nov. 6 meeting of the St Johnsville Senior Saints with 46 members present.
Jordan told of many services offered including meals for the elderly, HEAP, legal assistance and family caregiver respite assistance, as well as other programs.
Several pieces of literature were distributed. Seniors and caregivers are invited to contact the Amsterdam office at 518-843-2300 for further assistance and information.
Members sang “Happy Birthday” in honor of those who celebrate birthdays in November and enjoyed homebaked refreshments provided by Cathy Bellen and Marge Denofrio, along with ice cream.
The business meeting was called to order by President Tom Croce and opened with the Lord’s Prayer and Pledge of Allegience led by Vice President Stella Bull.
A new member, Jean Harris, was welcomed to the club. Sunshine report included members Grace Archambault and Guy Schaff on the sick list. Two upcoming trips were discussed, a mystery trip on Dec. 3 and an Albany shopping trip on Dec. 9 to Colonie Mall. Carolyn Lull and Grace Snell were the 50/50 raffle winners.
A local knitting and crocheting group, The Knitwits, asked for yarn donations as they make items for people in need. Members with yarn to donate are asked to see Alice Jean Thompson or Barb Croce.
The annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Benefit Club in St Johnsville. All reservations for members and guests must be in to activities director Barbara Croce by Nov. 20. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Attendees should bring canned goods and nonperishable items to the party for the Benefit Club’s holiday giveaways.
The Senior Saints’ next meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. An early Thanksgiving dinner will precede the meeting.