Senior News

Volney seniors enjoy state fair trip

By Alma Bowering, Volney Senior Citizens

Our first meeting of September was a beautiful sunny day and 46 of us made it to our meeting at noon.

As usual, there were so many dishes of food and they were all so good.

We have four new members: Carolyne Shoults, Gladys Daniels, Cindy Garrett and John Haney. Welcome aboard, folks.

Our birthday folks are Gladys Daniels, Pete Falanza and Jim Secor. Pete and Barb Falanga celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary this month. Great job, kids!

Madelyn Williams won the 50-50 drawing.

The trip to the State Fair was a super day. There is so much to see, and the food is great, especially the bloomin’ onion.

The shows in the Coliseum are fun to watch. The animals are all in top-notch shape. They just shine.

Sept. 19 we have a trip to the Cortland Country Music Park to see Loretta Lynn and Charlie Pride, performed by Donna Minnoe, Terry Grimes and the Mystics.

Rachel Baglia from the Oswego Health Center was here to educate people about falling.

If you fall, you should get up very slowly, if you can get up at all.

Did you know more than half of all falls occur in the home? Among older adults, falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence and injury deaths. So take care and do not have any falls.

Nov. 20 will be our Thanksgiving dinner at Bristol Hill Church at noon. See you there.

A person can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Granby Center Seniors plan chicken barbecue, share laughs

By Emma Martin, Secretary of Granby Center Seniors

We had a beautiful day for our Sept. 5 meeting. We had 42 members.

It seemed so good to see our many friends. Kathy Wood won cards.

Pat Fontano won our 50-50 drawing. Our chaplain, Ruth Sheldon, said our prayer and we all pledged allegiance to our beautiful flag.

We had a delicious luncheon with awesome desserts! I still think we should eat the desserts first while we still have room for them instead of before eating the good food.

President Larry Flora opened the meeting with a couple of cute jokes. It was nice to have a good laugh.

Carrie Palmer, membership lady, read birthdays and anniversaries. She is recuperating from another fall. We told her to try to keep her feet under her.

Secretary Martin had to apologize for not having past reports straightened up to read them. Treasurer Estelle Holmes read the treasurer report.

President Flora talked about our chicken barbecue Oct. 3. You have to sign up and pay before then. We will have an entertainment of music for our Sept. 19 meeting. We hope our seniors can make a good showing!

Kitchen committee for Sept. 19 will be Kathy Wallace, Sandy Palmeteso, Joyce Gleason, Nancy and Larry Flora.

On Oct. 3, the kitchen committee will be Carrie Palmer, Augie Loomis, Percy Marcino, Joan Taylor and Marge Walsh.

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