Category Archives: Seniors

Music fun at the Hannibal Senior Dining Center

Bob Simmons recently entertained on his accordian at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center.  The center is a program of Oswego County Opportunities and is partially supported by the Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, and the United Way of Greater Oswego. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for information or luncheon reservations.
Bob Simmons recently entertained on his accordian at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center. The center is a program of Oswego County Opportunities and is partially supported by the Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, and the United Way of Greater Oswego. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for information or luncheon reservations.

How does the garden grow at Bishop’s Commons?

A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.
A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.

Residents at Bishop’s Commons in Oswego have “adopted” standing planters that can be found near the walkways surrounding the residence, and have set about personalizing them to reflect each individual’s unique taste and preferences.

By adopting a 3-foot-high planter, each resident has selected his or her favorite things to grow — whether it be flowers or vegetables — and after planting has taken on the responsibility of making sure the planters are well cared for throughout the summer.

“The planter project has turned out to be a lot of fun for our folks, many of whom had enjoyed tending their own gardens throughout their lives,” said Cheryl Cullinan, director of activities.

“We supply the planters, dirt and tools while our residents picked out some of their favorite flowers or vegetables to plant; and have been caring for their planters’ diligently for the last few weeks,” Cullinan said. “The planters have become a source of pride and add to the overall attractiveness of the grounds around Bishop’s Commons.”

Strawberries galore at Michaud

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

Anyone from Central New York knows early summer means the strawberry harvest – and all that goes with it!

Among residents at Michaud Health Services in Fulton, the tradition of cleaning and preparing a batch of freshly picked strawberries is alive and well.

Recently folks gathered one morning to hull, cut and crush 20 quarts of tasty local berries, all destined for the centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social later that day.

Even though there was a lot of work to prepare the strawberries, the task was made easier by the companionship and camaraderie of the ladies gathered around the central table. And the anticipation of a delicious treat when done.

What’s on the menu at the Fulton Senior Dining Center?

Here is the menu for the Fulton Senior Dining and Activity Center for the week of June 9:

Monday, June 9 — Macaroni and cheese, scalloped tomatoes and vegetables

Tuesday, June 10 — Turkey and cheese sandwich with cole slaw and pineapple tidbits

Wednesday, June 11 — Meatball sub with tossed salad and Capri blend vegetables

Thursday, June 12 — Chicken and broccoli pasta bake with zucchini and squash

Friday, June 13 — Pork chop with gravy and mashed potatoes with vegetables

All meals include milk and dessert. Lunch is served at noon with a daily activity at 11 a.m.

Call Eileen for reservations at 592-3408 at least 24 hours in advance.