This list shows activities available through the Oneida County senior centers and programs.
Contact 315-337–4000, ext. 214 to discuss including information on this bulletin board. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Ava Dorfman Social Adult Day Program
The Ava Dorfman Social Adult Day Program is a service of the Senior Citizens Council of Rome and enables individuals to be active while promoting their well-being. Individuals are accepted following an initial comprehensive assessment. The program is specially designed for people who may have physical or cognitive impairments, Alzheimer’s and other age-related issues.
Morning greetings and breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
Current events, 9 a.m.
Word Games/Trivia/Memory Stim. 10 a.m.
Exercise, 11 a.m.
Healthy lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Large Group Motor Skill Activity, 12:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts, 1 p.m.
Healthy Snack/Group Discussion 2 p.m.
Structured/individualized activities, 2:30-4 p.m.
Ava Dorfman Senior & Community Center
Provides advocacy, services and activities to adults age 50 and over. Programs reflect diverse needs and interests, enhances dignity, supports independence and encourages community involvement. Programs and services include daily meals, health promotion and wellness programs, support groups, social development and educational classes, day and overnight trips.
For information, call 315-337-8230, The center, 305 E. Locust St., open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Boutique provides a place to browse and shop; open games; free library. Wellness Center featuring treadmills, weights and more – call Center for times.
Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Lunch with 24 hours notice.
Nutritious Lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m. at a $2.25 donation for those older than age 60. $7.75 donation for those age 60 and younger.
Health Eating Class, 10 a.m.; Wii Bowling with Susan, 11 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Hand & Foot card game, 1 p.m.; Chair Pilates, 2:45 p.m.; Body Sculpting, 4 p.m.
Tai Chi practice, 9 a.m.; Beginner/Intermediate Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; Pitch, 1 p.m.; Improver/Intermediate Line Dance, 3:45 p.m.
Strength Class, 9 a.m.; Intermediate Clogging, 10 a.m.; Stay Young/Strong Bones, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Knitting and Crocheting, 1:30 p.m.; Basic Fitness, 2:45 p.m.
Beginner Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Beginner/Intermediate Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.
Tai Chi Practice, 9 a.m.; Senior Stretch Yoga, 11:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.
Blood Pressure Screening – 1st Weds., 1:30 p.m.
Lunch N’ Learn — third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.; call center for monthly topics.
Ava Dorfman Senior Bus Trips
Contact Barbara at the center, 315-337-8230.
Active Day Seniors Program
Social-model adult day program is for seniors living in Southern Oneida County who want socialization,stimulating activities, a delicious, nutritious lunch, exercise, a state-of-the-art media resource center, good friends and fun! Transportation is available! Funding may be available! Contact Rebecca Maggio at 235-7149 to schedule visit. Open, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
• 9:30 a.m., Coffee Talk; 10, Morning Activities; 11, Exercise; 11:45 a.m., Lunch; 12:30, Leisure Time & Initialized Activities; 1:15, Activities.
• 7:30 a.m. Individualized activities
• 9:30 a.m. Healthy snacks/current events
• 10 a.m. Word games, trivia, memory stim.
• 11 a.m. Exercises
• 11:45 a.m. Healthy lunch and socialization
• 12:30 p.m. Large group motor skill activity
• 1 p.m. Specialized activities
• 2 p.m. Healthy snack, discussion group
• 2:30-4 p.m. Structured/ind. activities
Lunch Outings, Shopping Service, Crafts, Baking, Pet Visits, Entertainment, Beauty Services, Scenic Rides & Socialization.
Deerfield Senior Group
Deerfield Senior Citizens offers to those age 55 and older a variety of social, recreational and educational programs. Meetings are every Thursday at the Municipal Building, 6329 Walker Road in Deerfield from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information contact Lura Raymo at 315-724–0413.
• Coffee hour at 10 a.m. with goodies and card games. Bring a bag lunch with coffee and tea served. Bingo games are played after lunch.
• First Thursday of the month the newsletter is available and the Office for the Aging Outreach worker will be available from 1-2 p.m.
• Second Thursday: Bag lunch, business meeting, cards and bingo.
• Third Thursday: Birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated with cake and ice cream.
• Fourth Thursday: Pizza available for fee.
• Third Monday of the month a chartered bus trip to Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona. Participants must sign up one week prior to assure a seat on the bus. There are also group trips offered throughout the year.
Forestport Senior Recreation
Located at the Town Hall, Oneida County Office for Aging Dining Site. Call 315-392–4041.
Senior gathering for cards/activities, 1 p.m.
Senior Community Trips
Three trips yearly organized for residents. Call Sonja Skidmore at 315-392-3182.
Hill Top Seniors
Meet every Thursday, St. Mary’s Cafeteria, St. Stanislaus St., New York Mills, 1 p.m., refreshments, bingo, cards, speakers, lunches and trips. For info, call Nellie Polczynski, 315-736–6528.
Leisure Time Activities Center
1115 West St., Utica. Call 315-735–9389.
North Utica Senior Citizens
Recreation Center, Inc.
The North Utica Senior Citizens Community Center is an intergenerational center that is located at 50 Riverside Drive, Utica. We provide educational, recreational, and health & wellness programs to persons fifty years and older in addition to our provision of a state licensed before and after school program, pre–school program, and Universal Pre–K program. The center is a county congregate dining site and is open Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., with extended hours on Wednesday evenings until 9 p.m. For information call Yvonne McClusky, 315-724–2430.
Monday — Friday
Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Open Computer Lab: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Open Recreation Room: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bridge Club, 12:30-4 p.m.; Computer Class, 9-11:30 a.m. for beginners, 1-3 p.m. for advanced; Ceramics Class, 9:30-11 a.m.; Italian Choir practice, 11 a.m. to noon; Zumba class, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Billiards Club, 9-11 a.m.; Exercise Class, 10-11 a.m.; Skin Care Class, 11-11:30 a.m.; Poker, 12:30-4 p.m.; Bridge Club, 12:30-4 p.m.; Bingo, 12:30-4 p.m.; Pitch, 12:30-4 p.m.; Aerobics, 6-7 p.m.
Weight Watchers, 10-11 a.m.; Blood pressure screening, 11-11:30 a.m.; Arts & Crafts Classes, 12:30-3 p.m.; Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Billiards Club, 9-11 a.m; Tai Chi Class, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Poker, 12:30-5; Scrabble, 12:30-5; Aerobics, 6-7 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 6-7 p.m.
Billiards Club, 9-11 a.m.; Sr. Chorus, 10:30-11:30.
Every 1st, 3rd and 4th Monday
Pinochle tournament, 12:30 p.m.
Every 2nd Monday
Turning Stone, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Every 1st Tuesday
OFA Outreach Worker, 11 a.m.
Senior Band, Yesterday’s Ensemble, rotates practicing at area senior centers. Practice is usually every fourth Monday at North Utica. A complete list of upcoming day/overnight trips is available at the center office. Fitness Center open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
New Hartford Adult Dining Activity
New Hartford Adult Dining and Activity Center, 1 Sherman St., New Hartford, NY 13413; 724-8966, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of New Hartford Adult Dining and Activity Center is located at 1 Sherman St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no membership and we serve meals at 11:45 a.m. Lunch provided by Oneida County Office for the Aging. They request a donation of $2.25 or whatever you can afford for those age 60 and over. If under 60, the cost is $8.
Defensive Driving classes monthly. Free blood pressure screenings every first Friday at 10:30 a.m. Speakers on most Wednesdays except for the Birthday Party on the last Wednesday of the month. Schedules at www.romesentinel.com
Jeff Glatt entertains at this event.
Yesterday’s Ensemble Senior Band come in every five weeks at 11 a.m. Office for the Aging Outreach worker, first Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Watercolor classes every Monday at 9:30-11 a.m. Knitting/Crocheting every Monday at 10 a.m.
Aerobics every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. RSVP Readers Group is at 1 p.m. on Mondays.
Tuesdays/Fridays, 10 a.m., Bridge;
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10 a.m., Canasta.
There are Yoga classes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Chair Yoga at 11:05 a.m.
There are speakers on the second and the third
Wednesdays of the month at 11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
The New Hartford Road Runners meets here every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1 p.m. Diana Williams, president: email email@example.com.
Free computer half hour instruction every Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon. Call 724-8966 for appointment. There are five senior clubs in the Town of New Hartford. Most meet at 1 p.m. except the Meadows which meets once a month at 10 a.m., at the Friendship House, President Connie Moran 315-735-6227. Roadrunners are listed above.
• New York Mills Seniors meet Tuesdays at 1 p.m. President Loretta Mandry, tel. 315-736-5945, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Young at Heart, every Thursday at 1 p.m. President Dave Russell email email@example.com and the Village Elders President Betty Roberts, 315-737-8979, which meets the last Thursday of the month at noon. These clubs have bus trips which are scheduled mostly in the summer and fall except for the ones to Turning Stone. New York Mills Seniors goes twice a month on Mondays.
Parkway Center provides resources to those age 50+ to remain Active, enGaged, and InvolvEd. Our philosophy is “It’s not age, it’s attitude!” We provide those resources through services offered by our program and volunteer departments.
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 315-223–3973. The Program Department provides services of health and wellness, education, arts/music/dance, social/recreation, clubs, outreach.
The Volunteer Department provides opportunities and services of health and wellness, financial independence, transportation, community services, veteran services and volunteer recruitment.
• The center runs more than 30 programs monthly, which are held in three semesters:
Winter (January-April); Spring/Summer (May-August); and Fall (September-December)
• Fitness Center hours: Mondays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 7 a.m. to noon.
• Daily nutrition: Noon (Must sign up or call the day before).
• Open walking: 8:30-10 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Special events held monthly, with several larger events throughout the year, such as the Annual Red Hat Luncheon, 9/11 National Day of Service, and Annual Holiday Party and Basket Bonanza.
Rides to the center are available on Mondays through Thursdays to the Utica area. Must call the day before to schedule a ride, 315-223-3973. If you are interested in volunteering to drive one day of the week, call for more information.
Presbyterian Social Adult Program
The Social Day Program is a program for older adults providing a comfortable and protected setting with qualified supervision. Program provides respite for family and caregivers five days a week, up to 7 hours a day. Full day program hours are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; half day is 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Call 315-724–9300.
Continental Breakfast, Mind stimulation games, Internet search, current events, exercise class, religious services, bingo, outings, dining, Small group interactive games and more. Large group program (including parties, special events).
Active Day Program at Lutherancare
This social model adult day program is for area seniors who want to get out of the house. Contact the program to schedule at 315-235-7149.
Presbyterian Adult Day Health Care
The Adult Day Health Care Program at Presbyterian Home provides nursing services, socialization and recreational activities during the day to those seniors still living at home.
Program runs Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. with option of attending one to five days/week. Call 315-797–7500.
Continental Breakfast, 9 a.m.; Meet & Greet, current events, 9–10 a.m.; Bathing/grooming, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.; Lunch, Noon; Nursing Rehab Group, Bike club, Ambulation Program, 1:30 p.m.
Aquatic Therapy, 9:30 a.m.; Exercise, 10 a.m.; Sing–A–Long, 11 a.m.; Garden Club, 1:30 p.m.
Current events, 9:30 a.m.; Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Table Top Games, 11 a.m.; Birthday Party, Poetry, Books on Tape, 2 p.m.
Aquatic Therapy, 9:30 a.m.; Cooking Class 10 a.m.; Games, 1:30 p.m.
Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; Music Appreciation, Hymn sing/bell choir, 1:30 p.m.; Men’s club, 2 p.m.
Aquatic Therapy, 9:30 a.m.; Exercise, 10 a.m.; Work Games, 11 a.m.; Wheel of Fortune, 1:30 p.m.
Adult Day Health Care Services
At The Grand Rehabilitation/Nursing
Medical Day Care Program enhances the lives of chronically ill, frail elderly and disabled adults who require certain primary, preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, or palliative services. Monday– Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., call 315-337–0550.
Coffee, snacks, news, 9–10 a.m., Exercise, 10–10:30 a.m., Baths or Showers, 10:30–noon; Lunch, noon, and Afternoon activities, 1–2 p.m.
Nail Salon, 9:30 a.m.; Arts & Crafts, 10:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass, 11 a.m. (every other week); Trivia Time, 1 p.m.
Art Class, 10:30 a.m.; Walk Group, 1 p.m.
Patch & Sew, 9 a.m.; Sing–A–Long, 11 a.m.
Arts & Crafts, 9:30 a.m.; Baking/Cooking class, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.
South Rome Sr Citizens Center
Open to all ages 50 and above. Join us Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; call 315-339-6457. Located at 112 Ridge St. Annual membership donation is $20 per person, $35 per couple.
The center will serve lunch daily at 11:30 a.m. through the Office for the Aging’s nutrition program. Pre-registration by noon on the day prior is required. A $2.25 donation requested for ages 60-plus; for those under age 60, cost is $8.50.
Bingo 12:30 p.m. (members only)
Pitch 12:30 p.m. and open pinochle
Pinochle Tournament 12:30 p.m.
Bingo 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10
Business meeting, 1 p.m. Presentation by Rome Historical Society — view photos of Rome’s Pre-urban renewal on the center’s 10-foot screen.
Wednesdays, July 11
Bingo at Turning Stone, leave 9 a.m. from South Rome Senior Center, $11.
Tuesday, July 17
Movie: “The Big Short,” starts 2 p.m., $3 includes movie, snacks and soda.
Wednesday, July 25
Bingo Bus to Turning Stone, leaves from St. John’s Church parking lot, 9 a.m. Cost $10 per person — get $15 Bingo Bucks and a $5 dining card.
Friday, July 27
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Office for the Aging will answer questions about services for seniors.
Tuesday, July 31
Bingo Bus to Turning Stone, leaves from J.C. Penney’s parking lot (old Staples), 4 p.m. Cost $10 per person — get $15 in Bingo Bucks and a $5 dining card.
Town Of Trenton Seniors — Singing Hills
Singing Hills Senior Citizens offers to those 55 and older, of the Town of Trenton area, a variety of social, recreational, educational programs. Meetings every Tuesday at Municipal Building.
• 10 a.m.–3 p.m.: bag lunch/coffee/tea/dessert.
• 1st Tuesday of month newsletter is available.
• 2nd Tuesday Office for the Aging outreach worker will be available from 11 a.m. – noon.
• 4th Tuesday of the month is a Birthday Party.
• Bowling every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
For information, call 315-896-2664.
West Side Senior Center, Inc.
West Side Senior Ctr, 717 Court St., Utica, offers educational and recreational activities to seniors 55 years of age and over. Open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. call 315-735–0735.
Coffee and Snacks, 9–11 a.m.; Billiards; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Craft Store, 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Bingo, 1:45 p.m.
Exercise, 9:15 a.m.; Osteoporosis exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Begin Computers, 9:30 a.m.; Advanced Computers, 10:30 a.m.
Exercise Class, 9:15 a.m.; Piano Class, 10 a.m.; Choir, 1 p.m.
Exercise, 9:15 a.m.; Begin Computers, 9:30 a.m.; Advanced Comp., 10:30 a.m.; Arts & Crafts, 1 p.m.
Clinton Road Seniors
Meet at 1 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at St. Thomas Church. Those interested in joining call Alberta Santacroce at 315-735-4229.
Whitestown Seniors meet every Wednesday at 1 p.m. on 1 Championship Way. Birthdays celebrated first Wednesday of the month. Parties, dinners, picnics, cards, bingo every second Wednesday; monthly; pizza third Wednesday and speakers on the fourth Wednesday. Info, call 315-768-6047.
Young At Heart
New Hartford Senior Citizens, Inc.; 1 p.m. each Thursday at St. Thomas Church at 150 Clinton Road. Programs, trips, picnics, dinners, bingo and special events. Call David Russell at 315-736-5575.
New York Mills Seniors
The New York Mills Seniors meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the rear of 320 Main St. Refreshments served, and monthly special birthday celebrations. Cards and bingo played at all meetings, with bingo board and callers. Various chartered bus trips throughout year and two trips per month to the Turning Stone. Planned health screenings available. Info: Kathleen Brown, 315-736-5945.
Marcy Senior Citizen Club
Seniors 55 and older meet at Marcy Municipal Building at noon on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
On the second Monday, members enjoy a hot lunch for a fee. On the fourth Monday, members bring their lunch. Members’ birthdays are celebrated. Bingo follows each meeting with a small fee and small winnings.
Lunch outings and other group activities may also be offered at members’ own expense and transportation. Call Lynn Snow at 315-525-2975.
Kirkland Senior Citizens
The group meets every Tuesday at the senior center, 2 Mill St., Clark Mills. New members are always welcome. Membership is open to residents and non-residents. Bingo and pool start at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon for $2.25, or you can bring your own.
Speakers or entertainers, and a business meeting, follow lunch. Games and cards are played. Bowling is available September through March, and golf during the summer. Monthly trips. Various bus trips are available also. Membership is $10 per year. Contact Carole Byrne, at 315-853-1240 or 315-580-2075.
Vernon United Methodist Church
Vernon United Methodist Church, Main Street, Vernon, offers bingo at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. The second Friday of month is also Movie Day at 12:45 p.m., refreshments follow the film.
Yorkville Seniors Organization
Yorkville Seniors Organization meets third Wednesday of each month. Planned activities, a Bingo Bus to the Turning Stone Casino, guest speakers and trips. Also offer an osteoporosis exercise program from September to June.
We meet at our Municipal Building, second floor (with elevator) at Sixth Street and Calder Avenue Dues are $8 per year. Refreshments, cards and bingo follow each meeting. Call 315-733-2572.
Sociable Singles meets the second Tuesday of every month at South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St., at 6 p.m.
Come meet great people and participate in sponsored events in the Rome-Utica-New Hartford areas. For more information, contact Toni Eckert at 315-864-3242.
Oneida County Senior Nutrition Program’s
Senior Club Luncheons
• Waterville Senior Club, Waterville Town Hall every 1st Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.
• Kirkland Senior Club at 2 Mill St., Clark Mills, every Tuesday starting at noon.
• Knoxboro/Oriskany Falls Senior Group at Augusta and Vernon Presbyterian Church, Route 26, Oriskany Falls, every 3rd Tuesday at noon.
• Whitestown Senior Club at Whitestown Community Center, 1 Championship Way, Whitesboro, every Wednesday at noon.
• Westmoreland Senior Club “Westlanders” at Westmoreland Town Hall, 100 Station Road, every Thursday at 10 a.m.
If interested in attending one of these luncheons you need to reserve a meal 1-2 days before the luncheon by calling the Oneida County Senior Nutrition Program at 315-798-5456, ext. 1. Suggested donation $2.25 for participants age 60 and older, and under age 60, the full cost of $8.
July issue deadline
Submit listings for the July Bulletin Board no later than Wednesday, June 13, 2018.