Overnight journey set in late March

ONEONTA — Susquehanna Valley Seniors will present “Spring in Lancaster” featuring “Queen Esther” on Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26.

Passengers will leave the Hale Transportation office in Oneonta at 6 a.m. Passengers in Sidney and Binghamton will also be picked up.

Upon arrival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a smorgasbord lunch will be served at Miller’s.

The Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre’s performance of “Queen Esther” a Bible story from the Old Testament set at the time of the Persian Empire, will be presented from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

After checking in at the Best Western Eden Resort, passengers will dine at their leisure at the hotel restaurant with included meal money.

After a breakfast buffet on Thursday, passengers will travel to Kitchen Kettle Village for 90 minutes of shopping. The next stop will be the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for a lunch buffet and matinee performance of “Grumpy Old Men” based on the 1993 movie of the same name about two aging men who have differing views on life.

The bus will leave Pennsylvania at about 3:15 p.m., make one fast food rest stop and arrive in Oneonta at about 8 p.m.

The cost of the trip will be $360 per person per double occupancy; $318 for a triple; $308 for a quad; or $390 for a single. Payment is due by Feb. 4. Checks should be made payable to SVSC and mailed to Linda Martinez at 131 Dorr Edison Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Call Martinez at 607-434-1054 for more information and to request a brochure for the trip. 


Elder Law session set at area library

SIDNEY — The Tri-County Seniors will sponsor a presentation on Elder Law at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Smart Community Room of Sidney Memorial Public Library at 8 River St. in Sidney.

Beth Westfall, a lawyer with the Coughlin & Gerhart law firm, will speak on legal matters affecting senior citizens. A question-and-answer period will follow. All area seniors are welcome.

Preregistration is requested by calling 607-563-8065 by Sept. 17.


Roast pork dinner set for Wednesday

UNADILLA —The Otsego County Senior Meal served at the Unadilla Neighborhood Apartments on Clifton Street in Unadilla, will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Roast pork with gravy, sweet potato casserole, cauliflower, vanilla pudding and a beverage will be served.

All seniors 60 and older and non-seniors are welcome. One does not need to be a resident of the apartments.

Call 607-369-2787 by Monday, Sept. 16 to make a reservation.

Tai Chi sessions for arthritis set

Otsego County Office for the Aging will offer three Tai Chi for Arthritis workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 24 to Nov. 14.

Tai chi is described as an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow movements with deep breathing. Medical studies have also reported that tai chi can reduce pain and increase flexibility for people with arthritis as well as prevent older adults from falling.

According to a media release, the twice-weekly, eight-week course is for people age 60 and older. There is no fee for the class, but voluntary, confidential contributions will be accepted.

One workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Edmeston Central School at 11 North St. in Edmeston.

Another workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Elm Park Methodist Church at 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

A third workshop will be held for participants who have already completed the basic movements series of Tai Chi for Arthritis. The advanced workshop will be from 11 a.m. to noon at Elm Park Methodist Church in Oneonta.

Registration is required. A commitment to at least 11 of the 16 sessions is required of participants.

Call the Office for the Aging at 607-547-4232 for more information and to register.

As further stated in the release, the program is made possible through the state Department of Health Older Adult Fall Prevention Program and supported by Title III D of the Older Americans Act and other state and local funding.


Seniors invited to tribute show

Area seniors are invited to join the Tri-County Seniors on a bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in West Hampton, New Jersey, on Saturday, Oct. 19, for lunch and a rock ‘n’ roll tribute show featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley.

Passengers will be served a lunch entree they select from a menu. An all-you-can-eat dessert buffet with more than 50 choices will be featured.

The bus will leave Sidney at 7:30 a.m. and return about 7 p.m. There will also be a 7 a.m. pickup at Hale Transportation garage in Oneonta, returning at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $140 per person.

Call Carol at 607-563-8065 for more information and to book the trip. Deadline for reservations and payment is Friday, Sept. 13.

Seniors need help with transportation

DELHI — The Delaware County Office for the Aging is seeking community members to help transport local seniors to and from non-emergency medical appointments. Mileage will be reimbursed. Anyone interested is asked to call 607-832-5750 for more information.

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