Special Events


First Ward Senior Chorus – Spring Show

Wednesday, May 18, 1:00 – 2:00PM

Please join us and enjoy music from the 1920s as the First Ward Senior Chorus treats us to their Spring Show!


Legal Aid

Thursday, May 19, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Melissa Krause from the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York visits monthly to provide free counsel.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


Seminar for Spiritual Growth – Bible History and Hebrew Meaning of Key Words

Thursdays, May 19 and 26, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

A $5.00 contribution per monthly seminar is payable to the center when registering. Register with the receptionist or by calling us at 607-797-3145. Space is limited.

Prospective students can pick up the seminar leader's vocational resume at the receptionist's desk.



Estate Planning and Advance Directives

Thursday, May 19, 1:00 – 2:00PM

Attorneys Amanda Giannone (past Board Member and Secretary) and Chelsea Aiosa (current Board Member) join us from Levene Gouldin & Thompson Law Office to present the basics of estate planning, estate administration and advance directives.

This will include an explanation of probate, wills, power of attorney, health care proxies, living wills and trusts.

Registration encouraged but not required. Call the center at 607-797-3145 to register.


AARP Driver Safety Class

Tuesday, May 24 & Thursday, May 26, 1:00 – 4:15PM *

PER AARP, WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE THIS CLASS DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN BROOME COUNTY AT THIS TIME (PER THE CDC DATA TRACKER)

* Must attend both classes.

This class is FULL.

Discount on car insurance after course completion.

Payment required to secure your spot. Check or money order (payable to AARP). See receptionist to register and pay.

  • AARP Members: $25
  • Non-AARP Members: 30

You will be asked to sign a COVID waiver at the start of the class.

Our class is full since we had a lengthy wait list. We know these classes are important and are working to set up more classes. If interested in the next available class, call us at 607-797-3145 to add your name to the wait list.


Lourdes Mobile Mammography Van

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Lourdes makes it easy to get your annual mammogram by bringing the mammogram to you!

3-D Technology available. Wheelchair accessible.

No physician referral required. You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Your results can be sent to the health care provider(s) of your choice.

Insured and un-insured women welcome.

To find out if you're eligible for a low- or no-cost screening, call the Cancer Services Program at 1-888-345-0225.

To pre-register, call Lourdes at 607-798-5723.

The Lourdes Mammography Van will also be at the Center on Thursday, September 22, 2022.


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 – 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women. Cost is $15.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


COVID Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, May 25, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Hosted by the Broome County Health Department.

Pfizer and J&J offered; if interested in Moderna, let us know.

First, second and booster shots available.

Bring your vaccination card.

No appointment needed.

If you’d like to pre-register, you can use the links below. Registration for vaccine appointments through the Broome County Health Department is only done online, please do not call the Health Department. If you’re unable to make an appointment online, please realize that you do not need to have an appointment to come to this clinic or you can call 211 for assistance.

For more information on the vaccine and eligibility or other clinics offered in Broome County, see the Broome County Health Department’s website.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, May 25, 12:15 – 12:45PM

Tips for Losing Weight — And Keeping It Off!

Kathleen Cook from Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County visits with healthy tips.

Our weight often impacts our health and quality of life. Discover small changes that can yield big results!

TIME CHANGED TO A LITTLE EARLIER SO THERE'S TIME TO GET TO BONESAVERS RIGHT AFTER.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

Closed in observance of Memorial Day.


Fall Prevention Program & Annual Wellness Checkup

Tuesday, May 31, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Investigators from Binghamton University are interested in investigating fall risk among adults in Broome County.

Any older adult 55 years old or older is welcome to participate in a wellness checkup which will ask you to complete questionnaires and provide you with evaluations of cognitive performance, vision, muscle strength, as well as standing and walking balance.

The program takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Faculty from the Division of Physical Therapy and Nursing will be present from 10:00AM to 2:00PM to provide opportunities to discuss any concerns and perform a number of assessments.  For more information about the program and to pre-consent into the program, you can pre-register (not required) at: Qualtrics link.

For additional information, you can also contact Binghamton University at 607-777-4700 or by email at [email protected]

Registration not required.


Know Your Numbers!

Wednesday, June 1, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Joyce visits from The Medicine Shoppe to check your blood pressure, glucose, and/or oxygen level.

Know your numbers for a healthier you!

The American Heart Association encourages everyone to Know Your Numbers  to monitor your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health complications. For more information, see the American Heart Association's website.

No appointment needed.


Book Club

Wednesday, June 1, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

Sea Stories – My Life in Special Operations

by Admiral William H. McRaven

All welcome!

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II – the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, humorous and full of valuable life lessons like those exemplified in McRaven's bestselling Make Your Bed, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.

For more information on the JCSC Book Club and the books we've read, click here.


Seminar for Spiritual Growth – Biblical Meditation and Inner Harmony

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

A $5.00 contribution per monthly seminar is payable to the center when registering. Register with the receptionist or by calling us at 607-797-3145. Space is limited.

Prospective students can pick up the seminar leader's vocational resume at the receptionist's desk.


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, June 6, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Caring for an older adult? Then let's chat!

 This is open to caregivers of any age. Attending a support group offers many benefits:

  • Feeling less lonely and isolated.
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment and control.
  • Improving your coping skills.
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings with others who can relate.
  • Reducing distress, depression or anxiety and getting practical advice or information.

We're meeting in person at the Johnson City Senior Center. Join us!

Any questions? Call Danielle Schaeffer, Group Facilitator, at the Broome County Office for Aging, 607-778-2411.


JC Alumni Association – 50 Year Club

Monday, June 13, 1:00PM

The Johnson City Alumni Association – 50 Year Club has started meeting again.

They are planning an August picnic if COVID protocols allow.

They are looking for members from the following classes to join their committee and represent their respective class: 1968 and 1970.

For more details, contact the center at 607-797-3145.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, June 15, 12:15 – 12:45PM

Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Foods & Beverages

Kathleen Cook from Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County visits with healthy tips.

TIME CHANGED TO A LITTLE EARLIER SO THERE'S TIME TO GET TO BONESAVERS RIGHT AFTER.


Legal Aid

Thursday, June 16, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Melissa Krause from the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York visits monthly to provide free counsel.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 – 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women. Cost is $15.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


FUNDRAISER – Doug's Fish Fry, Bottle/Can Drive AND MORE!

Wednesday, June 22, 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Doug’s Fish Fry will be at the Johnson City Senior Center on Wednesday, June 22 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. Stop by for some delicious fresh seafood fried to perfection by Doug's Fish Fry and Doug's ToGo.
 
In addition to their regular menu, their special for the day is clam strips.
 
You can call-in your order the day of the event until 4:00PM by calling 607-753-9184 ext 2.
 
We'll also be doing lots of RAFFLES at the event, a COOKIE SALE, a BOTTLE/CAN DRIVE, and a FREE book table.
 
Benefits the Johnson City Senior Center: 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, NY.
 
Thank you for your support!

Know Your Numbers!

Wednesday, July 6, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Joyce visits from The Medicine Shoppe to check your blood pressure, glucose, and/or oxygen level.

Know your numbers for a healthier you!

The American Heart Association encourages everyone to Know Your Numbers  to monitor your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health complications. For more information, see the American Heart Association's website.

No appointment needed.


Seminar for Spiritual Growth – The Spiritual Student Path

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

A $5.00 contribution per monthly seminar is payable to the center when registering. Register with the receptionist or by calling us at 607-797-3145. Space is limited.

Prospective students can pick up the seminar leader's vocational resume at the receptionist's desk.


AARP Driver Safety Class

Thursday, July 7 & Friday, July 8, 1:00 – 4:15PM *

* Must attend both classes.

This class is FULL.

Discount on car insurance after course completion.

Payment required to secure your spot. Check or money order (payable to AARP). See receptionist to register and pay.

  • AARP Members: $25
  • Non-AARP Members: 30

You will be asked to sign a COVID waiver at the start of the class.

Our class is full since we had a lengthy wait list. We know these classes are important and are working to set up more classes. If interested in the next available class, call us at 607-797-3145 to add your name to the wait list.


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, July 11, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Caring for an older adult? Then let's chat!

 This is open to caregivers of any age. Attending a support group offers many benefits:

  • Feeling less lonely and isolated.
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment and control.
  • Improving your coping skills.
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings with others who can relate.
  • Reducing distress, depression or anxiety and getting practical advice or information.

We're meeting in person at the Johnson City Senior Center. Join us!

Any questions? Call Danielle Schaeffer, Group Facilitator, at the Broome County Office for Aging, 607-778-2411.


Save the Date - JCSC Senior Picnic

Wednesday, July 13

Details will be announced soon!


Book Club

Wednesday, July 13, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

The Power of the Dog

by Thomas Savage

All welcome!

Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall.

Now an Academy Award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe).

"Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." — Annie Proulx, from her afterword

For more information on the JCSC Book Club and the books we've read, click here.


Legal Aid

Thursday, July 21, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Melissa Krause from the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York visits monthly to provide free counsel.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 – 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women. Cost is $15.

Appointment required. Call us at 607-797-3145 or see our receptionist to book an appointment.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, July 27, 12:15 – 12:45PM

Ways to Prepare and Eat More Vegetables and Fruits

Kathleen Cook from Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County visits with healthy tips.

TIME CHANGED TO A LITTLE EARLIER SO THERE'S TIME TO GET TO BONESAVERS RIGHT AFTER.


Seminar for Spiritual Growth – The Sparks of Healing Light

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

A $5.00 contribution per monthly seminar is payable to the center when registering. Register with the receptionist or by calling us at 607-797-3145. Space is limited.

Prospective students can pick up the seminar leader's vocational resume at the receptionist's desk.


AARP Driver Safety Class

Tuesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 8, 1:00 – 4:15PM *

* Must attend both classes.

This class is FULL.

Discount on car insurance after course completion.

Payment required to secure your spot. Check or money order (payable to AARP). See receptionist to register and pay.

  • AARP Members: $25
  • Non-AARP Members: 30

You will be asked to sign a COVID waiver at the start of the class.

Our class is full since we had a lengthy wait list. We know these classes are important and are working to set up more classes. If interested in the next available class, call us at 607-797-3145 to add your name to the wait list.


Lourdes Mobile Mammography Van

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Lourdes makes it easy to get your annual mammogram by bringing the mammogram to you!

3-D Technology available. Wheelchair accessible.

No physician referral required. You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Your results can be sent to the health care provider(s) of your choice.

Insured and un-insured women welcome.

To find out if you're eligible for a low- or no-cost screening, call the Cancer Services Program at 1-888-345-0225.

To pre-register, call Lourdes at 607-798-5723.

Get a jump on October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make your appointment today.