Special Events


Greater Good Grocery Bus

Monday, February 26, 10:00 – 11:00AM

The Greater Good Grocery Bus will be at the Johnson City Senior Center.

ALL are welcome to acccess the bus.


BINGO

Monday, February 26

12:30 – 1:30PM – Board Sales

1:30 – 4:30PM – Games Played

It's BINGO time!!!


Chop & Chat

Tuesday,  February 27, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Recipe: Potato Soup

Sponsored by Faith in Action

Prepare the ingredients for a delicious recipe and enjoy the company of other participants!

Register by Wednesday, 2/21.

To register, see the receptionist or call us at 607-797-3145.


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, February 28, 10:00 – 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts is available to do haircuts for men and women. Cost is $20.

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


Lyceum

Wednesday, February 28, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Topic: Peru: A Place of Ancient History, Nature at its Wildest, and Gold!

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

This is part of Lyceum's Armchair Travel Series. We'll join virtually via Zoom.

Registration not required.


Elderwood Village at Vestal - in the Lobby

Wednesday, February 28, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Elderwood Village at Vestal visits with program materials and a chance for you to get your questsions answered one-on-one.

Falls Annual Wellness Checkup

Wednesday, February 28, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Are you interested in learning more about your balance performance? Binghamton University's Division of Physical Therapy is seeking participants for a study investigating fall risk. The program will help you determine your risk for falls and give you strategies to prevent future falls.

The program takes 30-40 minutes to complete. Activities include testing your standing and walking balance, as well as tests of muscle strength, vision and fear of falling. To participate, you must be 55 years of age or older and able to walk at least 10 feet with or without an assistive device.

For more info, call the Motion Analysis Research Laboratory at 607-777-4700.

A $15 gift card will be provided to all participants.


Poetry Group

Friday, March 1, 12:30 – 2:00PM

Feel free to bring a poem that you've written to share with the group. See the receptionist for copies.


BINGO

Monday, March 4

12:30 – 1:30PM – Board Sales

1:30 – 4:30PM – Games Played

It's BINGO time!!!


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, March 4, 1:00 – 2:30PM

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

Caring for an older adult or younger child? 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.

This group is facilitated by Richelle Gervais from the Broome County Office for Aging. For questions, please call OFA at 607-778-2411.


Know Your Numbers

Wednesday, March 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.


Lyceum

Wednesday, March 6, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Topic: Road-Tripping in the Land of Fire and Ice; A Summer Jaunt Around Iceland

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

This is part of Lyceum's Armchair Travel Series. We'll join virtually via Zoom.

Registration not required.


Book Club

Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 – 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

West With Giraffes

by Lynda Rutledge

All welcome!

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


Poetry Group

Friday, March 8, 12:30 – 2:00PM

We'll share published poetry amongst the group. See the receptionist for copies.


Greater Good Grocery Bus

Monday, March 11, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The Greater Good Grocery Bus will be at the Johnson City Senior Center.

ALL are welcome to acccess the bus.


BINGO

Monday, March 11

12:30 – 1:30PM – Board Sales

1:30 – 4:30PM – Games Played

It's BINGO time!!!


Hearing Screenings

Thursday, March 14, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Amanda VanFossen returns from Tri-City Hearing to conduct free hearing screenings.

To book a 15-minute appointment, see the receptionist or call the Center at 607-797-3145.


Effective Communication Strategies

Thursday, March 14, 1:00 – 2:00PM

Sponsored by Office for Aging

The Alzheimer's Association visits with practical information and resources for effective communication with a person with a dementia-related illness.

Pre-registration is required. Please call Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.



Food & Your Health

Friday, March 15, 10:30 – 11:30AM (NEW DAY & TIME!!!)

Topic: Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes: Healthy Carbs for Energy

Kathleen Cook, from Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County, visits with more healthy tips! She'll make Tuscan Potato Skillet for all to sample..... yum!

Registration not required.


Poetry Group

Friday, March 15, 12:30 – 2:00PM

We'll share published poetry amongst the group. See the receptionist for copies.


BINGO

Monday, March 18

12:30 – 1:30PM – Board Sales

1:30 – 4:30PM – Games Played

It's BINGO time!!!


LGBTQ+ Senior Social Hour

Wednesday, March 20, 3:00 – 4:00PM

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

This social group hopes to establish a safe space to provide helpful, positive and supportive social interactions amongst local LGBTQ+ older adults.

They also aim to promote dignity, caring and problem solving within the community by collaborating with local agencies in hopes of providing resources unique to the needs of the group.

Light refreshments and homemade cookies will be available. The group is facilitated by Robert Hoover, local artist, retired magazine industry professional and Office for Aging Advisory Board Member.

For questions, call Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.

Registration not required.


Legal Aid

Thursday, March 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.


Poetry Group

Friday, March 22, 12:30 – 2:00PM

We'll share published poetry amongst the group. See the receptionist for copies.


Don't Get Scammed!

Thursday, March 28, 10:30 – 11:30AM

Officer Peets, Community Engagement Officer with the Johnson City Police Department, visits to discuss the latest scams and red flags that'll help you avoid being scammed.

Registration not required.


AARP Driver Safety Class

Thursday, 3/21 & Friday, 3/22, 1:00 – 4:15PM *

* You must attend both classes.

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

Check or money order (payable to AARP).

Payment required to secure your spot.

Check with your insurance company to see if you're eligible for a discount on your car insurance after course completion.

Call 607-797-3145 or see the receptionist to sign up.


Greater Good Grocery Bus

Monday, March 25, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The Greater Good Grocery Bus will be at the Johnson City Senior Center.

ALL are welcome to acccess the bus.


BINGO

Monday, March 25

12:30 – 1:30PM – Board Sales

1:30 – 4:30PM – Games Played

It's BINGO time!!!


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 – 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts is available to do haircuts for men and women. Cost is $20.

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

Debbie will not be available for haircuts in April or May.


Poetry Group

Friday, March 29, 12:30 – 2:00PM

We'll share published poetry amongst the group. See the receptionist for copies.


Know Your Numbers

Wednesday, April 3, 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.


Lyceum

Wednesday, April 3, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Topic: Charleston: A Walk Through History

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

This is part of Lyceum's Armchair Travel Series. We'll join virtually via Zoom.

Registration not required.


Book Club

Wednesday, April 17, 3:00 – 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

All welcome!

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


LGBTQ+ Senior Social Hour

Wednesday, April 17, 3:00 – 4:00PM

Sponsored by Broome County Office for Aging

This social group hopes to establish a safe space to provide helpful, positive and supportive social interactions amongst local LGBTQ+ older adults.

They also aim to promote dignity, caring and problem solving within the community by collaborating with local agencies in hopes of providing resources unique to the needs of the group.

Light refreshments and homemade cookies will be available. The group is facilitated by Robert Hoover, local artist, retired magazine industry professional and Office for Aging Advisory Board Member.

For questions, call Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.

Registration not required.


Legal Aid

Thursday, April 18, 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.


AARP Driver Safety Class

Thursday, 4/25 & Friday, 4/26, 1:00 – 4:15PM *

* You must attend both classes.

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

Check or money order (payable to AARP).

Payment required to secure your spot.

Check with your insurance company to see if you're eligible for a discount on your car insurance after course completion.

Call 607-797-3145 or see the receptionist to sign up.


Guthrie Lourdes Mobile Mammography Van

Friday, May 24, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Guthrie 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 Guthrie 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 Guthrie Lourdes at 607-798-5723.