Special Events


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, January 26, 10:00 - 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women.

Cost is $15. See our receptionist to make an appointment.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, January 26, 12:30 - 1:00PM

Finding a Balance: Keeping Active and Eating Foods to Fuel Activity

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

Anything we can do to Move More and Sit Less will benefit our overall health. Find out some easy ways to add motion to your day and some simple foods to get you through the winter months.


Book Club

Wednesday, January 26, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

Every Day is a Gift

by Tammy Duckworth

All welcome!

Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today.

In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war—all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war-torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come.

Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an attack that took her legs—and nearly took her life. She then spent thirteen months recovering at Walter Reed, learning to walk again on prosthetic legs and planning her return to the cockpit. But Duckworth found a new mission after meeting her state's senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. After winning two terms as a U.S. Representative, she won election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. And she and her husband Bryan fulfilled another dream when she gave birth to two daughters, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth.

From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Every Day Is a Gift is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants.


Know Your Numbers!

Wednesday, February 2, 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!

No appointment needed.


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, February 7, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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

This informal discussion group 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.

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


Sodium Sensibility

Tuesday, February 8, 10:15 - 11:00AM

Learn about:

  • Current recommendations regarding sodium intake
  • Using the "Nutrition Facts Labels" to reduce sodium intake
  • Hidden sources of sodium
  • Tips & tricks to reduce sodium intake
  • Recipe modifications for better health

Concert

Wednesday, February 9, 10:45 - 11:45AM

A soloist from the Binghamton Philharmonics will be here. More details will follow.

If staying for lunch after the concert, please reserve your lunch by Tuesday, 2/8 at noon. See Lunch Menus for more details.


JC Alumni Association - 50 Year Club

Monday, February 14, 1:00PM

The Johnson City Alumni Association - 50 Year Club has started meeting again.
 
They are starting to plan for a picnic this August if COVID does not prohibit.
 
They are looking for 2 members from the following classes to join their committee and represent their respective class. The following years need a representative: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971.

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


Legal Aid

Thursday, February 17, 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.


Closed

Monday, February 21

We're closed in observance of President's Day.


Haircuts by Debbie

Wednesday, February 23, 10:00 - 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women.

Cost is $15. See our receptionist to make an appointment.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, February 23, 12:30 - 1:00PM

Food Safety and Safe Storage of Food

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

What are the safest ways to defrost food?

How long can you keep it in the fridge or freezer?

What you need to know about “best by” and expiration dates?

Learn about all this or just refresh your knowledge.


Know Your Numbers!

Wednesday, March 2, 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!

No appointment needed.


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, March 7, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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

This informal discussion group 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.

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


Book Club

Wednesday, March 9, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

Fortune and Glory

by Janet Evanovich

All welcome!

From “the most popular mystery writer alive” (The New York Times), the twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn’t just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum’s career. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.

When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune.

But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts—and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money.

Stephanie may be in over her head, but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit.

She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested—as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.


Legal Aid

Thursday, March 17, 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, March 23, 10:00 - 11:30AM

Debbie Roberts will be back to do haircuts for men and women.

Cost is $15. See our receptionist to make an appointment.


Nutrition Education with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, March 23, 12:30 - 1:00PM

Topic: TBA

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


Hearing Screenings

Wednesday, March 30, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Tri-City Hearing

Amanda VanFossen from Tri-Cit Hearing visits to conduct hearing screenings.

Call 607-797-3145 for an appointment.


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 607-798-5723.


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 607-798-5723.

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