Special Events


July Raffle - Guitar Package

Friday, July 30, 2021, 11:45AM

Raffle date will be re-scheduled once the center re-opens.

Thinking about learning to play the guitar or have someone special in your life that would love one? This is a great gift for a grandchild or niece or nephew!

The package includes:

  • Palmer Acoustic Guitar with case
  • Fender Guitar Stand
  • Snark Tuner
  • Instruction/Song Book
  • Picks

Tickets are $1 or 6 tickets for $5 and can be purchased at the receptionist's desk. The raffle will be drawn on Friday, 7/30.

Thanks to Jack for donating this fun and entertaining package!


Stay Healthy Caregiver Chat Group

Monday, November 1, 2021, 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, November 3, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

All welcome!

A novel about two unforgettable American women.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.


Book Club

Wednesday, December 15, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us to discuss:

The Christmas Train

by David Baldacci

All welcome!

A journalist on a cross-country Christmas train scales the rugged terrain of his own heart in this New York Times bestselling holiday tale that inspired the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie!

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief….. and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.


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.


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.