Broome veterans celebrated at senior centers


Veterans and their families in Broome County have until noon Tuesday, Nov. 8 to make reservations for a Veteran Appreciation Celebration at Senior Centers.

All veterans will receive a complementary lunch on Wednesday, November 9 at all centers except Depot, which will hold its celebration on Thursday, November 10.

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

In addition to lunch, the centers offer a variety of activities, music and recognition ceremonies to honor those who have served our country during lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While veterans receive their lunch, spouses and non-veterans can also enjoy chicken cordon bleu, sides and an éclair for dessert for a suggested contribution of $3.50 for seniors and veterinary spouses and $4.50 for those under 60.

For information on how to contact a senior center near you, call the Broome County Office for Aging at (607) 778-2411.

You can call the nearest senior center directly to make a reservation before noon on November 8.

Here is a list of participating senior centers, their phone numbers and addresses:

Broome West Senior Center (607) 785-1777 2801 ..Wayne St., Endwell

Depot Senior Center (call for menu) (607) 467-3953 ..14 Monument St., Depot

Eastern Broome Senior Center (607) 693-2069 ..27 Golden Ln., Harpursville

First Ward Senior Center (607) 729-6214 ..226 Clinton St., Binghamton

Johnson City Senior Center (607) 797-1149 ..30 Brocton St., Johnson City

North Shore Towers Community Center (607) 772-6214 ..24 Isbell St., Binghamton

Northern Broome Senior Center (607) 692-3405 ..12 Strongs Pl., Whitney Point

Vestal Senior Center (607) 754-9596 ..201 Main St., Vestal


Also coming Wednesday, November 9, the Broome County Office for Aging is hosting a Caregiver Presentation from 2-4 p.m. at the Broome County Public Library. The program will outline services that are available to help families, including mobility management, Southern Tier Independence Center’s equipment loan closet, and caregiver personal care.

Pre-register with Caregiver Services at (607) 778-2411.

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