January 16, 2013

Senior Briefs: Jan. 16, 2013

Card Club starting

up in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center at 7626 Route 9 is hosting a Card Club from noon to 3 p.m. on various Wednesdays throughout the winter.

First up is pinochle on Jan. 23.

Future dates and card games will be determined at that meeting by consensus of all who attend. Beginners are welcome.

For questions, contact the Social Center at 873-6408 or

No charges in

death of New York nursing-home resident

BALLSTON SPA (AP) — An 85-year-old man who died after being found outside the nursing home where he lived probably knew the security codes to open doors and let himself out.

Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy says no criminal charges are warranted in the Dec. 22 death of Carlton Decker. Murphy says it appears Decker, who used a walker, let himself out of the nursing home in Ballston Spa, about 25 miles north of Albany.

Officials initially said Decker left the room through the second floor window, dropped to a rooftop and then dropped to a courtyard. An autopsy disproved that theory and Murphy said such a scenario was difficult, if not impossible, given Decker’s frail health.

Decker was taken to a hospital where he died of a heart attack.

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