Members of the former Juniata Senior Center no longer have a building, but they are determined to carry on.
Kenneth Wagner, 75, the group's unofficial leader, said when the Juniata center closed in 2009, the group met at Bellwood Senior Center at Bell Mansion.
It also closed last year when Antis Township supervisors decided to sell the building.
Wagner said the group was given the chance to meet at the Tyrone Senior Center, but found it inconvenient.
"Nobody will go to Tyrone from Juniata because of the trip," Wagner said.
He said the group used the senior van, but "it took nearly three-quarters of an hour to get there, depending on how many stops," he said.
Despite the absence of a permanent location, the Juniata group refused to give up.
"We started back in April this year, meeting once a month in restaurants or people's houses," he said.
As a testimony to its dedication, Wagner said the Juniata group will hold an anniversary dinner Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Juniata.
Wagner said the dinner will commemorate the group staying together for more than a year without an official place to meet.
"Due to all of us being together, we've decided to call it an anniversary," he said. "It will be our last meal until next spring."
Wagner said that the group of about 20 people does not meet in the winter because of the cold and snowy weather.
"A lot of our people are in their 80s and 90s. Our one member is over 100 years old," he said.
Wagner said the group hopes to meet in a center again. The group has inquired about using a room at the Blair Senior Services' Altoona Senior Center on 12th Avenue for its gatherings.
The Altoona center is closing for renovations Nov. 12 and activities will begin at the Juniata Civic Association Nov 15. Regardless of the outcome, the group plans to stay intact.
"If not, we'll just keep doing our monthly meetings in different restaurants," he said.