There are the Friendly Seniors, not to be confused with the Downtown Seniors, the Homestead Seniors, the Western Slope Seniors and the Terrace Seniors. It only seems fair that senior citizens in North Bergen should have so many clubs - 13, at last count - since children have the Boy and Girl Scouts, teens have high school activities and adults have country and racquet clubs. But some towns only have one or two senior clubs. North Bergen's high number of seniors - more than 6,000 in a city of a little over 50,000 people - necessitates more activities. "I think we all do the same things," said Downtown Seniors Club President Betty Sternant, who is 76 years old. "One club doesn't have a special activity that others don't do, but they're broken up in areas. It's hard for us to go all around town, so we have a club that's only a few blocks away for everyone." The seniors sit down for club meetings, to collect dues and donations for local shelters and charities, to discuss their upcoming events, or to play a game of bingo or cards. When they're not having meetings, they're moving and shaking on discounted road trips to Atlantic City, dining and dancing at subsidized luncheons in local restaurants, shopping at New Jersey's biggest malls or watching free movies at the nearby theater. Mayor Nicholas Sacco said that seniors deserve the countless amenities the town has to offer, including a free bus service to shopping and health care facilities. "The seniors have given us so much with all the time and years of service to the community, (so) this is the time for us to give back," said Sacco. "We want to make their lives a little easier and happier, and we want them to realize that we care about their well being. We want to let them know that we appreciate what they've done for us. We're all going to be seniors one day, so we can't forget." The most popular senior club in the town seems to be the Friendly Seniors, which meets at the public library on 90th Street and Bergenline Ave. and has a membership of 150 seniors. But President Marie Dellosso, 76, says the specific club isn't as important as keeping the seniors motivated. "We have to keep people's minds alert and entertained," said Dellosso. "I always tell them to go out, spend their children's inheritance and live while they still can. Some of the members come to the group lost after they lose a spouse, and then they wind up finding themselves with new friends and good times." North Bergen senior citizen bus operator Joanne Lombardo said that's it's a pleasure for her to drive the seniors around town each day. "I think North Bergen has the most senior clubs and events around," said Lombardo. "I don't think seniors get to do as much in other towns, because I don't think other towns do what we do for them. We want to keep them happy and busy. And they really appreciate us taking them around; they're always thanking me." Lombardo says that the seniors really look forward to their daily trips together. "They walk on this bus, and they're so happy to see each other," she said. "They look out for each other too. If one of them is sick and can't got to the market, they pick food up for each another."