Seniors 03.05.20

Eat Smart Demo and Census Info for Seniors

GRAFTON – Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for a nutritious lunch (Liver Fiesta w Bacon) at noon, followed by a guest speaker at 12:40, who will talk about the importance of the upcoming census and explain how to complete the census forms. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend. Call 518-279-3413 to sign up for lunch.

Special Luncheon at Senior Center

GRAFTON – Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon on Friday, March 13th at noon. Following the meal (Haddock Squares) there will be music entertainment by one of our favorites, Paul Slusar. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and singing along, or join in with dancing. This is free entertainment. Lunch is served daily at the Senior Center for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

Schodack Senior Center Special Dinner

SCHODACK – Come join us for our Special dinner held on March 19th at Noon. On the menu: Corned beef cabbage. Entertainment By the popular Gone Grey Band. To end the day there will be refreshments served. To reserve spots or with any questions Call (518) 477-6581.

Rensselaer Senior Center Trip To Wildwood N.J.

Renselaer Senior Center Presents Four Days And Three Nights In Wildwood, NJ. April 26th – April 29th 2020. Package Includes: Round trip deluxe motor coach transportation to and from Wildwood New Jersey. Three nights deluxe accommodations In Wildwood New Jersey with three full breakfasts and three superb dinners including a meal voucher at Resorts Casino and a dinner at the boathouse restaurant in Wildwood New Jersey as well as a hospitality party with pizza, hoagies, cocktails and live music. Trip includes a visit to Victorian Cape May New Jersey, and a visit to the Cape May lighthouse and Sunset Beach. Spend free time on the famous Wildwood Boardwalk as well as an “Ice Cream “Social” at Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor. Take part in a sightseeing dolphin watch boat cruise Also Includes a visit to lovely Smithville NJ and a visit to an exciting casino In Atlantic City New Jersey with Bonuses. All taxes, baggage and dinner gratuities services of the senior excursions staff. For More Information And Reservations Please Contact Gloria Fonda At 518-463-2166

HIICAP Information, Counseling, and Assistance

GRAFTON – Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, and the Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 69 Church Street, will host HIICAP Assistance for all residents 60 and over now through September 2020. Sarah Legnard with Rensselaer County Dept. of Aging will be on hand from 9:30 to noon once a month at each of the seniors centers to answers questions you may have on HIICAP, including Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare ‘spend down’, Medicare Advantage, EPIC, MediGap, Health Insurance options and more. Sarah will be in Hoosick Falls the first Tuesday of each month and in Grafton on the first Friday of each month. Please take advantage of this free service.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

GRAFTON – 2 Roxborough Rd (PO Box 292), Grafton NY

Mar 9 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Shepherd’s Pie), 1:00 Cards and Games

Mar 10 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Baked Sausage w gravy), 1:00 Cards and Games

Mar 11 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Liver Fiesta w Bacon), 12:30 Census Information and Assistance, 1:00 Cards and Games

Mar 12 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 9:30 Quilt Group, 11:00 Eat Smart, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (BBQ Chicken Salad Cold Plate), 1:00 Cards and Games

Mar 13 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Special Luncheon (Haddock Squares), 12:30 Special Music by Paul Slusar

March 2020 Events at The Rensselaer Senior Center

RENSSELAER – Open 9am to 3pm in Rensselaer on East and Herrick streets, Please Call 463-2166 For Reservations

March 9th – Sign Up For Wildwood NJ Trip

March 17th – Hi Cap W/ Sarah 9:30 to 12pm

March 18th – Eat Smart NY 11am

19th Special Dinner W/ Paul Slusar (11:30 Safety Presentation by Rensselaer Police Dept)

We are taking reservations for our 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance on April 16th at the Melvin Roads Post in East Greenbush. Tickets available at the Rensselaer senior center

We need your help! – Members are needed to serve on the executive committee to have a successful club. We need members to attend a monthly meeting and head different committees for special programs many of our members have headed departments and businesses. Please consider helping the club! For more information see Gloria in the office.

Thank you to all our county representatives for hearing us and providing us with what we need. You Are Appreciated

The most important program is nutrition here at the center. It is very important that you dine here with us. So call us today to make your reservations for lunch. We look forward To seeing you at the center.

We are no longer collecting empty prescription Pill Bottles

Upcoming Events at Schodack Senior Center

SCHODACK – Mondays- Chair Yoga at 10AM ; Community Service Group at 10AM; Chorus at 12:45.

Tuesdays- Knitting Club at 10AM

Wednesdays- Tai Chi at 10AM; Community Service Group at 11AM

Thursdays- Cards(Your Choice) at 10AM; Exercise at1PM

Fridays- Darts at 12:45PM

3/5/2020 & 3/20/2020- Russell Sage Nursing Students for blood pressure reading at 11AM

3/19/2020- Special Dinner with Gone Grey Providing Entertainment at 12PM

3/30/2020 & 3/31/2020- Defensive Driving Course at 9AM-12PM

3/31/2020- Eat Smart-Live Strong @11am & Bingo at 12:45

Please call in advance to reserve for lunches & activities & with any questions regarding the center at (518)477-6581.

AARP/Taxaide Services

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The AARP TaxAide program will begin providing FREE tax preparation services for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties.  The TaxAide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. TaxAide preparers are trained in federal and state tax regulations and are certified by the IRS.

FREE tax preparation services will be available through April 15.  To find the location nearest you, go to or call 1-888-227-7669 for assistance. 

Wynantskill Seniors

WYNANTSKILL – Come have fun, socialize and join the Wynantskill Seniors. We meet every Monday at 1pm at the Wynantskill Town Hall Annex, Main Avenue. We have a small meeting, serve snacks, socialize and play bingo. Once a month we have a catered lunch instead of snacks, three times a year we go out to a restaurant and we have scheduled day bus trips to various locations about 6 per year. So come have a day outing enjoy yourself and meet new people. Hope to see you all there.

Poestenkill Seniors

POESTENKILL – Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1pm at the Sullivan-Jones Post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, followed by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clam steams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest.

Senior Domino Group Seeks More Players

E. GREENBUSH – The Town of East Greenbush Senior Domino Group meets each Wednesday from 12-3 PM in the Town Hall Community Room.

Join in the fun by stopping by any Wednesday to check it out! You do not need to be an experienced player. They will teach you. For questions call 518-477-4194.

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