Seniors 04.21.22

Grafton Senior Center News

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, will be open with limited hours. State and County Guidelines will be posted and must be followed at all times. The center is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 3:00 with congregate lunch and activities. Mondays and Fridays the center will be open 9:00 to 11:00 for our 10:00 Chair Yoga class. This is a low impact class that all senior citizens can do. On Tuesdays, there will be Senior Yoga Plus class at 10:00.

April 26th the center with host Kim Freeman with Unity House to discuss Elder Care Violence following lunch. The presentation is not just about physical abuse, but also intimidation, threats, neglect and financial exploitation. Unity house offers many confidential programs to help individuals. This is a very informative presentation that all should plan to attend, regardless of age. The next Grafton Senior meeting is Tuesday, May 3rd. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to come and share ideas for activities and programs at the center. 

The center accepts donations of small tag sale table items, in new or good condition, The money goes toward entertainment at the center. Also accepted are donations of clothing for the clothes closet. Clothes should be clean, without stains or tears, and in good condition. 

There is a $3 suggested donation for all meals at the center. Please call to be added to the activity and/or lunch list at (518) 279-3413.

Sand Lake Seniors Club

The Sand Lake Seniors Club meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Averill Park-Sand Lake Firehouse on Eastern Union Turnpike. 

Our dues are $15 per person each year. We are still accepting memberships for 2022. This month’s luncheon will be provided by one of our Hospitality teams.

We already have these day trips planned: Lake George (6/29), Neil Diamond show (7/28), and Kenny Rogers Tribute show (8/9). For detail information please contact Barbara Chesnut by calling 518-674-4005 or by emailing her: Babsbubbles64@<span class=”oe_displaynone”>null</span> Two overnight trips are scheduled: Ocean City, Maryland from (9/12-15) and Lancaster, PA from 11/15-17). Please contact Bette Bieg for details by calling 518-663-8292.

Please join us on Thursday, April 14th to hear about other activities that are being offered. We look forward to making new friends.

Rensselaer County Senior Center Proudly Presents Backyard Tour Tuesday June 28th

We Board our Yankee Trails Motor Coach at 9:30am and off we go. First stop is Ten Broeck Mansion where we will enjoy a beautiful English Garden and house tour. Second stop is “Presidential” Albany Rural Cemetery to visit President Arthur’s burial site. 

At this point we are ready for lunch at the beautiful Desmond Hotel and Conference Center Courtyard. Menu consists of: House Salad W/ Bread and Butter. Entrée’s: Spanakopita Chicken, Maple Dijon Salmon or Angus Sirloin Meatloaf. Desert consists of apple pie, coffee or tea. After a delightful lunch we are off to the Schenectady County Historical Society to view a new exhibition on collectibles. 

We will examine the cultural and psychological impulses of collecting. Last stop Krause’s Candy Store for some wonderful homemade chocolates. After a stimulating afternoon we head home. Once home we recount the day while munching on some great chocolates purchased at our last stop. “Sign up early seats are limited”

Sign up Day is May 31st Call For More Info (518) 463-2166. We are Located On East And Herrick Streets In Rensselaer we are open 9am to 3pm

It’s Never Too Early To Talk About Lake George Steamboat Company.

Every year the Rensselaer County Senior Center hosts a trip to Lake George for a buffet luncheon and a two – hour cruise sponsored by the city of Rensselaer. To be eligible for this great day you must dine with us 12 times or more during the year. 

We charter a deluxe Motor coach for transportation out of Yankee Trails and the buffet is wonderful. We never get tired of the narrated tour of the million dollar beach, lakeside mansions and the people that lived there in the hay day. Hope you join us. 

We take ONE bus only!. Please start planning for this day by dining with us early and often

Jennie Carpinello Celebrates Her 102nd Birthday

May 3rd 2022. Jennie is a outstanding lady who is an inspiration to us all. She was a longtime entertainer with the Rensselaer Yankee Doodle Entertainers and a Lifetime Achievement Recipient. Jennie still continues to line dance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Rensselaer Senior Center. The only deficit Jennie has is her hearing. She is a remarkable lady who will often greet you with “Hey Baby !” with just the right emphasis on “Baby”. We will be partying to the Gone Grey Band and munching out on goodies. “Diabetics you’re on your own”. Menu will consist of Italian Sausage, Pasta Bread and Butter with Cake and Ice Cream for desert. 

Make your reservation early at (518) 463-2166. This will be a day you won’t forget.

We are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer. We are open 9am to 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you

Appointments No Longer Needed!

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Rensselaer County Senior Center boutique is open five days a week and walk ins are welcome. You no longer need to make an appointment. We do ask you to be aware of social distancing. We have some beautiful gently used clothing thanks to the communities generosity in donating. Everything is priced reasonably. 

We serve lunch Monday Thru Friday at 12 noon with a reservation. Please join us and enjoy a great social experience and the potential for a new wardrobe. We are now excepting spring and summer clothing, pocketbooks, shoes, sandals and costume jewelry. 

Call for more information (518) 463-2166 , we are open Monday thru Friday 9 to 3pm, we are located on East and Herrick streets in Rensselaer

Good News, Grab and Go Lunch is Available Five Days a Week

RENSSELAER – The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center are offering nutritious meals Monday through Friday. Pickup is at 11:30. 

Please call the day before to order your lunch and enjoy a hot homemade meal 5 times a week. 

Must be 60 years old to participate in this great program. Suggested contribution is $3 per meal. No one is denied a meal due to inability to contribute. Call 518-463-2166 for more information. Located on East and Herrick Streets. 

Attention Closet Cleaners

RENSSELAER – We, at the Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center, thank you so much for responding to our request for spring and summer gently used clothing we are still accepting donations and are still in need of shoes pocketbooks and costume jewelry. 

For those of you who have thought of cleaning your closets but haven’t gotten around to it you still have time. we are also accepting fall and winter clothing as well. Call the center at 518-463-2166 for more information or to make a donation. Located at East and Herrick Streets. Again thank you.

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