Seniors 05.19.22

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 9:30 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.

May 24th at 11:00 am the center will host guest speaker, Katie Keary with Alzheimer’s Association. The topic is Alzheimer’s; Not Normal Aging. Katie will discuss the Impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia, the stages and risks of the disease, and current research and treatment available as well as Alzheimer’s Association resources. Mark your calendar. This is a very informative presentation that affects many of our residents 60 and over. Lunch (Eggplant cutlet) will follow the presentation.

Please note that the senior center is closed for Memorial Day observance on May 30th. 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.

East Side Seniors 

Our next meeting will be on June 14th, at 1:00 at the American Legion Post, Main St.,Wynantskill. We are hoping for a BIG turn out for this meeting. We need to get things going again, starting with ideas, and offers of help We like to plan a trip or two, luncheons, parties,and bocci.. Hope to see many new faces both women and men.

Attention Seniors!!

The Edward C. Swartz Senior Center at 1800 East Schodack Road in Schodack NY is pleased to announce that our Special Dinner this month will be on Wednesday May 25th, 2022. 

At this month’s Special Dinner we will not only be honoring our service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country but all those who have suffered in Ukraine as well,both in uniform and civillian. The menu will be a roast beef cold plate, macaroni salad, tomato&onion salad, whole wheat bread, and yogurt. A special dessert will follow! after dinner we enjoy entertainment by Pete&Friends.

As a reminder we offer several activities for both miond & body. Mondays – Chair Yoge, Tuesdays – Games, Wednesdays-Excercise class,

Fridays- Dart League`and coming soon BINGO will return!!! To reserve a place for dinner or for any questions you can call the Center at 518-477-6581.

Hope to see you soon!

Spring Cleaning Donations Welcomed at Senior Center

Are you doing your Spring cleaning? Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, has an ongoing Tag Sale table, as well as a Second Hand Clothing Closet. Money collected helps to fund activities at the center, including entertainment, games prizes, decorations, and Special events. Donations of new and/or slightly used small items are welcomed and appreciated. 

We also accept assistance yarn, material and craft supplies as we have seniors that make items to donate to different organizations.

Please call the center at (518) 279-3413 for more information or to check drop off times.

Card Game Thursdays

Thursdays at the Rensselaer County Senior Center there is Pinochle games. Like to play pinochle? Join us for lunch and a card game or two. This is great mental stimulation and a good time. Laughter is the best medicine. All are welcome! Are there any other games you would like to lead? Call for more Information (518) 463-2166 Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm We are located on East And Herrick Streets In Rensselaer

Brunswick Seniors Trips

First trip: Join us June 9th when we travel to the Log Cabin in Holyoke MA for: Rock Around the Clock” with the Rock & Roll Band and a LOBSTER Feast, chicken & ribs and a strawberry sundae. Cost is $80.00.

Second trip: Join us 9/11 to 9/14 to Ocean City Maryland aboard a Yankee Trails Bus. We have 6 rooms available. Includes 3 nights @the Quality Inn Boardwalk, 3 full breakfasts & dinners, boat ride around Ocean City and escorted tour of Assateague Island to see the wild ponies plus more.

Call Jean K, @ 518-273-7906 for information and reservations.

Attention Happy Hookers

Ladies you’re doing a outstanding job knitting, crocheting lap robes, hats and scarves, shawls and booties for our nursing homes, for Christmas. we believe it would be helpful to put dimensions (44’’ & 34”) for lap robes in this article. We have yarn to help out with this great project. We also have some very small lap robes that need a little add on to be affective. 

Please call for more information call (518) 463-2166 again thank you so much for sharing your extraordinary skills. We are so blessed at the Rensselaer Senior Center. We are open Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm and located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

Is All Your Paperwork Done Before You Leave This World?

The Rensselaer County Senior Center will be hosting a number of informational sessions on Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Wills, Trusts and so much more. 

Just an over the counter drug can affect you in a negative way and put into question your cognitive ability. Our esteemed Director in Schodack Barb Fausner had a terrible experience with Benadryl “She took a trip and never left the farm”. She’d be willing to share her experience with you. 

Don’t let someone else decide your last years of life. Take care of your business while there is no question of your ability. The court could appoint someone you never would have chosen to care for you and you would have no choice. Make life decisions easy. Take care of business.

Richard Ceresia Elder Attorney, Thursday 11am June 2nd 

Keep reading the advertiser for our schedule of attorneys and dates. We are open 9am to 3pm and are located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer Call (518) 463-2166 for more information

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. We are still accepting membership for 2022. 

We are scouting for seniors to join our day trips to Lake George (6/29), Neil Diamond Show ((7/28), and Kenny Rogers Tribute Show (8/9). For more details, please contact Barbara Chesnut by calling 518-674-0005. After May 10, please contact Pinky Palmer at518-712-5319. We also have two overnight trips scheduled. They are Ocean city, Maryland (9/12-15) which is full, but we are accepting names in case of cancellations. There are openings for seniors for our Lancaster, PA trip on 11/15-17. Please contact Bette Bieg for details by calling 518-663-8292.

We occasionally have guest speakers and entertainment. Lt. Sean Heller from AP/SL Firehouse gave a short slide presentation addressing the four components of fire and ways to control it. And then we had a sneak preview of a new musical, Three Porches. We were delighted to be entertained with a few songs from this new musical.

Our next luncheon will be held on June 16th at Moscatiello’s Restaurant. Beginning on May 12th we seniors will be given computer training. The instructor will be covering laptops, smartphones, and mobile devices. We are an active group, so please join us on May 12th.

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

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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