Seniors 07.18.19

Rensselaer County Community Senior News

Edward C. Swartz Senior Center

July Special Dinner will be held on July 19th, with Paul Slusar providing our entertainment for the afternoon. On the Menu: Pork Chops with vegetable & potato. A little something sweet to eat will follow the entertainment to end a great afternoon of food & fun. All Rensselaer County seniors are welcome to join us for the celebration.

Please call 477-6581 to make a reservation or for more information about the events here at the Senior Center.

Birthday Celebration / Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will celebrate the July birthdays on Friday, July 19th at 12:30. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Pork Chops) for a suggested donation of $3.00. There will be birthday cake followed by a game of trivia. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome join the fun. Please sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Open House – Breakfast

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will hold an ‘All You Can Eat’ breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, July 20th from 8:00 to 10:30. The senior center will remain open until 3:00. Come check out the center, and the activities and events available to residents 60 and over. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 518-279-3413 or at the door.

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be on July 23, starting at 1:00 .Meetings are held at American Legion Post, Main St.,in Wynantskill. Team will be our host/hostess for lunch. The trip to Wildwood, was a success. We are looking forward to the trip tp Lancaster, Pa., in Sept. the dates are 17-18-19- Please call Barb for all the details, phone number 518-674-8325. Hope to see you at the meeting.

Troy Senior Center Upcoming Events…

· GYM: Come join our Gym! Stay active, build strength! Open Monday-Friday 8:30-2:45. Free to all seniors 60+

· LINE DANCING: Join our Uncle Sam Sparklers!!! Looking for more Line Dancers to join our class! It’s a fun way to keep active!

· SWIMMING: Wednesdays @9:00 a.m. Lansingburg Boys/Girls Club

· DART LEAGUE: Join us on Fridays @10:30 on the second floor.

· CHAIR YOGA: Mondays @ 9:30 followed by Aerobics.

· REIKI: Twice a month @9:00 -Must sign up ahead of time.

· GAME DAY: Mondays, starting at 10:00 a.m. Ping Pong, Darts, Yahtzee, Chromino, Card Games! Come join the fun! Followed by a delicious, nutritious lunch and then BINGO!

· SHOPPING TRIPS: Twice/Month.

· WHEEL OF FORTUNE: Thursday, July 11th @11:00. Come spin the wheel!

· AQUARIUM TRIP: Tuesday, July 16th. Call 518-270-5348

· CAPTAIN JP LUNCH CRUISE: Wednesday, July 17th

· RACINO: Tuesday, July 23rd. Call 518-270-5348

· R.O.U.S.E. PICNIC: Wednesday, July 24th (Giffy’s BBQ)

· LAKE GEORGE-CRUISE ON THE Lac Du Saint Sacrement (Sponsored by Blue Shield of North Eastern NY) Call 518-270-5348 for more information

Dollar Bingo Mondays in July

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will continue Dollar Bingo the first 4 Mondays in the month of July starting at 10:30. Participants should bring a wrapped $1.00 mystery item to be used as a prize. Items can be practical, funny, edible, or whatever you wish to give. A limited supply of $1 items will be available for purchase at the center. Please plan to stay for a nutritious lunch at noon. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to be added to the lunch list. All residents 60 and older are invited to attend this fun event.

Senior Golf Partners Wanted

The SECOND nine week session for two senior golf leagues is looking for duffers, golfers who want to have fun and do not want to keep score.  The revitalized Pheasant Hollow is reserving Thursday and Monday mornings at EIGHT o’clock for these two leagues.  Golf clubs to use are available in the Pro Shop.

Rensselaer Senior Center Golf League:

Starting Thursday, July 11.  Call the Center for more information (518) 463-2166.

East Greenbush Golf League:

Starting Monday July 22.  Call (518) 423-5010.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

July 22 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pot Luck)

12:30 Scrapbooking

1:00 Cards and Games

July 23 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pollock)

1:00 Cards and Games

July 24 10:00 ROUSE Senior Picnic

10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Special Luncheon (Sloppy Joe)

July 25 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

11:00 Eat Smart Demo

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Hawaiian Turkey Burger)

12:30 Knitting and Crochet Group

1:00 Cards and Games

July 26 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sliced Chicken Cold Plate)

1:00 Cards and Games

Grafton Fitness Opportunities

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has several opportunities to keep our residents 60 and older in shape. Chair Yoga is offered 3 times a week at no charge. This is a low-impact workout for the body and mind. Aerobic Swimming is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Bennington Rec Center with transportation. Water aerobics offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced on ground. The center has a small exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bikes. Regular exercise reduces the risk of injury, decreased symptoms of depression, and improves mobility. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, correct body posture, relieve pain and promotes weight loss. Residents 60 and older are encouraged to get into a good exercise routine. For more information, call the center at 518-279-3413.

Senior Domino Group Seeks More Players

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.

Senior Center Grafton Groups

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has 3 groups that meet on a regular basis. Groups include the Scrapbooking Group, the Quilting Club and the Stitching Chicks Knit and Crochet group.

Residents 60 and older have a good time, sharing ideas, patterns, and fellowship.

For more information on the groups, call 518-279-3413.

Poestenkill Seniors

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.

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