Seniors 07.21.22

Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center Lake George Picnic

The Troy Senior Center is hosting a picnic in Lake George, August 11th. 

We will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, salads and watermelon in the picnic area. There will be games and a 1 hour boat ride on the Minne Ha-Ha. We thank CDPHP for their generous sponsorship of a Wade Tours Charter Bus to help make this trip possible. 

Cost is $35, this includes the boat ride and lunch. Call 518-270-5348 for reservations or information.

Attention Seniors

The Southern Tier Senior Center located at 1800 East Schodack Road in Castleton, is pleased to announce that our special Dinner this month will be on Thursday July 28th 2022. The Menu includes Prime Rib Burger With French Onion Gravy, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Florets, And wheat bread. For Dessert We will be having Cake and Ice Cream!!

After lunch we will be entertained by the very popular Gone Gray Band. We are sure to have a great time! 

As always we offer the following activities: Monday-Chair Yoga, Tuesday- Game Day, Wednesday- Exercise Class, and Fridays -Darts. We have some good news: BINGO will start Tuesday August 30th after lunch at 12:45 pm!! 

To sign up for the special dinner or for any questions please call us at 518-477-6581. Looking forward to seeing you !!!

East Side Seniors

On July 20,th, our monthly meeting was held, and dessert served. We elected Lynn Gould, Pres., Helen Skiba Vice pres., Carolee Jasiewicz, Treas., and Kathy Dwyer, Sec.. 

We are looking forward to a welcoming and helpful group. Our next meeting will be on August 9th, 1:00 , at The American Legion Post, Wynantskill. At this meeting we will pick Bocci teams t0 start SEPT.12th. All are welcome to join, BUT must be present at the meeting to be able to play or be a sub. 

Dessert will be served and games of chioce will be played. Hope to see you all at the meeting.

Senior Bowlers Wanted!

The Rensselaer Senior Center Bowling League is looking for new senior bowlers for the upcoming 2022-23 season starting on Tuesday, Sept. 6th. 

We bowl every Tuesday starting at noon for 27 weeks at the East Greenbush Bowling Center on Columbia Turnpike. Individuals have to be 60 years or older to join the Rennselaer Senior Center. This is a fun, relaxed, no-pressure bowling league. All bowlers are welcomed from beginners to experts.

For more information, please contact Frank Putallaz at (518)477-4412 or e-mail at

Bingo Prizes Needed

You Have Been Unbelievable in bringing in jewelry gift boxes. We have filled and donated approximately 35 boxes. 

We are now looking for clip on earrings and over the head necklaces to fill the beautiful gift boxes remaining. We could also use magnetic jewelry for our seniors in the nursing home. Anything easy to put on by themselves. If you are looking for a rewarding experience become a volunteer or sponsor a show for our less fortunate seniors. 

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

Where Were You The Day Elvis Died?

August 16th 1977 was a very sad day for many people throughout the world. “The Day Elvis Died” Or Did He?” Join the Rensselaer County

Senior Center Tuesday, August 16th 2022 as we celebrate Elvis Presley’s life with “Donny Elvis.” Lunch is served at noon and consists of Sausage, Peppers and Onions w/ pasta and a special birthday cake w/ ice cream (Celebrating Donny Elvis’s Birthday). Call early to make luncheon reservation at (518) 463-2166 this should be a sellout. Special thanks to Gerald O’Neil Post #1683. We greatly appreciate your support of our senior programs. We are located at East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer and are open Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. Must dine with us to enjoy the show. Hope to see you soon

Happy Birthday Billie Labrie; 90yrs Young Thursday August 25th

Billie is a remarkable lady. She never misses line dancing and always dances in her heels. A fashion statement wherever she goes. She’s very proud of her Irish heritage, loves her lap dog Mazie her beautiful Great Dane and a cup of tea! We are planning a afternoon of good food, conversation and dancing to Paul Slusar the “One Man Band”. We guarantee a good time! Menu consists of Chicken Marsala, Baked Potato, Broccoli and Billie’s favorite cake w/ Stewarts Ice Cream. Call to make a reservation. Suggested contribution for lunch is $3. No one is denied a meal in due to inability to contribute. 

We are looking forward to serving you. Call (518) 463-2166 Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm we are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer “Bring your dancing shoes.”

Covid Vaccine Clinics at Senior Centers

The Rensselaer County Dept of Health will hold a Covid Vaccine Clinic for all seniors at two local senior centers. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available in all doses (first, second or booster). Monday, July 25th the Vaccine Clinic will be held at Grafton’s Everett Wagar Senior Center from 10:00 to noon. 

Tuesday, July 26th the Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Hoosick Falls Senior Center from 10:00 to noon. Please call 518-279-3413 or 518-686-7561 to be added to the list. Although signup is appreciated, walk-ins will be welcomed. You must bring a photo ID and your Vaccination Card with you. If you have questions about Covid Vaccine injections, please call the Dept. of Health at 518-270-2655.

Stephentown Seniors Trip

Monday, August 22 – Railing & Sailing. A relaxing and scenic 3.75 hour luncheon excursion from Essex, Ct aboard a restored 1920’s Pullman Dining Car.

 You will enjoy your 3-course lunch as you travel along the Lower Connecticut River Valley. At Deep River Landing you will transfer to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a cruise on the Connecticut River, bursting with lush scenery and historic sites such as Gillette Castle. Return to Essex aboard the train in Coach Passenger cars. Bus leaves Stephentown at 7 am. Cost is $62, due August 1.

The Stephentown Seniors meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1 pm at the Town Hall on Grange Hall Road. Anyone 50 or over is invited to join. Guests are welcome. For information and trip reservations call Judy Hunt at 518-733-5755.

Hoosick Area Seniors announce Senior Bus Trip

The Hoosick Area Seniors have planned a bus trip on Monday, August 15, 2022 to Vermont. The bus will go to the Woodstock General Store where you can find everything from soup to nuts just like the old days, VINS Nature Center, lunch at Pizza Chef of Quechee, Simon Pearce Factory of Glass Blowing, and Billings Farm and Museum. The bus will leave Hoosick Falls TOPS at 7:00 and return around 6:30.

Cost for the trip is $45 which includes the bus, lunch, entrance to the museum and entrance to VINS. Hoosick deadline is July 22. All others must be signed up by July 29. Money is due at signup. Please call Julie for reservations at (518) 686-7561. Money is due at the time of sign-up.

Christmas In July Sale

Tuesday Through Friday July 26th through 29th

We have a Unbelievable Array of Christmas Decorations for sale, due to the generosity of our community supporting senior programs. 

People of all ages are invited to come and shop. With the economy the way it is you are going to like these prices. Come early and spend some time in our boutique. After a morning of shopping you will be ready for a relaxing, delicious lunch. 

Reservation needed for lunch. Suggested contribution for lunch is $3. Call (518) 463-2166 we are open Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm. We are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer. Hope to see you soon

The Community’s Help Is Needed Again

The Rensselaer County Senior Center is putting together bingo prizes for our nursing homes. We are in need of jewelry gift boxes for earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Having the jewelry in boxes makes it look so much nicer. We want to thank everyone that donated their jewelry and other items to our boutique. Your generosity has made it possible for us to support senior programs and donate some beautiful jewelry for bingo gifts. Thank You So Much !!! 

We are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer. We are open Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm Thinking of joining us for lunch? Hope to see you soon!

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

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. 

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