Seniors 08.05.21

Grafton Senior Center News

CROPSEYVILLE – 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, and Monday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 am only for Yoga. There is also Yoga class on Tuesdays. Van transportation to and from the center will be available on Tuesdays only at this time. Please call to be placed on the list.

A nutritious congregate meal will be served at noon on Tuesday and Thursdays, with games and activities to follow. On Tuesday, August 10th lunch is a Beef Pattie with gravy, baked potato and vegetable at noon. Following lunch we will celebrate the August birthdays and enjoy a fun game of Trivia. Thursday August 12th lunch will be Macaroni and Cheese with Zucchini and tomatoes with Bingo to follow.

The center will be open on Wednesday, August 11th from 9:30 to 11:00 for the Quilting group to meet. New members are always welcome, so if you enjoying quilting or sewing this is a great opportunity for you.

Seniors are encouraged to visit other senior centers that are open on days Grafton’s center is closed. If you have questions, or want to be added to the lunch list, please call (518) 279-3413.

Grafton Merrymakers Meeting

CROPSEYVILLE –  The August meeting of the Grafton merrymakers will take place on August 11 at the Everett Wagar Senior Center. Dinner will be pizza and served at 5:30 followed by our meeting at 6:15 PM. Please bring your own utensils, including plates, plasticware, cups, napkins and your own beverage. The merrymakers is open to all senior 55 and older. There is a $3 membership fee per year. If you have any questions about this group please contact Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.

Sand Lake Seniors Club 2021

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Seniors meet on the second Thursday of each month at noon at the Averill Park Sand Lake Firehouse on Eastern Union Turnpike. We are a social group dedicated to promoting friendships and the cultivation of mutual interests within the local communities. We go on overnight trips as well as day trips and outings to different activities. We occasionally meet for luncheons at local venues. We are open to new ideas and activities. We currently have activities scheduled through 2021.

Grafton Senior Center hosts Guest Speaker

CROPSEYVILLE – Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, will host Kristen Vivian, a representative from The Eddy VNRA. A presentation entitled “The Power of Positive Thoughts” will be presented on August 17th at 12:45. Learn how positive thinking can impact health and well-being. This topic was chosen to help seniors adjust following the pandemic. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend. Participants will be offered an opportunity to win a raffle prize.

Come at noon for a healthy and tasty lunch of fish, rice and broccoli. Please call the center in advance to be placed on the list so staff can make sure they have enough food prepared. If you have questions, or want to be added to the lunch list, please call (518) 279-3413.

Grafton Senior Center Hosts AARP Defensive Driving Course

CROPSEYVILLE – Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, will host the AARP Driver Safety Course for seniors on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. There will be a limited number of spots available so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.

The class will start promptly at 9:00 and will end at 3:30. You should plan to arrive no later than 8:45. Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. The cost is $25 for members (please bring your AARP card with you) and $30 for non-members, due when you sign up. Checks are preferred and should be made out to AARP. Please call (518) 279-3413 to sign up.

East Side Seniors

WYNANTSKILL – We will have our first meeting on Sept. 14th, 2021 at The American Legion Post, 111 Main St., Wynantskill, starting at 12:30. Please bring your lunch, and a beverage. We are happy to start making plans, see everyone again. All seniors are welcome, both returning members, and all wannabes.

Rensselaer County Senior Center Proudly Presents a Vermont Autumn Experience

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Tuesday, September 21st 2021 – 8:30 AM Board our Yankee Trails Bus and we are off to the Apple Barn Country Bake Shop. After a sweet experience in Bennington Vermont we are off to the New England House for a delightful lunch.

Menu choices consist of: New England Beef Pot Roast

Orange Terrazon Salmon or

Chicken Breast with broccoli, Cabot cheese and onion cider sauce.

Next stop: Friesians of Majesty Equestrian Farm where we will all enjoy a show and tour. Friesians have a long rich history originating in Friesland in the Netherlands. Friesians date back to the 4th century and are the most graceful and nimble for their size. We will see a show not soon to be forgotten by these magnificent animals. We will also have an opportunity to tour the farm and have pictures taken. To complete our day we will stop at the Grafton Cheese Factory where we will have an opportunity to purchase a wonderful selection of Vermont cheeses. Then we head home with fond memories of a beautiful day spent in Vermont.

Call Today for more information or to make your Reservation 518-463-2166 Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm.

Sycaway Seniors Meeting

BRUNSWICK – Sycaway Seniors meet twice a month. Our 1st meeting will be Monday, September 20th at 12 noon at Keyes Lane Town Bldg. in Brunswick. We will have a new speaker from Choices, regarding Balance and Senior Dues of $10 for the year will be collected also. Our 2nd meeting will be our Annual Banquet on Monday, September 27th, at Noon at McGreeveys Restaurant, Broad St., Waterford. Music by Brian following the luncheon. Parking in the rear. Banquet for members only. The plans for Brunswick Greens Rest. has been cancelled, they are closed. Questions call Nancy at 518-279-0847.

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. 

Poestenkill Seniors

POESTENKILL – Our weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Sullivan Jones Post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. We have catered lunches, pizza, clam steams, fish fries and luncheons that are held at various restaurants and best of all bus trips to casinos, theaters and points of interest.

Informational talks on senior safety and health are given from time to time. Dues are $15.00 a year. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting followed by Bingo and cards. Come join the fun and a afternoon out. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. Hope to see you there.

Attendees must wear a mask until seated and social distancing is encouraged

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.

Rensselaer Senior Center Boutique

RENSSELAER – Rensselaer County Corner Boutique open by appointment. We are so Thankful for the generosity of all of the people that donated to our boutique. We have beautiful clothes (Loft, Talbots, Anne Klien, Alfani, J.Jill, Alfred Dunner, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean Etc.) designer shoes, pocketbooks, jewelry, household Items all priced to go home with you. All proceeds go to senior functions. All are welcome to come and shop. Call today for an appointment 518-463-2166 Monday through Friday 9-3pm. Rensselaer County Rensselaer Center East and Herrick Streets

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