Seniors 08.08.19

Birthday Celebration / Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will celebrate the August birthdays on Friday, August 9th at 12:30. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Chef Salad) for a suggested donation of $3.00. There will be birthday cake followed by a fun game of Trivia. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome join the fun. Please sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Presentation by NYSDOH

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will host a guest speaker from NYSDOH on Cancer Screening on Tuesday, August 13th at 12:45. All residents 60 and over should plan to attend this free presentation. Come at noon for a nutritious lunch (Veal Pattie) for a suggested $3 donation. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to be added to the lunch list.

Eat Smart – Live Strong Demonstration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Aug 14th at 11:00 am. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Chicken A la King) at noon followed by Bingo. Call to sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Grafton Merrymakers

The  August meeting of the Grafton merrymakers will take place on August 14th at 5:30 pm at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton, NY.

The evening will start with a covered dish at 5:30 pm followed by our monthly meeting at 6:15 pm.   If you are interested in this senior group or are planning on joining the Merrymakers please come to our meetings.   Any questions please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.

AUG Birthday Celebration and Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center at 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will celebrate August birthdays on Thursday, August 15th at 12:45 with a fun game of trivia to follow. Please plan to join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Bacon Cheeseburger) with birthday cake to follow. Call the center at 518-686-7561 to reserve lunch. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to join the celebration.

Guest Speaker – Cancer Screening

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will host a guest speaker from NYSDOH on Cancer Screening on Friday, August 16th at 11:00 am. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend this free presentation. Stay for a nutritious lunch (Sliced Chicken Cold Plate) followed by games. Please call to be added to the list at 518-279-3413.

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.

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

Senior Bowlers Wanted! 

The Rensselaer Senior Center Bowling is looking for senior bowlers for the upcoming 2019-2020 season starting on August 27th.  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 old to join the Rensselaer Senior Center.  This is a fun, relaxed, no pressure bowling league.  All bowlers are welcomed from beginners to experts.

For more information call the Rensselaer Senior Center at (518)463-2166 or Frank Putallaz at (518)477-4412

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be on August 27, starting at 1:00, and preceded by the pledge to the flag. Team 1 will be our host/hostess for lunch. All payments are due on or before August 27, for the trip to lancaster.  September is coming !!!!!!!!!!  We will go back to having two meetings per month .Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Aug 12 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Haddock)

12:30 Scrapbooking

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 13 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Veal Pattie)

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 14 Mani/Pedi by Appt

10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate lunch (Chicken A la King)

Aug 15 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Bacon Cheeseburger)

12:30 Knitting and Crochet Group

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 16 10:00 Chair Yoga

11:00 Speaker – NYS DOH – Cancer Screening

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sliced Chicken Cold Plate)

12:30 Picnic Games

The Month Of August Is Elvis Month At The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center

(EVERY Friday is Root Beer Float Day For Those Who Dine With Us For Lunch )

8th – Elvis Movie – Viva Las Vegas at 1pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

13th – Special Dinner W/ Paul Slingerland (BBQ Cold Plate) Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

16th – Elvis Movie – Blue Hawaii at 1pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

20th – “Long Live The King” W/ Donny Elvis (Bacon Cheeseburger) Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

22nd – Elvis Movie – Girls, Girls, Girls at 1pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

29th – Senior Day At The Schaghticoke Fair W/ Donny Elvis at 1pm sponsored By CDPHP Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

Stay Tuned For Pop up Events at The Center

Always looking to receive Donations of good and gently used clothing and shoes for our corner boutique all proceeds benefit senior programs

Watervliet Senior Center August Activities

Monday Aug. 5-CRAFT CLASS-Make your own picture frames with buttons. 12:45 in craft room. We have tons of buttons but feel free to bring your own too, and we will hot glue buttons to wooden picture frames.

Tuesday Aug. 6-Saratoga Racino Bus Trip, 10-3pm-$25, includes transportation from Watervliet Senior Center, buffet lunch and $10 in play credit.  Register with Livingston Senior Center at 518-505-5944.

Wednesday Aug. 7-“How are we doing?” Town Hall style meeting after lunch (12:30).   Monika Boeckmann will review the first 6 months of how the center is doing since LifePath (formerly SSA) took over managing center.

Friday Aug. 16-11 am-Join our Book Club!  Every month we read a bestselling novel that the group picks from a variety of topics.

Friday Aug. 16-Grandkids Lunch-12noon-Bring your grandchildren for a fun lunch and craft!

Monday Aug. 26-CRAFT CLASS-Teacup pin cushions. We supply the vintage tea cups and show you how to make a pin cushion out of it.  12:45 in the craft room.

Monday-Tuesday Aug. 19 & 20-Defensive Driving Class 9-12 both days.  $20 for AARP members.

Wednesday Aug. 21-Senior Citizens Day Celebration Dinner and Sing-a-long-4pm.  Dinner is American Goulash and The Silver Tops, Cohoes Choral Group, will lead the singing.

Wednesday Aug. 28-Schaghticoke Fair-$16 per person, Departing Watervliet-10-3 pm.

Unless stated otherwise, call 518-273-4422, or email Kathy Burbank at kburbank@nullseniorservicesofalbany.com, or stop by 1501 Broadway, Watervliet to sign up!

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.

Rensselaer Senior Center Community Service Volunteers Needed

Looking For Dedicated Seniors To Help With our Community Service Program Every Thursday After Lunch. Making Afghans and Lap Robes For People in Nursing Homes Stuffed Animals For The Pediatric Departments in hospitals and emergency rooms Heart Pillows for Heart and Lung Surgery patients This Is a Very Rewarding Program and we are Needing A Few More Angels to keep this program in place or if you are homebound and willing to Crochet or knit from home to help us out then Please Call us if Interested We Are Open Monday thru Friday 9am-3pm We are Located in Rensselaer on East And Herrick Streets Call For Further Info.  518-463-2166

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Elder Abuse Workshop

Unfortunately in society today, many elders are reporting that they are experiencing forms of abuse and/or neglect. Some elders have reported that they did not recognize that the way they were being treated was abusive, until they learned about the various types of elder abuse. Additionally, those that do recognize the abuse, do not always know where to turn for help. Many elders have reported feeling helpless to stop the abuse, or that they have to tolerate it, in order to continue to live in their homes, or to get the support they need to get to medical appointments or to the grocery store.

This workshop focuses on:

1.  Identifying the many types of abuse and neglect that elders may experience

2. Empowering everyone to take action (in a safe manner) when they see/hear of abuse

3. Offer options for supports/safety to help those that experience the abuse

4. Provide hope to elders, that they do not need to remain in abusive situations.

By training elders and the community at large, we are hoping to raise awareness of this serious issue, and to help decrease it’s prevalence through ongoing education and resources. This free public workshop will be presented September 16th, at 6:00 pm by staff in the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program of St. Peter’s Heath Partners. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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