Seniors 08.11.22

‘Elvis’ to Visit Hoosick Falls Senior Center

The Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, will hold a Special Luncheon (Chicken Breast with gravy, sweet potatoes and vegetable) on Wed, Aug 24th at noon with guest entertainer, Ronnie “Elvis”. 

There will be good food, good music, and lots of laughs. There is a suggested donation of $3 per meal. Please call the center in advance at 518-686-7561 to sign up to make sure we have enough food prepared.

AARP Defensive Driving Course at Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar (Grafton) Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, will host an AARP Defensive Driving Course on Wednesday, September 14th from 8:30 to 3:00. Residents 60 and over can refresh their driving skills, and may be able be eligible for a reduction in auto insurance. 

Pre-registration is required as space is limited and material needs to be ordered. The cost is $25 for AARP members and $30 for non-members. Checks are preferred and should be made out to AARP. Participants should sign in at 8:15. 

Please bring a bag lunch (no lunch provided as in the past) and your AARP card with you.Call the center at
(518) 279-3413 to sign up.

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. On Tuesdays, there will be Senior Yoga Plus class at 10:00. Both are low impact classes that ALL seniors can do at their own pace. 

August 16th there will be an Eat Smart food demonstration by Jillian with Cornell Cooperative Extension at 11:15 and a Special Luncheon (Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti) with music by country singer John Hill following lunch. Come listen to the music, dance and sing-a-long. August 18th the senior center will be closed so all can attend the Northern Tier Senior Picnic at the St. Stanislaw in Hoosick Falls 10:00 to 2:30. Bring a covered dish to share. August 25th there will be an Ice Cream Social. Bring a friend and introduced them to your friends at the center. 

The Farmer’s Market coupons are available at the center Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 to 2 and Monday’s and Friday’s 9 to 11. Congregate lunch is served at the senior center Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for a suggested donation of $3. Grab-n-Go meals are also available on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call early to be added to the lunch list at (518) 279-3413 so we can be sure to have enough food prepared.

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.

Join Elder Attorney’s Susan Speiss and John Florsch Thursday 11am, September 8th .

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

Christmas In August Month-Long Sale

Monday Through Friday 10am – 2pm

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. We have put tables of decorations not offered before come check us out. 

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

A Tribute To Tina Turner And Whitney Houston

Join the Rensselaer County Senior Center On October 11th as we celebrate two extremely talented ladies at Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center. 

Our day starts at 8am as we depart from Yankee Trails. We arrive at the resort between 10 and 10:45 for welcome coffee and cake. Lunch is served in the main dining room at 12 noon. Lunch consists of fruit cup and Pumpkin Soup, Entrees choice of Post Roast, Chicken Francese on Fillet of Cod all served with Chefs choice of starch and vegetable. Desert will be Chefs Surprise Coffee, Tea and decaf and a carafe of red and white wine. Matinee Show which starts at approx 1:45pm Starring Latraia Savage. 

There is a complete schedule of daytime activities. Trivia at 11am Line dancing at 1pm. Signup is at 9am on August 15th. 

Call For Reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday we are located in Rensselaer on East And Herrick Streets.

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

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.”

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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