Seniors

Seniors 08.26.21

The Donny Elvis Bus Sept 2nd At the Schaghticoke Fair

RENSSELAER – The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center will host “Senior Day at the Fair.” Sponsored by the City of Rensselaer Thursday, September 2nd for a $5 donation per person to the senior center. You will enjoy motor coach transportation into the fair and delivered to the park where we will experience a day of entertainment.

1pm – Donny Elvis; 3pm – Fritz’s Polka Band; 5pm – Donny Elvis

Enjoy the fair food, displays and so much more. Your $5 donation also includes admission into the fair and the bus driver’s gratuity. Call the center for more information and to make reservations at (518) 463-2166 we are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick streets.

Rensselaer Senior Center Special Dinner

RENSSELAER – Attention East Greenbush Police, Rensselaer Police, Rensselaer Firemen, Happy Hookers and Volunteers – You all performed above and beyond during the Pandemic. We can’t thank you enough. Please join us on Tuesday August 31st as we Honor you and all you did for and us and continue to do for us. Lunch will be served at Twelve noon. The entrée is Chicken Parmesan. Music by “Hands of Time” and lots of sweet surprises and more. Bring your dancing shoes and make your reservation early Limited seating. Call Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center at (518) 463-2166 today for reservations we are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer New York

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. Van transportation to and from the center will be available on some Tuesdays. Please call to be placed on the list.

A nutritious congregate meal will be served at noon on Tuesday and Thursdays. All are invited to attend. There is a suggested $3 donation per meal.

In addition to Tuesday and Thursdays, the center will be open from 9:30 to 11:00am on Monday and Fridays for Chair Yoga. All residents 60 and over are invited to join in. There is also a yoga class on Tuesdays.

Thursday, Sept 2nd is Senior Day at the Schaghticoke Fair. Van transportation may be available. The van would leave the center at 9:00 am and return at 4:00 pm. Call the center if interested.

The center will be closed Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day Holiday. If you have questions, or want to be added to the lunch list, please call (518) 279-3413.

The Brunswick Seniors

BRUNSWICK – Brunswick Seniors traveling to Lake George on September 8, 2021. Join us for a beautiful cruise and buffet luncheon from 12noon to 2pm. Cost is $42.00 and includes transportation, drivers’ tip, luncheon and cruise. Leaving from the Keyes Community Center at 10am, (be there by 9:30am). Returning after cruise. For info call 518-273-7906.

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.

Sand Lake Seniors Club 2021

SAND LAKE – The SLS Club is a senior social club that meets on the second Thursday of each month at noon at the Averill Park Sand Lake Firehouse on Eastern Union Turnpike. We have occasional outings for luncheons and trips and we seek to inspire new friendships and interests in our surrounding communities. Our dues are $15 per person, per year. Our September 9th meeting will host Mr. Fonda who will speak on Elder Abuse. Ms.Glasser will speak at our October 14th meeting on downsizing for seniors.

Our first trip this year is to Lancaster Pennsylvania to see Queen Esther scheduled for October 11-13. Our second trip is to Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg on Sept 12 – 16. Any questions regarding these trips may be directed to Bette Bieg at 518-663-8292.

Any questions regarding membership can be directed to Pat Lane, Vice President, at 518-674-2627.

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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