Seniors 09.01.22

Volunteer Appreciation Day Special Dinner

Tuesday, September 13th Join the Rensselaer County Senior Center as we celebrate our wonderful volunteers. We will be dinning on Fish Fillet w/butter sauce, quartered potatoes, sliced carrots, dinner roll and fresh fruit. Music by The Paul Slingerland Trio Band. After some dancing we will be ready for our make your own sundae bar. 

We would love to see our Happy Hookers who work hard day and night at home hooking beautiful shawls, lap robes, blankets, hats, scarfs booties and mittens. Join us please we appreciate you so much. Volunteers are so important to the great success we have here at the center. 

Thank you and please join us. Call today for a reservation or for more information (518) 463-2166 we are open Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm we are located on East and Herrick Streets In Rensselaer

Sycaway Seniors

We will be having our first meeting this season on Sept. 12th at noon at the Park Pub on Lavin Court. Our Entertainment will be Elvis. Please call President Nancy McCloskey at 518-279-0847 to make reservations.

Since Labor Day falls on the 1st Monday, our next meeting will be Sept. 19th at the Community Center on Keys Lane. We will be having a tag sale at this time to help fund our adoption of a family for Christmas, 

Looking forward to seeing all our precious members and we welcome anyone that would like to join us. We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (unless there is a holiday that month), at the Community Center at noon.

Boutique Bag Sale

Rensselaer County Senior Center will be having a bag sale. Starting September 12th through the 16th. All our spring and summer clothes need a new home. Special thanks to all you wonderful people that donated to the boutique. You make us beautiful! Thanks. 

Call for more information 518-463-2166 we are open Monday through Friday 9-3pm we are located on East and Herrick streets in Rensselaer.

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be on September 13th, at 1:00 PM, at the American Legion Post, Main St., Wynantskill. 

We will have a dessert after the meeting. Bingo or games of choice will be played. We are looking forward to a BIG turn out as our Bocci season begins. 

Be at the ICC AT 9:00, Monday 12th to play, and enjoy the fun. We will have two meetings each month the 2nd AND 4th Tues. at 1:00. come make a suggestion for a trip, outing just games. Hope to see you at the meetings.

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. 

Sept 5th the center will be closed for Labor Day Holiday. The next Grafton Senior Meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 6th at 11:15. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend. Bring your ideas for upcoming events. Sept 8th there will be Candy Bar Bingo following lunch. Sept 13th Rachel will do haircuts/mani/pedi’s by appt only. September 13th there will be the monthly Eat Smart Celebration and Trivia at 11:15 and Senior Games following lunch. On Sept 15th there will be the monthly Birthday Celebration and Trivia following lunch. Sept 20th, Donny ELVIS will provide entertainment at the Special Luncheon on Sept 21st. Please call to let us know you plan to attend lunch and the event. 

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 pre-pared.

Speigle-Elders Senior’s of Brunswick—-Upcoming Trip

1—Fly Creek Cider Mill & Boat Ride on Glimmerglass Lake, on Thursday , September 21st

A working water-powered cider farm, winery and mill store marketplace– minutes from Cooperstown. Enjoy tours, shopping, wine and cheese tasting, bakery, full menu at the Mill Store Marketplace Barn for lunch (fresh baked goods, sandwiches, pulled pork BBQ, soups or chili in a bread bowl. 

Snack Bar for dessert. Maybe you like feeding the ducks at the Mill Pond. All areas are handicap accessible, Paved surfaces and ramps. After our visit to the Mill we will take a 1 hour Boat Ride on Glimmerglass Lake, to relax ! The Boat ride is on Otsego Lake and costs $18.00. It should be a nice way to end a fall day.. FYI…Our Club is paying for the bus $1200.00. So each person will pay for whatever you buy at Fly Creek plus the boat ride. Thank you! Call: Bert Lattimore @ 518-235-1325 for info and sign-up. Thank you.

AARP Defensive Drving Course at Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar 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 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.

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

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

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

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