Seniors 10.15.20

Any Happy Hookers Out There?…

RENSELAER COUNTY – The Rensselaer County Senior Center needs your help. Every year at Christmas time we bring afghans,lap robes and other crocheted items to the nursing home in Christmas bags w/ cards to those that didn’t have family or friends. Because of the pandemic we are very behind in Santa’s work. We need your donations and little elves to make the needed afghans and lap robes,slippers,hats,shawls,scarves anything that would put a smile on a precious seniors face. Please Help… Call Gloria at 518-463-2166 Monday through Friday 9-3pm for more information Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

RENSSELAER COUNTY – We can all agree times have been very difficult recently. On March 13th All senior centers in Rensselaer County were closed with safety in mind. As time went on seniors continued to call wondering when the center would open. They were starved for social stimulation and all I could say was “when it is safe”.

We received daily briefings from our County Executive Steve McLaughlin who is committed to the safety of all county residents with emphasis on our seniors. In July and August as the state began to cautiously reopen we were trying to offer social stimulation so needed by our seniors.

With the help of Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer Mayor Mike Stammel, Health Dept. Director Mary Fran Wachunas, Commissioner of Aging Carol Rosbozom and County Director of Tourism Vito Ciccarelli we were able to offer our senior community outdoor concerts in our Riverfront Park in Rensselaer. Meeting all criteria of social distancing we had a very successful series.

Special thanks to our sponsors Walter S. Pratt and Sons, Mayor Mike Stammel, Lyons Funeral Home and CDPHP. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will always be remembered and appreciated without you this could not have happened.

With Great Appreciation, Gloria Fonda

Director of The Rensselaer County Senior Center in Rensselaer

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

Grab and Go Lunches Available

RENSSELAER – The Rensselaer County Senior Senior Center are offering nutritious meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pickup between 12 noon and 12:30. Please call the day before to order your lunch and enjoy a homemade hot meal three times a week must be 60 years or older to participate in this great program call 518-463-2166 for more information. Located at East and Herrick Streets. 

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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