Seniors 10.24.19

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Halloween Costume Luncheon

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Halloween Costume Party on Wednesday, October 30th at noon. Following the meal (Haddock) there will be Halloween games, activities, and awards for costumes. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come, preferably in costume, and join the fun. Lunch is served daily at the center for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

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Grafton Senior Center Calendar

Oct 28th – Haircuts by appt, 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch, 12:30 Scrapbooking, cards & games; Oct 29th – 9:30 Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch, 1:00 Cards/games; Oct 30th – 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Halloween Costume Luncheon with games and activities; Oct 31st – 9:30 Swimming, Quilting Group, 12:00 Congregate Lunch, 1:00 cards/games; Nov 1st – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 11:00 Senior Meeting; 12:00 congregate Lunch, 12:30 October wii Bowling challenge awards, cards, games

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Rensselaer County Community Senior News

October Special Dinner will be held on October 31, with Santa Lucia providing our entertainment for the afternoon. On the Menu: Meatloaf w/ Mushrooms & Gravy, Bake Potato, Whole Baby Carrots, Fruit Juice, Dinner Roll and Apple Turnover. A little something sweet to eat will follow the entertainment to end a great afternoon of food & fun. All Rensselaer County seniors are welcome to join us for the celebration.

Please call 518-477-6581 to make a reservation or for more information about the events here at the Edward C. Swartz Senior Center

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November Senior Membership Meeting

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold the monthly Eastern Senior Membership Meeting at 11:00 on Friday, November 1st. All residents 60 and over are encouraged to attend. Upcoming activities, events and fundraisers will be discussed at this meeting. Please join us at noon for a nutritious meal followed by the presentation of awards for the October Wii Bowling Health Challenge. Call 518-279-3413 for lunch.

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Town of Pittstown Seniors

The regular monthly meeting for the Town of Pittstown Seniors is November 6, 2019. Meetings are held at the Raymertown Volunteer Fire Co. located on Mason Lane in the town of Raymertown.

Meeting begins at 11:45 with a pot luck lunch and business meeting follows.

November meeting is the election of officers for the 2020 year.

We have been going and going all season and winding down for our winter break. We do not meet in the months of January and February.

We look forward to meeting new members and are always on the look out for fresh ideas for travel, learning and guest speakers.

We also have a trip coming next year. Contact our President Sylvia Ward at 518-478-3338.

10/24/2019 – 10/31/2019

Red, White and Blue Veteran Appreciation Day

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host a Veteran Appreciation Day on Friday, November 8, 2019. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend. There will be a special presentation at 11:00, lunch at noon, and certificates of appreciation presented at 12:30. Please come dressed in red, white and blue to show our appreciation for those who have served our country. Lunch is free to all veterans. Cost for lunch at the center is a suggested $3 for seniors. There will be a $5 charge for non-seniors attending. Please call 518-279-3413 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.

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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Rensselaer County NY Connects

Rensselaer County NY Connects provides long term services and supports which includes a range of services and supports that can help people of all ages remain independent in their daily lives. Long term services and supports are both medical and non-medical services that help to maintain or improve daily functioning and health. Finding the right services and supports to meet your needs can be very confusing. NY Connects is a trusted place that gives you information about available options whether you are paying for services yourself, through insurance, or are eligible for a government program. NY Connects serves anyone who needs information on long term services and supports. NY Connects staff can also help link you to available long term services and supports. Contact Rensselaer County NY Connects at 270-2767.

Run date 8/29-10/31

AARP Tax Aide Program

AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers. The Tax Aide Program is a free tax preparation service for all members of our community. There are many opportunities that are available for our volunteers. Tax Preparers work directly with the tax payer to complete their tax return. Client Facilitators welcome taxpayers and help organize their paperwork. Technology Coordinators manage computer equipment. Local Coordinators who manage the site, volunteers and schedules. Communications Coordinators who help recruit new volunteers. We have sites in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. Volunteers will receive training. To become a volunteer you will need to register for the Tax Aide Program. You can register at In the upper right of the window click on Volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide link and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Seeley at

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