Seniors 10.31.19

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.

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

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be Nov. 12, starting at 1:00, preceeded, with the Pledge to The Flag. Meetings are held at The American Legion Post, Main St., Wynantskill. Team 4 will be the host/hostess for lunch. Followed by Bingo, you game of choice. The Bocce league is in full swing, all members are encouraged to join the fun and be a sub. We will soon be planning our Christmas Party. A new face is always welcome as well the “old” ones. See you soon.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Spaghetti Dinner at the Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Profit on the dinner will help fund activities, special events and entertainment. Baskets for the Senior Craft Raffle will also be on display. Tickets for the dinner and basket raffle can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 518-279-3413 for more information.

Healthy relationships are necessary at every age, but the importance of socialization for seniors cannot be overemphasized. Consistent social interactions help keep people mentally, physically and emotionally fit. Please help keep the programs going at the senior center by supporting this event.


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 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.

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