Sand Lake Seniors Club
The Sand Lake Seniors Club will be holding their annual Christmas Party on December 7, 2019 at the Poestenkill Firehouse from 12:00 to 4:00. We will be having a Grab Bag ($5.), Door Prizes, 50/50, Ugly Sweater Contest and lots of music by Brian Zapel. For tickets and reservations you can call Clara Peters at 518-326-1422. We will be taking reservations up to November 28. At our December 12th regular meeting we will be entertained by The Embellishment” Bell Ringers from The East Greenbush Methodist Church. We will be having a “Pot Luck” luncheon following the entertainment. Come join us as we celebrate the Holidays. We meet at The Church of The Covenant Methodist Church on Rt. 43 in Averill Park at 12:00 the second Thursday of every month. Remember if the Averill Park Schools are closed we do not have a meeting.
December Membership Meeting and Basket Raffle
Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold the monthly Eastern Senior Membership meeting at 11:00 am on Friday, December 6th. All residents 60 and older 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 drawings of the Senior Basket Raffles. Following the 70 basket drawings, there will be several door prize drawings. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, please stop in the senior center before the start of the drawing. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the lunch list.
11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019
Town of East Greenbush Holiday Events
December 4th- Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Beings at 6:30 PM with official tree lighting outside. Come inside for a “Cookie with a Cop”, hot Cocoa, a visit with Santa, crafts, an a magical performance by the Columbia High School Chamber Singers, and be sure to vote in our Gingerbread House Competition.
December 7th- EG Emergency Services Parade- begins at 6PM from Philips Road Fire House to Becker’s Farm
December 13th- Senior Holiday Paint and Punch Event with artist Noreen Powell. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-477-4194
December 18th- Senior Holiday Luncheon- A catered lunch sponsored by your EG Police Benevolent Association and the Town of East Greenbush. Space is limited. Please call 518-477-4194 to make a reservation.
11/14/2019 – 12/26/2019
Local Law Students to Provide Legal Workshop for Seniors
On November 20, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rensselaer Area Senior Service Center located at 50 Herrick St., #1, Rensselaer, New York, local students from the Albany Law School will provide a free, legal information workshop for local senior citizens, family members, caregivers and elder care professionals. This presentation is part of a project designed to bring useful legal information and materials to a student’s home community.
The Elder Law Pro Bono Project is a collaboration between the Albany Law School Pro Bono Program and the Rural Law Center of New York. There is a long-standing tradition in the legal profession of providing pro bono or free legal assistance to benefit individuals and communities. This program gives law students the opportunity to do pro bono work in areas across the state. Senior citizens and their families, especially in rural areas, often don’t have access to critical legal information. This workshop will bring important resources directly to home towns.
The Rensselaer Area Senior Service Center has been kind enough to provide a location for this event. Workshop topics include Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Executors and an overview of legal issues affecting seniors. All are welcome to attend, but in order to provide materials for everyone, please call (518) 463-2166 to reserve your place.
11/28/2019 – 12/31/2019
December Events At The Rensselaer Senior Center
For all event reservations or more information please call 518-463-2166. We are open 9am to 3pm we are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick streets.
“Elvis’s The King Is Born”- Tuesday, December 10th. At the Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center. East and Herrick street in Rensselaer in the McManus Center lunch is served at 12 Noon followed by our “Elvis show” featuring Donny Elvis Sponsored by Walter S Pratt And Sons. Always a crowd pleaser. Enjoy Christmas music and gospel as well as some of your favorites. Those Coming To lunch will receive a Donny Elvis memorabilia.
1944 USO Show Honoring Pearl Harbor Day – Friday December 6th. Join the Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center for a memorable afternoon. Lunch is served at 12 Noon followed by an original USO show from 1944 Gary Ferris brings to life days gone by. Our veterans are invited to be our guests for this great day.
December 20th – Christmas Dinner w/ Winchester and Young (Fresh Ham, w/Gravy Italian Roasted Potatoes, Meadow Blend Vegetables, Apple Sauce, Poke Cakes)
December 30th – New Year’s Eve Party Sponsored By Clear Captions.
We Need Your Help!! Member Are Needed To Serve On The Executive Committee To Have A Successful Club We Need Members To Attend A Monthly Meeting And Head Different Committees For Special Programs. Many Of Our Members Have Headed Departments And Businesses. Please Consider Helping The Club. For More Information See Gloria In The office
Always looking for quality gently used clothes for our boutique. Donations can be made Monday thru Friday
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.
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.