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 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.
Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center
Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton
Dec 9 – Haircut by Appt, 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Veal Pattie), 12:30 Scrapbooking, 1:00 Cards and Games
Dec 10 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (BBQ Chicken Pattie), 1:00 Cards and Games
Dec 11 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 11:00 Eat Smart food demo, 12:00 Congregate lunch (Goulash), 12:45 Cookie Contest (bring 2 dozen cookies)
Dec 12 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 9:30 Quilting Club, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Haddock), 1:00 Cards and Games
Dec 13 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 10:30 Craft Time (sign up), 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sausage with gravy), 12:30 Birthday celebration/Trivia.
Cookie Contest at Everett Wagar Senior Center
We will be hosting a Cookie Contest on Wednesday, December 11th at 12:45. Please bring in 2 dozen of your favorite homemade cookie to be judged. Prizes will be awarded. Remaining cookies will be packaged up for our Home Delivery Meal recipients. Come at 11:00 to listen to our monthly Eat Smart, Eat Healthy food demonstration and then join us at noon for a nutritious lunch (Goulash with Italian bread) for a suggested price of only $3 for all residents 60 and over. Call to be added to the lunch list at 518-279-3413. We are located at 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton.
Craft Time and Birthday Celebration with Trivia
Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host a Craft Time on Friday, December 13th at 10:30 (please sign up), followed by our congregate lunch (Sausage with Pork gravy) at noon and our monthly birthday celebration at 12:30 with cake and a fun game of Trivia to follow. All residents 60 and over are encourage to join the fun. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the lunch list.
12/05/2019 – 12/12/2019
East Side Seniors
The next regular meeting will be on Dec. 10, at the American Legion Post, in Wynantskill, starting at 1:00 P.M. Team 5 will be our hosts for lunch after the meeting. Our Christmas luncheon will be on Dec. 19, at Paolo Lombardi ‘s, at 12:30. All reservations MUST be made and Paid for by Dec. 10th. A reminder to all members, If the Wynantskill Schools are closed the Meeting is canceled. Bocce players, if we have 3” of Snow or Troy schools are closed Bocce is canceled. We have a tentative date for Wildwood, being June 7 – 12, more info to follow. Our meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month. Come join the fun.
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.