Seniors 12.12.19

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.

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Troy Senior Center Announcements

Bingo: Wednesday & Friday Following Lunch!

Line Dancing: Join Our Uncle Sam Sparklers!!! Looking For More Line Dancers To Join Our Class! It’s A Fun Way To Keep Active!

Swimming: Wednesdays @9:00 A.M. Lansingburg Boys/Girls Club

Chair Yoga Or Aerobics: Mondays @ 9:30 Followed By Aerobics.

Self Defense For Seniors: Wednesday, December 4th @10:30 A.M.

Play “Oliver” : Thursday, December 5th @10:00 (Leaving At 9:30)

Price Is Right: Friday, December 6th @11:00 A.M.

Holiday Craft: Monday, December 9th @10:00

Holiday Movie: Wednesday, December 11th And 18th @10:00

Spa Day: Friday, December 13th (Must Sign Up In Advance)

Christmas Carolers: Monday, December 16th @10:30

Senior Feud: Monday, December 16th @11:00 A.M.

Uncle Sam Sparklers: Performing On Thursday, December 19th @11:30

Special Dinner: Friday, December 20th “Holiday Party” Entertainment By Paul Slingerland

Wheel Of Fortune: Monday, December 23rd @11:00

New Years Eve- Count Down To Noon: Entertainment By The Soulman!

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Everett Wagar Senior Center Calendar

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Dec 16 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Liver Fiesta), 1:00 Cards and Games

Dec 17 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pollock), 1:00 Cards and Games

Dec 18 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Special Luncheon (Chicken Cordon Blu), 12:45 Music by Paul Sulsar

Dec 19 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 12:00 Congregate lunch (Salisbury Steak), 12:30 Knitting and Crochet Group

Dec 20 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 1:00 Guest speaker – Fall Prevention Awareness, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Fresh Ham dinner), 12:40 Ugly Sweater Contest with Christmas Caroling and activities.

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Ugly Sweat Christmas Carol Party at Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold an Ugly Sweater Day with Christmas Caroling and fun activities on Friday, December 20th at noon. Following the meal (Fresh Ham) there will be prizes for the best homemade ugly sweaters, Christmas caroling, fun activities that will make you laugh, and Christmas sundaes to close the party. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and join us for a good time. Lunch is served daily at the Senior Center. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

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Special Lunch with Music Entertainment

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon on Wednesday, December 18th at noon. Following the meal there will be music entertainment by one of our favorites, Paul Slusar. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and singing along, or join in with dancing. This is free entertainment. Lunch is served daily at the Senior Center for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

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Guest Speaker at Everett Wagar Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host a guest speaker from the Rensselaer County Health Department on Friday, December 20 at 11:15. This months’ topic is Fall Prevention Awareness. Falls are a serious health risk for older people, and a fall is a life-changing event that can lead to disability, loss of independence, or even death. Over 25% of adults aged 65 and older fall every year. Come and learn about preventative measures you can take to avoid falls. All speakers at the center are free to all residents 60 and over. Plan to stay for a nutritious lunch for a suggested $3 donation, with our Ugly Sweater Christmas party to follow. Please call to be added to the lunch list at 518-279-3413.

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/15-12/21

Events at Castleton Public Library, 12/15-12/21/19 -Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033 -All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Yoga for Stress Relief -Monday, December 16, 6:00-7:15pm – Join instructor Patricia McCarthy for 75 minutes of yoga with props for deep stretch and rest. Bring your own mat. Held upstairs. Ages 12+.

Afternoon Book Club – The Fact of a Body: A Murder & a Memoir -Tuesday, December 17, 1:00pm

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, December 17, 6:00pm – Wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-7:30pm – Get a free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, December 19, 10:30am – Children from birth- 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, December 20, 10:00-11:00am – This playtime is designed for children ages birth-5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, December 20, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Post Office Storytime – Saturday, December 21, 10:30am – After a story at the library, we’ll color postcards, then go to the post office to mail our postcards and learn about the mail! All ages welcome.

Kids Cook!: No-Bake Cookies – Saturday, December 21, 2:00pm – Join us for a fun cooking class to learn how to make no-bake cookies! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

12/12/2019 – 12/19/2019

December Special Dinner

December Special Dinner will be held on December 20th. Christmas Carols with Over The Hill Gang providing our entertainment for the afternoon. On the Menu: Christmas fresh ham dinner w/dressing and gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, meadow blend, dinner roll, and Christmas poke cake to end a great afternoon of food & fun. All Rensselaer County seniors are welcome to join us for the celebration.

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

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.


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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