The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Sept. 07. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Holiday;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of sweet and sour pork or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., food pantry drawing at noon and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, Cardio Circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, no programs at town hall, Primary Day;

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 10 a.m., Bridge at 10 a.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

Shopping trips

Bus trips to the Christmas Tree Shop in Colonie Center are scheduled for Sept. 14 and 16, on your regular mall-shopping day.

Please call Neil at 356-2920 to sign up as soon as possible.

Fashion show and luncheon

Please plan to join us at the fashion show and luncheon at Colonie Golf & Country Club, 141 Maple Road, Route 85A, in Voorheesville, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at noon

The fashions are by Fashions by Liz’s Closet and will be modeled by our senior ladies.

Your luncheon entrée choices are: Baked boneless pork chops with apples in a red wine reduction; broiled haddock Veronique served with lemons, Panko, and white grapes in white wine sauce; and Chicken Francais egg dipped, pan roasted with a lemon wine butter sauce.

All entrees are served with soup du jour, carrot cake and coffee and tea.

The cost is $23 per person. Tickets are available in the senior office: Sept. 7 through Oct. 9. Please make checks payable to Town of Guilderland.

Remember to indicate your luncheon choice and if transportation is needed.

Substitute drivers needed

If you are interested in volunteering once in a while for about an hour and half this is an opportunity for you. Meals are delivered to Guilderland and Altamont residents weekdays. Please call 356-1980, ext. 1048 for further information.

Learn about Medicare

Will you soon be 65? Come learn how Medicare works. You will be informed of all the factors that you should consider when making your choices.

Are you already in Medicare but still have questions about your coverage options? There are Medicare counselors trained to help you understand your choices and options. Attend a presentation designed to provide you with an understanding of Medicare and the choices available to you.

Having trouble paying your Medicare premium or related medical expenses?  Find out if you may qualify for Federal assistance with your medical expenses.

The presentation is Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Medicare appointments are available with Janet Kiffney from the Albany County Health Insurance Counseling Program. She will be in the Senior Office late October into November. If you would like to schedule an informative one-on-one appointment between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., please call the senior office.

Pinochle players wanted

Pinochle is on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. We have players that are willing to teach you the game, but if you already can play please come and join them. Please call for more info.

 

 

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of June 29. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, no aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., no senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of grilled chicken on a bun or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, Cardio Circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., no senior fitness,  needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjong at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.;

Friday: Independence Day holiday, town hall closed.

Volunteers needed

We need a volunteer to help deliver meals to homebound residents in Guilderland on Friday mornings, from approx. 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Please call the Senior Office at 356-1980, ext. 1095 for more details.

If you are interested in volunteering once in a while, as a substitute driver, for about an hour and a half this is an opportunity for you.  Meals are delivered to Guilderland and Altamont residents weekdays.  Please call 356-1980, ext.1095 for further information.

Defensive driving

There will be an AARP defensive driving class on July 20 and 22. There are still openings. Call the Senior Office to sign up.

Learn about Medicare

Join us on Thursday, July 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to learn about Medicare.

Will you soon be 65? Are you already enrolled in Medicare but still have questions about your coverage options? There are Medicare counselors trained to help you understand your choices and options. Attend a presentation designed to provide you with an understanding of Medicare and the choices available to you.

Thinking about changing your current Medicare coverage? This is a great time to get a better understanding of the whole picture. 

Having trouble paying your Medicare premium or related medical expenses? Find out if you may qualify for Federal assistance with your medical expenses.

You’re almost 65? Come learn about how Medicare works. The number of choices available to you and all the factors that you should consider when making your choices; you will probably be surprised.

Please call 356-1980, ext. 1094 by July 10 to register.

Class registration

Please register for these fall exercise classes during the week of July 27, in the senior office. The following classes are available:

Senior Aerobics: This class is a complete fitness program geared for seniors. It incorporates strength training, cardio vascular fitness, core conditioning, and exercises working the major muscle groups. Beginning with warm-ups, the program keeps moving for an hour, ending with stretching and flexibility movements. Loose fitting clothing and good supportive footwear are suggested. Weights are available and mats are provided for floor work. Classes are Mondays, at 9 a.m.

— Senior Fitness: This is a low-level fitness program. It incorporates strength training, cardio vascular fitness, balance, and conditioning exercises working the major muscle groups. Some exercises are done sitting in chairs and standing alongside of them. It is an hour program beginning with warm-ups. It also focuses on functional exercises, which will improve daily living. Loose fitting clothing and good supportive footwear are suggested. Weights are available. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., (limited space-previous students first right of refusal).

— Cardio Circuit: In Cardio Circuit class we use light dumbbells to strength train and move to music. Dumbbells should be less than five pounds, as we will be performing multiple sets of higher repetitions at an increased rate of speed. We will also use chairs and do some work on the mats.  Classes are Wednesdays, at 9 a.m.

Farmers market coupons

Farmers market coupons are a one-time benefit of $20 per household per year in NYS Farmers Market checks. Eligible seniors whose gross income must be no more than 185 percent of the US Poverty Income Guidelines: one person household $1276, two person household $1726 etc. This nutrition program helps senior’s buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at nearby farmers markets.  There will only be one issued per household. It will be necessary to bring ID when picking them up.  These coupons should be available mid-July please call for availability.

We will provide transportation to an area farmers market on July 28 and August 18 at 10:45 a.m., leaving from the Guilderland town hall as well as pickups at the Omni. Please let us know if you plan to participate.

Senior trips

Please call the senior office for more information at 356-1980 with questions.

The following are our trips through October:

— On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a luncheon buffet at Gavin’s Country Inn at Cornwallville. There will be a welcome game of bingo with coffee, tea, and Irish scones followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet including prime rib and shrimp cocktail, live music, and the bus for  $56. The Deadline for this trip is Aug. 26; and

— On Wednesday, Oct. 7, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged” at the Lake George Dinner Theatre.  The lunch, show and bus cost is $71. 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of June 15. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of pepper chopped steak or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, Cardio Circuit at 9 a.m., senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., scheduled legal appointments from 9:30 to 11 a.m., art and culture trip to Oakwood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m., Mahjong at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.;

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

AARP meeting

Guilderland area AARP Chapter 980 holds meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The meetings are located at Christ the King Church on Sumpter Ave. Park in the back parking lot, enter double doors, and go left down the hallway to the Chapel Room. 

Volunteers needed

We need a volunteer to help deliver meals to homebound residents in Guilderland on Friday mornings, from approx. 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Please call the Senior Office at 356-1980, ext. 1095 for more details.

If you are interested in volunteering once in a while, as a substitute driver, for about an hour and a half this is an opportunity for you.  Meals are delivered to Guilderland and Altamont residents weekdays.  Please call 356-1980, ext.1095 for further information.

Defensive driving

There will be an AARP defensive driving class on July 20 and 22. There are still openings. Call the Senior Office to sign up.

Trip cancelation

The June 17, trip was cancelled due to lack of participation-sign-ups!  I am now including deadlines for trips.  This deadline is to insure the interest and participation in the trip and an opportunity to get a full refund from the venue and from Brown Coach, if there is not enough participation.

Senior trips

Please call the senior office for more information at 356-1980 with questions.

The following are our trips through October:

— On Wednesday, July 15, a Lake George lunch cruise on the “Lac du Saint Sacrement.” The cost is $49 including a buffet lunch, music and the bus; 

— On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a luncheon buffet at Gavin’s Country Inn. There will be a welcome game of bingo with coffee, tea, and Irish scones followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet including prime rib and shrimp cocktail, live music, and the bus for  $56. The Deadline for this trip is Aug. 26; and

— On Wednesday, Oct. 7, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged” at the Lake George Dinner Theatre.  The lunch, show and bus cost is $71.

 

 

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of June 8. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, exercise registration,  aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Food pantry drawing, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of turkey sandwich or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, exercise registration,  Cardio Circuit at 9 a.m., senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjong at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.;

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

AARP meeting

Guilderland area AARP Chapter 980 holds meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The meetings are located at Christ the King Church on Sumpter Ave. Park in the back parking lot, enter double doors, and go left down the hallway to the Chapel Room. 

Volunteers needed

We need a volunteer to help deliver meals to homebound residents in Guilderland on Friday mornings, from approx. 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Please call the Senior Office at 356-1980, ext. 1095 for more details.

If you are interested in volunteering once in a while, as a substitute driver, for about an hour and a half this is an opportunity for you.  Meals are delivered to Guilderland and Altamont residents weekdays.  Please call 356-1980, ext.1095 for further information.

Defensive driving

There will be an AARP defensive driving class on July 20 and 22. There are still openings. Call the Senior Office to sign up.

Class registration

Registration for summer exercise classes will be held on June 8 and 10.

Classes being offered this summer are:  Senior Fitness on Monday and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Cardio Circuit Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

The fall class registration will be held on July 27 and 29.

Trip cancelation

The June 17, trip was cancelled due to lack of participation-sign-ups!  I am now including deadlines for trips.  This deadline is to insure the interest and participation in the trip and an opportunity to get a full refund from the venue and from Brown Coach, if there is not enough participation.

Senior trips

Please call the senior office for more information at 356-1980 with questions.

The following are our trips through October:

— On Wednesday, July 15, a Lake George lunch cruise on the “Lac du Saint Sacrement.” The cost is $49 including a buffet lunch, music and the bus; 

— On Tuesday, Aug. 4, we will go to “Tanglewood on Parade” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Orchestra.  The bus and show cost $46. The conductors are Stephane Deneve, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons, with the program including Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Fireworks to follow concert. Deadline for this trip is June 10;

— On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a luncheon buffet at Gavin’s Country Inn. There will be a welcome game of bingo with coffee, tea, and Irish scones followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet including prime rib and shrimp cocktail, live music, and the bus for  $56. The Deadline for this trip is Aug. 26; and

— On Wednesday, Oct. 7, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged” at the Lake George Dinner Theatre.  The lunch, show and bus cost is $71. 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of May 4. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., harmonic group at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of vegetable fritata or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, Cardio Circuit at 9 a.m., senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjong at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.;

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

Fashion show and

luncheon

Please plan to join us at the fashion show and luncheon at The Cider House Restaurant, Orchard Creek Golf Course, Dunnsville Road in Altamont, on Tuesday, May 19, at noon.

The clothing is from Fashions by Liz’s Closet and will be modeled by our senior ladies.

The menu includes: salad and rolls, dessert, coffee or tea with your choice of the following entrées: Baked Cod Florentine and potato or turkey with cider glazed squash and potato.

Tickets are available in the senior office until May 8. The cost is $23 per person.

Please make checks payable to “Town of Guilderland” and remember to indicate your luncheon choice and if transportation is needed.

Art show and reception

The town of Guilderland Senior Artists League will be exhibiting their work at the Guilderland Public Library from June 5 through June 26. You are cordially invited to the opening reception of the exhibit on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library located at 2228 Western Avenue. Light refreshments will add to the festivity.

S.A.L.T.

On June 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a S.A.L.T. presentation

Please call by May 15 to sign-up.

The Office of the Albany County District Attorney’s Senior and Law Enforcement Together is a multi-disciplinary approach; it is a partnership between the district attorney’s office, other law enforcement agencies, community organizations and members of the senior community themselves.

The goal of S.A.L.T. is to heighten public awareness of elder abuse, provide prevention and intervention strategies; Offer education to those serving seniors; the ultimate goal is to combat elder fraud/abuse and exploitation.

Senior trips

Please call the senior office for more information at 356-1980 with questions.

The following are our trips through October:

— On Wednesday, June 17, A Lobster Feast with Karen’s Cabaret and with John Hartman, at the Log Cabin Banquet House.  The cost is $70 including lunch, show, and the bus. We will depart at approximately 9:30 a.m., and approximately between 4 and 4:40 p.m. Barbecued chicken and ribs are also served, for non-lobster eaters;

— On Wednesday, July 15, a Lake George lunch cruise on the “Lac du Saint Sacrement.” The cost is $49 including a buffet lunch, music and the bus:  We will depart at 10 a.m., and return at approximately 3 to 3:30 p.m.; 

— On Tuesday, Aug. 4, we will go to “Tanglewood on Parade” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Orchestra.  The bus and show cost $46. The departure is 6 p.m. and the return time is approximately 11 to 11:30 p.m.;

— On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a luncheon buffet at Gavin’s Country Inn. There will be a welcome game of bingo with coffee, tea, and Irish scones followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet including prime rib and shrimp cocktail, live music, and the bus for  $56. Departure time is 9:30 a.m. and we will return at approximately 4 to 4:30 p.m.; and

— On Wednesday, Oct. 7, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged” at the Lake George Dinner Theatre.  The lunch, show and bus cost is $71. Departure time is 10 a.m., and we return at approximately 4 to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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