The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Feb. 3. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., 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 veal and peppers or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., bingo, Rummikub and Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, cardio circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness 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., Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

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

GHS spring musical

The Guilderland Players’ next musical will be All Shook Up.

Senior Citizen Night will be Thursday, March 13, at 7p.m., and tickets will be available at a costs of $5 each (cash only), in the senior office in February (call ahead to check on ticket availability 356-1980). The musical is a comedy based very loosely on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, but takes place in a small town in the 1950s and every musical number is an Elvis Presley song.

Transportation will be provided to this event. 

Movie of the month

This month’s movie On Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m., is Captain Phillips based on true events that made international headlines, Tom Hanks portrays Capt. Richard Phillips, who is taken hostage by Somali pirates after they hijack his cargo ship, and the U.S. Navy’s efforts to rescue him.  Rated PG-13. Sign up by Feb. 20th at 356-1980, ext. 1940.

Yarn needed

Our needlecraft class makes lap Afghans and baby sweaters to donate to those in need in our community. Any donations of yarn would be greatly appreciated.

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The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Jan. 27. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., 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 sweet and sour pork or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., bingo, Rummikub and Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, cardio circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., the movie The Truth About Emanuel at 10:30 a.m., Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

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

AARP Tax Aide Program

  Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, through Monday, April 14, free income tax preparation and e-mail filing will be provided Mondays and Saturdays at the Guilderland Public Library by the all-volunteer AARP Tax Aide Program. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS, and prepare personal Federal and New York State income tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes.  Appointments are necessary; a separate appointment is required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of last year’s return, social security cards, photo ID, all 2013 W-2’s, 1099 statements, sold investments’ with purchase dates and cost basis, and supporting documents if itemizing deductions.  

Also, if these apply, bring supporting documents for any gambling winnings, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2013.  Bring your checkbook if you want a direct deposit of your refund. 

Tax Aide volunteers can’t do estate or partnership returns, returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C (business returns with a net loss, inventory, employees, or expenses over $10,000.  Both taxpayers must be present if filing a joint return, except in case of illness or infirmity.  

For appointments, please call 456-2400, ext. 2.

HEAP program

People with monthly incomes under: $2175 for one person, or $2844 for two people, are eligible for the Heating Assistance Program called HEAP. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses, and type of fuel used. Applications to the program are now available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Movie of the month

On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., in the courtroom join us for a showing of    The Truth About Emanual, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Emanual, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. 

This film is not rated. 

 

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The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Jan. 20. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Monday: Martin Luther King Day, town hall closed;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., blood pressure reading from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., luncheon of beef stew or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., bingo, Rummikub and Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, cardio circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., Strong bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

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

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

AARP Tax Aide Program

  Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, through Monday, April 14, free income tax preparation and e-mail filing will be provided Mondays and Saturdays at the Guilderland Public Library by the all-volunteer AARP Tax Aide Program. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS, and prepare personal Federal and New York State income tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes.  Appointments are necessary; a separate appointment is required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of last year’s return, social security cards, photo ID, all 2013 W-2’s, 1099 statements, sold investments’ with purchase dates and cost basis, and supporting documents if itemizing deductions.  

Also, if these apply, bring supporting documents for any gambling winnings, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2013.  Bring your checkbook if you want a direct deposit of your refund. 

Tax Aide volunteers can’t do estate or partnership returns, returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C (business returns with a net loss, inventory, employees, or expenses over $10,000.  Both taxpayers must be present if filing a joint return, except in case of illness or infirmity.  

For appointments, please call 456-2400, ext. 2.

HEAP program

Cold months approach and heating costs increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2175 for one person, or $2844 for two people, are eligible for the Heating Assistance Program called HEAP. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses, and type of fuel used. Applications to the program are now available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Movie of the month

On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., in the courtroom join us for a showing of    The Truth About Emanual, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Emanual, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. 

This film is not rated. Please sign up by Jan. 23.  

 

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— Photo from Krystie Wray at Atria Guilderland

Queen for a Day: Residents of Atria Guilderland Senior Living facility, like Peggy Cox, in front at right, wear crowns to celebrate the new year as they enjoy the entertainment from Brian Zapel. 

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities for the week of Jan. 13. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for more information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m.; American Association for Retired Persons driving class at the Guilderland Public Library at 9:30 a.m.; Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; and Senior Fitness at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m.; luncheon of turkey meatloaf or old plat at 11:30 a.m.; Bingo, Rummikub, or Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.

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

Thursday: Scheduled shopping; Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m.; schedule Medicaid and legal appointments from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; scheduled food stamp appointments from 10 a.m. until noon; Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m.; and Pinochle at 1 p.m.

Friday: Scheduled shopping; American Association for Retired Persons driving class at the Guilderland Public Library at 9:30 a.m.; painting, 10 a.m.; bridge, 10 a.m.; and quilting, 1 p.m.

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The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Dec. 30. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., 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 roast pork with gravy or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., bingo, Rummikub and Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Town hall closed for New Year’s Day;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

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

HEAP program

Cold months approach and heating costs increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2175 for one person, or $2844 for two people, are eligible for the Heating Assistance Program called HEAP. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses, and type of fuel used. Applications to the program are now available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Bridge lessons

Bridge lessons are available for  an 8-week session of a 2.5 hour class held once a week, the cost  for the material is $25. Call the senior office at 356-1980 ext. 1094 for more info. Class will be arranged depending on interest.

Red Cross presentation

Be Red Cross Ready teaches effective steps people can take to protect themselves and loved ones during emergencies. BRCR is composed of three simple steps that include building an emergency preparedness kit, making a plan, and staying informed.  Citizens CPR is a non-certificate program that shows how to effectively perform hands only CPR.

This program is on Jan. 9, 2014 at 11a.m., at town hall.

Be Red Cross Ready is approximately 45 minutes long; and Citizens CPR is about 15 minutes.

Please call the senior office to register by Jan. 2.

 

Drivers needed

We are currently seeking a volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels to area homebound residents each Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please see or call Maryann at the Guilderland senior office @ 356-1980, ext. 1095 for more information.

 

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