Dress warmly and come out on the Yellow Bus with the New Scotland Seniors.

To sign up, call me, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for events with checks made out to the venue with the name and date written on the memo line.

When trips are full, they are no longer listed. Those who have signed up will be called with the time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.

 

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobusters’ class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at noon for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Senior rides

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only, for medical appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Dialysis and Chemo appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

The program is run at the discretion of the Senior Outreach Liaison and the program committee.

The program runs on volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation of $5 each way is suggested for out-of-town trips and of a few dollars each way for trips within town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. The amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of weather, all trips are canceled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips may also be found online at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

—  Sunday, March 1, to the Schenectady Green Market for shopping and eating. We will leave the area 10:30 a.m.; then a stop at the Schenectady City Library for a free concert from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday, March 4, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m., refreshments served then stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, March 5, to the Arkell Museum for “Portraits and Self Portraits from House Pets to Endangered Species”. The prints and drawings are by Beth Van Hoesen. The admission is $6. We will leave the area at 10 a.m., with lunch in route at Ames General Store, with cost on senior;

— Friday, March 6, to the Spectrum Theater for a movie, showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.; dinner location to be announce with the cost on the senior;

— Saturday, March 7, to the Ioka Valley Farm for brunch and a scenic ride; we will order off menu. We are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 11, to the New Baltimore Church for a St. Patrick’s Day music celebration with Hilary & George.  The menu is corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish Soda Bread and a green dessert;

— Friday, March 13, to the Ravena Senior Center fish fry at 4 p.m. The menu includes fried haddock, shrimp, scallops or clams including Mac & Cheese, coleslaw, dessert, and coffee. The cost is $9. For an additional $3 clam chowder or broccoli cheese soup is available. A Blooming Onion can also be included for a cost of $5.

— Monday, March 16, Ravena Senior Center for a St. Patrick’s dinner of corned beef and cabbage at 5 p.m. Payment is a donation of $4.

— Wednesday, March 18, Senior Citizens congregate meal at the community center at 12:30 p.m.; please bring a dish to share and a plate and place service; stay and play cards and games, afterwards;

— Tuesday, March 24, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will leave around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for anyone on the bus;

— Friday, March 27, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., for a cost of $2. Hot dogs available before the game cost $1.50. There are prizes;

— Saturday, March 28, to Stone House Farm for a breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage, coffee, syrup, and OJ. The cost is $6 and we are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, April 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m., refreshments served then stay and play cards and games;

— Saturday, April 11, to Stone House Farm for a breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage, coffee, syrup, and OJ. The cost is $6 and we are leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Sunday, April 19, Oakwood Cemetery Daffodil Brunch for a cost of $18 at the door and we are leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 21, to the Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” for a buffet lunch costing $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with a Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and will leave around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation is $5 each way, and a $20 voucher for anyone on the bus;

— Friday, April 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., for a cost of $2. Hot dogs available before the game cost $1.50. There are prizes;

 

Editor’s note: Susan Kidder
is the senior outreach liaison for the town of New Scotland.

Come have some fun, see something different, make a new friend, and join us on an adventure.                                  

The New Scotland Seniors are planning many trips on the Yellow Bus.

To Sign Up, call me at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of six persons on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out of town trips. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem we have Osteobusters at 10 a.m.

On the first and third Wednesday of the month we have our senior citizen’s meeting at the Community Center. There is a potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

For all prepaid events the check must be made out to the specified venue with event name and date in the check’s memo space.

If you are signed up for a trip and it is no longer listed, it is because the trip is full. You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.  If you can’t go, please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as possible.

Future trips

— Sept. 19, Hudson Berkshire Wine Tour admission is $15 payable at first stop; bring your own lunch, water will be provided. We are leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Sept. 20, Sharon Springs Harvest Festival leaving area at 8:30 a.m. and returning home by 3 p.m. Lots of walking, vendors, shops, food, and entertainment;

— Sept. 23, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with a buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and leave for home around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation $5 each way. You also receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

— Sept. 24, Warrensburg Museum of Local History, with lunch at the New World Diner, and a stop at Oscar’s Smoke House. We are leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Sept. 26, New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, leaving area at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch on the bus if you like cost is $6. A piece of their world famous cheesecake will be served. We will stop at the gift shop to purchase cheesecake to bring home if you like. Sampler boxes are available, and this cost is on the senior;

— Sept. 27, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 at the gate;

— Sept. 30, Watervliet Senior Center, lunch of pot roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and peaches. Suggested donation is $3;

— Oct. 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and stay play cards and games afterwards;

— Oct. 2, Latham Price Chopper’s Market Bistro lunch and grocery shopping trip, the cost is on the senior; leaving area 11 a.m.;

— Oct. 4, Jerusalem Reformed Church turkey dinner, the menu also includes mashed potatoes, corn, and pie. The cost is $10, and the seating is at 4 p.m.;

— Oct. 10, Spectrum Theater movie, pick movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner preceding at Western Diner cost on senior;

— Oct. 15, Senior Citizens congregate meal, bring a dish to share and a plate and place service, at the community center at 12:30 p.m., stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Oct. 7, Vermont Sugar Shack and Norman Rockwell Exhibit, admission is $2; Chocolatorium $2 admission, chocolate sampling $4. Lunch at Jonathan’s Table, the cost is on the senior. Leaving area at 10 a.m.

— Oct. 14, Westview Senior Center for lunch of  Sloppy Joe’s, coleslaw, mixed vegetables, and strawberries. The suggested donation is $3;

— Oct. 17, Saratoga Auto Museum “50 years of the Mustang” the cost is $5, lunch at Round Lake cost on senior, leaving area 9:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 21, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with a buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and leave for home around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation $5 each way. You also receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

— Oct. 22, Palatine Bridge shops and tour of cheese factory, stop for lunch cost on senior, leaving area 9:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 23, Jewish Community Center for the My name is Barbra tribute to Barbra Streisand tickets are $12, payable to JCC. If you have questions please contact Susan Kidder or Mary Ann Cook;

— Oct. 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., the fee is $2 and hot dogs before the game cost $1.50. Prizes!

— Oct. 28, Hoosick Falls Barn Quilt Tour lunch enroute cost on senior, leaving area 10:30 a.m.;

— Oct. 29, Watervliet Senior Center lunch crusted chicken, O’Brien potatoes, and Brussel sprouts; suggested donation $3; and

— Oct. 31, Rensselaer Senior Center, Halloween special meatloaf, roasted potatoes, carrots, and orange sherbet, suggested donation $3.

More senior info

  We offer a program run on volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips, with a few dollars each way in town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in the town of New Scotland only to appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is for medical, bank, legal, hair appointments, etc. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Medical appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Location:

The New Scotland Seniors runs regular Yellow Bus trips. To Sign Up: Call me at 439-9038. Leave message and I will call back to confirm.

We have 14 seats available on the bus. First come, first served. If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of six persons on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out of town trips. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem we have Osteobusters at 10 a.m.

On the first and third Wednesday of the month we have our senior citizen’s meeting at the Community Center. There is a potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

For all prepaid events the check must be made out to the specified venue with event name and date in the check’s memo space.

If you are signed up for a trip and it is no longer listed, it is because the trip is full. You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.  If you can’t go, please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as possible.

Future trips

The following trips are available:

— Aug. 8, the Spectrum Theater, with movie showings from 3:15 to 4 p.m., your choice. Dinner is at Panera Bread in Glenmont. The cost is on the senior;

— Aug. 9, one bus reserved;

— Aug. 11, Greenville free concert in the park at 6:30 p.m. with Squeeze Play and Tom’s Hot Dogs Stand for dinner.  Please remember a lawn chair, bug spray, and a jacket;

— Aug. 12, Cook’s Park free concert at 6:30 p.m., with Electric City Horns playing rock & roll, and swing and pop. Remember your lawn chair;

— Aug. 13, Watervliet Senior Center for lunch. The menu includes a hot turkey sandwich with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, and fruit salad for a $3 suggested donation. There is a stop at Schuyler Bakery, if requested; 

— Aug. 14, Washington Park Playhouse to see Oliver at 8 p.m. This program is free. Bring your own lawn chair or call 434-2035 to reserve a seat at your expense;

— Aug. 19, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch costing $4.95. There are chances to win a grand prize for the day with your Club 55 card. The bus departs around 9:30 a.m., and leaving the casino around 3:15 p.m. There is a suggested bus donation $5 each way. There is also a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

— Aug. 20, Senior citizens congregate meal. Please bring a dish to share and a plate and place service. This meal is at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m., then stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Aug. 30, Garlic and Herb Festival in Bennington Vt. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The admission cost is $5. Walking shoes are required;

— Sept. 14, St. Stephen’s Concert in Delmar from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with Squeeze Play. This concert is free, with a free will donation suggested;

— Sept. 18, Chesterwood Home and Gardens, the estate of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Leaving at 10 a.m., with a tour at 11:30 a.m. The fee is $14, payable at the door followed by a picnic lunch with Larry for $6;

— Sept. 20, Sharon Springs Harvest Festival leaving area at 8:30 a.m., and returning home by 3 p.m. Lots of walking, venders, shops, food and entertainment;  

— Sept. 24, Warrensburg Museum of Local History with lunch at the New World Diner, and a stop at Oscar’s Smoke House. Leaving area at 10 a.m.; and

— Sept 26, New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, leaving area at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch on the bus if you like cost is $6. A piece of their world famous cheesecake will be served. We will stop at the gift shop to purchase cheesecake to bring home if you like. Sampler boxes are available, and this cost is on the senior. 

More senior info

  We offer a program run on volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips, with a few dollars each way in town.  If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in the town of New Scotland only to appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is for medical, bank, legal, hair appointments, etc. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Medical appointments take precedents over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

 

 

Location:

On Dec. 4, New Scotland Senior Citizens held its business meeting at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.  Any senior 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is eligible to join us.  Please spread the word, we have a lot of fun.

Meeting business

The meeting was called to order by President Barbara Sullivan. A total of 46 members attended, we welcomed 2 new members who joined, Carol Lawlor and Angie Diamond. 

The business shared was:

— Thirty-seven members attended our potluck on Nov. 20;

— Ann Carson has 59 people signed up for our Christmas luncheon at the Normanside Country Club on Dec. 18. There will be no meeting at the community center that day.  Anyone wishing to bring a grab bag the limit is $5 and please mark male or female:

— Our next meeting will be in 2014 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, it will be a combined business and pot luck luncheon;

— I reminded memberS about the dresses for the Angel of Mercy-Dress a Girl. I also have printed instructions on how they can be made from pillowcases or scrap fabric:

— Reminder of voting for the Voorheesville school budget on Dec. 17, from 2 to 9 p.m. Please make sure you vote; if you need a ride please give me a call 439-9038;

— Barbara Sullivan presented Ken Bailey with a Star medal thanking him for his service and letting him know he will not be forgotten. 

— I brought the list of families the New Scotland town hall are helping for Christmas. Groceries, gift cards, and big box cards are needed. Seniors suggested we donate money from a drawing and auction at our luncheon to help; Donna Lee is starting a sign up list for another cruise on April 5, 2014 to Bermuda for seniors in the town of New Scotland. A representative from Empress Travel will be at the potluck lunch on Jan. 15, to give us all the particulars.  There will be more information to follow. 

Volunteers needed

Please if you can help, I am looking for drivers to volunteer who might be able and willing to drive one of the vans to events all within an hour drive from town hall. Events happen on evenings, weekends as well as during the weekdays, so come be part of the fun.  

I am also looking for volunteers to help drive seniors in one of the two cars, to medical appointments, groceries and other assorted places of need.  Come to town hall and park your own vehicle, use the town’s vehicle, the town’s insurance and the town’s gas. It is a true volunteer position, if I call and you can’t do it just let me know and I will call someone else, there is no pressure.

Hand knitted items

The items that have been knitted and crocheted and turned into New Scotland town hall are being distributed.  This season we have gathered 100’s of hats, dozens of scarves, afghans and an assorted collection of mittens and slippers. If you have any of these items that you are saving for the season please get them into town hall, for any that come in the new year will go out to those in need in the upcoming months. 

Our troops still need Warmth for Warrior hats.  The hat directions are in my office. Remember some places where our military is serving are getting very cold.

Join us

Are you 62 years young and living in the town of New Scotland? If so, you are considered a senior and thus entitled to use the Senior Services. This includes our Yellow Bus, joining the New Scotland Senior Citizens, and attending the meetings held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center to enjoy the fun and games, food, entertainment, and friendship. 

We would like to invite any and all seniors (60-plus is the age for a club member) in the area to join us. We are a good group of seniors and would love to have new members. 

There are three types of meetings: 

— 1. Business meeting: On the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., most times with entertainment and refreshments, cards, and games to follow;

— 2. A covered-dish (bring something to pass) or other meal: On the third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m., you should bring your own place serving (plate, knife, fork, and spoon. and 

— 3. Fun and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Need-a-ride

Are you a senior 62 and older and need a ride for a medical, legal, hair, or friendly visits and more? Call 439-9038 to set it up. Rides are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is run on a donation basis. Consider what the ride is worth to you and donate if you can. Our suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips and a couple of dollars each way within town. We will go up to 15 miles from the New Scotland Town Hall. 

Yellow Bus

Anyone 62 and older can join us on our adventures. Sheets are available at town hall, the Voorheesville Public Library, or online at www.townofnewscotland.com. Click on “Departments” then “Senior Outreach” and scroll down to the Yellow Bus, then click either in PDF or DOC. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list, call 439-9038. 

Call me to reserve a seat on the bus for you and a friend.

To sign up call me at 439-9038 and leave a message; I will call you back to confirm. We have 14 seats, first come, first served.  If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of six persons on the bus locally and a minimum of eight people for out of town trips.  

Every Tuesday and Thursday we offer an Osteobuster’s class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center. The class is free. 

Every first and third Wednesday there is a senior citizens meeting at the community center. There is a potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m. 

For all prepaid events make checks out to the specified venue or Town of New Scotland with event name and date in the memo section.

If you are signed up for a  trip and it is no longer listed, it means the trip is full.  

You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before an event.  If you can’t go, please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as possible.

Future trips

Upcoming Yellow Bus trips for seniors are as follows:

Dec. 17, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with your Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way and you receive a $20 voucher; 

Dec. 18, Christmas party at the Normanside Country Club for members of the New Scotland Seniors; 

Dec. 20, Bingo at the New Scotland Community Center from noon to 3 p.m., the cost is  $2, with hot dogs available before the game at $1.50;

Dec. 20, Holiday Lights in Washington Park and craft show in the Lake House. Leaving the area around 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5;

Jan. 7, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with your Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way and you receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

Jan. 10, Spectrum Theater to see any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner at the 99 Diner. The cost is on the senior;

Jan. 14, Plum Blossom for dinner. The cost is on seniors and dinner is around 6 p.m.;  

Jan. 21, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with your Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m., and return around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way and you receive a $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus; and

Jan. 24, Bingo New Scotland Community Center from noon to 3 p.m., the cost is  $2, with hot dogs available before the game at $1.50.

Location:

On Oct. 2 and Nov. 6,  the business meetings of the New Scotland Senior Citizens were held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.  Any senior 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is eligible to join us.  Please spread the word, we have a lot of fun.

We are also trying to help those in need over the holiday season. There are several families in town who could use a gift certificate for groceries, if you are willing we would gladly accept any and all donations at town hall and deliver to those in need.  We also have several families both military and not that have small children.  We have lists of items here at town hall that would help Santa make this a nice holiday season for these families. If you are interested in helping please call Donna Vogel at 439-9020 or me at 439-9038 and we will give you a list of needed items.

Drivers needed

I am looking for drivers who might be able and willing to drive one of the vans to events all within an hour drive from town hall. A lot of these events happen on evenings and weekends as well as on weekdays.  I am also looking for volunteers to help drive seniors to medical appointments, groceries and other assorted places of need, these trips are done in one of the two cars.  Come to town hall and park your own vehicle, then use the town’s vehicle, the town’s insurance and the town’s gas. It is a true volunteer position, if I call and you can’t do it just let me know and I will call someone else, there is no pressure.

Crafters

Senior Outreach is looking for more knitters and crocheters, please contact me at 439-9038.  I know a lot of yarn went out in the past few months and some bags of knitted and crocheted goods are starting to show up in my office getting ready for the cold weather to come, thank you to those who are helping keep our troops warm and our area shelters supplied with hats, scarves and afghans.  

If you are interested in donating your time, left over yarn or need any of the yarn, you are welcome to come to New Scotland town hall and help yourself. I only ask you to donate the majority of the goods produced to someone or some place in need. You are always welcome to bring the items back to New Scotland town hall and they will be distributed to the shelters in this area.  Our troops still need “Warmth for Warrior” hats. The directions for the Warrior hat is in my office as well. Some places where our military is serving are getting very cold.

Business meeting Oct. 2

Our Oct. 2 meeting was called to order by President, Barbara Sullivan. Thirty-nine members were in attendance. We now have 106 paid members including 2 new members, Charles and Colette Csiza. 

We have a member of our group, Kenneth Bailey who went on the Honor Flight to Washington DC on Oct. 19. Another member, Fran Cox’s brother-in-law Robert, attended also. 

Business meeting Nov. 6

Our Nov. 6 meeting was called to order by President Barbara Sullivan. Thirty-eight members attended including 2 new members, Gerry Harbour and Maxine Fendrick. 

Ann Carson reported on the Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18, at noon at Normanside Country Club. The cost is $12 for members and $22 for non-members. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and The Mike Hurley Trio will entertain us. 

Ken Bailey thanked everybody for mail he received on the Honor Flight. He had 38 pieces of mail presented to him. 

Seniors raised $ 468 on Election Day for Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund. This is a fund used to help town residents to make it through hard times. 

A motion made and passed to send $25 each year to 3 different food pantries in memory of deceased members. 

I told everyone about an organization that makes dresses for young girls who are rescued out of slavery. I am looking for volunteers to help make dresses for girls’ ages infant to 10-12 years.

HEAP

HEAP season is upon us, applications are in town hall, the funds are given out on an income basis and first come first served until the fund runs out. 

Join us

If you are 62 years young and living in the town of New Scotland you are considered a senior and thus entitled to use the senior services. This includes our Yellow Bus, joining the New Scotland Senior Citizens, and attending the meetings held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center to enjoy the fun and games, food, entertainment, and friendship. 

We would like to invite any and all seniors (60-plus is the age for a club member) in the area to join us. We are a good group of seniors and would love to have new members. 

There are three types of meetings: 

— 1. Business meeting: On the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., most times with entertainment and refreshments, cards, and games to follow;

— 2. A covered-dish (bring something to pass) or other meal: On the third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m., you should bring your own place serving, plate, knife, fork, and spoon, and games to follow; and 

— 3. Fun and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Rides offered

Are you a senior 62 or older and need a ride for a medical, legal, hair, friendly visits, etc. Call 439-9038 to set it up. Rides are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is run on a donation basis; consider what the ride is worth to you and donate if you can.  Our suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips and a couple of dollars each way within town. We will go up to 15 miles from New Scotland Town Hall. 

Yellow Bus

In our Yellow Buses we had dozens of trips with hundreds of seniors out having fun in the past few months, we wish more of you in the town would join in getting out and socializing, it is good to make new friends.

Anyone 62 and older can join us on our adventures. Sheets are available at town hall, the Voorheesville Public Library, or online at www.townofnewscotland.com. Click on Departments, then Senior Outreach, and scroll down to the Yellow Bus, then click in either PDF or DOC. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list, call 439-9083. 

Call me to reserve a seat on the bus for you and a friend.

Reminders

The following are helpful reminders:

‑— We have 14 seats, first come, first served.  If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of 6 persons on the bus locally and minumum of 8 people for out of town trips;  

— Every Tuesday and Thursday Osteobuster’s at 10 a.m. This program is free and is at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center;

— Every first and third Wednesday Senior Citizens meeting at the community center, there is a 12:30 p.m. potluck and a 1 p.m. business meeting;

— For all prepaid events your check should be made payable to the specified venue or Town of New Scotland with event name and date in the memo section; and

— If you signed up for a trip and it is no longer listed the reason is the trip is full.  You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before the event.  If you can’t go please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as you can.

Future trips

Upcoming Yellow Bus trips for seniors are as follows:

— Dec. 9, Schenectady Festival of Trees, the cost is $5; Perecca’s for a late lunch, cost is on seniors, leaving area 12:30 p.m.;

— Dec. 10, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for Helderberg Madrigai Singers holiday choral program at noon, this program is free; lunch at CiCi’s Pizza;

— Dec. 10, Washington Park holiday lights and craft fair at the Lake House. The cost is $5. Leaving at 6:30 p.m.

— Dec. 11, New Baltimore Church Christmas program information to follow; lunch at noon on a donation basis;

— Dec. 12, Rensselaer Senior Center for Elvis White Christmas with Donnie“Elvis”Romines, the menu to be announced at a later date. The cost is 2.75;

— Dec. 13, Spectrum Theater any movie between 3:15 and 4p.m., dinner at Toole’s in Delmar; 

— Dec. 15, Proctor’s Theater matinee of White Christmas, the musical. The tickets are donated by the Voorheesville Community and School Foundation;

— Dec. 17, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with a buffet lunch for $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We will depart around 9:30 a.m. and leaving around 3:15 p.m. A suggested bus donation is $5 each way; a $20.00 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus; 

— Dec. 18, Christmas party at the Normanside Country Club for members of the New Scotland Seniors; 

— Dec. 20, bingo at the New Scotland Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $2. Hot Dogs available before game, cost is  $1.50; and

— Dec. 20, Washington Park holiday lights and craft fair at Lake House. The cost is $5. We are leaving at 6:30 p.m.

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