New Scotland Senior News for Thursday, September 19, 2013

On Sept. 4, the business meeting of the New Scotland Senior Citizens was held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Vice President Mary Miller called the meeting to order. Forty-one members were in attendance plus 7 new members. The new members included: Paul Argeris, Don Booth, John Livingston, Harriet Hennessy, Mary Danko, Linda Ingraham, and Genny Boehlke.

Old Business: The annual picnic was held on Aug. 21, with 63 members attending and 6 volunteers helped set up and cook.  Thank You, to the local Girl Scout troop for all the help. George Kendall and Doris Rose provided the entertainment and they did a beautiful job.  Fun and good food all around, including a few games of Bocce Ball.

New Business: The program Gadgets & Gismos will be held at the Voorheesville Public Library from noon to 1 p.m., to give an overview of the new electronics available that we as seniors have no idea what the youth of today are talking about. 

Refreshments for the Oct. 2, business meeting will be provided by the men of the group spearheaded by Sam Youmans, with the annual tradition of cider and donuts.

HEAP applications for repeat customers have been mailed and should be arriving but if you don’t receive one and feel you would like to apply contact me at New Scotland Town Hall the first week in November. 

I know a lot of yarn has come 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.

Knitting and crocheting for a good cause 

Thank you to those who are helping to keep our troops warm and our area shelters supplied with hats, scarves and afghans in the up coming months. If you are interested in donating your time, left over yarn or need any of the yarn, you are welcome to come to the 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 the area. I am always looking for knitters and crocheters to make more items, please use up this beautiful supply of free yarn. Our troops still need Warmth for Warrior hats. Directions to make the hats for the Warrior project are in my office. Some of the places our military is serving will be cold soon.

Join us

If you 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

— 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.

On Sept. 14 the group took the train from Saratoga station and rode the train to North Creek and Teddy Roosevelt was on board and stopped at every seat to introduce himself and we all asked questions of him.  The gentleman who did this marvelous job is named Joe Wigand and he never once broke character.

Anyone 62 and older can join us on our adventures. Sheets are available at town hall, the Voorheesville Public Library, or online at 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.

 Future trips

Upcoming Yellow Bus trips for seniors are as follows:

Sept. 20, Watervliet Senior Center lunch of chicken Florentine, spinach, and an oatmeal cookie. The cost is $3;

Sept. 25, Rensselaer Senior Center for turkey with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, bean medley, and sponge cake. The cost is $2.75;

Sept. 26, Norman Rockwell Museum, leaving the area at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $14.50 including the Snow White exhibit. Lunch at the Red Lion Inn also in Stockbridge Mass., is on the senior;

Sept. 27, Rensselaer Senior Center for baked meatloaf with gravy, baked potato, baby carrots, and fruit gelatin. There is a $2.75 donation;

Sept. 28, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The cost is $3 to be paid to me;

Oct. 1, Watervliet Senior Center for pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and canned pears. The cost is $3;

Oct. 4, Senior Services Expo at Crossgates on the lower level. Admission is free with live entertainment, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 

Oct. 5, Feura Bush Jerusalem Reformed Church for roast turkey with gravy dinner. Cost is on a donation basis;

Oct. 6, Bronck Museum Heritage Craft Fair from noon to 5 p.m. We will leave the area at 11 a.m., admission is free;

Oct. 7, Rensselaer Senior Center for a lunch to be announced. The cost is $2.75;

Oct. 8, Saratoga Battlefield tour with guide at 1 p.m. with lunch at the The Ugly Rooster at 11 a.m. The cost is on the senior;

Oct. 8, Flu shots at the community center from 1 to 3 p.m. Call the town clerk’s office at 439-4865 to make an appointment.

Oct. 9, Rensselaer Senior Center for a show, Tribute to Patsy Cline. A menu to be announced for a donation of $2.75;

Oct. 11, Spectrum Theatre any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner at My Place in Delmar;

Oct. 18, Annual flee market trip and lunch en route. We will head north to flee markets, second hand shops and junk shops;

Oct. 19, Westerlo Reformed Church for a roast pork dinner with famous cream puffs. The cost is $10 and the seating is at 4 p.m.;

Oct. 22, 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;

Oct. 25, Defensive driving program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $17 for AARP members and $19 for non-members. Call the town clerk’s office at 439-4865 for further information;

Oct. 31, Watervliet Senior Center for Hungarian goulash and peas and carrots. We will be celebrating Halloween and costumes are optional. The cost is $3; and

Nov. 8, Bingo at the New Scotland Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $2. There are hot dogs before the game. The cost is $1.50.  

To sign up call me at 439-9038, leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, first come, first served.  If possible 2 buses will be used with a minimum of 6 persons on the bus locally and minimum of  8 people for out of town trips.


The following are helpful reminders:

— 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 at the  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.


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