New Scotland Senior News for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.