The Saratoga Senior Center is a non-profit, non-residential community center located in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. Adults age 50 and over can join for only $25 a year and participate in programs, trips & social activities tailored to adults and seniors. Those striving to maintain an independent lifestyle can make new friends, share in a meal, play a game, exercise, take a class or learn a new skill. The social interaction provided at the Center is essential to physical and mental health.
Since 1955 the mission of the Saratoga Senior Center is to empower seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being by providing the program structure and support services necessary for healthy recreation, companionship, social involvement, and problem solving.
Founded as the Golden Age Club on March 28, 1955, the Center started with just 35 members. The group purchased their own building at 162 Circular Street in 1960. “Here people use, for the first time perhaps, skills they never knew they had. Here they find comfort, warmth, friendship, love. Here they can make friends with others,” said one of the first speakers at a meeting in 1955. A larger and more modern facility named The Robert Gass Senior Center was erected in May of 1979 at 5 Williams Street, named after the city assessor who was instrumental in the growth of the Center. The facility continued to grow with the Kilmer addition in the early 1990’s. Learn more about our history from the Skidmore MDOCS Documentary.
Lois Celeste / Executive Director, Ext. 201
Tawn Malison / Associate Director, Ext. 202
Colleen Kelley / Program Director, Ext. 203
Jody Miller / Finance Manager, Ext. 204
Anna Edwards/ Advocate, Ext. 206
Phil DiSorbo/ Senior Life Transition Program Manager, Ext. 206
Brigitte Hamel / Grants Manager, Ext. 208
Lawrence Barisic / Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 209
JoAnn Hedges, Front Desk Associate, Ext. 200
Kris Wurl, Front Desk Associate, Ext. 200
Joe Floeser, Transportation/Driver, Ext. 210
Raymond Bryan, President
Tommy Uccellini, Vice President
Charles Amodio, Treasurer
Kelly Ferguson, Secretary
The Saratoga Senior Center is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is made up of community members who actively give of their time and professional experience to oversee the Center. This vital group is made up of healthcare professionals, lawyers, insurance experts, and other civic leaders. Board members participate in monthly board meetings every 3rd Wednesday of the month, and serve a 3-year term. Meetings dates may change, please call the front desk for more information. All meeting minutes are available at the front desk.
The Saratoga Senior Center is proud to share the product of its Preserving the Past oral history project. In partnership with Skidmore College & M John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS), and with generous funding through Adirondack Trust’s Lend A Hand Community Grant, this project involved chronicling, documenting and preserving stories of seniors’ lives to be passed down to generations to come. A big thank you to all who helped make this project a success.
Click here to see our final results.