About Us

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 $35 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

Sixty Years Young. Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, A History from MDOCS on Vimeo.

Our Staff

Lois Celeste / Executive Director, Ext. 2001

Logan Audi / Program Director, Ext. 2004

Karen Wendling / Director of Development, Ext. 2006

Brigitte Hamel / Assistant Director-Grants Manager, Ext. 2005

Hailey Brooks / Marketing and Fundraising Assistant, Ext. 2007

Jody Miller / Finance Manager, Ext. 2002

Phil DiSorbo / Senior Life Transition Program Manager, Ext. 2011

Lisa Perrone / Senior Life Transition Coordinator, Ext. 2009

Rachael Rejiester / Advocate, Ext. 2010

Barbara Devlin / Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 2008

Joe Floeser / Transportation/Driver, Ext. 2012

Cheryl Wilson / Operations Manager, Ext. 2014

Our Board of Directors

Jeffrey Oskin, President 
Raymond Bryan, Vice President 
Jerry Hennigan, Treasurer 
Kelly Ferguson, Secretary
Lawrence Barisic
Matt Chauvin
Bob Crandall
Joe Hermann 
Brian Johnson
Vincent Laurenzo Jr.
Mary Lentini 
Devin Manz

Tommy Uccellini
Elaine Sillery


Board Services

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.

Preserving the Past

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.