Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

Safety guidelines and rules at the Senior Center:

Based on Governor Cuomo's recently issued mask mandate for New York State, and aligning with the CDC guidance around mask-wearing the Senior Center is adjusting some of our mask-wearing policies. Beginning Wednesday, May 19th, members and program participants who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask while participating in programs.

Anyone choosing to come into the Center is still more then welcome to continue wearing a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so.
Those who are not vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask when inside the Center and still be required to socially distance.
We are counting on the integrity of our members and guests to follow this guidance based on their vaccination status and we will not be requiring proof of vaccination.

Help us maintain a healthy and safe environment for all.
•If you feel sick, please stay home
•Wipe down your equipment before and after each use
•Keep your distance and practice appropriate social distancing
•Wash your hands often

The safety of our members, participants and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to uphold COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC and NYS DOH. We will continue to keep safety a top priority and cleaning and socially distant protocols will still be maintained and followed.

We are excited to welcome everyone back into the Center and look forward to seeing you.

Lois Celeste
Executive Director

HEALTH FAIR & MEDICARE EXPO

Tuesday, October 5th from 10 am - 1 pm

Meet one on one with senior focused specialists, healthcare and Medicare professionals. Live music, presentations and more throughout the day! FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
• 10am: Medicare Scams presented by Gene Dumlo, NY Statewide Senior Action Council
• 11am: Balance Your Wellness Wheel with Sherri Rose
• 11:00am-12:30pm: Hot Dogs and Snacks
• Balance Assessment presented by Goodemote Physical Therapy. Sponsored by Burke Funeral Home
• 12:30pm: Live Music by Bonnie Grecco. Sponsored by Saratoga Life

• Tarot Card Reading • Fresh Produce from Regional Food Bank • Healthy Food & Nutrition with Siobhan from Cornell Cooperative Extension • Individual Balance Assessment with Goodemote Physical Therapy

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am - 1 pm

Learn what the Center has to offer, grab a snack, mix, and mingle with friends and meet new ones!
10:30 Live Music with Rick Bolton and Jackie Dugas
12:00 Live Music with Jonathan Greene
• Healthy Food & Nutrition with Siobhan from Cornell Cooperative Extension
• Tech assistance: Cell Phone, Ipad, Kindle, etc.
• Free Stewart's Ice Cream Sundaes
• Membership Specials, Raffles and more.

SENIOR DAY FALL FESTIVAL

Tuesday, October 26th from 11 am - 1 pm

Live Music with Garland Nelson • Dancing • Outdoor Games & Fall Activities • Free BBQ Lunch • Cider & Donuts • Pitney Meadows Farm

What's Happening at the Senior Center in October!

Bright Cards Memory Program with Donald Ambrose. Mondays, 11am. Begins October 4th. Brain Games is back!! The Bright Cards method will provide you with a fun, working and practical way to exercise your brain and improve a means of memorizing facts.

All Bodies Can - Dance Class facilitated by Taylor Johnson, Skidmore Intern. Mondays & Tuesdays 9-11am. Begins Sept.27th. This is a movement class for any person who is willing to move. All bodies can and are able to move in some way, shape, or form. Dancing is good for the body, mind, and soul, no matter the age or mobility.

Dancing with the Seniors facilitated by Monica Stoeher. 2pm. The first & 3rd Monday of the month. Begins October 4th. Come and learn the basic steps of dancing and listen to great music. No experience required. Let's have fun! Monday 10/4 & 10/18. Monday 11/1 & 11/15. Monday 12/6 & 12/20.

Immune System Booster facilitated and sponsored by BlueShield of NENY Tuesday, October 12th. 11am This year especially, we are all seeking ways to stay healthy and give our immune system a boost during cold and flu season. Join us for a discussion on how we can use food to help us stay strong.

Tech Fair with Skidmore Students. Thursday, October 14th. 1- 3 p.m. Skidmore students will be here to help you with ANY & ALL questions regarding technology! How to use: E-mail, cell phones, IPADS, Laptops, Kindles and more! Have you always wanted to try ZOOM, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify for music or order groceries for delivery? Here is your chance to learn.

NABA Low Vision Tech and Wellness Expo. Tuesday, October 19th. 9-12pm. Free. Open to the Pubic. Meet the low vision technology professionals, local community services and NABA rehabilitation staff. Highlighted Presentation Topics: "What Low Vision Is & Today's Treatment", Gregory Pinto, MD Paul Pinto & Blackstone, MDs, & Caring for Vision with Diabetic Retinopathy, Amal Hussnain, MD Saratoga Ophthalmology.

Holiday Wreaths with Marylou. Tuesday, October 19th. 1pm. $5 supply fee. It's that time of year when the holidays are right around the corner! Join Marylou and make your festive fall or winter wreath. Supplies provided. If you have special items you want to put on your wreath, feel free to bring them in. Please sign UP.

Breakfast & Learn - "Discussion About Long Term Care" facilitated by Renee Birnbauam and Meloni Pratt of Choice Connections. Thursday, October 21st. 10-11am. Please sign up. Enjoy a continental breakfast and learn all the updated information long term care. Topics include Understand home care options; cost, levels of care. Understand senior housing, cost, amenities, levels of care. Review funding options available for care. Other care options and resources available in the community.

Gangsters of Saratoga presented by Greg Veitch. Friday, October 29th. 11am. Greg tells the story of gambling, crime and corruption in the Spa City. Tales of bootleggers and shootouts, liquor raids and gambling dens, murder and political payoffs. Touching on such tales of nationally known gangsters like Meyer Lanky, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Dutch Schultz and their exploits at Saratoga

FALL RAKING - SUNDAY 10/24. Call Senior Support Services if you need help with your lawn. Limited spots available, first come first served.518-584-1621, ext 209

OCTOBER FOOD PROGRAMS

At the Saratoga Senior Center

Free Dine-In Box Lunch Program. Mondays in October, 12:00. sponsored by Saratoga National Bank Limited number of lunches. You must sign up in advance each week and dine in at the Senior Center.

Free BBQ Lunch Under the Tent! Friday, October 15th. 11:30-12:30. Hot Dogs, Popcorn and more! Please sign up in advance.

Free Breakfast - Bagels and Juice! Wednesday, October 20th. 8:30-10:30. Thank you to Trackside Grill for the donation of bagels and juice.

Old Bryan Inn Dinner. Tuesday, October 12th. To Go Option - 3-4:30pm. Dine In Option - 4:30pm. $11.00 Menu to be determined! Watch your eblast! How can it be anything but delicious!

Simply Food by Maura. Tuesday, October 26th. $11 Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. To Go dinner only 3-4:30, curbside pickup.

NEW!! FREE PITNEY MEADOWS POP UP FRESH PANTRY

Mondays, 11am til gone. At the Saratoga Senior Center

Sponsored by MVP Healthcare
NOTE! Because of the Holiday, the Pop Up Market will be on Tuesday July 6th at 11am.
Pitney Meadows farm is unique because "we don't grow to make money; we grow to give. Our philosophy of farming
means growing for the community." We are collaborating with Pitney Meadows in their Food Security Access to Farm-Fresh
Produce program. They are committed to provide fresh produce donations to food pantries, senior programs, and other
programs to feed the community.

Regional Food Bank

Regional Food Bank EVERY THURSDAY 11:30 am - 12 :30 pm.
Sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Free produce program. We are adding dry goods, and more. Call Phil 518.584.1621 at extension 206

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Monday 9-12. (2nd Mon. of month). Men's Haircuts
• NEW! Mon & Tues. 9am. All Bodies Can - Dancing.
• NEW! Mon & Fri. 10am. Healthy Bones.
• NEW! Mon.11am. Memory Games.
• NEW!. Mon.12:00. Free Box Lunch Program. See details
• NEW! 1st & 3rd Mon. 2pm. Beginning Dance
• NEW TIME! Wednesdays. 12:30. Bingo.
• Thursdays(last Thurs of month). 10-2. Tarot Card Reading.
• NEW! 2nd Fri of Mon. 10:30.Caregiver Support Group.
• Tues. Oct. 5th. 10am. Health & Medicare Expo.
• Tues., Oct., 12th. Longfellows Dinner.
• Tues. Oct. 12th. 11am. Immune System Booster Program
• Tues., Oct., 14th. 1-3. Tech Fair with Skidmore.
• Fri., Oct., 15th. 11:30. Lunch & BBQ.
• Tues, Oct. 19th. 9-12.. NABA Low Vision Tech Fair.
• Tues, Oct. 19th. 1pm. Holiday Wreath Making.
• Wed., Oct. 20th. 8:30-10:30. Continental Breakfast.
• Sat. Oct. 23rd. 10am. Open House.
• Thurs., Oct., 21st. 10am.Breakfast & Learn - "Long Term
Care Presentation".
• Tues. Oct. 26th. 11am. Senior Center & YMCA Fall Fest.
• Tues., Oct., 26th. 3:00-4:00. Book Club.
• Tues., Oct., 26th. 3-4:30. Turkey Dinner To Go.
• Fri., Oct. 29th. 11am. TBD. Gangsters of Saratoga with
Greg Veitch.

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE CLASSES AND PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER!

Do you carry United Healthcare & are 65+ years old? You maybe eligible for RENEW ACTIVE.

Do you carry any of the following Medicare Advantage Programs?
CDPHP, EMBLEM HEALTH, EMPIRE BLUECROSS, EMPIRE BLUECROSS BLUESHEILD, HEALTHFIRST, HUMANA, INDEPENDENT HEALTH, MVP, AND WELLCARE. You maybe eligible for SILVERSNEAKERS.

Did you know that your SilverSneakers and Renew Active membership allows you to attend all programming at the Center free, some exceptions may apply. It is not just for your exercise classes, it includes presentations, art classes, ZOOM classes, produce and food programs.

If you are taking a class in person, please register by calling the front desk at 518.584.1621