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SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

Safety guidelines and rules at the Senior Center:

Members and program participants are NOT required to wear masks while at the Saratoga Senior Center.

Help us maintain a healthy and safe environment for all.
•If you feel sick, please stay home
•Wash your hands often

The safety of our members, participants and staff remains our top priority.

Lois Celeste
Executive Director

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

To-Go Meals from PaL's Meals To Go
Prepared meals you just have to heat up. Pick up any time Monday or Tuesday between 9:30 & 3:30 pm. Mon. Feb. 6th & Tues. Feb.7th. Spiral Ham with Mashed Corn
Mon. Feb. 13th & Tues., Feb.14th. Stuffed Peppers with a side of Green Beans
Tues. Feb. 21st. (we're closed on the 20th) Meat Lasagna
Mon. Feb. 27th & Tues. Feb. 28th. Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Peas
Call or stop by the front desk to order. Orders must be placed by noon the Friday prior. $12 per dinner.

Happy Birthday, Frankie!
Wednesday, February 8th. 12:30 pm
Frankie, Colleen Kelley's Mini Aussie Doodle is turning one! Celebrate with him and have some cake.

Beat the Winter Blues Party!
Thursday, February 16th. 2:00 pm
If the winter blues has you feeling down, grab your favorite summer attire (optional) and warm up at the center. Let's heat up the dance floor with Bobby Dick & Susie Q! Don't miss this fun band! Summer party food will be served! Please sign up. $10. Sponsored by MVP.

Dine In Dinner with Old Bryan Inn
Tuesday, February 28th. 5:30 pm
Chicken Marsala. Dinners are held at the Senior Center. $12 per dinner. Please sign up, seating is limited.



PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS:

Aetna Medicare Advantage Presentation
Monday, February 6th. 11:30 am
Aetna Medicare Advantage plans include extra benefits and services that focus on your total health. "Let's Talk Medicare" Please join us for a free, no-obligation session where you'll learn how Medicare works and find out what coverage and benefit options are available.
Information Tables with Aetna Agent: Wed. Feb.1st & Fri. Feb. 3rd, Wed. Feb.15th, and Fri. Feb. 17th, 10 am -12 pm.

The Hot Widows Club
Tuesdays, February 7th & 21st, 2:30 pm
Our goal is to help women and men restart life after the death of a loved one. It's a way to connect with others and learn ways to move forward and live. This is not grief support or grief counseling.

What to Do with your Food Bank Groceries?
Thursday, February 9th, 10:30 am
Siobhan from Cornell Cooperative will be here with healthy food you can try before or after the food bank pick-up. Siobhan will also give tips and ideas of what to make with the produce you pick up.

Zentangle Art Program facilitated by Katie Long.
Thursday, February 9th. 1:00 pm.
We will be making Valentine's Day cards. Zentangle is an American method for drawing, which promotes concentration and creativity and increases personal well-being. Please sign up. $5.00 materials fee.

Member Meeting & Building Update with Lois Celeste, Executive Director
Thursday, February 9th. 1:30 pm
There are a lot of rumors flying around about the building and our move. Come to the meeting for the latest news and get your questions answered. Members: Call the front desk for the ZOOM link if you cannot attend.

Beatles Music with Jeff Brisbin
Thursday, February 9th. 3:00 pm
February 9th will be the 59th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show! Jeff will perform your favorite Beatles songs interspersed with stories and fun facts. Light fare served. Please sign up. $10 (rescheduled from January).

Valentine's Day Party Speed Friending: A Great Way to Make Friends
Friday, February 10th. 1:00 pm
We're all familiar with the concept of speed dating. Speed friending is its' more innocent cousin; quick, short conversations where the goal is to meet new people. Valentine's party favors for those who sign up. Refreshments and party punch served! Please sign up. $5.00 Sponsored by Aetna.

An Afternoon with Bob Kovachick
Wednesday, February 15th. 1:00 pm
Bob Kovachick has had an illustrious career spanning more than 50 years of keeping families informed, prepared, and safe as WNYT NewsChannel 13's chief meteorologist. Light fare served. Please sign up. $10 Sponsored by CDPHP.

New Member Social Hour facilitated by Jamie, our UAlbany, MSW Intern
Tuesday, February 21st. 2-3 pm.
Calling all new members! Join us for a fun, friendly social hour where you can meet other members. Conversation, fun, and laughs. Please sign up.

Beautiful Die Cut Handmade Cards facilitated by Lucy Paonessa
Wednesday, February 22nd. 2:00 pm
Make unique greeting cards using paper die cuts. Personalize your card by gluing the die-cut sentiments and shapes. Please sign up. $5.00 materials fee.

Long-Term Planning Expo
Thursday, February 23rd. 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Hear brief presentations and meet with representatives from Advisors Insurance Brokers, Burke Funeral Home, Herzog Law Firm, KeyBank, and more. Get updates on the latest in long-term planning from estate planning, mortgages financial planning, and more. Sponsored by Highmark Northeastern New York.

Tarot Card Reading facilitated by Mary Shimp
Thursday, February 23rd. 10-2 pm.
Do you have some unanswered questions about your life? A tarot card reading provides insight into what the future holds. Call for a 15-minute appointment. $5 donation.

SilverSneakers and Renew Active Expo
Thursday, February 23rd. 1:30-3:30 pm
How can you get free classes at the Senior Center and the YMCA? Meet with Medicare Advantage representatives about SilverSneakers and Renew Active eligibility. Meet with Aetna, CDPHP, Highmark, Humana, and WellCare. Sponsored by Key Bank.

Beading Workshop facilitated by Jerry Matthews.
Monday, February 27th. 1:30 pm
Whether you are just beginning or an experienced beader, join Jerry to create beautiful and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Please sign up, seating is limited. $10.00 materials fee.

Trivia Night!
Monday, February 27th.5:15 pm
"Where all those useless facts you've been collecting can finally come in handy!" Pizza bites served. Bring your own beverage. Join us for a fun and friendly competition! Please sign up, seating is limited. $5.00

Book Club at The Center
Tuesday, February 28th. 3:00 pm
New Members Welcome! February Book: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances. March Book: The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh.
Please sign up.

Barber at the Center
February Date T.B.D. 9:0012 pm
Ryan will be coming to the Center to cut our male members' hair. Call the front desk to make an appointment. $5 haircuts for men. Watch the eblasts for a date. Please sign up.


ONGOING:

Bridge
Mondays, 1-4 pm
We have had many members ask about starting bridge back up. So, if you are interested in playing, come to the Center on Mondays, and let's get the games rolling again.

Chit-Chat Social Group facilitated by Jamie, our UAlbany, MSW Intern
Mondays, 1 pm
Join us for a fun hour of chit-chat, music, laughs, and snacks.

Women's Pool League facilitated by Rachel Baum
Tuesdays, 9:00 -11:00 am
Calling all women who want to get out of the house and have some fun! Join our new pool league. Must have some understanding of the game. There will not be any formal instruction.

Improv Games for Grown-ups. facilitated by Susie Kane-Kettlewell and Paula Jo Smith
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
It's not too late to join in the fun! Let's have some fun together! Join two Silly Senior Ladies, experienced with playing Improv, who will introduce you to many Improv games for grownups. What are Improv games, you ask? Remember when you played pretend games with your friends when you were kids? Do YOU want to FEEL like a kid again?

Bingo
Wednesdays, 1 pm
Join in for some fun!

Chinese and American Mahjong.
Thursdays, 1-4 pm
New players are welcome! Mahjong is fun and enormously popular, a classic Chinese game of strategy, skill, and summation

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH facilitated by Roberto y Marco
Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Our small, but enthusiastic, Spanish class meets. We use tools to improve conversation and understanding, including video lessons, popular songs, brief short stories, and dialogues with each other and our resident native speakers. We constantly search for learning resources such as Duolingo and opportunities to hear Spanish-language podcasts, TV shows, and movies. Classroom exercises are supplemented with handouts and links emailed for home practice.

Community Collaboration

Regional Food Bank EVERY THURSDAY 11am - first come first serve, upon availability.
Free produce program. We are adding dry goods, and more. Call Anna 518.584.1621 at extension 206

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Every Monday. 1:00 Bridge
• Every Monday. 1:00 Chit Chat Social Group
• Every Tuesday. 9:00. Women's Pool League
• Every Tuesday. 1-3. Improv
• Every Wednesday. 1:00. Bingo
• Every Thursday. 11:00. Regional Food Bank
• NEW! Every Thursday. 1:00. Belly Dancing
• Every Thursday. 1:00. Mahjong
• Aetna Information Table. 2/1, 2/3, 2/6, 2/15, 2/17
• Wed., Feb. 1st. Senior Life Transitions Team Mtg.
• Mon., Feb. 6th. 9:30-3:30. To Go Meals
• Tues., Feb. 7th & 21st. 2:30. Widows Club
• Wed., Feb. 8th. 12:30. Frankie's Birthday Party
• Thurs., Feb. 9th. 10:30. Healthy Food w/ Siobhan
• Thurs., Feb. 9th. 1:00. Zentangle
• Thurs., Feb. 9th. 1:30. Member Meeting
• Thurs., Feb. 9th. 3:00. Beatles Music
• Fri., Feb. 10th. 1:00. Valentine's Fun
• Mon., Feb. 13th. 3:30. To Go Meals
• Wed., Feb. 15th. 1:00. Bob Kovachik
• Thurs., Feb. 16th. 2:00. Winter Blues Party
• Mon., Feb. 20th. Closed
• Tues., Feb. 21st. 9:30-3:30. To Go Meals
• Tues., Feb. 21st. 2:00. New Member Social
• Wed., Feb. 22nd. 2:00. Card Making
• Thurs., Feb. 23rd.10:00-2:00. Tarot Cards
• Thurs., Feb. 23rd. 10:00. Educational Expos
• Mon., Feb. 27th. 9:30-3:30. To Go Meals
• Mon., Feb. 27th. 1:30. Beading
• Mon., Feb. 27th. 5:15. Trivia
• Tues., Feb. 28th. 3-4. Book Club
• Tues., Feb. 28th. 5:30. Old Bryan Inn Dinner
• Mon., Date TBD. 9:00. Barber

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