Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

For the month August the Senior Center will be closing on Fridays at 3 p.m.

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 SEPTEMBER

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS:

CALLING ALL SENIORS! SENIOR FALL FEST!
Wednesday, September 21st, 11:00am - 1:00pm Free!
The Saratoga Senior Center and the Saratoga YMCA invite you for a celebration of seniors at the West Ave YMCA Pavilion with a Presentation by Lois Celeste and Scott Clark on the new building that will house the Senior Center and the YMCA's expansion.
Meet Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and thank her for her generous donation to the Senior Center. • Live Music with Jeff Brisbin • Dancing • Tarot Card Reading • Free BBQ Lunch • Pitney Meadows Farm Produce • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Call the Saratoga Senior Center to reserve your spot! 518-584-1621
Sponsored by Highmark of Northeastern New York & The Home of the Good Shephard

Trivia Night is Back!
Monday, September 12th. 5:15pm. $5
Where all those useless facts you've been collecting can finally come in handy!" Pizza bites served. Bring your own beverage. Join us for fun, friendly competition! Please sign up, seating is limited,

Dine-In Italian Festa!
Tuesday, September 27th 5:30pm. $12 per dinner.
"Mangia! Mangia!" Come join us for an Italian festa! Taste of Saratoga. Please sign up, seating is limited. To go dinners may be available if sit down is not sold out.

Simply Food by Maura. To Go meals. 3:30-5:30 Drive through pick up, front of building.
Orders must be placed by noon the Friday prior. $12 per meal. Sponsored by MVP.
Tues., Sept. 6 - Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, a seasonal veggie & corn bread.
Tues., Sept. 13 - Chicken Cacciatore with potatoes & dinner roll
Tues., Sept. 20 - Spiral Ham with scalloped potatoes, seasonal veggie, & dinner roll

Continental Breakfast - Two breakfasts this month. 9-10am. Free.
Start your day with friends, laughter, and good food.
Friday, September 16th
Tuesday, September 27th


PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

Bridge is Back! Mondays, 1-4pm beginning September 12th. We have had many members ask about starting bridge back up. So, if you are interested in playing, come on Monday and let's get the games rolling again.

10 Commandments of Dementia Caregiving facilitated by Jennifer Harvey, Touching Hearts at Home Tuesday, September 13th. 1:00pm. The 10 Commandments of Dementia Caregiving are meant to empower caregivers in their role and encourage them with practical strategies for interacting successfully with their loved one. Dementia is a delicate condition to deal with and it will challenge you as a career on many levels. Remembering these 10 commandments will help you look after yourself as you care for a loved one with dementia.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's facilitated by Gwendolyn Rowland, Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Monday, September 19th. 11:00am. Alzheimer's causes changes in memory, thinking and behavior that are not normal aging. What is the difference? What are the warning signs? What to watch for in yourself and others? Gwen will guide you and give you resources to help. Please sign up- at the front desk or by calling 518-675-7214.

Scams Against Seniors - facilitated by the US Attorney's Office. The Warning Signs and Red Flags of Elder Abuse, facilitated by Wellspring. Thursday, September 15th. 11am. This free training is for professionals and non-professional who are in contact with seniors through work, volunteering, social services and your own family and friends. Please register. Lite fare served.
This program is funded in part by Mon- roe County Office for the Aging, NY State Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and participant contributions.

Soul Line Dancing with Mary & Frank Colby of Heart & Soul Line Dancers Thursdays, 1:30pm. 6 Week session beginning September 15th. Soul Line Dancing can be done by all. It is no pressure, fun dancing and you don't need a partner. Mary and Frank will have you dancing some familiar dances but they also add their personal touch and bring in oldies, Latin and more. Sponsored by the Albany Guardian Society

Peace Week presents Zentangle Art Program Monday, September 26th, 1:00pm. Join us to celebrate Peace Week (9/21-9/27). The Zentangle Art Program will be offered at the Senior Center. It is an American method for drawing, which promotes concentration and creativity and increases personal

Nurturing the Grandmother Soul facilitated by Teresa King. Wednesday, September 28th. 1pm. $15. In a safe space, we will reflect upon how we nurture ourselves on many levels. We will also reflect upon what drains us. Please bring your open heart, journal and pen. Questions? Teresa can be reached at teresaking1@live.com

Tie Dye Fun! Facilitated by Meryl, artist and instructor. Wednesday, September 28th, 1-3pm. $5.00 material fee. Please sign up! Please bring your own t-shirt, blouse, shorts, etc., preferably 100% cotton white, must be pre-washed. If accessible, check out some YouTube videos on tie dye to get ideas. All other supplies provided by Senior Center.

Newcomer's Social Hour Thursday, September 29th, 2-3:00pm. Calling all new members! And our regular members! Join us for a fun, friendly social hour where you can meet other new members. Conversation, fun, and laughs. Snacks provided. Please sign up

Fidelis Care and Wellcare Medicare Advantage Thursday, September 29th. 10:00am. If you're dreaming of retirement or about to turn 65, it's time to make sure you know what to do as you become eligible for Medicare. Fidelis will be in your area soon presenting a Medicare Basics seminar. Join this educational event facilitated by a licensed agent who will go over the ABCD's of Medicare.

CDPHP Flu Clinic Thursday, September 29th. 11:00-1:00pm. Flu shots are more important than ever this year. CDPHP is bringing a flu vaccination pop-up clinic to the Senior Center. Make an appointment at the front desk. Walk-ins welcome.

Lifestyle Medicine for Brain Health - the Prescription We All Need facilitated by Kathrin LaFaver, MD. Thursday, September 29th. 12:30pm. Neurologist Kathrin LaFaver will discuss "Living the NEURO Life," Healthy Habits For A Healthy Brain. Share the positive effects of nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, sleep and social connections

Community Collaboration

PITNEY MEADOWS POP UP FRESH PANTRY IS BACK - Sponsored by Highmark BlueShield of Northeastern NY. Mondays, 9:30am till gone. Beginning July 11th. At the Saratoga Senior Center. 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." They are committed to provide fresh produce donations to food pantries, senior programs to feed the community. See van trips for more collaborative programs with Pitney Meadows.

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

WE ARE BACK! SARATOGA SENIOR CENTER GOLF LEAGUE

Call Kris at Front Desk 518.584.1621

if you are interested in joining our golf league. We play 9 holes at Saratoga State Park on Tuesdays usually around 9am. We would love for the league to grow. We are looking for someone to assist the front desk in facilitating the league.

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Every Monday. 9:30. Pitney Farm Pop-Up Produce.
• Every Wednesday. 1:00. Bingo.
• Every Thursday. 11:00. Regonal Food Bank.
• Mon., September 5th. Closed - Labor Day
• Tuesday. Sept. 6th. 2:30.Widow's Club.
• Tues., September 6th. 3:30. To Go Dinner.
• Wed., September 7th. 2:00. Aetna Medicare.
• Fri.. Sept. 9th . 11:00. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support.
• Mon., Sept. 12th. 9-12. Men's Haircuts.
• Mon., September 12th. 5:15pm. Trivia.
• Tuesday. Sept. 13th. 9-2. Healing Touch Sessions.
• Tues., September 13th. 1:00. Dementia Caregiving.
• Tues., September 13th. 3:30. To Go Dinner.
• Thurs., September 15th.11:00. Elder Abuse Training.
• Thurs., September 15th.1:30. Line Dancing.
• Fri., September 16th. 9-10. Continental Breakfast.
• Tues., Sept., 19th. 11:00. Alzheimers Warning Signs.
• Tues., September 20th. 3:30. To Go Dinner.
• Wed., September 21st.11-1:00. Fall Fest.
• Mon., September 26th. 1:00. Peace Week Art Class.
• Tues., September 27th. 9-10. Continental Breakfast.
• Tuesday. Sept. 27th. Widow's Club. 2:30.
• Tues., September 27th. 3:00. Book Club.
• Tues., September 27th. 5:30. Dine In Dinner.
• Wed., Sept. 28th. 11-3. Healing Touch Sessions.
• Wed., September 28th. 1:00. Tie Dye.
• Wed., Sept. 28th. 1:00. Nurturing the Grandmother.
• Thurs., Sept. 29th. 10-2. Tarot Cards.
• Thurs., Sept. 29th.2-3. Newcomers Social.
• Thurs., September 29th. 10-2. Tarot Card Readings.
• Thurs., September 29th. 10:00. Fidelis/Wellcare.
• Thurs., September 29th. 11-1. CDPHP Flu Clinic.
• Thurs., September 29th. 12:30. Brain Health.

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