Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Saratoga Senior Center will be CLOSED:
Monday, February 21st for Presidents Day

SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

Safety guidelines and rules at the Senior Center:

Members and program participants are now 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

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE JANUARY ROUND UP PROGRAM!

Northshire Bookstore has chosen the Saratoga Senior Center to be their recipient of their January Round Up program.
What does that mean?
It means when you make a purchase at Northshire Bookstore in the month of January you can Round Up your change (which will be donated) to the Senior Center. For example if you spend $10.71, you will be asked would you like to Round Up your change for the Senior Center? Your .29 cents will be donated. Every donation counts when you're making a difference!

SHARE THE LOVE THROUGH FEBRUARY

February is "Share the Love" Month at the Center! Stop by Thursday, February 24th, 9:30-12:00 for our Sharing and Caring Day! Learn about the collaborations. See the what to expect below:
•SPAC Discounted Tickets Are Back! 50% off select performances. Purchase your tickets today! This is an awesome Senior Center benefit! Not a member? Join today!
•2022 Membership Drive. Renew your membership today so you can take advantage of our great benefits.
•Refreshments with Siobhan!
•SilverSneakers and Renew Active can save you money! Do you have SilverSneakers or Renew Active member- ship through your Medicare advantage plan? Are you unsure? We can help you! Stop in and learn about the program benefits.
•Visit with Humana, Wellcare & CDPHP!
•Pick up Fresh Produce from Regional Food Bank! 11:00-12:00.
•Tarot Card Reading. 10:00-2:00. Call to make an appointment.

FEBRUARY MUSIC & FOOD PROGRAMS

Live music with Jeff Brisbin - Beatles Tribute and Trivia! Tuesday, February 8th. 3:00pm. $5. Light fare served! Please sign up, seating is limited.
Simply Food by Maura. To Go dinner only. $11 per dinner. Tuesday, February 8th. Braised Cabbage with Kielbasa. Served with pierogies. 3:30-5:30, curbside pick-up.
Simply Food by Maura. To Go dinner only. $11 per dinner. Tuesday, February 15th. Turkey Dinner. 3:30-5:30, curbside pick-up.
Dinner & a Drink! Dinner prepared by Staff. Enjoy a Gin tasting. Tuesday, February 22nd. 5:30pm. $11 per dinner. Chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese. Please sign up, seating is limited. Dine- in only!
Homemade Soup. $4 a cup. We will have cups of soup available in the cooler for members to buy beginning Monday February 7th. There will be a microwave set up on the credenza in the dining room if you wish to eat here. While supplies last.

TRIVIA NIGHT!!

NEW! Trivia Night. 'Where all those useless facts you've been collecting can finally come in handy!" Kick Off! Tuesday, February 15th. 5:15pm. $2.00 Pizza and cocktail tasting included. Thereafter, Trivia night will be held on the third Monday of the month. Join us for fun, friendly competition! Please sign up, seating is limited.

What's Happening at the Senior Center in February!

NEW! Trivia Night. 'Where all those useless facts you've been collecting can finally come in handy!" Kick Off! Tuesday, February 15th. 5:15pm. $2.00 Pizza and cocktail tasting included. Thereafter, Trivia night will be held on the third Monday of the month. Join us for fun, friendly competition! Please sign up, seating is limited.

NEW Program at the Center! Do you need a break from caring for your loved one? Skilled caregivers on site to help. By appointment. Call Senior Support Services at 518-584-1621 ext. 206.

"DNA Doesn't Lie, But Sometimes It Tells Funny or Strange Stories." Facilitated by Will Gergits Monday, February 14th, 11:00am. Please sign up! Come hear interesting stories about using DNA-based technologies to address questions of identity in various species of animals including cats, deer, eagles, fish, etc. No technical knowledge necessary to attend and hopefully enjoy.

How to Identify and Stop the Most Common Financial Tricks and Scams. Facilitated by Kym Hance, CMC, Aging Life Care Manager, Herzog Law Firm Thursday, February 17th. 1:00pm. All older adults are at risk of being financially cheated or misled. It is not only strangers who attempt these types of crimes, it could be someone you know. When it comes to safeguarding your finances, learn how to protect yourself and stop financial scams. We will also talk about where to turn, and what to do, if this is happening to you or someone you know.

Talking about Alzheimer's Disease. Facilitated by Rachel Robinson, Albany Med Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease. Friday, February 18th. 11am. Please sign up! What is the Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at AMC, does one need an MD referral, when is more diagnosis/treatment helpful, and when not? How does the Alzheimer's Center of Excellence assist caregivers? How to access? And more...

Tech Fair. Date to be determined. Once all the students get back to school, we will schedule a tech fair. Watch the e-blasts for information!
Save the Date! "Beat the Winter Blues" summer in the winter party! Live music Bobby Dick & Susie Q - Tuesday, March 1st. 3:00pm. $10. Summer party food served! If the winter blues have you feeling down, grab your favorite summer attire (optional) and warm up at the center. Let's heat up the dance floor with Bobby & Susie! Please sign up, seating is limited.

Regional Food Bank

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

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Monday - Friday. 12:00. Office for the Aging Lunch.
• Monday 9-12. (2nd Mon. of month). Men's Haircuts.
• Tuesdays. AARP Tax Prep
• Wednesdays. 1:00. Bingo.
• Thursdays(last Thurs of month). 10-2. Tarot Card Reading.
• 2nd Fri of Month. 11:00. Caregiver Support Group. ZOOM only.
• Tues., Feb 8th. Van Trip - Troy Savings Bank.
• Tues., Feb. 8th. 3pm. Beatles tribute w/ Jeff Brisbin.
• Tues. Feb. 8th. 3:30-5:30. Keilbasa. Dinner To Go.
• Mon., Feb. 14th. 11:00am. DNA presentation.
• Tues., Feb.15th. 3:30-5:30. Turkey Dinner -To Go.
• Weds., Feb16th. Van Trip - Tea & Honey.
• Thurs., Feb. 17th. Scams with Herzog Law.
• Fri., Feb.18th. 11:00. Alzheimer presentation.
• Fri., Feb.18th. Van trip- Auto Museum.
• Tues., Feb. 22nd. Book Club.
• Tues., Feb. 22nd. 5:30pm. In House Dining.
• Thurs., Feb. 24th. 10-2. Tarot Card Readings.
• Thurs., Feb. 24th. 9:30-12. Share the Love.
• Fri., Feb. 25th. Van Trip - Lunch Bunch.
• Tues., Mar.1st. Summer Party Bobby Dick & Susie Q.
• Tues., Mar. 22nd. Brooks BBQ

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