Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

Safety guidelines and rules at the Senior Center:
While we miss all of you, we want to keep you safe so please help us by following these guidelines.

•Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before class begins. We need time between classes to disinfect.
•There is no hanging out or wandering to socialize when at the Center.
•Mask must be worn in the building at all times.
•Sanitize your hands upon entering the building.
•When coming for a class or activity, please check in either outside (for outside programs) or front desk for inside programs. You will be asked a series of questions - every time you come in.
•Go directly to your designated space.
•Please remain in your seats. Similar to restaurants.
•Watch your "touchpoints" - everything you touch has to be sanitized
•Art classes: After you check-in and find your seat. You can go to the art room and gather everything you need for that session. Please keep your trips to the art room to a minimum. After using your tools, glazes, etc. wipe off the item before returning it to the shelf. Anything you touch must be sanitized. At the end of class, disinfect your area - table, chair, supplies.
•Lunch Program - Go directly to the back yard to check-in and find a seat. Do not go through the building.
•Signups and Questions -Please call the front desk. Though we miss you all, we must limit people coming in and out of the building.

Thank you for understanding!

3 Special Occasions!

APRIL 20TH CHECK OUT TIMES BELOW:

1 - Dream to travel with us! 2:30-4:00 p.m. - Free & Open to Public.
Are you ready to travel, if not come see the world through Collette? Our travel expo will show you beautiful Countries, sightseeing, and places we dream to explore. Come see what trips we are planning for 2021 and 2022! Listed below are some of the many places we're traveling to:
Pacific Northwest
Greece Island Hopper
Canyon Country: Arizona & Utah.
Christmas on the Danube River Cruise
Spotlight on Sante Fe
Spotlight So. Dakota
Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains
Tropical Costa Rica
South Pacific Wonders
Charleston, Jekyll Island & Savannah
Italy & Amalfi Coast
Netherlands, Belgium & France Floriade Expo
California Dreaming


2 - Wine with us! 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Take a chance to win an extravagant bottle of wine!
How does it work?
1) Purchase your Wine Pull ticket for $20 by calling the front desk or stopping by the Senior Center. Tickets available now through April 20th.
2) Stop by the Center Tuesday, April 20th from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. to choose your bottle of wine (wine bottles will be wrapped so you can't see what you're choosing)
3) Some wines valued at $100 and above. That's the fun part, you don't know what you're going to get :) You may walk out with a Wine Bottle valued at $100 or $20, either way, EVERYONE WINS!
Call 518-584-1621 to purchase your ticket. Purchase a Saratoga Senior Center insulated wine tumbler to go with your wine! Sale price $15.
Sponsored by Herzog Law and Zieker Eye Opthalmology


3 - Dine with us! 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. pick up time
Old Bryan Inn in Memory of Ed Kelley - Chicken Cordon Bleu; pan-seared in garlic butter & white wine with prosciutto, topped with Swiss cheese & roasted garlic-black pepper cream sauce, mashed potatoes & Chef’s choice vegetable. $11.00 per meal
Sponsored by The Home of the Good Shepherd and Humana

SILVERSNEAKERS AT THE SENIOR CENTER!

Check out our SilverSneakers schedule below:

The Saratoga Senior Center & Saratoga YMCA are bringing SilverSneakers to the Senior Center!SilverSneakers classes begin week of March 8th in-person & via ZOOM!

• Tuesday 9:00-9:45 SilverSneakers Classic with Joyce
• Wednesday 10:15-11:00 Zumba with Miho
• Thursday 10:00-10:45 Low Impact Cardio & Strength with Jo Ann
• Thursday 11:00-11:45 Gentle Yoga with June
• Friday 11:45-12:30 Functional Strength & Balance with Stephanie

SilverSneakers membership allows you to attend any of our other health and wellness programs at the Center.

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

WHAT'S NEW THIS MONTH! .
"UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANCESTRY DNA TEST" - Facilitated by Lisa Dougherty, Professional Genealogist
Tuesday, April 20th. 1:00pm. Via ZOOM from home or ZOOM at the Center.
Whether you have done an Ancestry DNA test or are just thinking about it, you probably have many questions and concerns. Join professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty for an informative session that will guide you through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Learn how to make the most of your test by using it as a tool to discover your family history!

EAT SMART, LIVE STRONG!
Monday, April 12th. 1:00 pm Via ZOOM
Healthy nutrition and cooking facilitated by Siobhan. Join Siobhan for a lively chat about reaching your goals. Cap the presentation off with a cooking demo. If you are ZOOMing at the Center, you must sign up, as seating/space is limited.

WE HAVE MOVED! "THIRSTY THURSDAY" SOCIAL CLUB IS NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!
Wednesdays, 5pm. Same time, same place. "Why Not Wednesdays?"
We are having so much fun in our Social group! We laugh, share stories, give each other tips on things to do;
virtually and in person safely. Grab yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine and meet new friends!

"ALL BODIES CAN" facilitated by Taylor Johnson, Skidmore Intern. via ZOOM
Mondays 5-6pm and Saturdays 1-2pm.
Dancing is good for the body, mind, and soul, no matter the age or mobility. These classes give you the opportunity to
move and express yourself in different ways as we focus on freeing tension from various parts of the body. It is not about
Remembering the steps but more about the feeling and emotions, you get while doing it.

WELCOME BACK MOSAICS!
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 12. Facilitated by Meryl.
Get your creativity on! Make patterns from small pieces of colored stone, glass or ceramic, held in place by plaster/mortar.
You can get as funky as you want! This is a very fun class.

CHIT CHAT & MUSIC GROUPS ARE BACK!!!
Mondays, 1pm. Facilitated by Brian, Skidmore Social Work Intern at the Center.
Join us for a fun hour of chitchat, laughs and music! Meet new friends and connect with old ones!
Please sign up as seating/space is limited.

LETS BE KIDS AGAIN! GAMES ON THE LAWN.
Mondays, 2pm at the Center. Facilitated by Brian, Skidmore Social Work Intern
Playtime begins! Bocce, Corn Hole, and Ping Pong.
Please sign up as seating/space is limited.

GENTLE YOGA FLOW with Leanne
Tuesdays,11:30 at the Center and via ZOOM
Yoga will continue while Lin is away. Leanne will be leading a Gentle Yoga Flow class in person at the Center and on
ZOOM! Let's give Leanne a warm welcome, try her class.

EAT TO STAY YOUNG: NUTRITION FOR SENIORS.
Facilitated by Emily Hall, Intern and Diane Whitten, Nutrition Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Monday April 26th. 11:30am in person at the center and via ZOOM.
Phytochemicals, Antioxidants and Super Foods". You have heard of them, but what are they, what do they do and how do you get them from your food? Do you need supplements? How important is water and does coffee count as a fluid? Knowing the answers to these questions and how to incorporate foods rich in nutrients into your diet may help you live a longer, healthier life.

THE CENTER IS OPEN FOR DROP-IN!
We will be open for 'drop in' visits every day from 9-11:30am. Limited seating. Bring your newspaper and have a cup of coffee. Masks are required. You will be required to wipe your own chairs and space down. To find out more call 518.584.1621.

MONTHLY TECH EVENTS

Weekly Tech Help via ZOOM Thursdays 9-10am
• Week 1 Apple Phone/Ipad Tech with Steve.
• Week 2 "Learn to ZOOM" class.
• Week 3 Open Help - Q&A
• Week 4 Open Help - Q&A
• Daily one on one computer/phone/tech assistance by appointment.
• Computers in the Library are Open by appointment.
Please call the Front Desk for an appointment.

FOOD FOOD FOOD & MORE FOOD

Weekly food items at the Senior Center

TUESDAY
CDPHP Free Box lunches for seniors in need.
Call Phil at 518.584.1621 ext. 206.
Weekly Dinners “To Go” curbside pickup.
Sponsored by Home of Good Shepherd and Humana Healthcare. 3-4:30pm. Call front desk to sign up.
WEDNESDAY
FREE Lunch bunch and bingo at noon. Limited lunches available call the front desk 518.584.1621 to order.  
THURSDAY
Free Box lunches for seniors in need. Regional Food Bank sponsored by CDPHP. Free produce program. We are adding dry goods, and more. Call Phil 518.584.1621 at extension 206

DINNER TO GO AT THE SENIOR CENTER

March menu below:

Our dinners are selling out. Order your dinner TODAY before it's too late. Pick up time is 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6th. The Brook Tavern- Turkey Vegetable Soup $5
Tuesday, April 13th. Staff - Hot Meatball Subs, Macaroni Salad, Dessert $11
Tuesday, April 20th. Old Bryan Inn in Memory of Ed Kelley -Chicken Cordon Bleu; pan-seared in garlic butter & white wine
with prosciutto, topped with Swiss cheese & roasted garlic-black pepper cream sauce, mashed potatoes & Chef's choice vegetable. $11
Tuesday, April 27th. "Simply Food by Maura"- Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. $11

Our dinners are selling out! Call the front desk at 518.584.1621 and sign up today. Sponsored by The Home of the Good Shepherd and Humana Healthcare.