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!

FALL IN LOVE WITH FEBRUARY

•Love to socialize over wine or a cup of tea? Join us at the "Thirsty Thursday Social Club"
•Love to snack? February is "National Snack Food" Month. Join Siobhan & learn how to make healthy snacks
•Love to exercise? "Silver Sneakers" is coming to the Center! Take care of your body and your heart!
•Love Yourself! Learn how to destress and "pamper" yourself at home with Patty Matthews
•Love stories of your family history? Learn how to start with"Beginning Your Famly History" Genealogy Series
•Love to go out to lunch with your friends? Try our virtual "Lunch Bunch". Program Details inside & below!

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

Every Thursday morning from 9-10am, we will have a weekly "tech assistance" class via ZOOM. Tech assistance will be manned by our volunteer Stephen (Apple product help) and our Skidmore Interns. CDPHP is sponsoring a "Learn to ZOOM" class the second Thursday of every month. Call the front desk to sign up and get the ZOOM link.

COOKING FUN WITH SIOBHAN. 2nd Monday of the month February thru May at 1:00pm.
Monday, February 8th. 1:00pm Via ZOOM from home or at the Center. February is National Snack Food Month! Join Siobhan as she whips up some easy, healthy snacks. If you are ZOOMing at the Center, you must sign up as seating/space is limited.

NEW! VIRTUAL LUNCH BUNCH - Let's Get through the winter blues together!
Wednesdays beginning February 3rd at 12pm Via ZOOM or at Center, limited seating.
Meet our new Skidmore interns. Make yourself lunch and sign on to ZOOM or bring your lunch to the center. Share some laughs and smiles! Call the Front Desk to sign up! free, not subject to monthly class fee.

SARATOGA HISTORY Facilitated by Charlie Kuenzel & Dave Patterson
Fridays 10:00am. Via ZOOM from home or at the Center.
Join local historians Dave Patterson and Charles Kuenzel as they take you on a fun-filled trip down memory lane. Fri., February 12th. 10-11.:" Health, History & Horses". Fri., February 19th 10-11: "Grand Hotels of Saratoga". If you are ZOOMing at the Center, you must sign up as seating/space is limited.

"BEGINNING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY" - GENEALOGY 3 PART SERIES.
Facilitated by Lisa Dougherty, Professional Genealogist
Tuesday, February 16th. 1:00pm. Via ZOOM from home or at the Center.
Genealogy has been described as the "fastest-growing hobby in America". With the popularity of television shows like "Who Do You Think You Are" and DNA tests it's no wonder everyone is interested in discovering their roots. Lisa will offer guidelines for gathering information, conducting effective family interviews, and organizing your research. Part 2- March 16th "Your Irish Ancestors". Part 2 -April 20th "Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test". (Note schedule changes from January newsletter). If you are ZOOMing at the Center, you must sign up as seating is limited.

ESSENTIAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE STRESS
Facilitated by Patricia Matthews
Wednesday, February 17th. 11:00am. Via ZOOM from home or at the Center.
It has been a difficult year. Let Patty show you ways to destress and pamper yourself a little bit right in your own home. Patty is Certified Functional Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, Essential Oil Specialist and Reiki Practitioner. If you are ZOOMing at the Center, you must sign up as seating/space is limited.

BOOK CLUB AT THE SENIOR CENTER New members welcome!
"All Adults Here" by Emma Straub
Tuesday, February 23rd. 3pm. In person at the center and via ZOOM. Free.Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

"UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR"
Facilitated by Katie Keary of the Alzheimer's Association
Thursday, February 25th. 10:00am-11:00am. Via ZOOM from home or at the Center. Free.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. To register call the front desk. If you are ZOOMing at the Center, sign up as seating/space is limited. free, not subject to monthly class fee.

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

Monday
11AM - 1PM Cup of Homemade Soup Sausage, Kale and Tortellini $5.00 Buy a cup of delicious soup to go or dine in at the center with your friends. Limited seating available. Socially distant. Please call to reserve a seat. Sponsored by Home of Good Shepherd and Humana Healthcare.

Tuesday
- Cup of Homemade Soup $5.00

- CDPHP Free Box lunches due to inclement weather. Call senior support services at ext. 206.

- Weekly Dinners "To Go" curbside pickup. Sponsored by Home of Good Shepherd and Humana Healthcare. 3-4:30pm.

Thursdays
- Free Box lunches for seniors in need. Regional Food Bank sponsored by CDPHP. Free produce program. We are adding dry goods, dairy, and meat when available. Call senior support services at extension 206

DINNER TO GO AT THE SENIOR CENTER

February menu below:

Tuesday, February 9th. Meatloaf with mushroom gravy, brussel sprouts, and mashed potatoes. Longfellows Dinner in memory of Ed Kelley.
Tuesday, February 16th. Roast Turkey Dinner from "Simply Food by Maura"
Tuesday, February 23rd. Chicken Cordon Blue prepared by Senior Center Staff and Longfellews.

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.

Weekly schedule below:

MONDAY
"Madcap Mondays" Sponsored by Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust
9:30 am- Walking Buddies. / MEET AT THE CENTER
9:30 am - 10:30am CERAMICS / AT THE CENTER
10 am -11 am - Chair Yoga ZOOM& AT THE CENTER
12:00 pm - Lunch Bunch from CDPHP
1 pm -2 pm Drawing with Shar! / ZOOM & AT THE CENTER
1 pm - 4 pm Pool League
1 pm - 3 pm Computer Assistance, by appointment only.

TUESDAY

10 am - 11 am Meditation! / ZOOM
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Gentle Yoga / ZOOM - TIME CHANGE
1 pm - 3 pm Computer Assistance, by appointment only.
3 - 4 pm Book Club! (Last Tuesday of the month) / ZOOM

WEDNESDAY

9 am - 10 am Rug Hooking / ZOOM
9:30 am -12 pm MOSAICS / AT THE CENTER
10:15 am - 11am Zumba with Miho AT CENTER & ZOOM
1 pm - 2 pm Strength Training with Aidan! / ZOOM
1 pm- 4 pm Pool League


THURSDAY

12 pm - 12:30 Fresh Produce Pick up curbside at Center

FRIDAY
NO PROGRAMMING AT THIS TIME

* If you need assistance with signing onto our ZOOM classes to call the front desk at 518.584.1621
Thank you CDPHP for sponsoring our Health and Wellness programs!

Thank you BlueShield of Northeastern New York for sponsoring our Outdoor Activities!

Thank you Humana for sponsoring our Social Activities!