Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAFETY GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS

Safety guidelines and rules at the Senior Center:

Based on Governor Cuomo's recently issued mask mandate for New York State, and aligning with the CDC guidance around mask-wearing the Senior Center is adjusting some of our mask-wearing policies. Beginning Wednesday, May 19th, members and program participants who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask while participating in programs.

Anyone choosing to come into the Center is still more then welcome to continue wearing a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so.
Those who are not vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask when inside the Center and still be required to socially distance.
We are counting on the integrity of our members and guests to follow this guidance based on their vaccination status and we will not be requiring proof of vaccination.

Help us maintain a healthy and safe environment for all.
•If you feel sick, please stay home
•Wipe down your equipment before and after each use
•Keep your distance and practice appropriate social distancing
•Wash your hands often

The safety of our members, participants and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to uphold COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC and NYS DOH. We will continue to keep safety a top priority and cleaning and socially distant protocols will still be maintained and followed.

We are excited to welcome everyone back into the Center and look forward to seeing you.

Lois Celeste
Executive Director

CALLING ALL SENIORS!!!

Tuesday, August 31st, 11-1:00pm

The Saratoga Senior Center and the Saratoga YMCA invite you for a celebration of seniors at the YMCA Pavilion
Live music with Jeff Brisbin! Free Food! Games! Raffles! Tarot Card!
Pitney Meadows Pop Up Market! Travel Expo! Art by Seniors! Fun!
See all that the Senior Center and the YMCA has to offer the Seniors in our community!
Sponsored by BlueShield of NENY

FRIDAY BACKYARD BBQ LUNCH!

Join Abby & Anna on Friday afternoons for some BBQ and fun!

With the warm weather here to enjoy, come hang out with your friends & make the most of summer days!

Friday, August 6th - Special BBQ - Abby's last day! 11:30-12:30
Friday, August 13th - Live Music Schedule with Bill Gervasio. 11:30-12:30.

TUESDAY TO GO DINNERS

Dine in at the Center with your friends at 4:30pm. OR take your dinner "To Go" 3-4:30pm.

Tuesday, August 10th. Old Bryan Inn. Please indicate your choice at sign up.
Tuesday, August 17th. Simply Food by Maura Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. $11. To Go dinner only 3-4:30, curbside pick up.

NEW!! FREE PITNEY MEADOWS POP UP FRESH PANTRY

Mondays, 11am til gone. At the Saratoga Senior Center

Sponsored by MVP Healthcare
NOTE! Because of the Holiday, the Pop Up Market will be on Tuesday July 6th at 11am.
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." We are collaborating with Pitney Meadows in their Food Security Access to Farm-Fresh
Produce program. They are committed to provide fresh produce donations to food pantries, senior programs, and other
programs to feed the community.

Regional Food Bank

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

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR CENTER!

BRIDGE Mondays, 12:30. Beginning Ausgust 2nd. We would like to welcome bridge back to the Center. Open for friendly games. Hope to see you!

BARBER AT THE CENTER! 2nd Monday of the Month - 9:00-12pm. $5 haircuts for men. Ryan will be coming to the Center to cut our men members hair. Must call the front desk to make an appointment

STRENGTH TRAINING, facility by Aidan. In person at the Center/via zoom. Wednesday 1 - 2 pm.

UKULELE Thursdays, Thursdays 10:00am. Facilitated by Marshall Swift. Dust off your ukulele and join your friends at the Center for some singing and playing.

JOIN OUR POKER GROUP Fridays from 9-12. Fun friendly poker games, welcoming new players

Tuesday, August 10th. 11 am. IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER facilitated and sponsored by BlueShield of NENY. This year especially, we are all seeking ways to stay healthy and give our immune system a boost during cold and flu season. Join us for a discussion on how we can use food to help us stay strong.

August 10th, 1 - 3pm. TIE DYE FUN! facilitated by Meryl, artist and instructor. $5.00 material fee. Please sign up! Please bring your own t-shirt, blouse, shorts, etc., preferably 100% cotton white or light color, must be pre-washed. If accessible, check out some YouTube videos on tie dye to get ideas. All other supplies provided by Senior Center.

August 11th. 1 pm. MEET & GREET WITH BARRY FINLEY, member and artist. Brief discussion of Barry's artwork and how it relates to the history of art.

Wednesday, August 18th, 11:30am. $2.00 FOR THE CDTA CARD. CDTA HALF FARE PROGRAM facilitated by Valerie Rosado, CDTA Customer Service. Please sign up! The CDTA offers half fare bus rates to citizens aged 65 and over, and disabled individuals to access CDTA's fixed route service. Valerie will come and take your ID picture, get your information and make you a HAlf Fare card. Please bring proof of age and $2. If you qualify and are under 65 you can provide an award letter from SSI or SSD.

Wednesday, August 18th & 25th. 1:00pm $5 material fee. LEARN TO FALL IN LOVE WITH "ART" facilitated by Barry, member and artist. Afraid of expressing yourself through art? Barry has a fool proof easy method to get you to draw! Using designs provided by Barry, you will create pictures that are unique & colorful! Open to any level of experience but geared to those with none.

Thursday, August 26th, Noon. SIMPLE & EASY MEAL PLANNING! facilitated by Sherri Rose, Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach Please sign up! At a loss as what to eat? Hate cooking for 1? Sherri will give you guidance and tips to keep you healthy. How to avoid the last-minute scramble for dinner, creating go-to lists of healthy meals, cooking for 1-2, healthy takeout, exploring meal delivery plans, and a recipe swap. Session 2 with Sherri -Thursday, September 9th. "Balancing Your Wellness Wheel".

Mondays, 1pm. at the Center. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO? JOIN OUR CHIT CHAT & MUSIC GROUP facilitated by Skidmore Intern, Abby and Anna. Join your friends for a fun hour of chit chat, laughs and music! Meet new friends and connect with old ones!

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00am. WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS - Stories through the decades. facilitated by Jackie, Skidmore intern. Write your stories and memories so that you and your loved ones can cherish them for a lifetime. No experience necessary.

Last Thursday of the month. 10-2pm. TAROT CARD READINGS facilitated by Mary Shimp. $5 suggested donation. Do you have some unanswered questions about your life? A tarot card reading provides guidance to gain an insight into what the future holds using a special deck of cards. Call to make a 15-minute appointment.

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Monday 9-12. (second Mon. of month). Men's Haircuts
• Mondays 9:30. Pitney Meadows Pop Up Market.
• Mondays 12:30. Bridge.
• Wednesdays. 12:00. Bingo.
• Thursdays 10:00. Ukulele
• Thursdays(last Thurs of month). 10-2. Tarot Card Reading.
• Fridays. 9-12. Poker
• Fridays. 11:30 - 12:30. BBQ Lunch.
• Fri., August 6th. 11:30-12:30. Goodbye to Abby BBQ
• Tues., August 10th. 11:00. Immune System Booster
• Tues., August 10th. 1:00. Tie Dye Class
• Tues., August 10th. 3:00. Dinner - Longfellows
• Weds., August 11th. 1:00. Meet & Greet with Barry
• Fri., August 13th. 11:30. Live Music with Bill Gervasio.
• Tues., August 17th. 3-4:30. Turkey Dinner To Go.
• Weds., August 18th. 11:30. CDTA Half Fare Program
• Weds., August 18th & 25. 1:00. Learn to Love Art
• Thurs., August 19th. Sonnenberg Bus Trip.
• Tues., August 31st. 3:00-4:00. Book Club.
• Tues., August 31st. 11:00-1:00. Senior Party

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