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 AUGUST!

"Laughter is the Best Medicine" presented by storyteller Kate Dudding.
Tuesday, August 2nd. 2:30pm. $5.00 includes refreshments. Children laugh 40 times more per day than adults -- that's just not right! Come help improve your laughing average as Kate shares humorous personal and historical stories as well as a few folk tales. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Home of the Good Shepherd.

Simply Food by Maura. To Go only. $12 per dinner. 3:30-5:30 drive through pick up is in front of building. Orders must be placed by noon the Friday prior. Sponsored by Humana.
August 9 - Shepherd's Pie with Dinner Roll
August 23 - Turkey Tettrazini with a side of fruit
August 30 - Eggplant Rollatini with Pasta and Garlic Bread

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday, August 10th. 9-10am. Free. Start your day with friends, laughter, and good food. Sponsored by Albany Guardian Society.

Grandmother's Circle facilitated by Teresa King.
Wednesday, August 10th. 1:00pm. $15.00. includes refreshments. Grandmothers Circle is a group of women who come together to listen, share, learn and grow. This circle is unique in that they are all grandmothers - women of wisdom - having lived 50-plus years. They call themselves "Grandmothers," but do not necessarily have biological grandchildren. They are concerned for all our children and the legacy we leave them. The women leave the group with a profound sense of peace and sisterhood. It is a rare opportunity in today's hectic pace of life for women to join in this way and be able to relax, feel safe & share from a deep place within. Bring a shawl if you have one.

"Silent Wings - Birds of Prey" a program of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York.
Thursday, August 11th. 1:00pm. Sponsored by Albany Guardian Society. Join Trish Marki, Wildlife Rehabilitator and Educator as she showcases birds of prey you might see in the area - owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons. Meet these amazing raptors face to face!!! Also enjoy an Ice Cream Social $5.00.

Dinner & a Drink! Dinner prepared by Old Bryan Inn. Enjoy a wine tasting!
Tuesday, August 16th. 5:30pm. $12 per dinner. Chicken Cordon Bleu: pan-seared in garlic butter & white wine with prosciutto, topped with Swiss cheese & roasted garlic-black pepper cream sauce, smashed potatoes & Chef's choice vegetable. Please join us. Please sign up, seating is limited. To go dinners may be available if sit down is not sold out.

"The Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask" presented by Betty Spinelli, Literary Dramatist.
Tuesday, August 30th. 3:00pm. $10.00. Lite fare. Best known as the founder of Yaddo, Katrina Trask led an accomplished and intriguing life with many Lake George connections.

PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
NEW! Choral Group under the direction of Choir Director Richard Russo.
Tuesdays, 2pm. Yes, singing is back at the center. Please join us and fill the center with music and song. Consider joining the new Senior Center Choir and SING! Please sign up!
NEW!! Pilates facilitated by Natasha.
Thursdays, 9am. Join Weekly Pop-Up Pilates Classes with Natasha! Explore standing, sitting, floor movements (and more!) in a playful and personalized setting.

ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING -The Warning Signs and Red Flags of Elder Abuse, facilitated by Wellspring. Thursday, August 4th. 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 by calling the front desk. Lite fare served.

Aetna- Medicare Advantage
Monday, August 8th. 9:30-12. Tuesday, August 9th. 3:00-4:00pm. Presentation. Medicare offers you different coverage options. Knowing a few basics can help make it easier to choose the option that's right. Join this educational event facilitated by a licensed agent who will go over the ABCD's of Medicare.

CDPHP Medicare Advantage
Wednesday, August 3rd. 1:00-3:00 pm. 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. CDPHP will be in your area soon presenting a Medicare Basics seminar. This information- al presentation will cover: What is Medicare • Enrollment process • Costs • Prescription drug coverage • And more! Register by calling the Inside Sales at 518-641-3400 or at https://www.cdphp.com/medicare/seminars.

MVP Medicare Advantage
Wednesday, August 10th. 11:30-12:30pm. MVP Medicare Advisors are a great resource. So let's work together! Get ready for Medicare! In this presentation, an MVP Medicare Advisor will guide you through the process of Medicare. Learn how Medicare works, when you need to act, and a few tips to feel confident about your options.

Wine & Cheese Pairing facilitated by Jennifer Harvey, Touching Hearts at Home.
Wednesday, August 17th. 3:30 - 4:30pm. One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Join Jennifer and learn about and try some unique pairings. Must RSVP as seating is limited. No walk-ins allowed.

Watercolor Workshop facilitated by Susan Peters.
Monday, August 29th. 10:00. Please sign up, seating is limited. $5 material fee. No experience necessary. Paint this adorable teacup or dragonfly. Perfect for beginners and experienced alike.

Newcomer's Social Hour
Thursday, August 25th, 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.

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

• Monday - Friday. 12:00. Office for the Aging Lunch.
• Monday 9-12. Men's Haircuts. 1st Monday of month
• Monday 9:30. Pitney Pop-Up Market.
• Tuesday. Alzheimer's Office Hours. 1st Tues of month.
• Tuesdays. 9-2. Healing Touch Sessions.
• Tuesdays. 2:00. Choral Group.
• Wednesdays. 1:00. Bingo.
• Thursdays. 11:00. Regional Food Bank.
• Thursdays (last Thurs of month). 10-2. Tarot Cards.
• Thursdays (last Thurs of month). 2-3. Newcomers Social.
• Friday. 2nd of the month. 11:00. Caregiver Support.
• Tues., Aug. 2nd. 2:30. Laughter is the Best Medicine.
• Wed., August 3rd. 1-3. CDPHP Medicare Advantage.
• Mon., August 8th.9:30-12. Aetna Medicare.
• Tues., August 9th. 3-4. Aetna Medicare Advantage.
• Tues., August 9th. 2:30. Widows Club.
• Tues., August 9th. 3:30. To Go Dinner.
• Wed., August 10th. 9-10. Continental Breakfast.
• Wed., August 10th. 11:30-12:30. MVP Medicare.
• Wed., August 10th. 1.00. Grandmother's Circle.
• Thurs., August 11th. 12:45. Birds of Prey & Ice Cream Social
• Tues., August 16th. 5:30pm. Dinner. Old Bryan Inn.
• Wed., August 17th. 3:30-4:30. Wine Pairing.
• Tues., August 23rd. 2:30. Widows Club.
• Tues., August 23rd. 2:30. To Go Dinner.
• Thurs., August 25th. 10-2. Tarot Card Readings.
• Mon., August 29th. 10:30. Watercolor Workshop.
• Tues., August 30th. 3:30. To Go Dinner.
• Tues., August 30th. 3:00. Book Club.
• Tues., August 30th. 3:00. Katrina Trask.

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