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

Senior Tech Fair, Tuesday, September 14th. 1- 4 p.m

Where Older Adults Come to Learn, Explore and Share Smart Technology. KeyBank staff will be here to help you with ANY & ALL questions regarding technology! How to use: E-mail, cell phones, IPADS, Laptops, Kindles and more! Have you always wanted to try ZOOM, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify for music or order groceries for delivery? Here is your chance. WE WANT TO HELP YOU STAY CONNECTED, ENGAGED AND ALWAYS LEARNING. Snacks provided! Please register!

FRIDAY BACKYARD BBQ LUNCH!

Join us from 11:30-12:30 on Friday September 3rd & 24th

Let's enjoy the beautiful days of fall. Join your friends for some food and games. Let's make the most of the beautiful fall days

DINE IN DINNERS ARE BACK!

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

Dinners sponsored by Home of the Good Shepherd & Humana.

Tues., September 14th. Simply Food by Maura. Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. $11.
To Go dinner only 3-4:30, curbside pick up

Tues., September 28th. Staff. Pasta & Meatballs, salad and garlic bread. $11 Dine in at the Center with your friends at 4:30pm. OR take your dinner "To Go" 3-4:30pm. Please indicate your choice at sign up.

Call the Senior Center at 518.584.1621 to order today!

What's Happening at the Senior Center in September!

LEARN TO FALL IN LOVE WITH “ART” Monday, September 13th & 27th. 2:00pm $5 material fee. facilitated by Barry, member and artist Afraid of expressing yourself through art? Barry has a foolproof 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.


NEW YORK STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, September 23rd. 2pm. Presents Saratoga Initiatives in Supporting People with Chronic Illness. Overwhelmed by the complexities of the health system? Wondering how to sort all this out, and what it means for the future? The Senior Life Transitions Program may be able to assist you with these challenges: supporting you in transition, helping you plan for possible futures, empowering you to best age-in-place. Speakers includes Phil Disorbo, Drs. Kevin Dooley and John Pezzulo. Open to the Public. At the Center and Via ZOOM. Call the Front Desk to register and get ZOOM link.


BARBER AT THE CENTER! $5 haircuts for men. 1st Monday of the Month - 9:00-12pm. Ryan will be coming to the Center to cut our men members hair. Must call the front desk to make an appointment.


PAINT & SIP Friday, September 24. 2pm. $5 supply fee. Facilitated by Skidmore students A Paint and Sip combines the fun and relaxation of a party with a paint class. Guided by Skidmore artists, you will create a masterpiece that is suitable for framing. The emphasis is definitely on the fun. We encourage conversation and laughter rather than serious focus. All levels of experience welcome.


FREE PITNEY MEADOWS POP UP FRESH PANTRY Mondays, 9:30am til gone. 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.” 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.


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


UKULELE IS BACK AT THE CENTER! Thursdays 10:00am. Facilitated by Marshall Swift. Dust off your ukulele and join your friends at the Center for some singing and playing.


TAROT CARD READINGS facilitated by Mary Shimp Last Thursday of the month. 10-2pm. $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 through the use of a special deck of cards. Call to make a 15-minute appointment.


LIKE TO PLAY CARDS? JOIN OUR BRIDGE, CANASTA, PINOCHLE & POKER GROUP Welcoming new players. Call the front desk for times and information.

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 BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Free produce program. We are adding dry goods, and more. Call Phil 518.584.1621 at extension 206

PRESENTATION AND SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

• Monday 9-12. (2nd Mon. of month). Men's Haircuts
• Mondays 9:30. Pitney Meadows Pop Up Market.
• Mondays 12:30. Bridge.
• Wednesdays. 12:00. Bingo.
• Wednesdays. 1-1:45. Strength with Aidan
• Thursdays 10:00. Ukulele
• Thursdays(last Thurs of month). 10-2. Tarot Card Reading.
• Fridays. 9-12. Poker
• Fri., Sept., 3rd. 11:30-12:30. Lunch & BBQ
• Thurs., Sept., 9th. 12:00. Balance Your Wellness Wheel
• Tues., Sept., 14th. 1-4. Tech Fair
• Tues., Sept., 14th. 3-4:30. Turkey Dinner To Go.
• Mon., Sept., 13th & 27th. 1:00. Learn to Love Art.
• Fri., Sept., 17th. 10:00. "Right Sizing" Housing Seminar
• Thurs., Sept., 23rd. 2-4. Statewide Action Council Mtg.
• Fri., Sept., 24th. 11:30. Lunch & BBQ
• Fri., Sept.,24th. 2:00pm. Paint & Sip.
• Tues., Sept., 28th. 3:00-4:00. Book Club.
• Tues., Sept., 28th. 4:30-5:30. Dine in Dinner.

HEALTH FAIR & MEDICARE EXPO

Join us from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Center and meet with senior focused specialists, healthcare and Medicare insurance professionals to learn about the changes in Medicare for 2022.


Schedule of the day! 
10:00 Medicare Scams by Gene Dumb
11:00 How to Balance Your Wellness Wheel by Sheini Rose
11 - 12:30 Balance Assessment
12:30 - 1:30 Live Music w/ Bonnie Greco


10 a.m. from 1 p.m. 
Screening by CDHP - Blood Pressure & BMI
Free Fresh Produce / Food & Beverage
Cornell Cooperative w/ Slobhan

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