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Senior Center: January Events

January 1 - February 28

“Soup”er Social Friday Schedule

New Year’s Kick-off Jan. 6, 1-3PM

Join us for our “Soup”er Social Friday kick-off event. Mix and mingle to musical guest, Jeff Walton from 1-2PM, as we launch this exciting new program. Purchase a cup of soup for $3. Let’s make this another great year!


Travel Buddies Jan. 13, 1-3PM

Meet your new travel buddy! Interested in traveling, but don’t want to go alone? The Senior Center has your solution. We will start with a presentation on all of our 2017 trips. Then get matched with a travel buddy and get going!


Native American Storytelling Jan. 20, 1:30PM $2 members/ $5 nonmembers

James Bruchac is an award-winning author, storyteller, tracking expert, wilderness instructor and guide. Raised in the Adirondack foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, Jim is the eldest son of world renowned Abenaki Indian storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac III. Of Abenaki and Slovak descent, Jim grew up immersed in the outdoors and the art of storytelling.


Housing Expo Jan. 27, 1-3PM

Information on senior housing, assisted living, agencies to help you age in place, the Star Program and more. Attendees: Centers Health Care • Home of the Good Shepard • Prestwick Chase • The Wesley Community • Organize Senior Moves • Rebuilding Saratoga • City of Saratoga: • Community Development Office • the Assessment Office • Herzog Law Firm • Elder Care Law • Estate Planning and more. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.




The fountain of youth: Exercise Jan. 17, 1-3PM

Presentation by Susan Gribben, RN, BA – Saratoga Regional Therapy Center

Information on senior housing, assisted living, agencies to help you age in place, the Star Program and more. Attendees: Centers Health Care • Home of the Good Shepard • Prestwick Chase • The Wesley Community • Organize Senior Moves • Rebuilding Saratoga • City of Saratoga: • Community Development Office • the Assessment Office • Herzog Law Firm • Elder Care Law • Estate Planning and more. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Healthy living for your brain and body: Tips from the latest research Jan. 5 12:30PM

Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association®. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging such as cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet, nutrition and social engagement. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Nutrition: Healthy Cooking with Siobhan Jan. 20, 1-2PM

Cook once. Eat twice. Join us in the kitchen and learn how to cook delicious and nutritious recipes that you can eat throughout the week. FREE.



Dinner by Embassy Suites – Jan. 10 @ 5:30PM. New price $12 per person. Members only. Sponsored by Center’s Health Care.

NEW! Monthly Breakfast – Jan. 31, 9-10:00AM – We will now be offering a monthly hot breakfast each month. This month, breakfast will take place on Jan 31, from 9AM to 10:30AM. This is a member’s only event. Admission will be $5.



“Medicare 101” Informational Sessions Presented by MVP Healthcare

Learn the ins and outs of Medicare, followed by a Q&A.

Tuesday Jan 24 @ 11am

Wed Jan 25 @ 2pm

South Pacific Wonders Trip Slideshow – Jan. 24 10-11AM Interested in traveling? Join us for an informational slideshow on our excursion, “South Pacific Wonders,” a trip to Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sidney and New Zealand. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.



Van Trips- Members Only


Jan. 10 & Jan. 13, 10:30AM – “VIA Aquarium” Experience the wonders of the ocean in your backyard! Embark an exciting self-guided tour visiting over 2,000 creatures of the sea.  Lunch is on your own on site. Leave the center at 9:30AM, return about 3PM. $10 van fee at sign up and a $15 admission fee at the door. Bring lunch money.


Jan. 12, 11:45AM “Silver Foxes” Join our men’s group for lunch. Pay $1 at sign up & bring $12 for lunch at the Skidmore Dining Hall. Leave the center at 11:45AM.


Jan. 17, 12PM – “Lunch Bunch: Charlton Tavern” Old-time 1787 saloon with vintage decor, dark wood interior & a menu of hearty American pub fare. $10 at sign up. Leave the center at 11:15AM, return about 1PM.


Jan. 24, 10:30AM – “Albany Institute of History & Art: Rock’n Roll Icons” Join us on a trip to one of the oldest museums in the United States. It also is the major repository for the region’s heritage, .Enjoy a guided tour/general overview of the museum. Then visit specific exhibitions on your own. At the time of your visit the exhibitions on display will be Colonial Albany, Alexander Hamilton, Ancient Egypt, Hudson River School paintings, and Rock and Roll Photography. Lunch after at Johnny’s. Leave the center at 9:30AM, return between 3:30-4PM. Pay a $10 van fee at sign up and an $8 admission fee at the door. Bring lunch money.


Jan. 26, 10:30AM “Chapman Museum” Features the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, the 19th century Adirondack photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard, exhibits about the history of the Glens Falls area. Enjoy a guided tour of the house and then explore the other exhibits small Stoddard Gallery, a small exhibit entitled Help Wanted: Female, and a larger exhibit of Chronicle photographs spanning 35 years. Lunch after the museum at Coopers Cave Ale Co. Leave the center at 9:45, return about 3PM. Pay $15 at sign up. Bring lunch money.


April 13, 1:30 Proctors presents: Beautiful- The Carol King Musical Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Sign up by Jan. 8. Pay $97 at sign up. Bring $ for snacks.



Great Gatsby Gold Coast – TBD

Chicago – Sept. 10-16 $665

Lancaster Sight and Sound Theatre – May 22-26 $620


2017 Excursions –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Cuba, A Cultural Exploration

March 16-24, 2017

Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

March 25-April 5, 2017

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park featuring the Calgary Stampede

July 10 -17, 2017 Book before January 10 and save $100 for double occupancy rate of $3799

South Pacific Wonders

October 24 -November 7, 2017.

Book before April 24 and save $500 for a double occupancy rate of $6399  info. meeting Tues., Jan. 24 @ 10am


ZUMBA- Wednesdays, 11:10 FREE! for the month of January. Cost is $2 starting February.

Fiction Writing – Do you like reading fiction? Love stories, adventure and so forth? How about trying your hand at writing fiction? A published author can teach you the basics right here in the Senior Center. Free. Tuesday 3-4PM.

Painting with Susan – All mediums, beginners welcome. Mondays 12:30-2:30

NEW! Poker Fridays: Stop by the center on Fridays to share some laughs over a friendly game of poker with friends. Free.

Polish Group – Jan. 101-3PM Share your stories & love of everything Polish. FREE and open to the public.


Alzheimer’s Support Office Hours – NEW!

The Alzheimer’s Association will now be at the center every Thursday beginning in January. In addition to our Memory Cafe, we will now be introducing a caregiver support group, as well as office hours every Thursday.


Legal Services Thurs., Dec. 1st, 1:30PM. Call Office for the Aging at 884-4100 for an appointment.

Reminiscing Group – Wednesdays at 10:15AM. Join your friends and take a trip down memory lane.

Computer, Phone & iPad Help Need help with your computer, kindle, iPad or phone?  Appointments available every day.  Call the front desk and sign up!

Home Energy Assistance Program Do you need help paying your energy bill? You may qualify for financial assistance through HEAP, a program which helps low-income people pay their energy bill. For more information, please call the Saratoga County Department of Social Services at (518) 884-4146.


Community Connections

Your free hour could change a senior’s life. Volunteers needed! Do you have an hour to assist with visiting, transportation, shopping & more? Please contact Kris at 518-584-1621 ext 208. Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc? Please call 584-1621 ext. 202.


January 1
February 28