June Events & Programs
...adding new programs all the time.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Friday, June 18 • 12 - 6 p.m.
At the Saratoga Senior Center.
Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Friday, June 18 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saratoga Senior Center Parking Lot. Music by Jeff Brisbin: 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Concession Stand: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tie dye station $5. Tarot Card Reading with Mary Shimp: 10 a.m.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES AT NOON IS BACK!
Concerts will be held in the parking lot of the Downtowner Hotel, 413 Broadway, unless otherwise indicated. Chairs provided. Free. Donations appreciated.
• June 15: Devesh and Veena Chandra perform classical music of North India - Devesh’s innovative and imaginative approach and Veena’s mesmerizing sitar makes their performances en-thralling to both Western listeners and Indian classical purists.
• June 22: Red Canna chamber jazz group playing the original compositions and arrangements of pianist/composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and a selection of other modern composers
• June 29: Zan and the Winterfolkan eclectic group of musicians with wide-ranging influences, from folk to bluegrass to jazz to rock. Paired with Strumfelds seductive vulnerability and soulful lyrics, The Winter Folk creates a unique and captivating sound in both their recordings and live performances.
• July 6: Garland Nelson Soulist’ Defined by many spiritual dimensions, Garland is an entertainer’s entertainer. Pure Energy
CHIT CHAT & MUSIC GROUPS
Mondays • 1 p.m. at the Center
Facilitated by Skidmore Interns Abby and Jackie. Join us for a fun hour of chit chat, laughs and music! Meet new friends and connect with old ones!
WE ARE BACK! GOLF LEAGUE
Tuesdays • 9 a.m.
Call the Front Desk if you are interested in joining. We play 9 holes at Spa State Park on Tuesdays usually around 9 a.m. We are looking for someone to assist the front desk in facilitating the league.
TUESDAY “TO-GO” MEALS
Call the front desk to order. $11 Pre-order meals by 4 p.m. the day before. Sponsored by The Home of the Good Shepherd and Humana Healthcare. We will deliver to Senior Housing Sites if you put a bulk order together (10 or more dinners).
• Tuesday, June 15: Longfellows
• Tuesday, June 22: Simply Food by Maura -
Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato,
gravy, green beans.
• Tuesday, June 29: Home of the Good Shepherd
BINGO & SOUP!
Wednesdays • 11:30 a.m.
Bingo: 12:30 p.m. Join us for homemade soup, $3 per cup then join in a rousing game of Bingo! Welcome new caller, Tony!
TAROT CARD READINGS
Last Thursday of the Month • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Welcome back Mary Shimp! Call the Front Desk to make a 15-minute tarot card reading appointment. $5 suggested donation.
10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMERS
Wednesday, June 16 • 11:30 a.m. via ZOOM
Facilitated by Katie Keary, Alzheimer’s Association. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain awareness month! Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior chang¬es that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others, as well as tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis, and more.
DIABETES 101 - 2 PART SERIES
Thursday, June 17 and Monday, June 21
Via ZOOM. Facilitated and sponsored by MVP.
Part 1: Become knowledgeable about the different types of diabetes, how they are diagnosed, signs and symptoms, etc. A cooking demo geared toward healthy eating with diabetes will be presented.
Part 2: I have diabetes, now what? Learn about the screenings and tests that you need so you can live well with diabetes.
Tuesday, June 22, 11 a.m.
At the Center. Facilitated by Capital Roots and sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield. If you don’t have space for gardening, microgreens are a great option because they can be grown easily on a sunny windowsill. As the name implies, microgreens are miniature versions of plants and they’re packed with lots of nutrients. Join Capital Roots’ educator to discuss the benefits of eating microgreens, how to grow them, and how to incorporate them into your meals.
NEW SUMMER SKIDMORE INTERNS & CLASSES
Keep an eye on the eblast for new programs! Jackie, Maya & Abby have some great ideas for summer classes.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE CLASSES AT THE SENIOR CENTER!
Do you carry United Healthcare and are 65+ years? You may be eligible for Renew Active and free classes at the Center. Do you carry any of the following Medicare advantage plans: BlueCross BlueShield, BlueShield of NENY, CDPHP, EmblemHealth, Empire BlueCross, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, healthfirst, Humana, Independent Health, MVP, or WellCare? You may be eligible for the Silver Sneakers program and free classes at the Center
VAN TRIPS ARE BACK!
Lunch Bunch: Water’s Edge Lighthouse - Tuesday, June 15
The Water’s Edge Lighthouse is located in Schenectady on the shore of the Mohawk River. The scenic location is a wonderful backdrop with which to enjoy a good meal. Leave the Center at 11 a.m. Pay $10 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch.
Berkshire Botanical Garden - Monday, June 21
Enjoy an exciting, guided walking tour, led by experienced Garden Guides. A “museum of living things,” the Garden features dozens of display areas that are educational and highly ornamental, with plant collections emphasizing plants that are native to the Northeast. Have lunch at Pleasant and Main, a hidden cottage restaurant in the gorgeous Berkshires. Leave at 8:15 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Pay $28 at sign-up. Please bring additional money for lunch.
Van Trip Protocol: Van trips are open to members only. You must sign up with the front desk. Masks must be worn on the van.