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Saratoga Senior Center Calendar

OCTOBER EVENTS

HEALTH FAIR & MEDICARE EXPO

Tuesday October 5 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Meet one-on-one with senior-focused specialists, healthcare and Medicare professionals. Live music, presentations and more throughout the day! Free and open to the public.

• 10 a.m.: Medicare Scams presented by Gene Dumlo, NY Statewide Senior Action Council
• 11 a.m.: Balance Your Wellness Wheel with Sherri Rose 
• 12:30 p.m.: Live Music by Bonnie Grecco. Sponsored by Saratoga Life 
• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Hot Dogs and Snacks
• Tarot Card Reading
• Fresh Produce from Regional Food Bank
• Healthy Food & Nutrition with Siobhan from Cornell Cooperative Extension 
• Individual Balance Assessment with Goodemote Physical Therapy Sponsored by Burke Funeral Home 

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 23 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn what the Center has to offer, grab a snack, mix, and mingle with friends and meet new ones!

• 10:30 a.m.: Live Music with Rick Bolton and Jackie Dugas 
• 12 p.m.: Live Music 
• Healthy Food & Nutrition with Siobhan from Cornell Cooperative Extension 
• Tech assistance: Cell Phone, Ipad, Kindle, etc. 
• Free Stewart’s Ice Cream Sundaes 
• Membership Specials, Raffles and more

SENIOR DAY FALL FESTIVAL  

Tuesday, October 26 • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Saratoga YMCA 

• Live Music with Garland Nelson 
• Dancing • Outdoor Games & Fall Activities 
• Free BBQ Lunch • Cider & Donuts • Pitney Meadows Farm

What's New at the Center!

BRIGHT CARDS MEMORY PROGRAM WITH DONALD AMBROSE
Mondays  • 11 a.m.
Brain Games is back! The Bright Cards method will provide you with a fun, working and practical way to exercise your brain and improve a means of memorizing facts.

ALL BODIES CAN - DANCE CLASS
Mondays & Tuesdays  • 9 - 11 a.m.
Facilitated by Taylor Johnson, Skidmore Intern. This is a movement class for any person who is willing to move. All bodies can and are able to move in some way, shape, or form. Dancing is good for the body, mind, and soul, no matter the age or mobility.

DANCING WITH THE SENIORS
The first & 3rd Monday of the month.  • 2 p.m. at the center and via ZOOM
Facilitated by Monica Stoeher. Come and learn the basic steps of dancing and listen to great music. No experience required. Let’s have fun! Dates: Monday, Oct. 18. Monday, Nov. 1 & Nov. 15. Monday, Dec. 6 & Dec. 20.

IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER
Tuesday, October 12    11 a.m.
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.

TECH FAIR WITH SKIDMORE STUDENTS
Thursday, October 14  • 1 - 3 p.m. 
Skidmore students 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 to learn.

NABA LOW VISION TECH AND WELLNESS EXPO
Tuesday, October 19 •  9 - 12 p.m. 
Free and open to the public. Meet the low vision technology professionals, local community services and NABA rehabilitation staff. Highlighted Presentation Topics: “What Low Vision Is & Today’s Treatment,” Gregory Pinto, MD Paul Pinto & Blackstone, MDs, & Caring for Vision with Diabetic Retinopathy, Amal Hussnain, MD Saratoga Ophthalmology.

HOLIDAY WREATHS WITH MARYLOU
Tuesday, October 19 • 1 p.m. 
$5 supply fee. It’s that time of year when the holidays are right around the corner! Join Marylou and make your festive fall or winter wreath. Supplies provided. If you have special items you want to put on your wreath, feel free to bring them in. Please sign up.

BREAKFAST & LEARN - “Discussion About Long Term Care” 
Thursday, October 21 • 10 - 11 a.m. 
Facilitated by Renee Birnbauam and Meloni Pratt of Choice Connections. Please sign up. Enjoy a continental breakfast and learn all the updated information on long-term care. Topics include Understand home care options; cost, levels of care. Understand senior housing, cost, amenities, levels of care. Review funding options available for care. Other care options and resources available in the community.

GANGSTERS OF SARATOGA
Friday, October 29  • 11 a.m. 
Presented by Greg Veitch. Greg tells the story of gambling, crime and corruption in the Spa City. Tales of bootleggers and shootouts, liquor raids and gambling dens, murder and political payoffs. Touching on such tales of nationally known gangsters like Meyer Lanky, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Dutch Schultz and their exploits at Saratoga.

FALL RAKING
Sunday, October 24 
Call Senior Support Services if you need help with your lawn. Limited spots available, first come first served. 518-584-1621, ext. 209.

BOOK CLUB AT THE CENTER
Tuesday, October, 26 • 3 p.m.
The Story of Arthur Trulove by Elizabeth Berg. New members welcome! A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. Maddy gives Arthur the name Truluv, for his loving and positive ways. With Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, they create a loving and unconventional family.

TAROT CARD READINGS
Last Thursday of the month • 10-2 p.m. 
Facilitated by Mary Shimp. $5 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. Call to make a 15 minute appointment.

OCTOBER FOOD PROGRAMS

Free Dine-In Box Lunch Program
Mondays in October • 12 p.m.
Sponsored by Saratoga National Bank. Limited number of lunches. You must sign up in advance each week and dine in at the Senior Center.

Free BBQ Lunch Under the Tent!
Friday, October 15 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hot Dogs, popcorn and more! Please sign up in advance.

Free Breakfast - Bagels and Juice!
Wednesday, October 20  • 8:30-10:30.
Thank you to Trackside Grill for the donation of bagels and juice.

Old Bryan Inn Dinner
Tuesday, October 12
To-Go Option 3 - 4:30 pm. Dine-In Option: 4:30 p.m. $11. Menu to be determined! Watch your eblast! How can it be anything but delicious!

Simply Food by Maura
Tuesday, October 26
$11 Roast Turkey Dinner - stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, green beans. To Go dinner only 3-4:30 p.m., curbside pickup.

VAN TRIPS 

Albany Institue of Art 
Friday, October 22
Enjoy a guided tour touching on these current exhibitions: The Wyeths: Three Generations, Fashionable Frocks of the 1920s, Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920s and 1930s, The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute. Lunch at Albany Pump Station. Pay $25 at sign up. Bring additional money for lunch. Leave the Center at 9 a.m.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Wednesday, October 20
Try your luck at the Rivers Casino. Slots, table games, food and more. We leave the Center at 9 a.m., return about 4 p.m. Pay $10 at sign up. Please bring an additional money for lunch and gaming. 

Lunch Bunch -The Log Jam Restaurant & Outlet Shopping 
Monday, October 25
The Outlets are the ultimate stop for anyone who loves to shop! All the stores are closely located to one another Work up an appetite shopping. Then head to The Log Jam for comfortable, casual dining - Adirondack style! Enjoy your lunch in a beautiful log cabin with gorgeous stone fireplaces. Leave the Center at 9:30am, return about 3 p.m. Pay $10 at sign up. Bring lunch and shopping money

ONE DAY BUS TRIPS 

BOSTON - A Day on Your Own in This Amazing City! 
Thursday, November 18
Member Price $53. Non-members welcome, please call the front desk. Between the beautiful architecture, unique culture, amazing history, and delicious food, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast. November is a great time to get unique gifts for the up-coming holidays. 

NEW YORK CITY - A Day on Your Own! 
Wednesday, December 8
Member price $48. Nonmembers welcome, please call the front desk. There is no other place quite like New York City; from its world-class museums, art galleries and architecture to its role as the theatre and financial capital of the world. Spend the day on your own and explore the fascinating city. You will be dropped off at Bryant Park (42nd between 5th & 6th). All one-day bus trips leave from the train station on West Avenue. Our bus trips are open to the public, all ages, any residence. You do not have to be a member.

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Are you a senior over 50 who needs no-contact assistance with grocery shopping, medical transportation, yard work, check-in calls or errands? Contact Senior Support Services at ext. 206. We need volunteers to help with this program.

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