The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of May 2. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

— Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., AARP defensive driving at 9:30 a.m. at the Guilderland Public Library, Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m.,  luncheon of peach-glazed chicken breast or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, senior strength and balance at 9 a.m., AARP denfensive driving at 9:30 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., no senior fitness, needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Silver Sneakers, and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping,  painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., quilting and intermediate Bridge at 1 p.m.

Fashion show and luncheon
 

Please plan to join us at the fashion show and luncheon at Colonie Golf & Country Club, 141 Maple Rd. Route 85A in Voorheesville on Tuesday, June 28, at  noon.

The fashions are by Fashions by Liz’s Closet and are modeled by our senior ladies.

Your luncheon entrée choices are: baked boneless pork chops with apples in a red wine reduction; broiled haddock Veronique served with lemons, Panko and white grapes in white wine sauce; and chicken Marsala floured dredged and pan roasted with mushrooms served in marsala wine sauce.

All entrees include: field green salad, raspberry sorbet with wafer cookie dessert, and coffee and tea beverage. The cost is $24 per person.

Tickets are available in the senior office: May 16 through June 17. Please make checks payable to “Town of Guilderland.”

Remember to indicate your luncheon choice and if transportation is needed.

Art show and reception

The town of Guilderland senior artists league will be exhibiting their work at the Guilderland Public Library June 3 through 24. You are cordially invited to the opening reception of the exhibit on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the library located at 2228 Western Ave. Light refreshments will add to the festivity.

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of April 25. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

— Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of cold turkey sandwich or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Silver Sneakers, and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping,  painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., quilting and intermediate Bridge at 1 p.m.

Save the date

The spring fashion show and luncheon is planned for June 28, at the Colonie Golf and Country Club in Voorheesville. If you would like to be a model, please call us.  

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of March 28 . Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

— Monday: Exercise registration, scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of barbecue chicken thighs or cold plate at 11:30 a.m.,and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday: Exercise registration, scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

— Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Silver Sneakers and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping,  painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., quilting and intermediate Bridge at 1 p.m.

Learn about Medicare

On April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join us to learn about Medicare.

Will you soon be 65? Come learn how Medicare works. You will be informed of all the factors that you should consider when making your choices. Are you already in Medicare but still having questions about your coverage options? There are Medicare counselors trained to help you understand your choices and options. Attend a presentation designed to provide you with an understanding of Medicare and the choices available to you.

Having trouble paying your Medicare premium or related medical expenses?  Find out if you may qualify for Federal assistance with your medical expenses.

Please call the office to register for a presentation by April 7.

Tuesday lunch program

Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., over 60 seniors gather to have lunch together in our town hall board room. Participants may order the featured hot meal (listed on the calendar), or opt for a cold tuna salad plate or cold fruit plate. Orders must be placed with our office by 10:30 a.m.,  the day before the luncheon and the suggested donation is only $4. Some decide to bring their own lunch, which is also fine. Following the lunch, many seniors play bingo, other board games, shoot a game of pool, or simply converse with friends. Please think about joining. We would love to have you. Transportation is available

Save the date

The Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon is planned for June 28 at the Colonie Golf and Country Club in Voorheesvile. If you would like to be a model please call us.

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Feb. 22. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

— Monday: Scheduled sho;

— Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., blood pressure screening at 10:45 a.m., luncheon of barbecue chicken or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., a food pantry drawing, and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

— Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Silver Sneakers and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., scheduled legal appointments from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping,  painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., quilting and intermediate Bridge at 1 p.m. 

AARP Tax Aide program

 There is free income tax preparation and e-mail filing  provided Mondays and Saturdays at the Guilderland Public Library  through April 13 by the all-volunteer AARP Tax Aide Program. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS, and prepare personal Federal and New York State income tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes. Appointments are necessary; a separate appointment is required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of last year’s return, social security cards, photo ID, all 2014 W-2’s, 1099 statements, sold investments with purchase dates and cost basis, and supporting documents if itemizing deductions.  

Also, if these apply, bring supporting documents for any gambling winnings, medical insurance coverage, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2014.  Bring your checkbook if you want a direct deposit of your refund.  Tax Aide volunteers can’t do estate or partnership returns, returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C (business returns with a net loss, inventory, employees, or expenses over $10,000.)  

Both taxpayers must be present if filing a joint return, except in case of illness or infirmity. The 2-1-1 Appointment call center will open on Wednesday Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.; you may request an appointment anytime after this date and time. For appointments call 211.

HEAP program

 People with monthly incomes under: $2,244 for one person or $2,935 for two people, etc. are eligible for the home energy assistance program called HEAP. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses and type of fuel used. Applications to the program should be available November 16 in the Senior Office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

GHS musical

The Guilderland Players’ next musical will be “42nd Street.”

Senior citizen night will be Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m., and tickets will be available at a cost of $5 each (cash only), in the senior office in late February (call ahead to check on ticket availability  

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The musical tells the story of a humble, naive young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. 

On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only 36 hours, Peggy learns 25 pages, six songs and 10 dance numbers and becomes a star.

Transportation service will be provided to this event.

Transportation reminder

When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read: Guilderland Senior Programs-No Transportation.

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation, but we may be delayed due to road conditions.  

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Feb.1. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., Senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of Tuscan pollock or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., Senior Fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

Thursday: Scheduled shopping,  Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg  and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting and bridge at 10 a.m., quilting  and intermediate bridge at 1 p.m.

AARP Tax Aide program

Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, through Monday, April 13, free income tax preparation and e-mail filing will be provided Mondays and Saturdays at the Guilderland Public Library by the all-volunteer AARP Tax Aide program. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS, and prepare personal federal and New York State  income tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes. Appointments are necessary; a separate appointment is required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of last year’s return, social security cards, photo ID, all 2014 W-2’s, 1099 statements, sold investments with purchase dates and cost basis, and supporting documents if itemizing deductions.  Also, if these apply, bring supporting documents for any gambling winnings, medical insurance coverage, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2014.  Bring your checkbook if you want a direct deposit of your refund.  Tax Aide volunteers can’t do estate or partnership returns, returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C (business returns with a net loss, inventory, employees, or expenses over $10,000.)  Both taxpayers must be present if filing a joint return, except in case of illness or infirmity. For appointments call 211.

HEAP program

People with monthly incomes under $2,244 for one person or $2,935 for two people, etc. are eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses, and type of fuel used. Applications are available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

GHS spring musical

The Guilderland Players’ next musical will be “42nd Street.” Senior Citizen Night will be Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m., and tickets will be available at a cost of $5 each (cash only), in the senior office in late February. Call ahead to check on ticket availability at 356-1980.

“42nd Street” tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging lead lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. Transportation service will be provided to this event.

 

Weather reminder

 When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips,  scheduled medical appointments, and programs and classes will be cancelled.  You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read: "Guilderland senior programs-no transportation."

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation but we may be delayed due to road conditions. 

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