Altamont Senior News for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Altamont Seniors will resume  regular lunch meetings, ending the January hiatus due to concerns about the explosion of Omicron COVID cases. Seniors will also meet on Feb. 8 and 15, but not on the 22 at St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Parish Center on Grand Street.

Newcomers who are vaccinated and have had booster shots are welcome. Masks are worn by attendees until seated at tables.

Reservations for lunch should be made by Sunday evening by calling Carol Ward at 518-424-3421 or 518-595-5172 or Winnie Klenotiz at 518-861-5161. Transportation for Altamont residents can be arranged by calling 518-861-6030.


Menus for February feature a choice between hot or cold entree:

— Feb.1: Roasted pork with warm cinnamon apple slices, squash, and dinner roll or chicken salad on a croissant with lettuce and tomato. Both lunch choices include tomato soup, broccoli, peaches, and milk, coffee or tea;

— Feb.8: Breaded chicken breast, scalloped potatoes and dinner roll or turkey, ham and cheese served on a hard roll with lettuce and tomato. Both lunch choices include: grape juice, beets, pears, a chocolate Chip cookie and milk, coffee or tea; and

— Feb.15: Baked rotini with mozzarella cheese and meat sauce and Italian bread or turkey salad served on a croissant with lettuce and tomato. Both lunch choices include: Vegetable soup, tomato and lettuce salad, pears and milk, coffee or tea.


Seniors who would like to plant daffodil bulbs for a little early spring cheer are asked to bring a 4- or 5-inch size pot or container (plastic pots will be available) on Feb. 1. Soil and bulbs will be provided. A paper bag to carry your planting home would be a good idea.

“True Ghost Stories From Altamont & Surrounds” will be the topic of discussion with local authors Tom Capuano and Thom Breitenbach on Feb. 15 following lunch.

We will hear excerpts from the book as well as background on how the authors came to write their collection of stories. Books will be available for purchase.

Visitors are welcome to join us for the program, following masking protocol, at about 1:15 p.m.



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