The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of May 29. Call the senior office at (518)280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009. Transportation’s phone number is (518)356-2920.

Monday: Memorial Day both town hall and senior center are closed;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of baked breaded cod fillet 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., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., trip to the MacHaydn Theatre at 11 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

Thursday: Scheduled shopping,  library trip East town, Silver Sneakers and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch at 10 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 9:30 a.m., intermediate bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

2017 trips selections

The schedule includes:

— July 26 Lake George Dinner Theatre to see Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Please indicate your lunch choice:  Medallions of beef with Bordelaise sauce served with roasted potatoes; Oven baked chicken breast with spinach, artichoke and cream cheese topped with roasted red pepper sauce served with roasted potatoes (gluten free); Broiled Atlantic salmon with lemon and white wine sauce served with rice pilaf (gluten free); and Vegetarian pasta with sautéed vegetables over penne pasta. The cost is $70. The deadline for ticket purchase is June 19. The departure is 10 a.m. and the return is 4:30 p.m.;

— Aug. 1 Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. for  Tanglewood on Parade Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Pops Orchestra,  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra , Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey,& John Williams conductors. Program to include music from Jurassiac Park, Blue Moon and Manhattan, Jaws and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. Fireworks to follow concert. Shed tickets are $48. Deadline for ticket purchase is June 12. The departure is 6 p.m. and the return is 11:30 p.m.;

— Sept. 6 Glimmerglass Queen & Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown is full. There is a waiting list.

All registrations must be done by mail or in person and a check should be made payable to town of Guilderland. Please include the reservation form, as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Our address is PO Box 339, Guilderland NY 12084 and we can be reached at 356-1980, ext. 1095.

All chartered buses leave from Hamilton Square formerly known as 20 Mall parking garage.

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 Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library located at 2228 Western Ave.  Light refreshments will add to the festivity.

Meals on Wheels drivers

Meals On Wheels permanent driver and substitute drivers needed. If you are interested in volunteering “once in awhile” for about an hour and half this is an opportunity for you.  Meals are delivered to Guilderland/Altamont residents weekdays.  Please call MaryAnn at 280-7607 for further information.

Items needed

If you have any unwanted or unused wheelchairs, walker or canes, please feel free to drop them off at our Senior Center at 141 Bavarian Way.

Learn about Medicare

On July 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. join us at the Guilderland town hall for this program on Medicare information. Please call the office to register for a presentation by July 7.

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.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of May 22. Call the senior office at (518)280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009. Transportation’s phone number is (518)356-2920.

— 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 breaded chicken 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., 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., Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch at 10 a.m., art and culture trip at 10 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 9:30 a.m., intermediate bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

2017 trips selections

The schedule includes:

— July 26 Lake George Dinner Theatre to see Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Please indicate your lunch choice:  Medallions of beef with Bordelaise sauce served with roasted potatoes; Oven baked chicken breast with spinach, artichoke and cream cheese topped with roasted red pepper sauce served with roasted potatoes (gluten free); Broiled Atlantic salmon with lemon and white wine sauce served with rice pilaf (gluten free); and Vegetarian pasta with sautéed vegetables over penne pasta. The cost is $70. The deadline for ticket purchase is June 19. The departure is 10 a.m. and the return is 4:30 p.m.;

— Aug. 1 Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. for  Tanglewood on Parade Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Pops Orchestra,  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra , Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey,& John Williams conductors. Program to include music from Jurassiac Park, Blue Moon and Manhattan, Jaws and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. Fireworks to follow concert. Shed tickets are $48. Deadline for ticket purchase is June 12. The departure is 6 p.m. and the return is 11:30 p.m.;

— Sept. 6 Glimmerglass Queen & Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown is full. There is a waiting list.

All registrations must be done by mail or in person and a check should be made payable to town of Guilderland. Please include the reservation form, as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Our address is PO Box 339, Guilderland NY 12084 and we can be reached at 356-1980, ext. 1095.

All chartered buses leave from Hamilton Square formerly known as 20 Mall parking garage.

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 Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library located at 2228 Western Ave.  Light refreshments will add to the festivity.

Meals on Wheels drivers

Meals On Wheels permanent driver and substitute drivers needed. If you are interested in volunteering “once in awhile” for about an hour and half this is an opportunity for you.  Meals are delivered to Guilderland/Altamont residents weekdays.  Please call MaryAnn at 280-7607 for further information.

Items needed

If you have any unwanted or unused wheelchairs, walker or canes, please feel free to drop them off at our Senior Center at 141 Bavarian Way.

Location:

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of April 24. Call the senior office at (518)280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009. Transportation’s phone number is (518)356-2920.

— 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., blood pressure screening from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., luncheon of breaded cod fillet sandwich 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., 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, scheduled legal appointments, Silver Sneakers and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch at 10 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 9:30 a.m., intermediate bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

2017 trips selections

The schedule includes:

—  May 31, Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham to see  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Deadline for ticket purchase is April 28. The cost is $68. The departure is 9:30 a.m. and the return is at 5 p.m.;

— June 14, Hudson River cruise from Kingston.  The trip will begin with a sit down lunch at Mariner’s Restaurant where you will have a choice of Bistro or Caesar salad with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp, penne pomodoro, fish and chips or chicken bruschetta sandwich.  The cost is $65. Deadline for ticket purchase is May 5. The departure is 10:45 a.m. and the return is 6:15 p.m.

— July 26 Lake George Dinner Theatre to see Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Please indicate your lunch choice:  Medallions of beef with Bordelaise sauce served with roasted potatoes; Oven baked chicken breast with spinach, artichoke and cream cheese topped with roasted red pepper sauce served with roasted potatoes (gluten free); Broiled Atlantic salmon with lemon and white wine sauce served with rice pilaf (gluten free); and Vegetarian pasta with sautéed vegetables over penne pasta. The cost is $70. The deadline for ticket purchase is June 19.  The departure is 10 a.m. and the return is 4:30 p.m.;

— Aug. 1 Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. for  Tanglewood on Parade Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Pops Orchestra,  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra , Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey,& John Williams conductors. Program to include music from Jurassiac Park, Blue Moon and Manhattan, Jaws and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. Fireworks to follow concert. Shed tickets are $48. Deadline for ticket purchase is June 12. The departure is 6 p.m. and the return is 11:30 p.m.

— Sept. 6 Glimmerglass Queen & Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown.  One hour boat cruise on Glimmerglass Lake followed with a buffet lunch at the Otesage Hotel Resort and finishing the trip with an hour stop at Fly Creek Cider Mill. The cost is $59. Deadline for ticket purchase Aug. 4.

The departure is 9:30 a.m. and the return is 5 p.m.

Tickets sales are a first come first serve basis, payment is required to be placed on all trip lists. Ticket deadlines are in place because of refund policies for both the venue and bus transportation. Tickets will be refunded if a trip gets cancelled due to low ticket sales (purpose of deadlines).

Our address is PO Box 339, Guilderland NY 12084 and we can be reached at 356-1980, ext. 1095.

All chartered buses leave from Hamilton Square formerly known as 20 Mall parking garage.

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of April 10. Call the senior office at (518)280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009. Transportation’s phone number is (518)356-2920.

— 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 breaded chicken breast or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., food pantry raffle at noon, and Bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, senior strength and balance 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., library trip - East Town, Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch at 10 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 9:30 a.m., no intermediate bridge or quilting. The senior center is closing at noon for the holiday.

2017 trips selections

The schedule includes:

—  May 31, Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham to see  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Deadline for ticket purchase is April 28. The cost is $68. The departure is 9:30 a.m. and the return is at 5 p.m.;

— June 14, Hudson River cruise from Kingston.  The trip will begin with a sit down lunch at Mariner’s Restaurant where you will have a choice of Bistro or Caesar salad with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp, penne pomodoro, fish and chips or chicken bruschetta sandwich.  The cost is $65. Deadline for ticket purchase is May 5. The departure is 10:45 a.m. and the return is 6:15 p.m.

— July 26 Lake George Dinner Theatre to see Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Please indicate your lunch choice:  Medallions of beef with Bordelaise sauce served with roasted potatoes; Oven baked chicken breast with spinach, artichoke and cream cheese topped with roasted red pepper sauce served with roasted potatoes (gluten free); Broiled Atlantic salmon with lemon and white wine sauce served with rice pilaf (gluten free); and Vegetarian pasta with sautéed vegetables over penne pasta. The cost is $70. The deadline for ticket purchase is June 19.  The departure is 10 a.m. and the return is 4:30 p.m.;

— Aug. 1 Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. for  Tanglewood on Parade Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Pops Orchestra,  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra , Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey,& John Williams conductors. Program to include music from Jurassiac Park, Blue Moon and Manhattan, Jaws and Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. Fireworks to follow concert. Shed tickets are $48. Deadline for ticket purchase is June 12. The departure is 6 p.m. and the return is 11:30 p.m.

— Sept. 6 Glimmerglass Queen & Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown.  One hour boat cruise on Glimmerglass Lake followed with a buffet lunch at the Otesage Hotel Resort and finishing the trip with an hour stop at Fly Creek Cider Mill. The cost is $59. Deadline for ticket purchase Aug. 4.

The departure is 9:30 a.m. and the return is 5 p.m.

Tickets sales are a first come first serve basis, payment is required to be placed on all trip lists. Ticket deadlines are in place because of refund policies for both the venue and bus transportation. Tickets will be refunded if a trip gets cancelled due to low ticket sales (purpose of deadlines).

Our address is PO Box 339, Guilderland NY 12084 and we can be reached at 356-1980, ext. 1095.

All chartered buses leave from Hamilton Square formerly known as 20 Mall parking garage.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of March 27. Call the senior office at (518)280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009. Transportation’s phone number is (518)356-2920.

— 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 barbecue 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., 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., Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch at 10 a.m., Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.; and

— Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 10 a.m., intermediate bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting and total recall program at 1 p.m.

Strong Bones Plus classes are held at the town hall.

Learn about Medicare

On April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. join us at the Guilderland town hall for this program on Medicare information. Please call the office to register for a presentation by April 4.

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.

Wellness program

On March 31 at 1 p.m. join us at the senior center for Total Recall. Take a look at the mechanism of memory and relieve the concern that changes are unavoidable as we age. Learn easy techniques to improve your memory, what foods can help, and how to stimulate your brain to keep it sharp now and in the future. Please call before March 22 to register for this 45 minute presentation.  

Defensive driving

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety volunteer instructor, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. We schedule classes every other month for odd-numbered months.

This six-hour class is held on two weekday mornings, three hours each day. The cost for this class is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. After completing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums for three years. There is no test to pass.

If you are interested, please call to be put on class list. This class is also offered online by visiting aarp.org/drive.

STAR

Homeowners may be eligible for a school property tax relief on their primary residence only. The School Tax Relief or STAR credit or exemption applies only to the school-district tax, not to other property taxes such as county, town, or city.

To receive a new STAR credit, you must register with New York State Department of Tax and Finance at (518) 457-2036 or at www.tax.ny.gov. If you already have a STAR exemption, you may file an application for an Enhanced STAR exemption with the town assessor who is located in the Guilderland Town Hall.

The “enhanced” program is available to people 65 and older with income for 2015 under $86,000. For additional information, please contact the town of Guilderland assessor’s office at (518) 356-1980.  

No health insurance?

You may be eligible for no cost easy, take-home colon cancer screening, mammogram, clinical breast exam and pap test. Call 525-8680 for more information, St. Peter’s Health Partners and Cancer Services Program.

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