Guilderland Senior News for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Oct. 7. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

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

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon beef chili or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., food pantry drawing at noon, and bingo, games and billiards at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, cardio circuit 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, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

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

Fall luncheon

A fall luncheon is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at noon at the Italian-American Community Center, Washington Ave. Ext. in Albany.

Your luncheon choices are stuffed Filet of Sole or Chicken Parmesan. The entertainment will be provided by Squeeze Play, an accordion band.

The cost is $18 per person. Tickets are on sale until Oct. 15. Transportation service is available.

Please make checks payable to: CLUSTER II, C/O Senior Office, P.O. Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084

Learn about Medicare

Will you soon be 65? Are you already enrolled in Medicare but still have 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.

This program is on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the town hall boardroom. Please call the senior office to register ahead of time.

Thinking about changing your current Medicare coverage? This is a great time to get a better understanding of the whole picture.  The enrollment change period will begin in October and end early in December.

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

Come learn about how Medicare works. You’ll probably be surprised by the number of choices available to you and all the factors that you should consider when making your choices. 

Janet Kiffney from the Albany County Health Insurance Counseling Program will be in the senior office every Monday from Oct. 21 to Nov. 25.  If you would like to schedule a free 1-hour appointment between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., call the senior office.

Art and culture trip

Seats are still available for a trip on Thursday, Oct. 17, to a show at the Albany Jewish Community Center called Great Songs by the Great Songwriters. The group will have lunch first at an area restaurant.  Please call Cindy in the senior office for more information.

Thanksgiving dinner deliveries

Thanksgiving Day preparations are in the works by Equinox, Inc. for their 44th Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Dinner. In order to get home delivery, we need to update our list of dinner recipients, so please contact the senior office to make your reservation by Nov. 8.



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