Guilderland Senior News for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Oct. 21. 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 of breast of turkey Florentine or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., 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., Medicare presentaion at 10:30 a.m., sign-up ahead of time, Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., and Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

Friday: Scheduled shopping, no painting, no Bridge, and quilting at 1 p.m.

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.

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.

Driver fitness center

The Town of Guilderland Senior Office and the town’s police department have been working together to help senior drivers drive safer and longer through the town’s driver fitness center. Located in Guilderland town hall, the center is designed to ensure the safety and independence of older drivers and to help seniors and their families find tangible solutions to their driving challenges.  For more information please call Cindy in the senior office.

Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information

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