Guilderland Senior News for Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 10. Call the senior office at 518-280-7607 with any questions or for information. The location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way. For transportation, call 518-356-2920.

— Monday: Scheduled shopping, exercise at 9 a.m., fun fitness at 10:30 a.m., MVP Tai Chi at 1:15 p.m. (last class), and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the town hall;

— Tuesday: Luncheon of beef stroganoff or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., food pantry raffle at noon,  bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m., and town hall class of Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m.;

— Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, exercise at 9 a.m., fun fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at the town hall; 

— Thursday: Scheduled shopping,  exercise at 9 a.m., exercise at 10 a.m.,  Mahjong and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m. at Town Hall; and

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

HEAP program

Cold months approach. Heating costs increase. People with gross monthly incomes under: $2,391 for one person or $3,127 for two people, are eligible for the Heating 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.

It is predicted that it will be a long winter. Please do not stay in and do what you do…..get out have a conversation with someone, after all its one day a week……………………………………..

Tuesdays are you Available?

Every Tuesday a group meets here to have a meal together and most stay for BINGO.  The meals are prepared by Mazzones and are subsidized by Albany County Dept for Aging and the NYS Office for Aging. Meal selection is listed on the calendar part of this newsletter and we just need to know if you are coming the Monday before by 10:30 a.m. The suggested meal donation is $4.

The meal is served with milk, coffee, tea or hot chocolate available at no charge.

Wednesdays are you Available?

Every Wednesday a small social group meets together crocheting and knitting. If you would like to attend this group weekly or on occasion we would love to have you.  Individuals work on their own projects and offer assistance to one another if requested. This group meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.

You are welcome to attend all our programs listed on the calendar call for further information.  There could be something to do every weekday if you choose

Health insurance counseling appointments

A representative from the Albany County Health Insurance Counseling Program will be in the Senior Office late October into December. If you would like to schedule an informative one –on-one appointment please call the Senior Office.

Meals on Wheels substitute drivers needed

If you are interested in volunteering “once in a while” for about an hour and half this is an opportunity for you. Meals are delivered to Guilderland/Altamont resident’s weekdays. Please call MaryAnn  at 518-280-7607 for further information.

MVP Beginner Tai Chi Moves

Join us for an introduction to Sun Style Tai Chi. Described as “meditation in motion,” this class consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements that use controlled breathing and mental concentration to create an integrated mind-body experience. The level of exertion can be adjusted for everyone. Practicing Tai Chi improves balance, flexibility, muscle strength, and posture. It also reduces the risk of falling in addition to improving any number of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, to name a few. Please wear flat soled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. There is no fee for this class, compliments of MVP Health Care®. Join at any time during the session- all seniors citizens are welcome. Please call 280-7607 to register. This class will be offered Mondays, from Sept. 17 through Dec. 3 from 1:15 to 2 p.m.  

There is no class on Oct. 8, Columbus Day and Nov. 12, Veterans Day.

The instructor is Tracey C.  She is a certified Tai Chi instructor. This style of Tai Chi offered has been found to be an “easier” style to learn than other styles of Tai Chi.


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