The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 26. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, New York 12009.

— Monday: Christmas holiday;

— Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of turkey meatloaf 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., advanced bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

Strong Bones Plus classes are held at the town hall.

HEAP program

Cold months are approaching and heating costs will increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2,300 for one person or $3,007 for two people, etc., are eligible for the Home Energy 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.

Transportation reminder     

When the Guilderland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read:  “Guilderland Senior Programs-No Transportation.”

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening, we will still provide transportation but it may be delayed due to road conditions.

Why take a driver safety course?

Because driving has changed since you first got your license and taking a safety course could save you money.  Cars have changed.  So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

— How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots;

—  How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car;

— The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections;

— Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today;          

— Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities;

— The effects of medications on driving; and

— The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Please call the senior office to sign up for this affordable AARP course offered every other month, odd numbered months.  AARP also offers this course online.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 19. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009.

— 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 chicken ala king 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., advanced bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

Strong Bones Plus classes are held at the town hall.

HEAP program

Cold months are approaching and heating costs will increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2,300 for one person or $3,007 for two people, etc., are eligible for the Home Energy 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.

Transportation reminder     

When the Guilderland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read:  Guilderland Senior Programs-No Transportation.

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening, we will still provide transportation but it may be delayed due to road conditions.

Why take a driver safety course?

Because driving has changed since you first got your license and taking a safety course could save you money.  Cars have changed.  So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

— How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots;

—  How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car;

— The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections;

— Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today;          

— Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities;

— The effects of medications on driving; and

— The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Please call the senior office to sign up for this affordable AARP course offered every other month, odd numbered months.  AARP also offers this course online.

Location:

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 12. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009.

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 baked cod loin 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., advanced bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

HEAP program

Cold months are approaching and heating costs will increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2,300 for one person or $3,007 for two people, etc., are eligible for the Home Energy 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.

Transportation reminder     

When the Guilderland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read:  Guilderland Senior Programs-No Transportation.

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening-we will still provide transportation but it may be delayed due to road conditions.

Why take a driver safety course?

Because Driving has changed since you first got your license and doing so could save you money.  Cars have changed.  So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

— How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots;

—  How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car;

— The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections;

— Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today;          

— Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities;

— The effects of medications on driving; and

— The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Please call the senior office to sign up for this affordable AARP course offered every other month-odd numbered months.  AARP also offers this course on line.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 5. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information. The new location for senior services is 141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009.

— Monday: Exercise registration, 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 pot roast or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and Bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday:  Excercise registration, 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., advanced bridge at 12:30 p.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

HEAP program

Cold months are approaching and heating costs will increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2,300 for one person or $3,007 for two people, etc., are eligible for the Home Energy 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.

Transportation reminder     

When the Guilderland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read:  Guilderland Senior Programs-No Transportation.

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening-we will still provide transportation but it may be delayed due to road conditions.

Why take a driver safety course?

Because Driving has changed since you first got your license and doing so could save you money.  Cars have changed.  So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

— How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots;

—  How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car;

— The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections;

— Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today;          

— Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities;

— The effects of medications on driving; and

— The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and using a cellphone.

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Please call the senior office to sign up for this affordable AARP course offered every other month-odd numbered months.  AARP also offers this course on line.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Nov. 21. Call the senior office at 280-7607 with any questions or for information.

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 turkey breast or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and Bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday:  Scheduled shopping, no 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:  Closed for Thanksgiving; and

Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving.

HEAP program

Cold months are approaching. Heating costs increase. People with monthly incomes under $2,300 for one person or $3,007 for two people, etc. are eligible for the Home Energy 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. Applications to the program are available in the senior office, and if you need assistance completing an application, please call to set up an appointment.

Craft programs

Everyone is welcome to join these informal, social groups. There is no cost and you would be free to attend as your schedule permits. Participants bring in their own materials and supplies. To join any one of the groups, please contact the senior office.

Needlecraft meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Most of the participants in this group crochet or knit.  They share patterns and offer help to each other.  Others take donated yarn and make blankets, mittens, hats, and scarves for those in need.

Quilting meets on Fridays at 1 p.m. Participants work on individual projects, share patterns, and offer assistance to one another.  

Painting meets on Fridays at 10 a.m. The artists work on individual projects in various mediums including oils, watercolors, and chalks. This class has an instructor who offers individual assistance as requested. Each year, there is an art show in June at the Guilderland Public Library for those who wish to exhibit their work.

Donations accepted

We accept donations of wheelchairs and walkers for the purpose of lending them out to those in need on a temporary basis. The walkers are also given away to those who need them. The needlecraft group accepts donations of yarn and keeps busy making blankets, hats, mittens, and baby items for donations to Christ Child, Bellevue Hospital, and shelters. The quilters are in need of a working sewing machine if you would like to donate one.

Transportation reminder

When the Guilderland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled. You will now find the listing on the local television stations it will read:  “Guilderland Senior Programs - No Transportation.”

When the Guilderland Schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation but it may be delayed due to road conditions.  

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