Due to the COVID-19 surge, Albany County has closed the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program to protect the older adults that we serve. We will keep you apprised of its re-opening in this newspaper.

Individuals who are experiencing food insecurities should contact Life Path administrative offices at 518-465-3322.

Anyone needing assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) should call 518-447-7323.

For assistance with Medicare, call Sandy Martin at 518-447-7190.

Seniors can receive assistance from Albany County for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs by calling ACCESS NY Connection at 518-447-7177.

Veterans needing assistance with services, such as obtaining hearing aids, glasses, and general veteran services, should call Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans at 518-447-7710.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services provides assistance to family caregivers caring for older adult loved ones living at home. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, and much more are available. To receive assistance, call Catholic Charities at 518-372-5667, ext. 204.

Due to the COVID-19 surge, Albany County has closed senior centers, community dining sites, and adult day programs located within the county to protect the older adults that we serve. We will keep you apprised of r-openings in this column.

Individuals who are experiencing food insecurities should contact Life Path administrative offices at 518-465-3322.

Anyone needing assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) should call 518-447-7323.

For assistance with Medicare, call Sandy Martin at 518-447-7190.

Seniors can receive assistance from Albany County for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs by calling ACCESS NY Connection at 518-447-7177.

Veterans needing assistance with services, such as obtaining hearing aids, glasses, and general veteran services, should call Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans at 518-447-7710.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services provides assistance to family caregivers during their journey of caring for older adult loved ones living at home. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available. To receive assistance, call Catholic Charities at 518-372-5667, ext. 204.

The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne, welcomes seniors aged 60 and older to participate and enjoy a tasty, nutritious lunch. Lunches are provided Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To reserve your meal, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

New format

for lunches

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, a new format for the lunch program, Grab & Go, has been instituted by the Albany County Dept. for Aging for the foreseeable future. 

Following health guidelines, everyone must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth while in the building. At the sign-in table, temperatures will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building. Guests will be given a pre-packaged lunch to take home. A $3 donation is suggested. 

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Nov. 13: Mac and cheese and stewed tomatoes, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Monday, Nov. 16: Chicken cacciatore, noodles and vegetables, and baked fish, noodles and vegetables;

— Tuesday, Nov. 17: Cheeseburger, potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and baked fish, potatoes and Brussels sprouts; and

Friday, Nov. 20: Baked fish and sweet potatoes, and baked chicken and sweet potatoes.

Services

There has been a postponement to the re-opening of the ACCESS (Albany County Center for Essential Supportive Services) office to the Senior Center. Individuals of any age can still receive assistance with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs by calling 518-447-7177. 

Residents wishing to receive assistance from HEAP must immediately call 518-447-7323 to obtain the necessary forms for this program, which starts in mid-November.

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups and more are available.

The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne welcomes seniors aged 60 and older to participate and enjoy a tasty, nutritious lunch. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To reserve your meal, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

New format for lunches

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, a new format for the lunch program, Grab & Go, has been instituted by the Albany County Department for Aging for the foreseeable future. 

Following health guidelines, everyone must wear a face mask, covering nose and mouth, when entering the building. At the sign-in table, guests’ temperatures will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building. Guests will be given a pre-packaged lunch to take home. A $3 donation is suggested. 

Due to the health restrictions, the number of lunch guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Nov. 6: Lasagna roll-ups and salad, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Monday, Nov. 9: Lemon-garlic fish and mashed butternut squash, and baked chicken and squash;

— Tuesday, Nov. 10: Meatloaf and roasted potatoes, and baked fish and potatoes; and

— Friday, Nov. 13: Mac and cheese and stewed tomatoes, and baked fish and potatoes.

Services

There has been a postponement to the re-opening of the ACCESS (Albany County Center for Essential Supportive Services) office to the Senior Center. Individuals of any age can still receive assistance with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs by calling 518-447-7177. 

Residents wishing to receive assistance from HEAP must immediately call 518-447-7323 to obtain the necessary forms for this program, which starts in mid-November.

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups and much more are available.

Location:

The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne, welcomes seniors aged 60 and older to come and enjoy a tasty, nutritious lunch. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To reserve your spot, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Services

Helderberg Senior Services is pleased to announce the return of the ACCESS (Albany County Center for Essential Supportive Services) office to the Senior Center. Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10, a county representative will be at the Center each Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals of any age can receive assistance with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. 

To take advantage of this service, you must make an appointment by calling Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Residents wishing to receive assistance from HEAP must immediately call 518-447-7323 to obtain the necessary forms for this program, which starts in mid-November.

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home may call Catholic Charities Senior and Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

Lunches

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of lunch guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told when to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, everyone must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests must sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 30: Grilled muenster cheese sandwich and tomato soup, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Monday, Nov. 2: Mac and cheese and stewed tomatoes, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Tuesday, Nov. 3: Closed for Election Day; and

— Friday, Nov. 6: Lasagna roll-ups and salad, and baked fish and potatoes.

 

The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne, welcomes seniors aged 60 and older to come and enjoy a nutritious lunch. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To reserve your spot, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

In addition to lunch, Helderberg Senior Services is pleased to announce the return of Albany County’s ACCESS (Albany County Center for Essential Supportive Services) office to the Senior Center.

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10, a county representative will be at the center each Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals of any age can receive assistance with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), and other county programs. 

To take advantage of this service, you must make an appointment by calling Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Residents wishing to receive assistance from HEAP must immediately call 518-447-7323 to obtain the necessary forms for this program, which starts in mid-November.

Lunches

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of lunch guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told when to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, everyone must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests must sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 23: Chef salad with muenster cheese, turkey and egg, and brownie, and baked fish, potatoes and brownie;

— Monday, Oct. 26: Barbecued chicken and sweet potatoes, and baked fish and sweet potatoes;

— Tuesday, Oct. 27: Beef tips with gravy over egg noodles and carrots, and baked fish, noodles and carrots; and

— Friday, Oct. 30: Grilled muenster cheese sandwich and tomato soup, and baked fish and potatoes.

Services 

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior and Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

 

Location:

The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne, welcomes seniors aged 60 and older to come and enjoy a nutritious lunch. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To reserve your spot, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told when to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, everyone must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests will be asked to sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 16: Roast beef sandwich and cream of broccoli soup, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Monday, Oct. 19: Chicken Divan with broccoli and penne pasta, and baked fish and penne pasta;

— Tuesday, Oct. 20: Lasagna roll-ups with Italian-blend vegetables, and baked fish, potatoes and vegetables; and

— Friday, Oct.23: Chef salad with muenster cheese, turkey and egg, and brownie, and baked fish, potatoes and brownie.

Services 

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior and Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

Location:

Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to attend the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dining reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and non. To make your reservation, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told what time to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, social distancing is practiced. Everyone must wear a facemask, covering their nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests will be asked to sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 9: Egg-salad sandwich and cream-of-potato soup, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Monday, Oct. 12: Closed for Columbus Day;

— Tuesday, Oct. 13: Sloppy Joe and roasted potatoes, and baked fish and roasted potatoes; and

— Friday, Oct. 16: Roast-beef sandwich and cream of broccoli soup, and baked fish and potatoes. 

Services 

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

Location:

Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to attend the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Dining reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To make your reservation, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told what time to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, social distancing is practiced. Everyone must wear a face mask, covering nose and mouth, until seated. At the sign-in table, guests will be asked to sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 2: Choices are meatloaf with mushroom gravy and whipped sweet potatoes, and baked fish and whipped sweet potatoes;

— Monday, Oct. 5: Lasagna roll-ups and Italian-blend vegetables, and baked fish and potatoes;

— Tuesday, Oct. 6: Lemon-oregano chicken and red potatoes, and baked fish and red potatoes; and

— Friday, Oct. 9: Egg-salad sandwich and cream of potato soup, and baked fish and potatoes. 

Services 

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to attend the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dining reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To make your reservation, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. 

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of guests is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. 

Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told what time to arrive, as arrival times are staggered to aid in social distancing. At this time, there are no after-lunch activities. 

Following health guidelines, social distancing will be practiced. Everyone must wear a facemask covering nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests will be asked to hand sanitize and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not  be permitted to stay in the building.

Beginning in October, menu choices will resume. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Sept. 25: potato-crunch fish, mashed potatoes, peas and peaches;

— Monday, Sept. 28: Greek-style chicken, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fruit juice and lemon pudding;

— Tuesday, Sept. 29: Mac and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, and pineapple chunks; and

— Friday, Oct. 2: Choices are meatloaf with mushroom gravy and whipped sweet potatoes, and baked fish and whipped sweet potatoes. 

Services 

If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.

Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps and much more are available.

 

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