Hilltowns Senior News for Wednesday, November 10, 2021


By Deborah Malec

ACCESS (Albany County Center for Essential Supportive Services) is back! This service is not just for seniors but for everyone.

If you’re looking for information on any health-related issues, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) or any other programs, you can make an appointment by calling Dee Albert at 518-447-7192.

She is the acting deputy commissioner and is making appointments at the Berne Community Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Game day is back! Join us for some socializing and bingo, Mexican train, or other games. When bingo is played, winners receive prizes. Games will be played following lunch on Friday, Nov. 19.

Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to enjoy a nutritious lunch offered by the Helderberg Senior Services lunch program. Meals are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at the Town of Berne Community and Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Masks are no longer required to enter the building. A $3 donation is suggested.

You must call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 by 10 a.m. the day before you plan on attending. She needs 24-hour advance notice to ensure enough meals are provided for everyone.

Menus provide choices each day:

— Friday, Nov. 12: Mac and cheese or baked fish, stewed tomatoes, and brownie, or tuna sandwich with carrot and raisin salad;

— Monday, Nov. 15: Chicken cacciatore or baked fish, penne pasta, mixed vegetables, and pudding;

— Tuesday, Nov. 16: Ham and bean casserole or baked fish and potatoes, green beans, and fruit; and

— Friday, Nov. 19: Swiss cheeseburger or baked fish, roasted potatoes, peas and carrots, and cookies, or BLT pasta salad with chicken.



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