Helderberg

If you are interested in improving your coordination, flexibility, and balance, come participate in the relaxing, gentle movements of Tai Chi. Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, offers Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays.

The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric McCandless.

Tai Chi combines martial arts and energy flow. It consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements. Millions of Americans practice Tai Chi for various health-related purposes, including to ease pain and stiffness, and to improve balance, thereby decreasing the risk of falling.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. so classes may start on time.

Please note: each participant will be required to complete registration paperwork.

Lunch program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Nov. 15,  (bingo day) Choice A: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie. Choice B: Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat roll with lettuce and tomato, butternut squash soup, blended fruit juice and brownie. Choice C: Baked fish, potatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie;

— Monday, Nov. 18, Choice A: Chicken cacciatore over noodles, California-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and vanilla pudding. Choice B: Baked fish, potatoes, California-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and vanilla pudding;

— Tuesday, Nov. 19, Choice A: Swiss cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat bun, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and applesauce cake. Choice B: Ham and swiss cheese sandwich on rye bread with lettuce and tomato, vegetable barley soup and applesauce cake. Choice C: Baked fish, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and applesauce cake; and

— Friday, Nov. 22, Choice A: Baked fish with tartar sauce, baked sweet potatoes, peas, blended fruit juice, rye bread and brownie. Choice B: Cottage cheese with peaches and hard-boiled egg on a bed of lettuce, three-bean salad, blended fruit juice, rye bread and brownie. Choice C: Baked chicken, baked sweet potatoes, peas, blended fruit juice, rye bread and brownie. 

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. Join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month (November 15) and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to various causes. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Tuesdays and Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train and other games following lunch.

Services 

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Hilltowns

The November meeting and Thanksgiving dinner was held at Maple on the Lake. We were blessed to have many in attendance with much chatter and excitement in the air.

We had a guest join us to enlighten us on the Medicare enrollment period, which is upon us, and were told about different options available and had our many questions answered. So, if you have more questions, contact Eric Tolmie at 2 Executive Park Drive at Stuyvesant Plaza or call 518-438-2008.

Next, I announced that member Janet Adams is running a nine-day Canada and New England cruise. So please reach out to her if you are available and would like to travel with us or I can give you the contact information. Oh, how we love to travel!

Next month, our meeting will be our Christmas party with all the fixin’s and we’ll have our gift exchange. We may have some singing of carols, and perhaps some dancers will join us. I can’t wait!

Remember: Thanksgiving is upon us and “there is always, always something to be thankful for.”

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If you are interested in improving your coordination, flexibility and balance, come participate in the relaxing, gentle movements of Tai Chi. Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, offers Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric McCandless.

Tai Chi combines martial arts and energy flow. It consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements. Millions of Americans practice Tai Chi for various health-related purposes, including to ease pain and stiffness, and to improve balance, thereby decreasing the risk of falling.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. so classes may start on time.

Please note: each participant will be required to complete registration paperwork.

Lunch program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

We celebrate November birthdays on Tuesday, Nov. 12 with birthday cake. On Friday, Nov. 15, bingo will be played following lunch.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Nov. 8,  Choice A: Two lasagna roll-ups with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, whole wheat bread, dinner salad and mandarin oranges. Choice B: Seafood salad sandwich on whole wheat roll with lettuce and tomato, apple juice and mandarin oranges. Choice C: Baked fish, potatoes, whole wheat bread, dinner salad and mandarin oranges;

Monday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veterans Day;

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – (birthday celebration day) Choice A: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, cauliflower, whole wheat bread, applesauce and birthday cake. Choice B: Chef salad with muenster cheese, turkey and hard-boiled egg, whole wheat dinner roll, applesauce and birthday cake. Choice C: Baked fish, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, cauliflower, whole wheat bread, applesauce and birthday cake; and

Friday, Nov. 15 – (bingo day) Choice A: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie. Choice B: Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat roll with lettuce and tomato, butternut squash soup, blended fruit juice and brownie. Choice C: Baked fish, potatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie.

Meals are served at 12:00 and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. Join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to various causes. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Tuesdays and Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train and other games following lunch.

Services 

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Helderberg

Calling all seniors! Are you interested in improving your coordination, flexibility and balance? Come participate in the relaxing, gentle movements of Tai Chi. Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, offers Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric McCandless.

Tai Chi combines martial arts and energy flow. It consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements. Millions of Americans practice Tai Chi for various health-related purposes, including to ease pain and stiffness, and to improve balance, thereby decreasing the risk of falling.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. so classes may start on time.

Please note: each participant will be required to complete registration paperwork.

Lunch program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Nov. 1, Choice A: Potato-crunch fish, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, spinach, whole wheat bread and frosted lemon cake. Choice B: Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato, cream of potato soup, crackers, grape juice and frosted lemon cake. Choice C: Baked chicken, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, spinach, whole wheat bread and frosted lemon cake; 

— Monday, Nov. 4,  Choice A: Macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, tropical fruit, whole wheat dinner roll and sugar cookie. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, tropical fruit, whole wheat dinner roll and sugar cookie;

— Tuesday, Nov. 5,  Closed for Election Day; and

— Friday, Nov. 8,  Choice A: Two lasagna roll-ups with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, whole wheat bread, dinner salad and mandarin oranges. Choice B: Seafood salad sandwich on whole wheat roll with lettuce and tomato, apple juice and mandarin oranges. Choice C: Baked fish, potatoes, whole wheat bread, dinner salad and mandarin oranges.

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. Join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to various causes. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Tuesdays and Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train and other games following lunch.

Services 

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Helderberg

Are you interested in improving your coordination, flexibility and balance? Come participate in the relaxing, gentle movements of Tai Chi. Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, offers Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric McCandless.

Tai Chi is a combination of martial arts and energy flow. It consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements. Millions of Americans practice Tai Chi for various health-related purposes, including to ease pain and stiffness, and to improve balance, thereby decreasing the risk of falling.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. so classes may start on time.

Please note: each participant will be required to complete registration paperwork.

Lunch Program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 25, Choice A: Tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, hearty bean soup, pickled beet salad, apple juice and brownie. Choice B: Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, pickled beet salad, apple juice and brownie;

— Monday, Oct. 28,  Choice A: Chicken Chow Mein over noodles, Asian vegetables, whole wheat bread and strawberries with whipped topping. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, Asian vegetables, whole wheat bread and strawberries with whipped topping; and

— Tuesday, Oct. 29, Choice A: Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, whole wheat stuffing and peaches with vanilla ice cream. Choice B: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on whole wheat bread, three-bean salad and peaches with vanilla ice cream. Choice C: Baked fish, mashed potatoes, carrots, whole wheat stuffing and peaches with vanilla ice cream. 

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. Join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to various causes. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Tuesdays and Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train and other games following lunch.

Services

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Helderberg

Come and participate in the relaxing, gentle movements of Tai Chi. Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, is once again offering Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays.

The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric McCandless.

Tai Chi is a combination of martial arts and energy flow. It consists of slow, continuous whole-body movements. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing and mental concentration.

More than three million Americans practice Tai Chi for various health-related purposes, including to improve physical condition, muscle strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, thereby decreasing the risk of falls, to ease pain and stiffness, to improve sleep and for overall wellness.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30  a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. the latest so classes may start on time.

Please note: Each participant is required to complete registration paperwork.

On Friday, Oct.18, bingo will be played following lunch. Prizes are awarded to each winner.

Lunch

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 18,  (Bingo Day) Choice A: Baked ziti with parmesan cheese and tomato sauce, Italian-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and chocolate pudding. Choice B: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, pineapple-orange juice and chocolate pudding. Choice C: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, Italian-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and chocolate pudding;

— Monday, Oct. 21,  Choice A: Penne pasta with meat sauce and parmesan cheese, Italian-blend vegetables, apple juice, whole wheat bread and tapioca pudding. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, Italian-blend vegetables, apple juice, whole wheat bread and tapioca pudding;

— Tuesday, Oct. 22, Choice A: Herbed chicken with gravy, baked sweet potatoes and apples, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat dinner roll and brownie. Choice B: Ham salad sandwich on rye bread with lettuce and tomato, Cole slaw with carrots, orange juice and brownie. Choice C: Baked fish, baked sweet potatoes and apples, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat dinner roll and brownie; and 

— Friday, Oct. 25,  Choice A: Tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, hearty bean soup, pickled beet salad, apple juice and brownie. Choice B: Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, pickled beet salad, apple juice and brownie.

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. So come join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Activities

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to various causes. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Tuesdays and Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train and other games following lunch.

Services

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Hilltowns

With the chill in the air and the leaves turning, our Hilltown Seniors once again met for their monthly meeting at the Hilltown Senior/Access Center.

What a delight to have our tables graced with pumpkins as centerpieces. They were graciously given to us by Brian Whipple and decorated by the children from the  Berne-Knox-Westerlo Connection Program and a couple of our own seniors – we are blessed!

We had Ray Shafer from the Oasis Senior Advisors of Albany come and speak on how he could assist with needs by seniors in their homes. We always welcome speakers who can help with any of our needs so please contact any member and we will put you on our agenda.

Also we would like to thank Helderberg Ambulance for doing our blood-pressure readings. And many thanks to the Kitchen Committee for a delicious meal.

Next month, we will be dining out for our Thanksgiving meal at Maple on the Lake. If you are a member, did you make your reservation?

Once again, we have a hat and mitten tree where members make or buy items and they are donated to people in need.

Yes, Christmas is just around the corner; it doesn’t seem possible that we are thinking about that already. So I will be getting ready to do our exchange gift fun activity; you will receive instructions at the Thanksgiving Dinner or I will be reaching out to others not able to attend.  

Last but not least, we attended a Lake George Dinner Theater and it was a hoot! If you get a chance to go — GO!  To all our members traveling south, see you next year — you will be missed!

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Back by popular demand! Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, is once again offering Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes are taught by Eric.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. the latest so classes may start on time.

Please note: each participant will be required to complete registration paperwork.

On Friday, Oct. 18, bingo will be played following lunch. Prizes are awarded to each winner.

Lunch Program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 11, Choice A: Grilled Muenster cheese on whole wheat, tomato soup, coleslaw with carrots, apple juice and brownie. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, coleslaw with carrots, apple juice and brownie;

— Monday, Oct. 14  Closed for the Columbus Day holiday;

— Tuesday, Oct. 15,  Choice A: Baked fish with lemon herb sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, grape juice, rye bread and blueberry tart. Choice B: Chicken salad plate on a bed of lettuce, spinach salad with tomato and carrots, grape juice, rye bread and blueberry tart. Choice C: Baked chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, grape juice, rye bread and blueberry tart; and

— Friday, Oct. 18,  (Bingo Day) Choice A: Baked ziti with parmesan cheese and tomato sauce, Italian-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and chocolate pudding. Choice B: Ham and Swiss cheese on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, pineapple-orange juice and chocolate pudding. Choice C: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, Italian-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and chocolate pudding.

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3  donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. So come join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Activities

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays and Tuesdays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to Kenneth’s Army, whose mission is to help children in need. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train following lunch.

County, Veteran Services available

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Helderberg Senior Services

Back by popular demand! Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, is once again offering Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, October 8. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes will once again be taught by Eric.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. the latest so classes may start on time.

Please note: for the first class on October 8, plan to arrive around 10:10 a.m. to complete the registration paperwork. As this is a new class, new paperwork must be filed.

Lunch Program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. 

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Oct. 4,  Choice A: Mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie. Choice B: Egg salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat bun, butternut squash soup and crackers, and brownie. Choice C: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie;

—Monday, Oct. 7, Choice A: Chicken Cacciatore over noodles, California-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and vanilla pudding. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, California-blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll and vanilla pudding;

— Tuesday, Oct. 8,  Choice A: Knockwurst, cabbage and onion stir-fry, German potato salad, fruit punch, rye bread and applesauce cake. Choice B: Baked fish, cabbage and onion stir-fry, German potato salad, fruit punch, rye bread and applesauce cake; and

— Friday, Oct. 11, Choice A: Grilled Muenster cheese on whole wheat, tomato soup, coleslaw with carrots, apple juice and brownie. Choice B: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, coleslaw with carrots, apple juice and brownie.

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. So come join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Activities

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays and Tuesdays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to Kenneth’s Army, whose mission is to help children in need. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train following lunch.

County, Veteran Services available

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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Helderberg Senior Services

Back by popular demand! Helderberg Senior Services, the lunch program for seniors, is once again offering Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Oct. 8. The class is free to those aged 60 and older. (A modest donation may be requested but is never required.) Classes will once again be taught by Eric.

To register for this popular class, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963. If you wish to stay for lunch after the class, Karen must know 24 hours in advance. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Participants are urged to arrive by 10:20 a.m. the latest so classes may start on time.

Please note: for the first class on Oct. 8, plan to arrive around 10:10 a.m. to complete the registration paperwork. As this is a new class, new paperwork must be filed.

Lunch program

Helderberg Senior Services offers a lunch program for seniors. Everyone aged 60 and older is welcome. A choice of meals is offered three days each week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays – at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

You can choose from two or three lunch options. Simply call Karen Stark 24 hours in advance at 518-937-5963 to reserve your lunch choice. 

Upcoming menus:

— Friday, Sept. 27, Choice A: Potato-crunch fish, mashed potatoes, peas, whole wheat dinner roll and peaches and cream. Choice B: Chef salad with muenster cheese, turkey, ham and hard-boiled egg, whole wheat dinner roll and peaches and cream. Choice C: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, whole wheat dinner roll and peaches and cream;

— Monday, Sept. 30, Choice A: Chicken Fricassee with sauce, mashed potatoes, California-blended vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat dinner roll and lemon pudding. Choice B: Baked fish, mashed potatoes, California-blended vegetables, orange juice, whole wheat dinner roll and lemon pudding;

— Tuesday, Oct. 1, We celebrate October birthdays with birthday cake for dessert! Choice A: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, cauliflower, whole wheat bread and applesauce. Choice B: Chef salad with muenster cheese, turkey and hard-boiled egg, and a whole wheat dinner roll. Choice C: Baked fish, seasoned oven-roasted potatoes, cauliflower, whole wheat bread and applesauce; and

— Friday, Oct. 4, Choice A: Mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie. Choice B: Egg salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat bun, butternut squash soup and crackers, and a brownie. Choice C: Baked fish, sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, blended fruit juice, whole wheat bread and brownie.

Meals are served at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. A $3 donation is suggested, but it is not mandatory. No one is ever refused a meal for lack of a donation. So come join us for a tasty, nutritious lunch and stay for crafts and activities if you wish to participate. It’s healthy and fun to socialize with your peers!

Some of the activities you can partake in include Mexican Train, card games and puzzles. Bingo is played every third Friday of the month and prizes are given to the winners. 

On Mondays and Tuesdays, many participants are making hats and mittens from a loom to donate to Kenneth’s Army, whose mission is to help children in need. Come and learn how easy and fun it is to make these beautiful, useful creations. On Fridays, enjoy playing Mexican Train following lunch.

County, Veteran Services available

Individuals of any age can receive assistance each Tuesday at the Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eileen Bosworth from Albany County can assist with programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and other county programs. Mike Green from the Albany County Veterans is available to assist veterans with obtaining hearing aids, glasses and general veteran services.

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