Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, March 12, (1) Westerlo lunch, catered meal in memory of a loved one donated by the family. Suggested donation is $5. Leave area at 10:45 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 18,  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Tuesday, March 19: movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

—  Thursday, March 26, (1) Westerlo lunch with German sausage, potatoes, vegetables, bread, salad, dessert, and more, suggested donation $5, Leave area at 10:45 a.m.;

—  Friday, March 27,  Bingo at the Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, March 28, Berne  pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more.Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Saturday, March 28,  Onesquethaw Fire Department SPOON DINNER, more information to follow,  from 4 to 6 p.m.; and

— Tuesday, March 31: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 card. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way.

April

— Wednesday, April 1,  Senior Citizens Business Meeting at the  Community Center at 1 p.m. – refreshments served. Stay and play games afterward;

— Friday, April 3,  (1) South Bethlehem Church Supper , chicken & biscuit dinner, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, beverages and more, $10. Leaving the area at 4 p.m.;

— Tuesday, April 14,  (1) LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant, All You Can Eat Buffet or order off menu. Leaving the area at 10:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, April 15,  Senior Citizens catered lunch at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. `Come early and spend some time with friends. Stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, April 16, movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner to be announced;

— Saturday, April 18, (1) Stone House Farm Pancake Breakfast includes: sausage, bacon, waffles, pancakes and beverage, All You Can Eat, the cost is $7. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

—  Friday, April 24,  Bingo at the Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is  $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, April 25, Berne  pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more.Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 28,  Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 card. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way; and

— Thursday, April 30, Bavarian Manor County Inn & Restaurant, Purling, NY, Prime Rib Dinner includes: Choice of soup or salad, vegetable, dessert and coffee $20, or order off large menu of German dishes, or seafood or chicken or  beef. The cost on senior, Leaving the area at 4 p.m.

May

— Wednesday, May 6, Senior Citizens Business Meeting at the Community Center at 1 p.m. – refreshments served. Stay and play games afterward;

— Friday, May 8 (1) South Bethlehem Church Supper, roast turkey with gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, rolls, vegetable, beverages, desserts and more, $10. Leaving the  area at 3:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday, May 20,,  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Saturday, May 23, Berne  pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, May 26, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving  the casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way; and

—  Friday, May 29,  Bingo at the Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is  $2. Hot Dogs before the game, the cost is $1.50.

Location:

New Scotland

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, Feb. 13, Westerlo lunch of beef stew, cornbread, rolls, salad, and desserts, suggested donation is $5, leave area 10:45 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Feb. 19,  Senior Citizens Congregate Catered Meal, come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center, stay and play games afterward, Guest Speaker, Paul Pettit, Medicare, Supplemental Insurances and Long Term Care;

— Thursday, Feb. 20,  (1) Spectrum Theater Movie, any movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner TBA;

— Saturday, Feb. 22,  Berne Pancake Breakfast, plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and more. A free will donation, bus leaves area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Feb. 25, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leaving the casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Thursday, Feb. 27,  Westerlo Lunch includes:  Baked chicken with special sauce, roasted potatoes, vegetables, desserts and more, Suggested donation $5, Leaving the  area at 10:45 a.m.; and

—  Friday, Feb. 28,  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50.

March

— Wednesday, March 4,  Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. The guest speaker is Deb Riitiano, Commissioner for the Department of Aging. There are light refreshments; stay and play cards and games;

— Wednesday, March. 18, Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, March 19,  (1) Spectrum Theater Movie, any movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner TBA;

—  Friday, March 27,  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, March 28,  Berne Pancake Breakfast, plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and more. A free will donation, bus leaves area at 9 a.m.;

— Saturday, March 28,  Onesquethaw Fire Department Spoon Dinner, more information to follow, from 4 to 6 p.m.; and

— Tuesday, March 31, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leaving the casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way.

April

— Wednesday, April 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— April 15, Senior Citizens catered meal, come early and spend some time with friends, Lunch

at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center, stay and play games afterward;

— Thursday, April 16,  (1) Spectrum Theater Movie, any movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m., dinner TBA;

—  Friday, April 24,  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, April 25,  Berne Pancake Breakfast, plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and more. A free will donation, bus leaves area at 9 a.m.; and

— Tuesday, April 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leaving the casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way.

Location:

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, Jan. 9: Westerlo lunch, menu to be announced, suggested donation $5, leave area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Jan. 14:  (2) Visit the VIA Aquarium in Rotterdam, Admission $16 per person. Lunch at the  Wagon Train BBQ. The cost on the senior, leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Thursday, Jan. 16: (1) Spectrum Theater movie. Any Movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.,    Dinner to be announced;

— Wednesday, Jan. 22: Senior Citizens Congregate Meal, come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center,  stay and play cards afterward;

— Thursday, Jan. 23: Westerlo lunch, suggested donation $5, menu to be announced. Leaving the  area at 11 a.m.;

— Saturday, Jan. 25: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Jan. 28: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Jan. 29: Red’s Restaurant in Coxsackie, order off the menu, cost on senior, leave area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, Jan. 31:  Bingo at the Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

February

— Wednesday, Feb. 5: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Wednesday, Feb. 19: Senior Citizens Congregate catered meal, come early and spend some time with friends, lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center, stay and play games afterward;

— Thursday, Feb. 20: (1) Spectrum Theater movie. Any Movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.,    Dinner to be announced;

— Saturday, Feb. 22: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Feb. 25: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way;

—  Friday, Feb. 28:  Bingo at the Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

March

— Wednesday, March 4: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Wednesday, March 18:  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, March 19: (1) Spectrum Theater movie. Any Movie showing between 3:15 and 4 p.m.,    Dinner to be announced;

—  Friday, March  27: Bingo at the  Community Center 12:30 to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, March 28: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, March 31: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way.

Location:

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Wednesday, Nov. 13, (1), Birthday Lunch at The Orchard Tavern with Larry, order off menu, leave area at 11 a.m.;

— Thursday, Nov. 14,  Westerlo lunch, suggested donation $5, chicken & biscuits, vegetables and dessert. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

— Saturday, Nov. 16,  New Scotland Presbyterian Church Dinner, roast turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green B=beans, rolls and butter, beverages and assorted pies. 

The cost is $12, seating starts at 4 p.m.,  NO BUS FOR THIS EVENT, Need to let Dek

Know so we can have accommodations for seating;

— Monday, Nov. 18,  (1) Lunch at TAJ Indian Restaurant with Larry, Buffet all you can eat, lunch includes beverage, Cost $10 plus tax and tip Leave Area 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Nov. 19, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for day with  Club 55 Card, depart around 9 a.m. and leave Casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Nov. 20, Senior Citizens Congregate Meal, come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center, stay and play cards afterward;    

— Thursday, Nov. 21, Spectrum Movie Theater 3:15 to 4 p.m.  movie. Dinner TBA;   

— Thursday, Nov. 21, (3) Talk on Irish Bridget-Domestic Servant, Delmar Reformed Church. 

  Lunch at O’Slattery’s Pub in Delmar, cost on senior;     

— Friday, Nov. 22, BINGO at the Community Center from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Fee $2. Hot Dogs served before game cost $1.50;

— Saturday, Nov. 23, Berne Pancake Breakfast, plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, real maple         syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and more, Free Will Donation, Leaving the Hannaford at 9 a.m.;

— Sunday, Nov. 24, Voorheesville American Legion Post 1493 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Includes turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables and dessert, Free Will Donation, from noon to 4 p.m.;

— Monday, Nov. 25,  (1) Shaker Pointe at Carondelet. Lunch, is ordered off the menu, Cost on senior, Leaving area 11 a.m.

December

— Wednesday, Dec. 4,  Senior Citizens Business Meeting at Community Center at 1 p.m.,  refreshments served. Stay and play games afterward;

— Thursday, Dec. 5, (2) Dinner at the Stewart House Athens, Order off the menu, Cost on senior, Leaving area with Larry at 2 p.m.;

— Monday, Dec. 9, Washington Park Holiday Lights, stop at Peaches Café for dessert, All chip in to pay  $5 for park tour fee of $25 per bus, leave area at 4:30 p.m.;

— Tuesday, Dec. 10, Shopping trip with Susan Kidder, Witt’s End and Dolce & Biscotti Bakery Clifton Park. Leaving area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Dec. 11, (1) New Baltimore Church Dinner, baked ham, escalloped potatoes, French style green beans, bread pudding. Lunch at noon, Free Will Offering, Traditional Christmas decorations, Leaving area at 11:30 a.m.;

— Thursday, Dec. 12, Westerlo lunch, suggested donation $5. Menu TBA, leave area at 11 a.m.;

—Friday, Dec. 13,  (1) Spectrum Theater Movie, any movie showing between 3:15  and 4 p.m., Dinner TBA;

— Monday, Dec. 16, (2) Christmas Adventure in the Berkshires with Larry, lunch stop at Olde Heritage Tavern in Lennox, shopping in Stockbridge, Cost on senior, Leave Area at 10 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Dec. 17,, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for day with  Club 55 Card, depart around 9 a.m. and leave Casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Dec. 18, Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party, Details to be announced;

— Friday, Dec. 27,  BINGO at the Community Center 12:30 to 3 p.m. fee $2. Hot Dogs served before game cost $1.50;

— Saturday, Dec. 28, Berne Pancake Breakfast, plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, real maple         syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and more, Free Will Donation, Leaving the Hannaford at 9 a.m.

Location:

New Scotland

By Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Sunday, Aug. 25: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s “Oklahoma” matinee at 2 p.m. for $32; checks made out to Mac-Haydn and into Deb Engel by Aug. 9 to reserve your seat;

— Tuesday, Aug. 27: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way; and

— Friday, Aug. 30: Rensselaer Senior Center luncheon of sliced ham, potato salad, pickled beet salad,  rye bread, and apricot halves, Suggested donation $3, leave area 11:30 a.m.

September

— Wednesday, Sept. 4: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

—Thursday, Sept. 5: Dog Haus Biergarten Clifton Park, Guptills ice cream stop, with the cost on the senior; 

— Friday, Sept. 6: H & L Food Truck with Larry, Fish Fry and Fries, cost on the senior, Leaving area at 11 a.m.;

— Thursday, Sept. 12; Saratoga History Museum admission is $7 at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park.

 Tells story of Saratoga Springs from beginning to modern day, Lunch to be determined, cost on the senior. Leaving area at 9 a.m.;.

— Saturday, Sept. 14: Sharon Springs Harvest Festival, vendors, shops, food and entertainment, cost on the senior, Lots of walking, uneven sidewalks, dress accordingly, leaving area at 8:45 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Sept. 18:  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, Sept. 19: Dinner at the River Grill/Stewart House in Athens, order off the menu, cost on the senior. Leaving the area with Larry at 2 p.m. (outdoor patio seating weather permitting);

—  Friday, Sept. 20:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Monday, Sept. 23: Ravena-Coeymans Historical Society Museum, free admission, Lunch at Yannie’s, with the cost on the senior, Leaving area at 12:30 p.m.;

— Tuesday, Sept. 24: there will be a American Safety Institute Defensive Driving Class at the Community Center from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. sign up at the New Scotland town clerk’s office at 518-439-4865;

— Tuesday, Sept. 24: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Thursday, Sept. 26:  Westerlo lunch with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.; 

—Friday, Sept. 27:  Wethersfield Estate Tour $15 pp have correct amount, Lunch at Four Brothers Pizza, with the cost on the senior, Leave area at 10:30 a.m.; and

— Saturday, Sept. 28: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more.

October

— Wednesday, Oct. 2 Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Friday, Oct. 4: H & L Food Truck with Larry, Fish Fry and Fries, cost on the senior, Leaving area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Oct. 8: Vince Anna Italian Restaurant Dinner, choose from the menu. The cost is on the  senior, Leaving the area at 4:30 p.m.;

— Wednesday, Oct. 16:  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, Oct. 17: Artisan Pizza in Cairo, wood fired pizza fresh mozzarella, hand selected gourmet tomatoes, aged dough and fresh herbs, veggies, spices and Italian meats and hams. The cost on the senior, leaving the area at noon;

— Thursday, Oct 24:  Westerlo lunch with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.; 

— Thursday, Oct. 24: Jewish Community Center Autumn Afternoon Concert: “Pactric Tobin sings Sinatra”. Tickets $12 payable to JCC must be in to Deb Engel by Oct.2. No refunds,  limit to 14 + driver, cost is $15 at door, light refreshments served following concert; 

—  Friday, Oct. 25:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, Oct. 26: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast  9:30 a.m. on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more; and

— Tuesday, Oct. 29: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card. Departing around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way.

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend. 

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions. 

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee. 

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible. 

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, July 11,  Lunch at H&L Food Truck on the Hudson, cost is on the senior;

— Sunday, July 14,  MacHaydn Theater “Grease” matinee at 2 p.m. for $32, checks made out to MacHaydn and needed to be into Deb Engel by June 24 to reserve your seat;

—Tuesday, July 16, Saratoga Lake Cruise the cost is $30 and needed to be paid to Larry by July 3. Lunch is included (no cancellations) limited to 2  passengers, dress accordingly (shoes, jacket, etc). leaving area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, July 17,  Senior Citizens congregate meal come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, July 26 Schoharie Crossing Museum, $5 suggested donation. Exhibits include Erie Canal, Weighlock building and Chamber, murals, Victorian Gardens, artwork, Canal Era Tavern, General Store, Theater and more. Lunch at the Cuba Havan In Amsterdam. Leaving area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Sunday, July 28 MacHaydn Theater “Ragtime” matinee at 2 pl.m. with the cost of $32. Checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by July 15 to reserve your seat;

— Tuesday, July 30,  Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card, depart around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, July 31, Rensselaerville  Museum, tour of Grist Mill (uneven ground no handrails) free admission, Lunch at the Berne Market Café, cost on senior;

August

— Thursday, Aug. 1, Rural Rensselaer Co ride with Larry, visit to the “The Peace Pagoda”. Lunch at “The Mess Hall” in Averill Park, cost on senior, leave area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Monday, Aug. 5, Cherry Valley Museum, cost  $5.50, collection of Victorian furniture, housewares, toys, and clothing, Revolutionary war artifacts, historic portraits, and Civil War Flag made by Cherry Valley Women.  Lunch at Coyote Café, cost on senior. Leave Area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Aug. 7, Senior Citizens Business Meeting at the  Community Center at 1 p.m. Refreshments served, stay and play games afterwards;  

— Friday, Aug. 9, Lunch at the H & L Food Truck on Hudson, cost on senior;

— Tuesday, Aug. 13, Yanni’s Too Lunch with Larry, order off the menu, cost on senior.  Leave area 10:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Aug. 21, Annual picnic for Senior Citizen’s Organization, sign up and step up for a committee and food item;         

— Sunday, Aug.25 MacHaydn Theater “Oklahoma” matinee at 2 p.m.  $32.00 checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by Aug. 9  to reserve your seat; and

— Tuesday, Aug. 27, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and  chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 Card, depart around 9 a.m. and leave casino around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation $5 each way.

Location:

Come join us and bring a friend along. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend.

Scheduled programs and meetings

A free exercise program, Healthy Bones for Life, meets at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, May 9, Saratoga Springs Library —  “Saratoga Lake & Her Lost Steamboats” lunch at Bailey’s Café —  cost on senior leaving area at 10:30 a.m.;

—  Tuesday, May 14, Mount Greylock road trip with Larry, Scenic view – lunch may be purchased at Bascom Lodge or bring your own bag lunch;

— Wednesday, May 15, Senior Citizens congregate meal come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, May 17, Howe Caverns tour $22,  glass blowing studio must bring jacket (temperature is 53’, walking shoes required. Lunch at Brick House Bakery. Leaving area 9 a.m.;

— Tuesday, May 21: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Thursday, May 23, H&L Food Truck on the Hudson lunch, cost on senior, leaving area at 11 a.m.

—  Friday, May  24: Bingo at the  Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;;

— Saturday, May 25, Sharon Springs Garden Party, vendors, shops open, food and entertainment – leaving area at 9 a.m..

June

— Sunday, June 2: MacHaydn Theater for a matinee of “Camelot” at 2 p.m. The cost is $32 with checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by May 15 to reserve your seat;

*****Checks are due at this meeting for the June 2 matinee at MacHaydn “Camelot.”

—  Tuesday, June 4, Mountain Star Gazing with Larry, New Moon bring blanket, chair, jacket, snacks and drink of choice;

— Wednesday, June 5: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, June 6,  Rensselaer County Historic Museum “Bridges of the Hudson River” Historical touring of the County, free admission – lunch TBA

—  Tuesday, June 11 ” Hildene” home of Robert Todd Lincoln $16 tour of house, peony garden, Carriage House, Pullman Car, Cheese making facility and goat barn – lunch stop – cost on senior – leaving area 9 a.m.;  

—  Thursday, June 13, Saratoga Springs Library “Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing” free lunch at Bailey’s Cafe;

—  Friday, June 14 Clark Art Institute - admission $20;  exhibitions: Renoir: The Body, The Senses Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Leaving area 9  a.m. Lunch stop with cost on senior;

—  Monday, June 17, Stone Fox Grill for lunch country ride with Larry —  leave area at 11:30 a.m., maybe ice cream stop;

— Wednesday, June 19,  Senior Citizens catered lunch come early and spend some time with friends. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. (bring a plate and place service) at the Community Center stay and play cards and games afterwards. Helping hands and volunteers are always needed to put on and set up and clean up.  Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Monday, June 24, Taj Indian Restaurant for buffet lunch All You Can Eat - includes choice of beverage $10  plus tax. Leaving area at 11:15 a.m.;

— Tuesday, June 25: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, June 26,  Knox Market Cafe for lunch with Larry. Order off menu with cost on senior. Leaving area 11:30 a.m.

Location:

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus. Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call me, Deborah Engel, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must prepay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

If you need to cancel the morning of a trip, please call Martha Oden at 518-439-5588, or Larry Walley at 518-469-9963 in the event they are scheduled for the weekend.

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

—Wednesday, April 3, Senior Citizens Business Meeting at the Community Center at 1p.m.; light refreshments to be served, stay and play games afterwards;

— Friday, April 5,  H&L Food Truck on the Hudson lunch with Larry, Cost is on the senior, Leave area at 11 a.m.;

— Saturday, April 6: Ioka Valley Farm Breakfast includes a scenic ride. Leaving Hannaford at 9 a.m.  Order off menu with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 10: Grapevine Farm in Cobleskill browse and have lunch with the cost on the  senior — wine shop included. Leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Thursday, April 11, Westerlo lunch menu to be announced  Leave area at 11 a.m., suggested donation $5;

— Tuesday, April 16: movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 17,  Senior Citizens Installation of Officers at Maple on the Lake. Buffet lunch, Rof roast turkey with gravy and stuffing, sliced roast beef with gravy, baked haddock with seafood stuffing, dessert, coffee, and tea,  Cost for paid Member is $12 and non member is $22. Payment is due at sign up with me at town hall, or Larry Walley or Linda Pietropaoli at a senior meeting;

— Friday, April 18,  H&L Food Truck on the Hudson lunch with Larry, Fish Fry & Fries. Cost is on the senior, Leave area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 23: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, April 24, Albany History & Art Museum, admission  $6. Lunch at Burger 21 with the cost on the senior, Leave area 9:30 a.m.;

— Thursday, April 25, Westerlo lunch menu to be announced  Leave area at 11 a.m., suggested donation $5;

—  Friday, April 26:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, April 27, Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast  9:30 a.m. on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.;

— Tuesday, April 30,  Arkell Museum in Canajoharie. Leaving the  area at 10 a.m. with Larry. Lunch on senior to be announced.

May

— Wednesday, May 1: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Friday, May 3,  H&L Food Truck on the Hudson lunch with Larry, Cost is on the senior, Leave area at 11 a.m.;

— Saturday, May 4,  Jerusalem Reformed Church for baked ham, mashed potatoes, corn , strawberry shortcake suggested  donation $11. Dinner at 4 p.m.;

— Tuesday, May 7, “ Larry’s Hot Dog Excursion”, Cost on senior, Greenville, Palenville  and Catskill Leave area at 10:30 a.m.;

— Thursday, May 9, Saratoga Springs Library, Saratoga Lake and her Lost Steamboats” admission is free,  lunch at Bailey’s Café, Cost is on senior;

— Tuesday, May 14, Mt. Greylock road trip with Larry.  Lunch at Bascom Lodge with the cost on the senior or BYO. Leave area 10 a.m.;

— Wednesday, May 15,  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center, 12:30 p.m., stay and play games afterward;

— Friday, May 17, Howe Caverns tour, lunch at Brick House Bakery, Leave area 9 a.m. (bring a jacket);

— Tuesday, May 21: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Friday, May 23,  H&L Food Truck on the Hudson lunch with Larry, Cost is on the senior, Leave area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, May 24:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, May 25, Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast  9:30 a.m. on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.;

Location:

Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus.  Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call Debbie Engel at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, March 14:  Westerlo Church lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, March 19: movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, March 20:  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, March  21: South Westerlo Church for lunch with a  suggested donation of $5; leaving area at 11 a.m.;

— Friday, March 22: Garden & Flower Show, admission $11. Lunch on the senior. Leaving the area at 9 a.m.;

—  Friday, March 22:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, March 23: Berne Pancake Breakfast leaving at  9 a.m. from Hannaford. This is a free will donation;

— Tuesday, March 26: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, March 27: Tour the Hyde Art Museum and Historic House free admission to the Permanent Collection, Old Masters, 19th-Century European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art, Staff selections from the vault, Colorama (Eastman Kodak) with lunch at Cooper’s Cave Imporium with the cost on the senior;

— Thursday, March 28:  Westerlo Church lunch the menu is brisket and mashed potatoes and gravy with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, March 29:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, March 30: Berne Pancake Breakfast leaving at  9 a.m. from Hannaford. This is a free will donation; and

— Saturday, March 30: Onesquethaw Fire Department Spoon Dinner of lasagna, mac & cheese, baked ziti, casseroles, meatballs & sauce. The cost is on the senior. Leaving the area at 4 p.m.

April

— Saturday, April 6: Ioka Valley Farm Breakfast includes a scenic ride. Leaving Hannaford at 9 a.m.  Order off menu with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 10: Grapevine Farm in Cobleskill browse and have lunch with the cost on the  senior — wine shop included. Leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Thursday, April 11:  Westerlo Church lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 16: Movie at the Spectrum Theatre. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 17: Installation of officers at Maple on the Lake, cost and choice of meal to be announced. Payment due at sign-up through Deb Engel at Town Hall or Larry Walley or Linda Piepropoli at a senior meeting;

— Thursday, April 18: South Westerlo Church for lunch menu to be announced with a  suggested donation of $5; leaving area at 11:15 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 23: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, April 24: Albany History & Art Museum, admission is $6. Lunch at Burger 21 with the cost on the senior. Leaving the area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Thursday, April 25: Westerlo lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, April 26:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, April 27: Berne Pancake Breakfast leaving at  9 a.m. from Hannaford. This is a free will donation; and

— Tuesday, April 30: Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY. Leaving the area at 10 a.m. with Larry. Lunch is on the senior with the place to be announced.

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Come join us and bring a friend along. Meet new and old friends and enjoy something new. Bring a friend or tell a friend or make a friend on the bus.  Anyone 62 and older in the town of New Scotland is welcome. The buses belong to you.

To sign up, call Debbie Engel at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Please note: A new rating system lists a number for some outings:

— 1 is easy with flatter ground and one of two steps, little walking;

— 2 is moderate, with a half-dozen steps required, on and off at several stops; and

— 3 is hard with a lot of steps, a lot of walking, uneven ground.

If you sign up, please note you are responsible for your own equipment; you are welcome to bring an aid or friend with you to assist.  The committee tries to look into each venue to see what is required for mobility and safety, access to buildings, parking, bathrooms, etc. Please be advised of the number to better assess your ability to attend.

Scheduled programs and meetings

The free exercise program that is offered at the community center has changed its name. The Healthy Bones for Life program was written by Janet Hakey-Brusgul, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Outpatient Therapy Services and assistant professor of physical therapy at Sage Colleges.

There are now six trained leaders. They meet at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Come join them any time you can.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Every Thursday, there’s a movie at the Voorheesville Public Library. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Thursday, Feb. 14:  Westerlo lunch with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Feb. 19: Country ride and lunch with Larry at Greig Farm in Redhook. The cost is on the senior and  leaving the area at 10:30 a.m. One bus only;

— Wednesday, Feb. 20: Senior Citizens catered lunch at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m., stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, Feb. 21: South Westerlo Church for lunch with a  suggested donation of $5; leaving area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, Feb. 22:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

— Saturday, Feb. 23: Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast 9:30 a.m. on a donation basis. The menu includes blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more;

— Monday, Feb. 25:  Midway Café’ for lunch with the cost on the senior; leaving the area at 11:15 a.m. Cash only;

— Tuesday, Feb. 26: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Thursday, Feb 28:  Westerlo Church lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

March

— Saturday, March 2:Peaceful Valley Maple Farm for breakfast. The cost is $11. The menu includes  pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, ham, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy, juice, coffee, and tea with the cost on the senior; leaving the area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 6: Senior Citizens business meeting at the Community Center 1 p.m. with light refreshments;  stay and play cards and games;

— Thursday, March 7: Plum Blossom in Troy for dinner; order off menu with the cost on the seniors dinner around 5 p.m.;

— Saturday, March 9: American Legion Voorheesville Polish Dinner the cost is $10. It is from 4 to 7 p.m. with the cost on the senior

— Tuesday, March 12: Helderberg Bread Plant watch the production of bread. The tour is one-hour with a lot of walking, free. Lunch at the Helderberg Café’ in Herkimer with the cost on the senior; leaving area 8:45 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 13: New Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Celebration lunch of corned beef and cabbage with all the extras. The cost is a free will offering;

— Thursday, March 14:  Westerlo Church lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

— Tuesday, March 19: movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, March 20:  Senior Citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, March  21: South Westerlo Church for lunch with a  suggested donation of $5; leaving area at 11 a.m.;

— Saturday, March 23: Berne Pancake Breakfast leaving at  9 a.m. from Hannaford. This is a free will donation;

— Tuesday, March 26: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

— Wednesday, March 27: Tour the Hyde Art Museum and Historic House free admission to the Permanent Collection, Old Masters, 19th-Century European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art, Staff selections from the vault, Colorama (Eastman Kodak) with lunch at Cooper’s Cave Imporium with the cost on the senior;

— Thursday, March 28:  Westerlo Church lunch with the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5. Leaving the area at 11 a.m.;

—  Friday, March 29:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

April

— Saturday, April 6: Ioka Valley Farm Breakfast includes a scenic ride. Leaving Hannaford at 9 a.m.  Order off menu with the cost on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 10: Grapevine Farm in Cobleskill browse and have lunch with the cost on the  senior — wine shop included. Leaving the area at 10 a.m.;

— Tuesday, April 16: movie at the Spectrum Theater. Any movie from  3:15 to 4 p.m. Dinner out at a restaurant with the cost on the senior;

— Tuesday, April 23: Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club  55 car. Depart around 9 a.m. and leaving casino around 3:15 p.m.; suggested bus donation $5 each way;

—  Friday, April 26:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

May

—  Friday, May 24:  Bingo at the Community Center noon to  3 p.m. The fee is $2. Hot Dogs before the game, cost is $1.50;

June

— Sunday, June 2: MacHaydn Theater for a matinee of “Camelot” at 2 p.m. The cost is $32 with checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by May 15 to reserve your seat;

July

— Sunday, June 14: MacHaydn Theater for a matinee of “Grease” at 2 p.m. The cost is $32 with checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by June 24 to reserve your seat;

— Sunday, July 28: MacHaydn Theater for a matinee of “Ragtime” at 2 p.m. The cost is $32 with checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by July 15 to reserve your seat;

August

— Sunday, Aug. 25: MacHaydn Theater for a matinee of “Oklahoma” at 2 p.m. The cost is $32 with checks made out to MacHaydn and into Deb Engel by Aug. 9 to reserve your seat.

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