New Scotland Senior News for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On May 1, the New Scotland Senior Citizens held its meeting at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Meeting notes

The meeting was called to order by President Barbara Sullivan with 39 members were in attendance. We now have 94 paid members.

— Old business:  39 members attended the July 17 potluck.

— New business:

Gail Sacco Librarian at the Voorheesville Public Library is putting a program together for seniors about How To Use the New Technology. Examples of the technology are IPads, IPods, EReaders, DVD players, lap top computers, etc. so we seniors know what the young people are talking about.

Remember the Feura Bush Library has a computer if you want to go there during their business hours.

The residents of St Margaret’s Center sent us a beautiful thank you.  The children painted watercolor pictures and put them in a booklet for the donations we sent this spring for the children to enjoy. 

There will be an annual shredding Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Swift Road Park.

Mary Miller told everyone about the 2-page article in The Enterprise about one of our members, Sandy Berkman. He was wounded on Iwo Jima but witnessed the raising of the flag. A picture of him in an antique fire truck from the Voorheesville Memorial Day parade was passed around.

Joe Williams took the picture to scan into the seniors section at the Feura Bush Library’s computer, along with another picture of a senior’s group on the winery tour.

Mary mentioned how much fun they had on the winery tour and encouraged people to sign up for the next trip which will be this fall, and encouraged people to sign up for all the other trips available.

A trip was taken to the new improved Dormansville Congregate Meal site and the meals have improved and the portions were better. We are trying them again on Aug. 23.

Refeshments for Sept. 4, business meeting will be provided by  Lorraine Allen, Donna Lee and Dolly Berkman.

The New Scotland Seniors' annual picnic will be held this year at the town of New Scotland Swift Road Park on Aug. 21, at noon in place of the potluck at the community center.

The picnic committee for this is Pat and Herb Leichman, Linda Pietropaoli, Barbara Sullivan, Gwen Libby, and Anne Carson. 

Join us

Are you 62 years young and living in the town of New Scotland? If so, you are considered a senior and thus entitled to use the senior services. This includes our Yellow Bus, joining the New Scotland Senior Citizens, and attending the meetings held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center to enjoy the fun and games, food, entertainment, and friendship.

We would like to invite any and all seniors (60-plus is the age for a club member) in the area to join us. We are a good group of seniors and would love to have new members.

There are three types of meetings:

— 1. Business meeting: On the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., most times with entertainment and refreshments, cards, and games to follow;

— 2. A covered-dish (bring something to pass) or other meal: On the third Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m., you should bring your own place serving (plate, knife, fork, and spoon,. and

— 3. Fun and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Need a ride

Are you a senior 62 and older an need a ride for a medical, legal, hair, friendly visits or more, call 439-9038 to set it up. Rides are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is run on a donation basis so consider what the ride is worth to you and donate if you can.  Our suggested donation is $5 each way for out of town trips and a couple of dollars each way in town.  We will go up to 15 miles from New Scotland town hall.

Yellow Bus

In our Yellow Buses we had dozens of trips with hundreds of seniors out having fun in the past few months, we wish more of you in the town would join in getting out and socializing, it is good to make new friends.

Anyone 62 and older can join us on our adventures. Sheets are available at town hall, the Voorheesville Public Library, or online at Click on Departments, then Senior Outreach, and scroll down to the Yellow Bus, then click either in PDF or DOC. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list, call 439-9083.

Call Susan Kidder to reserve a seat on the bus for you and a friend. We have 14 seats, so first come, first served.  If possible two buses will be used with a minimum of six persons on the bus locally and minimum of 8 for out of town trips.

Come on and join us

Every Tuesday and Thursday we offer an Osteobuster’s class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center. The class is free.

Every first and third Wednesday there is a senior citizens meeting at the community center. There is a potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

For all prepaid events make checks out to the specified venue or Town of New Scotland with event name and date in the memo section.

If you are signed up for a trip and it is no longer listed, it means the trip is full. 

You will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before an event.  If you can’t go, please call 439-9038 and cancel as soon as possible.

.Future trips

Upcoming Yellow Bus trips for seniors are as follows:

Aug. 19, Tom’s Hot Dogs  in Greenville; and a free concert in park at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug spray; 

Aug. 20, Cooks Park in Colonie a free concert with the Rymanowski Brothers, Polish music starts at 6:30 p.m.;

Aug. 21, annual senior picnic in the Swift Road Park at 12:30 p.m. Don’t forget your dish to share and call if you need a ride;

Aug. 21, Voorheesville Public  Library free concert at 6:30 p.m. with the Katsura Band;

Aug. 22, Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, will leave area at 11 a.m., admission is $5. Lunch at the Port of Call in Catskill, the cost is on the  senior;

Aug. 23, Dormansville lunch of roasted pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, orange juice, California blend vegetables, and strawberry shortcake. A suggested donation of $4;

Aug. 25, Sun Ravena Senior Center breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. The cost  is $8. See signup book for menu;

Aug. 27, Cook’s Park, Colonie; a free concert Hair of the Dog starts at 6:30 p.m.;

Aug. 28, Rensselaer Senior Center cold plate: roast beef, macaroni salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese and chocolate pudding with Celebrating the Life of Elvis with Donnie Elvis. Suggested donation is  $2.75;

Aug. 30, Wellington Herb Farm for a Victorian Tea with sandwiches and desserts at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $18, with a limit of 22 people. There will be a stop at the Carrot Barn and maybe Shaw’s;

Sept. 5, Watervliet Arsenal’s Irons and Guns Museum free tour, lunch first at Watervliet Senior Center with stop at the Schuyler Bakery after tour suggested lunch donation $3;

Sept. 8, Mac-Haydn Theater for All Shook Up with Elvis. A 2 p.m., matinee with a cost of $25. Checks are to be made out to MacHaydn Theater and into Susan Kidder by Aug. 22; dinner is at the Cracker Barrel;

Sept. 13, Spectrum Theater any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m., followed by dinner at the Western Diner;

Sept. 17, Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville leaving area at 11 a.m., lunch at Glenville Senior Center suggested donation $3.75. Museum tour at 1 p.m.,  $8 admission due by Sept 4, cash to Susan Kidder or MaryAnn Cook with a stop at Lighthouse Restaurant for coffee and dessert after the tour;

Sept. 18, Rensselaer Senior Center the menu to be announced, suggested donation of $2.75 with The Spirit of Johnny Cash Live with Harold Ford;

Sept. 21, Sharon Springs Harvest Festival leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning between 4 and 5 p.m. Lots of walking, places for lunch on your own with a stop at the spice shop on our way home;

Sept. 22, Town of New Scotland Historical Society Antique Roadshow. Details to follow;

Sept. 24, Saratoga Casino Club 55 Day with buffet lunch $4.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card, depart around 9:30 a.m. and leaving around 3:15 p.m., suggested bus donation of $5 each way, $20 voucher for anyone arriving with the bus;

Sept. 28, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Cost is $3 to be paid to Susan Kidder on or before Aug. 21 the cost after that date is $7 for seniors at the gate;

Oct. 13, Scenic Canal Cruise on the Caldwell Belle (a paddle wheeler) cost $23. Cruise starts at 1:30 p.m. see trip sheet for additional information; and

Oct. 18, Annual flea market trip with lunch in route, head north to flea markets, second hand shops and junk shops.

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