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Senior Briefs

June 27, 2017 10:38 am Updated: July 24, 2017 02:38 pm

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Greenville Golden Years Club

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Golden Years Club will meet July 5 for an ice cream social plus car racing. Bring quarters. The Aug. 2 meeting will be the chicken barbecue picnic. The cost to members is $10 and has to be paid at July 5 meeting.

Catskill Silver Linings Seniors

CATSKILL — The Catskill Silver Linings Seniors trip coordinator Georgie invites all to consider the following trips for 2017.

Smokey Mountains Entertainer, Sept. 24-29. Cost $655; single $845.

The Catskill Silver Linings Seniors encourage all to join us each month at the Senior Center where we enjoy programs, refreshments and company. Yearly dues are a reasonable $5. Meetings begin at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month except when schools are closed due to weather.

Fitness class

COXSACKIE — Enhance Fitness is a community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Program participants overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis and revitalize their well-being within a safe community of support.

This free, 16 week program consists of one hour classes given three times a week and is offered at the Greene County YMCA in Coxsackie. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact the Greene County Y at 518-731-7529 to register for the program.

The Enhance Fitness program was designed to improve physical conditioning and to decrease the risk of falling. Studies show that regular physical activity improves overall health, memory, mood, balance, bone density, endurance, flexibility and coordination. The specially trained instructors at the Greene County Y will help you get the most out of this simple yet effective program.


GREENVILLE — Bruce Hilliger presents Yoga/Meditation class 7-8:30 p.m. July 11 and 18. Sponsored by the Greenville Public Library, the class will be held at the SRV Retreat Center. Instructor for this class, Bruce Hilliger, has been studying and practicing many styles of Yoga since 1968. He teaches a form called Ananta Yoga, a combination of meditation and yoga postures. This yoga is filled with slow and sustained poses that help both stretch and loosen tightness in the body and facilitates easy breathing and meditation. This class is meant for people of all types of body descriptions, the young and old, and varying degrees of physical health. Some restrictions are there though. For information and to register, call the Greenville Library at 518-966-8205 or stop in to register.

Mental health happy hour

ALBANY — Noteworthy Resources of Albany Inc. presents Mental Health Happy Hour to be held 5:30-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at The Addictions Care Center of Albany’s Community Education Building, 90 McCarty Ave., Albany. The free support group is a safe and supportive environment that is designed for all individuals who live in the area who are willing to connect with others to receive educational elements of all the components of the mental health, reducing the stigma and to give individuals a sense of belonging in their community. For all teens and adults. To attend, email For information, call Tatiana Gjergji at 518-225-2388.

Live and Learn lecture

ALBANY - The third program in the Albany Jewish Community Center’s four–part 2017 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture–Lunch Series will be held at 11 a.m. June 29 in the Albany JCC’s auditorium, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany.

Al Kustanowitz will present “Israel is a Funny Country.” A book sale and signing of Kustanowitz’s books follows lunch.

Kustanowitz will examine the nature of humor in Israel, presenting funny television commercials, food stories, Israeli comedy, satire, parody, simcha celebrations and endearing aspects of Israeli culture, exposing quirks of Israeli life. Jewish Humor Central, an internet blog, was founded by Kustanowitz in 2009 to bring daily fun to readers to counteract depressing news. Each day thousands of subscribers in 160 countries get the blog by email, Facebook and Twitter. Kustanowitz, who lives in New Jersey, gives lectures and has written nine books on Jewish humor.

This program is open to the community. Cost for the lecture–lunch is $15 general admission, and $13 for a JCC member. The kosher lunch is under supervision of the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District. Prepaid reservations are required in the Albany JCC’s senior adult office, by calling 438-6651 x112 or emailing

Baseball trip

TROY — The Greene County Region NY-13 Blue Star Mothers will be sponsoring a trip to the Tri-City Valley Cats baseball game on July 13. Their opponents that evening will be the State College Spikes. The game will be held at the Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy.

This game is free to all veterans and/or current military personnel. Guests and general public who would like to go will be $26 per person. Cost includes the bus trip from Coxsackie, a picnic dinner, box seats for the game, and a stadium cap.

Parking will be available at the Hunter Bus Garage, 161 Scheller Park Road, Coxsackie. The bus will leave for the game at 4:45 p.m. Seating is limited so reserve now. Call Peggy at 518-945-1325 or email

Support Groups

CATSKILL — The Alzheimer’s Association holds support group meetings at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at The Pines, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.


COXSACKIE — The Alzheimer’s Association holds support group meetings at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie.