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Senior Briefs for May 15, 2019

May 14, 2019 11:38 am

We want to hear from you. To send information to be included in Senior Briefs, email to editorial@thedailymail.net; mail to The Daily Mail, Atten: Senior Briefs, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534; fax to 518-828-3870. For information and questions, please call 518-828-1616 ext. 2490. We would like to have information at least two weeks in advance.

Athens Senior Citizens

ATHENS — The Athens Senior Citizens meet at 1:15 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens.

Cairo Golden Agers

CAIRO — The Cairo Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Acra Community Center, Route 23, Acra.

Catskill Silver Linings Seniors

CATSKILL — The Catskill Silver Linings Seniors meet at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Robert C. Antonelli Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill. Newly elected officers are Sheila Pedersen, president; Joan Young, vice president; Renate White, treasurer; Patricia Cardinale, secretary. Georgie Ramsey will continue serving as travel coordinator. New members are welcome. Dues are $5.

Coxsackie Area Seniors

COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Area Seniors meet at 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in Van Heest Hall, Bethany Village, 800 Bethany Village, West Coxsackie.

Senior Citizens of Coxsackie

COXSACKIE — The Senior Citizens of Coxsackie meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Coxsackie Senior Center, 127 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

Greenville Golden Agers

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Hall, 54 Maple Ave., Greenville.

Mountain Top Golden Agers

TANNERSVILLE — The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Tannersville Village Hall, 1 Park Lane, Tannersville.

WAJPL Golden Agers

HENSONVILLE — The WAJPL Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at Hensonville Town Building, 371 Route 296, Hensonville.

Moving for Better Balance

ACRA — Moving for Better Balance will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4 through Aug. 27 at the Acra Community Center, Senior Nutrition Site, Old Route 23B, Acra. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Toni Carroll, wellness coordinator at 518-731-7429.

Support Groups

COXSACKIE — A grief support group will start meeting at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Bethany Village in Coxsackie. While the loss of a loved one is a common source of grief other reasons include the loss of a job, the death of a beloved pet, experiencing a major health challenge such as cancer and the ending of a relationship. Grief is a very personal and individual emotion. Support groups provide many benefits to those who are grieving. Those who are experiencing grief early on can connect with others in the group who have successfully managed their grief and are further along on their road to feeling happy once again. More information can be found at the face book page at Coxsackie Grief Support Group and also by contacting Jeffrey Haas at 518-478-5414 or jhaasrph@aol.com.

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 Thursday of the month at Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie.

CATSKILL — The Pines at Catskill and Columbia Memorial Health will host a Stroke Survivor and Caregiver monthly support group at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. For information, call 518-943-5151.

Shopping Bus

CATSKILL — The Greene County Department of Human Services offers a shopping bus to Greene County residents 60 and older, living in the towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Greenville, Hunter, Jewett, Prattsville and Windham. Seniors are picked up at their door, driven to Catskill for shopping and then have lunch at a local senior center before returning home. Special trips are scheduled periodically.

Monday: Mountain Top/Catskill (Windham, Ashland, Prattsville, Jewett and Hunter).

Tuesday: Cairo/Greenville/Catskill.

Wednesday: Athens/Coxsackie.

The Shopping Bus does not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day (November), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The trip to Colonie Center will be Dec. 20.

The following is the 2019 trips to Colonie Center. Trips are the third Thursday of the month. The cost is $10. Payment is due at time of departure/boarding. May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19. Reservations must be made no later than 3 p.m. of the Wednesday before the trip.

In addition, during snow or ice storms, it may be necessary for us to close our senior service centers because of hazardous driving conditions. When we close the centers, we also cancel our transportation services for the day, which includes the Shopping Bus.

Advance notice/reservation required for all shopping bus transportation. For information or to reserve a seat, call Janet at 518-719-3559.