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GREENPORT — The Greenport Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Senior Community Centre on Town Hall Drive off Healy Boulevard. The group is hoping to have Town Supervisor Kathy Eldridge attend to give a presentation during the meeting.
Southern Tier Seniors
TIVOLI — The Southern Tier Seniors will meet Feb. 1. at the Mason’s Hall in Tivoli. Doors open at 11 a.m. Speaker Suzanne Hermans from the Red Hook Responds group will talk about community resources that are available.
The business meeting starts at noon. JoAnn will be collecting dues. Members whose last name begins with D to L are on desserts. In case of snow with school closings the meeting will be cancelled. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday each month. Walk–ins are always welcome. For information, call 845-756-2960.
WEST GHENT - The Ghent-Chatham Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Ghent Reformed Church, County Route 22, West Ghent. Dues for 2023 are now being accepted.
Refreshments will be served by Jane Blank, Jeanne Blume, Eileen Brothers, Margaret Burch and Janet Conway.
Please participate when it’s your turn, as it’s not fair for the same people to always provide. And due to the huge increase in the costs of paper products, disposable coffee cups will no longer be provided. Feel free to bring your own cup as a beverage will still be provided.
New Lebanon Senior Citizens
NEW LEBANON — The New Lebanon Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the New Lebanon Firehouse. If New Lebanon schools are closed for a snow day, the meetings will be canceled. Since the January meeting was canceled due to weather, the chili cook off will be held at the February meeting instead of soup and sandwiches. The group is in the planning stages for the 2023 adventures. On March 3, Linda Shear from the Department of the Aging for Columbia County will be guest speaker. Also on March 17, which is a Friday, the St. Patrick Day lunch will be at Jimmy D’s. For information on the group and to join, call Mary Defreest at 518-733-0009 or attend the next meeting.
Hot Topics in Healthy Aging
COPAKE — Hot Topics in Healthy Aging – Clearing up Common Questions: Weight Management 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. The fifth in a series of interactive lectures by Dr. Paul Spector designed especially for seniors but of interest to all. This universal problem will be examined in the context of new research that helps explain why the old calories in – calories out model does not work and what does. This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. This program will be presented in person and online. For login information, email email@example.com. Past program recordings are available on our website and our YouTube channel. The sixth and final installment of this series, “How to Interpret Health News and Tips on Choosing a Doctor,” will take place on March 1.
Health Care Navigator
COPAKE — Health Care Navigator appointments 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. A Navigator from the Healthcare Consortium will be available the second Monday of each month from 11:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Navigators can assist individuals and families in Columbia and Greene Counties with shopping for, comparing, and enrolling in quality, affordable health insurance, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan, through the New York State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Navigator services are free of charge. You can make an appointment by calling 518-822-9600.