Senior Briefs

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Greenport Seniors

GREENPORT — The Greenport Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Speaker will be Greenport Town Supervisor Kathy Eldridge. An anniversary cake will be served as part of the refreshments. All are welcome to join. Greenport residency is not a requirement.

Discussion

NEW LEBANON — The Seniors Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph’s Parish is hosting an important discussion with Stephentown past chief and current Fire District Commissioner, Rik McClave, as he describes changes in the present response capabilities of our local emergency medical services (EMS). The program will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 732 Route 20, New Lebanon. He will explain some of the major factors in the loss of EMS in many towns along the eastern borders of rural Columbia and Rensselaer counties. All interested persons are encouraged to attend at no charge. Light refreshments will be offered. For more information, contact Mary at 518-733-0469.

Auxiliary Meets

GREENPORT — The Greenport Branch of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Greenport, weather permitting. Plans for the coming year will be discussed.

Defensive Driving

RENSSELAER — A defensive driving class to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Boys & Girls Club, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. Fee is $35; bring a friend, $30 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling Raymond Frankoski at 518-286-3788. Class size is limited.

Special Tour

STAATSBURG — Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey can attend a special tour at Staatsburgh, a real-life American version of Downton Abbey at 1 p.m. Jan. 19. The tour, entitled “America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era,” compares the fictional Downton Abbey to Staatsburgh, a 79-room Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River. Admission for “America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era” is $10; $8 for seniors and students; and free for children age 12 and younger. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-889-8851.

Lebanon Valley Senior Citizens

NEW LEBANON — The Lebanon Valley Senior Citizens club meets the first and third Friday of every month at the New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon. Annual fee is $10 (free to those over 80). Activities include trips, holiday lunches at local restaurants, a barbecue and covered dish events, bingo and more. Open to all 55 and older.

Hudson Senior Center

HUDSON — The Hudson Senior Center meets at the Hudson Area Library, second floor, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. For information, call 518-828-3200. Lunch is served at noon Monday through Friday.

MONDAY: 9-9:45 a.m. stretch yoga, $2; 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2.

TUESDAY: 9:45- 10:45 a.m. yoga, $2.

WEDNESDAY: 9-9:45 a.m. stretch yoga, $2; 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2; 1-4 p.m. Still Life Into Life Painting with Dan Rupe, $10 includes supplies.

THURSDAY: 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. yoga, $2.

FRIDAY: 10-11 a.m. aerobics, $2.

SATURDAY: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector, sign up required, 518-828-1792 ext. 101.

Story Hour

PHILMONT — The Philmont Public Library hosts “The Grands and the Littles” Story Hour at 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Main St., Philmont. Bring a kid for reading, music, crafts, and finger play. For information, call 518-672-5010.

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