Senior Briefs

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Greenport Seniors

GREENPORT — The Greenport Seniors plan to meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Community Center. Regarding the trips with the Columbia County Golden Agers several have had to be cancelled. The Westchester Theatre trip in August has been cancelled. We are still looking into the remaining trips. Will keep you posted. Stay home and stay safe.

Tri-Village Seniors

KINDERHOOK — Tri-Village Seniors will be handing out Farmer’s Market certificates 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 31 at the Town of Kinderhook Town Hall, old Martin H. Glynn School, Church Street, Valatie. You do not have to get out of your car. You just pull in and employees from the Office of the Aging will be there to give you the certificates. Wear your mask when you put your window down to get the certificates. To be eligible for the certificates you need to meet the following guidelines: one person household income per month $1,968; 2 person household, $2,658; and 3 person household, $3,349. You do not have to be a member of Tri-Village Seniors. You will be given a pen to fill out some paperwork and the pen is yours to keep.

Southern Tier Seniors

TIVOLI — The Southern Tier Seniors next meeting will be Aug. 5 which will be the gathering in the picnic area at the Clermont State Park. Everyone planning to attend should bring their own lunch and lawn chair. The representative from the Office of the Aging will be there to deliver the Farm Market Coupons to those who qualify. For information about the club, call Jim 845-756-2960.

Claverack Seniors

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Seniors announce that a representative from the Office for the Aging will be at the Claverack Town Park with Farmers’ Market coupons at 1 p.m. July 29 for all those 60 and older who are eligible. This will be a drive-thru procedure to receive coupons near the pavilion. All the Claverack Senior trips for the remainder of this year have been cancelled.

Shopping Assistance For Seniors

HUDSON — Difficult times bring out the best in people and once again, Columbia County residents have stepped up to the challenge. If you are a Columbia County resident who is over 60 and need assistance and would like someone to shop or pick up prescriptions for you, call the Office for the Aging at 518-828-4258. The Office for the Aging has compiled a list of groups and volunteers throughout the County who will shop and deliver items to your home. The Columbia County Office for the Aging is here to assist you during this difficult time.

Face Masks

HUDSON — If any senior, 60 and older, is in need of a face mask, they should contact the Columbia County Office for the Aging at 518-828-4258 to make arrangements for pick up or delivery. The office is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hotline For Elderly And Vulnerable

HUDSON — Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett has established a hotline for the elderly and vulnerable in county, including those with medical conditions or are disabled, who would welcome a deputy checking on their well-being on a daily basis. The number for the hotline is 518-828-0601 ext. 1400.

Virtual Strength and Balance Class

COPAKE — The Roe Jan Community Library presents Virtual Strength and Balance Class 9-10 a.m. Thursdays. Join Dr. Paul Spector for a virtual exercise class from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection.

Join the class each Thursday by visiting, or by going to and typing in this code: 759-916-157. The same link and code will be used each week.

Core Strength & Balance

HUDSON — This summer the Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, is continuing its popular, Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector. This 6-week series of workshops meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 29. This class will meet virtually on Zoom video conferencing services.

The workshop introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. Breathing exercises to reduce stress are also featured. All fitness levels are welcome. Attend classes in clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

Registration for this free class series is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email

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