Senior Briefs

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Claverack Seniors

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. July 9 at the new Claverack Library. We hope to see former members and any others who are interested. The only requirements are being at least 55 years of age and a resident of Claverack.

Lebanon Valley Seniors

NEW LEBANON — The Lebanon Valley Seniors meet at 1 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month at the New Lebanon Firehouse, 523 Route 20, New Lebanon. There will be no meeting on July 2. Upcoming events include July 15 Essex Railroad & Boat Ride including lunch for $62 and a 3 day Amish trip Aug. 25 through Aug. 27. The Amish trip includes Sight & Sound Theater, visits to Good & Plenty and the Amish stores. We suggest for all away events that you have a mask with you. Come to the meetings or call Mary Defreest for details and information or to reserve. Mary Defreest- 518-733-0009. The Essex trip takes place before the next meeting. So, if you would like to go, contact Mary as soon as possible.

The group is having a bake sale on July 17 by the Lebanon PO. There is a senior meeting on the July 16, so if you would like to bake something for the bake sale feel free to bring it to the meeting. There will be a table set up to put the items on and we will see that it gets to the sale.

Tri-Village Seniors

VALATIE — The Tri-Village Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. July 13 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 9, Valatie. Note that all of our meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month from now on unless we announce otherwise. This meeting will be our ice cream social. We are very grateful to Stewart’s for sponsoring this event. We will celebrate our return to meetings that I’m sure all of us have missed during the pandemic. We are assuming that masks are optional, but it would be wise to bring one with you just in case.

Joyce, our trip coordinator, has been busy working on some trips for us. Come to the meeting and find out what’s in store for the rest of the year in the way of trips. Barbara will have some information on our annual Christmas party.

Farmers Market certificates will available 2-3 p.m. July 28 at Martin H. Glynn on Church Street in Valatie. This will be a drive through like last year. If you can obtain your certificates else where at an earlier date please feel free to do so.

Free online classes

ALBANY — Want to try free on-line classes? Go to www.getsetup.org/partner/NYSTATE. New York State Office for the Aging has partnered with the Association on Aging in New York and GetSetUp to provide free virtual classes for older adults taught by peers — ask questions, make friends, learn new things and have fun. Use coupon code: NYSTATE. Most popular classes are: Core Fitness Yoga, Food and Nutrition, Virtual Travel, Restarting Your Career. Take classes from the comfort of your own home via the internet, computer, iPad/Tablet, Smartphone. For help contact GetSetUp at 1-888-559-1614 or email info@getsetup.com.

Dancing through Time

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Dance Alliance of the Capital Region announces a unique virtual series that captures the allure of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a virtual tour by collector Mike Kaplan followed by a movement class in the style of one theme per week. The program runs 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays through June 30 via Zoom. The cost for 6 classes is $50. A single class is $10.

Dancing Through Time Virtual: The Golden Age of Hollywood registration at www.dancealliance.org.

Part 1 will include a virtual tour led by collector Mike Kaplan showing and speaking about Hollywood dance film posters with a common theme.

Part 2 will be a short interactive sharing of participants and the dance instructor about the films and theme of the day.

Part 3 will be a movement class as follows:

6/23 Hollywood Western with Ginger Morris - a country western dance class

/30 Fred and Ginger with Holly Livingston - the incomparable ballroom duo in films

Alzheimer’s Virtual Programs

ALBANY — Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York announces June virtual programs. Registration is required. RSVP at alz.org/CRF, via the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or by contacting 518-675-7214.

In it Together: Dementia, Caregiving and Faith Communities and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease 4-5:30 p.m. June 23.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Tips from the Latest Research with Special Guest Speaker noon-1 p.m. June 25.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 29.

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