Senior Briefs

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Greenport Seniors

GREENPORT — The Greenport Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. May 26. The speaker for the meeting will be Fire Chief John Onufrychuk of Greenport Fire Department. Also Office of the Aged with the Health Department will be at the meeting to offer free Covid-19 booster shots.The meeting is opened to seniors who reside in Columbia County.

Southern Tier Seniors

TIVOLI — The Southern Tier Seniors will meet June 1 at the Mason’s Lodge, 7 North Road, Tivoli. Social time begins at 11 a.m. and business meeting starts at noon. Refreshments to follow by members whose last name begin with D to M. We will have Ron Gabriel as our guest speaker, and a discussion on the annual picnic on July 6 at Palatine Park. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday each month at the Monumental Hall in Tivoli. New members are always welcome to attend. For information, call Jim at 845-756-2960.

Ghent-Chatham Seniors

GHENT — The Ghent-Chatham Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. June 1 at the Ghent Reformed Church. County Route 22, Ghent. Future plans and trip information will be discussed.

Lebanon Seniors

NEW LEBANON — Lebanon Senior Citizens will hold a barbecue at 1 p.m. June 17 at Shatford Park, which is a meeting day. Call Linda Moshimer at 518-794-8169 if you are planning on attending. She has the list and will put you down and let you know the details. The Lebanon Seniors will have a Remembrance Luncheon on Sept. 16 at The Lakeside.

The whale watching trip will be on July 26 which is a Tuesday. It is $70 per person. If you are planning on going on this trip you must call Mary Defreest so she can add you to the list and give you the food choices. Also the $70 for this trip is due no later than June 3 meeting

The Maine trip is Oct. 17-19. The price per person is $400 for double occupancy, if you want single occupancy it is more. This includes the bus, hotel, most food and the lobster boat. Like all the trips we have, it is 2 people to a room. This trip will have a super early start time, 6 a.m. bus boarding. We will also be stopping on the way up for food, etc. On the way home will be stopping at Stone Wall Farm. This trip will be gone over again at the June 3 meeting. You may starting signing up for the trips now. There are a couple of more trips in the planning stage. Linda Moshimer is also looking into a Paint and Sip for November. It will depend on what date she can get. Mary needs more people to sign up for the driving course before she can schedule it. If interested, call her. Also Mary ordered all new pins for everyone and they have come in. You may pick them up at a meeting or at the barbecue.

The seniors meet at the New Lebanon Firehouse the first and thrid Friday of every month. The more members we have the merrier it is. If you have any questions, contact Mary Defreest at 518-733-0009.

Tri-Village Seniors

VALATIE — The Tri-Village Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. June 14 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Route 9, Valatie. June is Dairy Month and we will celebrate by enjoying ice cream sundaes. The ice cream and toppings are being donated by Stewarts.

The first trip of 2022 is on June 23 to the Riverview Inn, Matarmoras, Penn., on the banks of the Delaware River. The cost for this trip is $54 for members and payment is due at the May 10 meeting. The bus for this trip is filling up quickly. The bus leaves St. Luke’s parking lot promptly at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon and will consist of tossed salad, a duet plate of Duxelle Breast of Chicken and sliced Top Round of Beef, Vegetables and Potatoes DuJour. For vegetarians there will be Meatless Red Sauce Pasta. Followed by House Dessert and coffee, tea, iced tea and soda. There will be an open bar with Wine and Beer and a cash bar for Mixed Drinks. After lunch we will be entertained by Jeff (Elvis) Krick an award winning Elvis Tribute Singer. We presently have 15 seats available for $64 each for non-members. If you are interested, call Joyce at 518-610-9095. She will need your reservation and money no later than May 26.

The second trip will be July 20 to the Brownstone in Patterson, NJ to see “ On The Boardwalk.” The cost for this trip is $60 for members and is due by the June 14 meeting. Cost to non-members will be $70 and those seats will be available after the June 14 meeting. The bus will leave St. Luke’s parking lot promptly at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. More information to follow.

We also have a trip scheduled for Aug. 24 to Glimmerglass Lake in Cooperstown. Included is a boat trip on the lake, lunch and a tour of Fly Creek. The bus will leave St. Luke’s parking lot promptly at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. More info to follow on this trip.

The next trip is scheduled for Sept. 29 to Turning Stone to play, eat and be entertained. The cost is $40 for members due by the Aug. 9 meeting. Non-members cost an additional $10 and if available cannot be booked till after the Aug. 9 meeting. You will receive back $25 slot play and a $5 food credit. The show, music of the Beach Boys, BeeGees and Motown is included. Show time is 1 p.m. Bus leaves St. Luke’s parking promptly at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. All guests will need to show proof of vaccinations to enter showroom.

Please note all trips cost an additional $10 for non-members. Trips will be open to non-members only if seats are available after the payment due date for members.

Also note you must pay for each trip individually as this will make it easier for Joyce when making bank deposits.

Claverack Seniors

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Seniors announce the following trips.

June 9, Log Cabin/Lobster Fest Doo Wop Review, $70, 8:30 a.m.

July 12, Plymouth Whale Watch, $40, 9 a.m. Dinner on you own.

Aug. 3, Medieval Times, dinner theater in New Jersey, $45, 7:30 a.m.

Sept. 21, Big E Fair, $20, 7:30 a.m.

Non-members pay an additional $10 for trips. Pickups will be made at the AB Shaw Firehouse on Route 23. Payment is due a month before trip date. For information, or to sign up, call Debbie Grau, Trip Director at 518-610-1766.

Columbia County Golden Agers

COLUMBIAVILLE — The Columbia County Golden Agers announce the following trips for 2022. For information and reservations, call Jeannine Wloch at 518-821-8696 or Gloria Giles at 518-822-1308.

Pennsylvania Amishland, Sight & Sound-David, June 14 through June 16, Double, $450; single, $589.

Log Cabin presents Barry Manilow and Cher Tribute, July 27. Choice of twin lobsters or prime rib, $106.

Nashville, Tennessee, Sept. 11 through Sept. 16. Double, $875; single, $1,225.

Riverview Inn, full course meal with award winning Jeff (Elvis) Kirck, Oct. 20, $79.

Log Cabin, Country Christmas & Veterans Show featuring Ozark Jubilee, Nov. 10, $106.

Discussion Group

COPAKE — This summer, the Roeliff Jansen Community Library will be hosting a reading and discussion group on the topic of growing and aging. The group will meet 6-7:30 p.m. every other week starting June 16 and ending Aug. 25 for a reading and discussion series where we will explore questions about entering middle age, growing older, caring for aged loved ones and finding satisfaction in later stages of life. The books we will be reading are: Paula Harding, Tinkers, Pat Thane, ed., A History of Old Age, Martin Kohn, Carol C. Donley, and Delese Wear, eds., Literature and Aging: An Anthology, and Patricia Cohen, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age. This discussion series will be facilitated by library director Tammy Gaskell and will meet for six sessions. Registration is required and limited to 14 participants. Register by emailing Books will be provided.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

HUDSON — The Columbia County Health Department will teach Tai-Chi for Arthritis classes to older adults at the Valatie Senior Congregate site located at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie. Classes will be held 10:15-11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The classes are free and will run for an 8 week time period. Tai Chi helps improve balance by strengthening muscles and coordination, thus aiding in fall prevention. For more information or to register, call 518-672-7134.

Senior Balance and Strength

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, offers a Senior Balance & Strength Class 9-10 a.m. Thursdays via Zoom. Patrons are invited to join us on Zoom for the very popular Balance & Strength classes. For information on hours and events and the Zoom link, call 518-325-4101 or go to

GetSetUP Online Classes

ALBANY — 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. Classes include Core Fitness, Yoga, Food and Nutrition, Virtual Travel, Restarting your Career. Take classes from the comfort of your home. Go to Use coupon code: NYSTATE. For information and help, call 1-888-559-1614 or

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