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Prepare for changing laws

ALBANY — New NYS Laws for Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning and Long-term Care 1 p.m. March 2 via Zoom. Join us for a Zoom training with Former NYS Assemblywoman and Asset Protection Attorney,

Ann-Margaret Carrozza, and Director of Outreach at NYSARC Trust Services, Sarah Szewczyk, to learn how to prepare for changing NYS laws in order to protect assets and income for Medicaid planning and long-term care purposes. The virtual host is Shaker Place, the Capital District’s premier rehabilitation and nursing center. Visit to learn about the newly renovated facility located in Albany. Call 518-869-2231 or email for further information. You must register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and call-in details:

Ageless Dancer Series

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance is offering a virtual “Ageless Dancer Series” of classes geared for adults 55 and older beginning Feb. 22 via Zoom.

Mary Anne Fantauzzi will teach Ballet Barre & Balance 1:30-2:30 p.m. This class will include a modified classical ballet technique class with emphasis on the improvement of balance, core and pelvic stabilization, fluidity of movement, coordination, and musicality. Participants need a barre or sturdy high back chair. Fitness attire and ballet slippers are recommended. Five classes through March 22 for $30.

Sharyn Kalinkewicz will teach Beginner Pilates Mat 1:30-2:30 p.m.Wednesdays. This class will focus on the 6 principles of Joseph Pilates: breath, concentration, focus, control, flow, and precision. No experience is necessary. Pilates is known to improve the overall health of its participants especially by activating the deep core muscles for stabilization. Participants need a resistance band and yoga mat. Fitness attire and bare feet are recommended. Five classes from Feb. 24 through March 24 for $30. Participants may register at with a credit card or PayPal. Contact Fantauzzi at for questions or more information.

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