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Taking a flight to remember

Patriot Flight departs next month for a visit to the national WWII memorial in honor of D-Day anniversary

Dozens of World War II veterans are set to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial on the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month.

April 17, 2014

Senior Spotlight stories

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Bringing new life to cemetery

St. Agnes’ Living Room offers art exhibits and classes

A cemetery in Menands has come up with an innovative way to bring more people there.

Help on the horizon

Colonie adult day care program expands into Guilderland

A day program started in Colonie for seniors suffering from the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s will be expanding to a location in Guilderland.

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Get To Know: Joyce Becker

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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A toast to keep the chill at bay

Low temperatures and a snowier than usual winter has left many older people on fixed incomes struggling to pay their heating bills. For the past few years, Colonie Senior Service Centers has stepped in to help by hosting the Warmth of Wine fundraiser.

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Altamont senior van commemorated

Village waited several years for state funding after purchasing vehicle

Seniors had cheered years ago at an Altamont Board of Trustees meeting upon hearing a new van would be bought, but the mayor recently was the one cheering after state funds for the purchase finally arrived at Village Hall.

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Let the games begin

Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts its own version of the Olympics

Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts winter games for residents.

Delmar Place joins Atria family

Assisted living community becomes part of national chain

Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.

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Stitching happiness

Retirees find pleasure by making quilts for children

Marcia Hajeck has always loved to sew, but it was about 1980 when she began creating quilts. The now 75 year old from Clifton Park says she typically spends at least three hours a day on her selfless hobby.

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Winging it at Albany airport

An uptick in snowy owl sightings thrills local bird enthusiasts

Snowy owls have landed at the airport and according to local bird club members, the creatures have been seen there for more than a month.

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The Ladies

The Home of the Friendless opened its doors on Sept. 9 1868, ready to help ladies in need.

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Recipes ripe with tradition

In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.


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