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.
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.
Seniors taking care of their own
When Harry Howansky retired from his job as an engineer with the state, he wasn’t ready to sit back and relax. The 80-year-old Colonie man who says he grew up on a farm and considers himself quite handy, thought ‘why not put my skills to work.’
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.
This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
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.
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.
Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts its own version of the Olympics
Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts winter games for residents.
Florence Teichner, 86, of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has lived in Schenectady most of her life. Before coming to Kingsway two years ago, Florence had not had any formal art training. She currently participates in Kingsway’s weekly art therapy group.
Assisted living community becomes part of national chain
Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.
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.
I have been a bit on the fluffy side (I refuse to say overweight) for most of my adult life. And I have always taken a perverse kind of pride that despite the dire forewarnings about my spotty eating habits and non-existing exercise regime; I was healthy. Then I reached the afternoon of my life (late 50’s) and without any provocation, my body announced its resignation. My less than stellar food choices caught up with me, and for the first time, I am concerned that I may not be aging well.
The National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Aging identify certain risk factors such as age and genetics that are out of a person’s control. However, there are several areas that we can modify that may help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
An educational program entitled “Memory Loss and Strategies for Management” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Kingsway Manor Assisted Living, 357 Kings Road in Schenectady.
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.
Once again it's time to vote for New York's outstanding senior volunteer
Every day, New York senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here is your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service program.
The Home of the Friendless opened its doors on Sept. 9 1868, ready to help ladies in need.
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.
CarFit helps older drivers stay safe behind the wheel
CarFit volunteers converged at Westmere Fire Department on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to make seniors aware about vehicle safety equipment and to fit cars to each individual. Information is given to enhance driver safety, too, along with recommending certain items that can be purchased to make driving safer.
Community group to host annual Victorian celebration
The village will be transformed into a festive hot spot during Altamont Community Tradition’s 12th annual Victorian Holidays Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m.