The journey continues on Tuesday, June 7, as we visit another area sacred space. Join Diane as we visit the Grafton Peace Pagoda located at 87 Crandall Rd in Petersburg. If you are looking to truly get away from it all and seek out an attraction that will leave you feeling nothing short of zen, then it's time to discover our very own peace pagoda. The Grafton Peace Pagoda took 8-years to complete and came to be after Buddhist nun and activist, Jun Yasuda was gifted the land by another long-time activist. The CSSC shuttle bus will leave The Beltrone Living [...]
Join us on Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 PM for our fourth free community concert in a four-part-series entitled World Concert Series – Music for the Ages. June is dedicated to German music, culture and cuisine. We will be entertained by the Accord-A-Tones, Becky and Herb Liebenhagen of Cohoes, a husband and wife team who play authentic International music, specializing in German Folk Music. This event is possible with the generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Arts Center for the Capital Region. Weather permitting, the concert will be held in the south-end gazebo at [...]
Join Abby from SABBA Vineyards in the community room at King Thiel Senior Community on Thursday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. for a class entitled NYS WINE 101. Established in 2012, SABBA Vineyard is a small family-run vineyard in New York State’s Hudson Valley. They are both sculptors and winemakers. Their dedication to the art of sculpting, growing the best grapes and making the most delicious wine is born out of their love for the beauty it bringsto our cherished land and the joy of sharing fine award-winning wine with friends and family. Attendees will be presented with a flight of [...]
Please join THE CENTER at CSSC on Sunday, June 12 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. as we participate in the Pruyn House’s Global Wellness Day on the grounds of the beautiful historic site located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road in Latham. The event is free and open to the public with many demonstrations and vendors. The main aims of the day are: • To recognize the value of our lives • To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year • To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits • To [...]
Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Menu • Watermelon Gazpacho • Grilled Asparagus Salad w/Arugala and Honey Apricot Dressing • BBQ chicken dinner w/corn bread, baked beans and potato salad • Chocolate Strawberry Trifle These wonderful drive thru meals are available to anyone in the community. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 per meal. To make a reservation or for additional information, please call Louis at 518-459-2857 ext. 340.
Back by popular demand, come join cssc for summerfest, a senior community block party open to the public! Featuring an active aging fair, live music, vendors and car show with free admission. Monday, June 20, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. Brought to you be these local sponsors: • Centers health care • Adirondack radiology open mri • Aetna medicare solutions • Captioncall phone service • Marquis certified home care
July's Community Drive Thru Dinner On Thursday, July 7, let’s celebrate summer with a fabulous lobster roll dinner prepared by Mazzone Hospitality that will make you feel like you are vacationing at the ocean. July’s menu will consist of the following: • Lobster Salad Roll • New England potato salad • Tomato and Cucumber Salad • Cole Slaw • Berry Bar The cost of a meal is $22 and reservations are required. Meal pickup will be between 4 and 5 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. To make your reservation, please call 518-459-2857, ext. 340.
Standard Time Trio is a trio of keyboard, drums and female vocalist, playing entertaining standards from different eras, including swing, Latin, and 60s pop! Concert takes place at the south-end gazebo at The Beltrone Living Center. Bring your lawn chair. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Music at 6:00 p.m. Food will be available for purchase
Roben and Kosek Jazz and Blues plays songs from the American song book, jazz standards, blues, Latin, popular and French cafe selections. Concert takes place at the south-end gazebo at The Beltrone Living Center. Bring your lawn chair. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Music at 6:00 p.m. Food will be available for purchase Monday, July 18 – Roben and Kosek Jazz and Blues
Monday, July 25 – Band of Gold Band of Gold has a wide repertoire spanning many generations of popular music. Something for everybody!
July's Outing – Pakistani Anyone? Join Diane on her next scheduled international excursion to Curry Patta, 187 Main Street in Altamont on Wednesday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. (CSSC Bus will be leaving by 4:00 p.m.) As their website states, Curry Patta strives to serve the best authentic Pakistani food. Their special curries are prepared from recipes handed down by their ancestors and they are always conscious of freshness in all their ingredients. The cost of the meal is $33. Attendees will be ordering off a specially chosen event menu which will include a choice of beverage, appetizer, entrée and dessert. [...]
On Monday September 12th, Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. (CSSC) will host the 29th Annual Salvatore R. & Anna E. Beltrone Golf Classic, at Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville. Proceeds from The Beltrone Classic benefit CSSC’s Transportation Services which enables seniors to get to medical appointments, attend and socialize at senior dining sites, participate in social adult day service programs, volunteer in the community, get to their pharmacy and grocery store, attend religious, cultural, social and life-long learning activities, and other errands and events affordably and safely. Golfer Attire for the day: Collared shirts are required and cargo short/pants are not [...]
Monday, September 19, 2022 The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY All proceeds of this event will benefit the CSSC Transportation Services, which annually provides over 25,000 rides for seniors in our community, allowing them to safely age in place. To make a reservation, call 518-459-2857 ext. 302 Event Sponsorship -Premiere placement of your company logo on the event invitation, during the Chefs in Motion event, in the event program, in the Times Union’s event ad, as well as radio and TV advertising (as secured) · Premiere placement of your company logo hyperlinked to [...]
October is time for Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest is an annual festival which originated in 1810 in Munich, Germany to celebrate the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Join the German-American Club of Albany’s Chef, Kurt Vincent, for a “Tasting of Oktoberfest Foods” on Tuesday, October 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at King Thiel Senior Community, 17 Elks Lane, Latham. There is a $5 charge to attend, and prior registration is required. For further information or to register, please call Diane at 518-459-2857 ext. 305.
Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class on: Saturday, November 19 2022 Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857, ext. 340.
Volunteers Needed! Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Studies show that volunteering is good for one’s mental and physical health. Do you have a desire to volunteer? Are you already an RSVP volunteer but are looking for something new? Interested in volunteer opportunities in your community? Then plan to attend the RSVP Volunteers Station Fair on Tuesday, October 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Room at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205. You’ll have an opportunity to register as an RSVP volunteer, meet with Station representatives to discuss various volunteer opportunities [...]
Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:30 am – 1:30 pm The Lakeview Room in The Beltrone Living Center Event Sponsorship -A prominently placed complimentary reserved table for six -Premiere placement of your company logo on the event invitation, table signage, in Times Union event ad (as secured), as well as radio and TV advertising (as secured) -Premiere placement of your company logo on CSSC’s Founders’ Celebration webpage with a hyperlink to your website -Your company logo included and hyperlinked in Founders’ Celebration posts on CSSC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) -Premier placement of you [...]
The Beltrone Living Center Lakeview Room, 6 Winners Circle Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. Monday, November 7, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Colonie Senior Service Centers and the members of the American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post #1520 as we honor Veterans from all branches of the Armed Services. Nearly 300 individuals attend; with over half of the attendees being veterans. To make a reservation, call 518-459-2857 ext. 305.
Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class as follows: Thursday, November 10, 2022 Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857, ext. 303.
The North Reformed Dutch Church The journey continues on Thursday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m., as we take trip to the North Reformed Church in Watervliet located at 1501 1st Street. Join Diane as we visit a historic church that has been repurposed but still holds much of its historic integrity. The North Reformed Dutch Church, referred to as the “Old Church”, was built in 1839 north of the Watervliet Arsenal. Another Dutch Reformed Church had been in existence south of the Arsenal since 1814, called Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Washington and Gibbonsville. The steeple of the North Church was [...]
7 Ways to Slice an Apple November is a good time for cinnamon, spice and everything nice. It is a time to celebrate local harvests and good eating. Sure, you can just munch on a locally grown apple, but there are many more ways to enjoy this favorite fall fruit. Join CSSC staff for “7 Ways to Slice an Apple” on Tuesday, November 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. From easy fritters to grilled cheese, from smoothies to salads, there are many ways to consume an apple. The class will take place at King Thiel Senior Community, 17 Elks Lane [...]
November’s Outing – Italian Anyone? Join Diane on her next scheduled international excursion to the John Riccitello Restaurant located at 1687 Foster Avenue, Schenectady on Tuesday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. (CSSC buses will be leaving BLC/KTSC at 4:00 p.m.) A decades old mainstay and located off the beaten path, the John Riccitello Restaurant is the ground floor of a modest house in a Schenectady neighborhood. You either hear about it from the locals or you find it by pure chance. Once you've been there, it will sit near the top of the dining-out list. The cost of the meal is [...]
Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class as follows: Saturday, November 19, 2022 Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857, ext. 340.
On Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m., Colonie Senior Service Centers will be holding its Annual Free Holiday Concert with the Mendelssohn Club of Albany and Tree Lighting at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. Since its inception in 1909, the Mendelssohn Club of Albany has become the longest continuously performing arts group in the Capital District of New York State. The group is composed of men with a variety of occupations and interests who live in the greater Capital District, Hudson Valley and Berkshires. The Club is dedicated to preserving and presenting male choral music and blends musical [...]
Holiday Music is in the air! Give your holiday spirit a boost by attending a Forever Young Singers community performance. • Sunday, December 4 at Cohoes Music Hall Visitor Center 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A cheerful thank you to sponsor Highmark Blue Shield of NENY who makes this choral experience possible. New singers are always welcome. Rehearsals take place each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center.
Holiday Music is in the air! Give your holiday spirit a boost by attending a Forever Young Singers community performance. • Saturday, December 10 at Christmas Land, 3068 Furbeck Road, Altamont, NY 12009, performance will be in the main building at 2 p.m. A cheerful thank you to sponsor Highmark Blue Shield of NENY who makes this choral experience possible. New singers are always welcome. Rehearsals take place each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center.