Trivia Tuesdays

Calling Trivia Buffs ... What has teams of four battling each other for the title of “Champions”? Trivia Tuesdays will be starting at CSSC, December 13 at 2 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of The Beltrone Living Center. Older adult teams, age 55+, made up of 4 members each, can register to participate. Two teams will compete on the second Tuesday of each month, over the next few months, winners advancing, until the champs are left standing. Top team wins a cash prize! The first 6 teams will be accepted. Teams must be prepared to compete on any given second Tuesday [...]

THE CENTER at CSSC OPEN HOUSE January 13, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come and mingle, meet instructors and learn about THE CENTER at CSSC. At our January Open House, there will be information about wellness and fitness classes, artistic and creative events and club happenings, too. The open house is a great chance to see where classes are held and tour our building. Start your journey in staying active, connected and healthy in 2023! There will also be music, crafts, snacks and fun. Free for all.

A Moment in Time on the Move…

The beautiful photographic exhibit “A Moment in Time” will be moving to The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy (265 River St, Troy, NY 12180), for the month of February. If you were unable to view the exhibit at either The Beltrone Living Center or Colonie Town Library please stop by The Arts Center to see this oral history pictorial project.

Calling all Interested Volunteers and Community-Based Organizations in Rensselaer County

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital District (RSVP), a Program of AmeriCorps Seniors, will hold a Volunteer Information and Station Opportunity Fair on Friday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30p.m.at the John Paine Mansion, 49 Second Street, Troy. The venue is breathtaking in and of itself! While visiting you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about volunteer opportunities through RSVP and enroll as an RSVP Volunteer, talk to Rensselaer County Volunteer Stations and explore new opportunities to engage in your local area. Join RSVP, a growing community of older adults who want to continue to use their skills, talents, [...]

Get Ready to Rock Out

Join us on Monday, February 13 at The Beltrone Living Center for great music and dancing with “Jade”, a Classic Rock band originated in 1971. They’ll play your favorite rock tunes with an emphasis on love for Valentine’s Day, so come to sing and dance along. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your sweetheart or come alone. Entry is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  

Battling Food Insecurity

CSSC makes it a priority to help older adults in our community battle food insecurity with monthly food distribution. On the second Tuesday of each month, free food is distributed at the Beltrone Living Center from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. during our congregate meal service. Those in need are welcome to participate. Please bring your own reusable grocery bag. Be our valentine and join February’s pick up on Tuesday the 14th. 

Trivia Tuesdays

Join in as trivia continues on the 2nd Tuesday each month at 2:00 p.m. to challenge your random knowledge. Teams of 4 go head-to-head for the title of weekly champs! After all, four heads are better than one! The format has been changed to be a little less competitive and a little more fun! Grab some friends and come to the Lakeview Room to compete or watch. Don’t have a team? Attend and join others present to form a team. It’s all for fun and boasting rights.   Our next Trivia Tuesday will be held on February 14th. To register to [...]

Sacred Spaces Immaculate Heart of Mary

The journey continues Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m., as we take a trip to Immaculate Heart of Mary, located at 2416 7th Avenue in Watervliet. Immaculate Heart of Mary is the culmination of six local parishes that had been closed previously in the Cities of Watervliet and Green Island and included the parishes of St. Joseph’s, Sacred Heart of Mary, Mt. Carmel, St. Patrick’s, St. Bridget’s, and Immaculate Conception. A fascinating fact about this merger is that the current church of Immaculate Heart of Mary has historical artifacts of all six church structures contained within its structure such as pews, [...]

Aging with Pride

Starting this month, Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. is excited to partner with the Pride Center of the Capital Region to help host Aging with Pride, a monthly group for LGBTQ+ folks 55+ to allow participants to connect with each other and build community in an safe and accepting space. Join us Friday, February 17th from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, and every 4th Friday of the month after that. Expect music, fun, camaraderie, and a lot of love and support! Attendees are able to make a reservation and stay for lunch afterwards. [...]

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY, United States

Roger Dames, Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct this Defensive Driving class at The Beltrone Living Center. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 340.

CSSC’s International Diners Club – For the Love of Food February’s Outing – Mexican Anyone?

Join Diane on her next scheduled international excursion to El Charro Mexican Grill at 952 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. (CSSC buses will leave BLC and KTSC at 3:40 p.m.). When thinking about the history, community and culture of Mexico, Mexican food is undoubtedly one of the first things that comes to mind. At El Charro Mexican Grill, they take pride in offering authentic recipes rooted in various regions of Mexico.  The cost of the meal is $24. Which will include shared appetizers, entrée (one of three choices), dessert and coffee/tea. (Everyone registered will be [...]

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY, United States

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class in June as follows: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.

“How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, Feature Documentary About How the Efforts and Persistence of Project Children Forged the Pathway for Peace in Northern Ireland

Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. along with the Irish American Heritage Museum, the Albany AOH and LAOH, and the Watervliet AOH are honored to host a meet and greet along with a viewing of “How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story”, a powerful feature documentary film that celebrates the unsullied hard work and dedication of the Project Children Charity and one of its founding members, Denis Mulcahy, a retired and highly decorated NYPD Bomb Squad Officer who has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The film documents the pursuit of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, through the medium [...]

March’s Healthy and Local Cooking Class – Traditional Irish Soda Bread Anyone?

Is there a better bread in the world than a loaf of Irish soda bread, particularly as we get close to St. Patrick’s Day? Irish soda bread, made with white flour, is the cousin to Irish Brown, which was as common as a pint of Guinness or Smithwick’s Ale. Although today both are equally popular, brown bread was initially more common because white flour was more expensive. Join us on Tuesday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, when well-known local Chef Harold Qualters will demonstrate the proper way of making delicious Traditional Irish Soda Bread; just in time for [...]

CSSC’s International Diners Club – For the Love of Food March’s Outing – Irish Anyone?

Join Diane on her next scheduled international excursion to the Parting Glass on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. (CCSC buses will leave BLC and KTSC at 4:45 p.m.) Opening on Saint Patrick's Day in 1981, The Parting Glass is said to be the oldest continuously run bar & restaurant in Saratoga Springs. In the 1990s The Parting Glass had the honor of being voted one of the top ten great places to toast the luck of the Irish by USA Today. They derive their name, "The Parting Glass" from a beautiful song and poem that wishes everyone a safe journey home [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Buses Will Leave The Beletrone Living Center at 11:30 a.m. Interested in being in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, 2023? CSSC will have two CSSC buses riding in the parade and we are looking for fun, friendly and green-wearing seniors to ride in our buses along the parade route, smiling and waving to the parade goers. If you are interested call Diane at 518-459-2857 ext. 305.

Save the Date!

By the luck of the Irish, CSSC has reserved Triskele, [pronounced Tris-Kay-lee] an all~female Celtic band out of Albany NY. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit. These ladies perform traditional, original and some modern Celtic/Irish music. Save the date to join us at The Beltrone Living Center on Monday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. See our March Newsletter for more details.

RSVP Virtual Literacy Project

Do you have a favorite children’s book that you enjoyed reading to a little one? RSVP of the Capital Region is seeking volunteers to read their favorite K-3 children’s story on camera. The project involves filming 10–12 volunteers reading their favorite story book and then the compilation will be made available to interested schools or groups as a Story Hour resource. Volunteers should choose an appropriate book that takes a few minutes to read—no chapter books please. Participants should practice reading the book so that they are comfortable with the story and can be expressive while reading. The Program Director will [...]

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

As an agency, CSSC continues to support local residents as a good neighbor. Our monthly food distribution day helps those in need. Join us on Tuesday, March 14th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center. Please bring your own reusable grocery bag. The number of participants attending continues to grow. We ask for your patience and kindness extended to all involved. We do our best to ensure that everyone in attendance receives assistance. Thank you.

Free Community Concert Featuring the Mendelssohn Club of Albany

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, on Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m., Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. will be hosting a Free Community Concert featuring the Mendelssohn Club of Albany in the Lakeview Room at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. The group will perform a variety of traditional Irish/Celtic pieces.  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, [...]

A Taste of Ireland – Community Drive Thru

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Colonie Senior Service Centers will be working with Mazzone Catering to create an authentic to-go meal entitled “A Taste of Ireland.” The dinner meal will include Irish stew, corned beef, boiled potatoes, a root salad, Irish Soda Bread and Chocolate-Guinness cake for dessert. Meals may be picked up at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.  For those who have difficulty getting to The Beltrone, CSSC will make home deliveries within a small radius of 6 Winners Circle. The cost for the meal is $16. To make a reservation, please [...]

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY, United States

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, as follows: Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 340.

Aging with Pride

Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. is excited to partner with the Pride Center of the Capital Region to help host Aging with Pride, a monthly group for LGBTQ+ folks 55+ to allow participants to connect with each other and build community in an safe and accepting space. Join us Friday, March 24th from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, and every 4th Friday of the month after that. Expect music, fun, camaraderie, and a lot of love and support! Attendees are able to make a reservation and stay for lunch afterwards. For questions and [...]

Sacred Spaces Immaculate Heart of Mary

The journey continues Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m., as we take a trip to Immaculate Heart of Mary, located at 2416 7th Avenue in Watervliet. Immaculate Heart of Mary is the culmination of six local parishes that had been closed previously in the Cities of Watervliet and Green Island and included the parishes of St. Joseph’s, Sacred Heart of Mary, Mt. Carmel, St. Patrick’s, St. Bridget’s, and Immaculate Conception. A fascinating fact about this merger is that the current church of Immaculate Heart of Mary has historical artifacts of all six church structures contained within its structure such as pews, [...]

Defensive Driving

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY, United States

Roger Dames, Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct this Defensive Driving class at The Beltrone Living Center. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 340.

“Food Glorious Food” We all do it…EAT.

Join CSSC staff, visiting chefs, foodies and local food producers for a monthly book club and practicum all about food entitled "Food Glorious Food". We will explore the serious side of food, how it is produced, the economics and politics behind it and the responsibility we have as consumers. This reading and discussion program will also entail some hands-on opportunities. Registration is FREE but will be limited. The group will meet the last Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the community room at King Thiel Senior Community, 17 Elks Lane in Latham. We ask that participants plan on attending [...]

Save the Date

In honor of Jazz Month, performer, Maggie MacDougall Trio will present “Language of Jazz” in The Lakeview Room at The Beltrone Living Center on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the support of The Music Performance Trust Fund. You won’t want to miss it!

Sacred Space for March The Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery

Journey continues in March, as we plan a trip to the Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery on Wednesday, April 5th 10:00 am. Bus leaves The Beltrone Living Center at 9:30 am. There is a $15 dollar charge to attend. Organized in 1848 at the height of the rural cemetery movement and now a National Historic Landmark, Oakwood Cemetery is both graveyard and garden and spreads over 280 acres of wooded parkland north and east of the City of Troy and the Village of Lansingburgh. As one of the most exceptional rural cemeteries in the United States, the grounds of Oakwood feature beautiful [...]

April’s Healthy and Local Cooking Class – “Healthy Spring Cooking”

Welcome spring with bright flavors and seasonal ingredients.  Join us on Thursday, April 6, from 11:00 to 12:00 noon, when well-known Chefs Joan Debinski and Paul Strasser will join up to demonstrate local, healthy recipes using spring’s harvest and Paul’s fabulous spices that can be put together easily and in no time at all. Class will take place at King Thiel Senior Community, 17 Elks Lane, Latham, with a $5 fee and will include a light lunch. Space is limited and prepayment for the class is required. To make a reservation, please call Diane at 518-459-2857 ext. 305.

Mother’s Day Fashion Show and Luncheon

The Lakeview Room in The Beltrone Living Center Friday, May 12, 2023 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Over two hundred people come together to recognize our mothers on the Friday before Mother’ Day to enjoy lunch and preview spring and summer fashions. Proceeds from this event benefits CSSC’s Transportation Services. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Diane Conroy-LaCivita, CSSC Executive Director at 518-459-2857 ext. 305 or via email at dconroylacivita@colonieseniors.org. [...]

Free – $3,500.00