Veterans Recognition Luncheon

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

On Monday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., CSSC is proud to recognize all veterans at our annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon at The Beltrone Living Center’s Lakeview Dining Room, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. All veterans are invited to attend (at no charge) and to bring a guest, if they wish. Non-veterans are asked to make a suggested donation of $5. The luncheon will feature patriotic music by the Tri-County Banjo Band and Rafi, “The Singing Jeweler.” Additionally, members of the Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520, representatives of the New York State Military and Naval Affairs, the Capital Region NY2 [...]

Autumn Pancake Breakfast

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Now that fall has arrived, we will celebrate the season with an Autumn Pancake Breakfast fundraiser that will help support the CSSC's Transportation Services fuel costs as we head into winter. The breakfast will be on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Lakeview Room at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY. The cost will be: Adults - $9 and Children under 10 - $5. The menu will include Pancakes (plain or pumpkin), Sausage, Fruit Salad, Juice, Milk, Coffee or Tea. To purchase presale tickets, which will reserve a seat or  group table, please [...]

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class as follows: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 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.    

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class as follows: Thursday, October 10, 2019 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.    

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Ballroom Dance Lessons

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Learn how to Waltz, Swing, Rumba and more to those famous classy songs with U.S. National Ballroom Dance Champion and Dance Master Florin Vlad from Dance Fire Studio. The eight (8) class course will finish with an amazing social dance party. Where: The Center at CSSC (The Beltrone Living Center – 6 Winners Circle) When: Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20) Cost: Member $80/8 classes per person Not-yet-member $120/8 classes per person Open to all abilities and immobilities. Cost of lessons is non-refundable. For registration information, please call Caroline at [...]

Alcohol Ink Workshop

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Please join us on Tuesday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for a hands-on art workshop instructed by local multi-media artist Marjorie Ward who will introduce attendees to the medium of alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities are limited only by what one is willing to try. The workshop will be held at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, with a non-refundable fee of $10. Space is limited. To make a reservation, please call Sharon Herald at [...]

Find the Perfect Fit

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

CarFit is a free educational program designed to help mature drivers learn how well they “fit” with their vehicles. A CarFit screening is performed by two trained technicians, which takes about 15 to 20 minutes to go over the vehicle with the driver and performed with the driver behind the wheel. A CarFit event will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany. Appointments are required. Please call 518-459-2857 ext. 303 to schedule an appointment. Event participation is free and all information is confidential.    

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, as follows: Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 9 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. 303.

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, as follows: Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 9 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. 303.

Community Artist for July and August – Elizabeth “Libby” Lee

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Libby Lee was a career art instructor and beloved teacher at Shaker High School. After she retired in 1983, she spent time volunteering at the Shaker Heritage Society and for the Friends of Pruyn House. The founder of the Friends of Pruyn House often asked Libby to help by sketching one of the buildings at the Pruyn House site. Libby’s sketches have been used over the past thirty-six years in letterhead, illustrations, as note paper, and in promotional materials. Her work mainly encompasses the use of watercolor. Libby was born and raised in Colonie, graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree [...]

Summerfest: A Senior Community Block Party – Open to the Public

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Summerfest: A Senior Community Block Party Open to the Public! Monday, June 24, 2019 Starts at 4 p.m. The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle Albany, NY 12205 518-459-2857 www.colonieseniors.org • Live Music and Dancing Enjoy Donny Elvis and the Colonie Town Band • Duck Derby Choose a duck for the duck race • Hat Contest Enter your summer hat creation • Pie Baking Contest Enter your special pie in our pie contest • Summertime Food Hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream for purchase • Wine Tasting • Antique Car Show • Caricature Artist and much more! Admission is free. Register [...]

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, as follows: Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9 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. 303.

Handmade Greeting Card Workshop

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18, as local multi-media artist Marjorie Ward offers a Handmade Greeting Card workshop. All supplies will be included (card stock, envelopes, decorative papers, embellishments, glue sticks, stickers and markers) so all you need to bring is your imagination. You can create as many cards as you want and even take home some extra supplies. A fee of $10 will be charged. The classes will be held in the Art Room of The Beltrone Living Center. We will be offering two separate sessions, the first from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second from 12:30 p.m. [...]

Chefs in Motion: Culinary Tasting and Competition

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Chefs in Motion is a collaboration between the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York State Wine and Grape Foundation and the Times Union. Participating Chefs will be provided a “shopping cart” of locally-sourced products and seasonal produce from which they will be asked to create a signature dish. The event will highlight New York State Vintners, Wine Makers and Sommeliers in an additional competition of “Stump the Wine Expert” as part of the VIP/Honorary Reception prior to the event’s start time. People’s Choice as well as Judges’ Choice Awards. Emcee Steve Barnes, Senior [...]

$30.00 – $75.00

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, as follows: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, and Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. NOTE: This is a two-part class; must attend both days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 303.

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, CSSC’s Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct a Defensive Driving Class at The Beltrone Living Center on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 303.

Defensive Driving Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

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. 303.

Meet Our Featured Community Artist – Joe Anastasio

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Joe Anastasio, born in Sicily, gives us a pictorial reflection of his native island like no other. Using multimedia materials, his body of work shows a tremendous love and understanding of his island. Almost all of his works are painted on ceramic tiles, illustrating scenes of Sicily with its beautiful landscapes, its people, its villages, and most of all, the sea and the unforgettable sunsets. On Thursday, January 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., an opening reception of his exhibit will take place at The Beltrone Living Center. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome [...]

Defensive Driving

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

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. 303.

$25

Healthy Bones for Life Leader Training

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Healthy Bones for Life is a community-based exercise and education program, made possible by a partnership between Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc., that promotes bone health. The exercise program consists of weight-bearing exercises, muscle strengthening, flexibility, posture training, and balance exercises. These exercises, along with a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, have been shown to help maintain and improve bone health. Healthy Bones for Life classes are led by trained volunteers that instruct group members on how to perform the exercises and provide educational handouts. There are two upcoming Healthy Bones for Life Leader [...]

Paul Grondahl – Special Guest at Lunch and Learn

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Please join us for a conversation with Paul Grondahl, Director of the New York State Writers Institute at the State University of New York, on Wednesday, December 5, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Paul will discuss his years as a staff writer at the Times Union, his mission at the WritersInstitute, and a new book about William Kennedy. The book is titled “Bootlegger of the Soul: The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy,” and chronicles Albany and its fascinating story, from 1930 to today. The book will be available for purchase. See above for menu. Suggested donation is $4.  

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

On Tuesday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., our annual Holiday Tree Lighting event will be held at The Beltrone Living Center. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Joining us again this year is the Mendelssohn Club of Albany. Since its inception in 1909, this male chorus has become the longest continuously performing arts group in the Capital District of New York State. Join us for a wonderful evening of seasonal music, fellowship, and friendship to start the holiday season.

Free

Thanks for Caregiving

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

A caregiver is a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbor or relative. A caregiver assists others in need, putting the needs and wants of the one they are caring for ahead of their own. This unselfish act ensures the safety and well-being of those in their care. On Tuesday, November 20, at 4 p.m., at The Beltrone Living Center, Bright Horizons Adult Day Social Program will honor the caregivers of our seventy-nine members. One of our guest speakers will be Diana Wells who will share techniques for self-healing through Qi Gong. Other speakers will include Bright [...]

Free

Special Dinner on Nov. 19th

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Ric Bedrosian will provide a wide variety of popular songs by artists like The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, and Irish sing-alongs. Dinner will be turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted cinnamon butternut squash, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Suggested donation of $6.

$6
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Driver Fitness Class

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Roger Dames, Driver Fitness Coordinator, will conduct Defensive Driving Classes on Thursday, November 15, and Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Beltrone Living Center. Cost is $25 per person, due before day of class. To reserve your seat, call 518-459-2857 ext. 303.

$25

November’s Sacred Space Visit – The Chapel at St. Joseph’s Provincial House

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

The journey continues on Wednesday, November 14, as we visit another Sacred Space. Join Diane Conroy-LaCivita as she travels to the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham. St. Joseph’s Provincial House is the center and headquarters of the Albany Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The Provincial House was built under the guidance of Sister M. Athnasia Gurry and was finished and dedicated in the spring of 1963. It serves the congregation of St. Joseph’s in many ways: housing the administrative offices, music center, hospitality center, archives, residence for retired sisters, and the Chapel. The Chapel [...]

Special Lunch on Nov. 7th

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Paul Slusar, a one-man show, will delight us as he plays keyboard, guitar, harmonica, trumpet, and even a bit of ewi! If you aren’t sure what that is, you will have to come and find out. He plays music that spans from 1900 to present day. Meat Lasagna is on the menu. Suggested donation of $6.

$6

Healthy Bones for Life Leader Training

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Healthy Bones for Life is a community-based exercise and education program, made possible by a partnership between Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc., that promotes bone health. The exercise program consists of weight-bearing exercises, muscle strengthening, flexibility, posture training, and balance exercises. These exercises, along with a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, have been shown to help maintain and improve bone health. Healthy Bones for Life classes are led by trained volunteers that instruct group members on how to perform the exercises and provide educational handouts. There are two upcoming Healthy Bones for Life Leader [...]

Free

Lunch & Learn- Heart Health

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Dr. Sergio Rapisarda, a Cardiologist from Albany Associates in Cardiology, will be here to discuss heart health, heart disease, and how to maintain a healthy heart. The luncheon will include an informative discussion, a question and answer session, and educational material. Suggested Contribution: Lunch & Learn is $4

$4

Lunch & Learn- Art of Qigong

The Beltrone Living Center 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY

Join Diana Wells for a special presentation on the art of Qigong. Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice of coordinated movements, meditation, and deep breathing in order to achieve a calm state of mind. Qigong is also used in self-healing and alternative medicine. Come and see what it’s all about! Suggested Contribution: Lunch & Learn is $4

$4