Senior Frauds, Scams, and Cybersecurity

A discussion on how to avoid Scams, Frauds, and Identity theft that target senior citizens. Internet safety and security will also be covered. Presentesr: John Van Voris, Senior Consumer Frauds Representative, NYS Attorney General’s Office and Eleonora Morrell, Training and Development Specialist, MicroKnowledge, Inc. Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Zoom Video Conference

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Chair Yoga

Breathe and gently stretch your way to a comfortable body and more relaxed mind. No previous yoga experience needed to gain the benefits of this centuries-old practice. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges. What you will need:..

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Staying Motivated to Eat Healthy

Our lives have been turned upside down in the past year and a half. Join us to learn mindful ways to rise to the challenge and choose nutritious foods and get motivated this fall. Plant-based recipes and activity tips will be shared. Presenter: Karen Roberts Mort, MS, Association Resource Educator, Nutrition, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County..

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Memoir Writing Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. But how to begin? In this workshop you will have fun getting started writing and revising your memoir. In the process, you will learn what makes writing “work” for both writer and reader. Come prepared to learn and share. Presenter: Judith Fetterley, Emeritus Distinguished Teaching Professor of Writing Literature,..

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Streaming Services, Sticks, and Mobile Devices

Learn how to bring the vast online learning and entertainment content options available on the Internet into your home by streaming to your TV. Hear about the many services to choose from, i.e., YouTube TV, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, ESPN+, Disney+, and more. Then on to the choices of devices or “sticks” you need for..

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Upcoming Changes to Medicaid Home Care: What You Need to Know

If you want to age independently in the comfort of your own home, careful planning is required. This workshop will cover IMPORTANT changes to the Medicaid program effective January 1, 2022, that will limit your access to long-term care benefits. Through a case study approach, you’ll learn how new rules will restrict eligibility for Medicaid..

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Truths and Myths about the Thyroid Gland

Everyone has heard of the thyroid gland but what actually does it do? You have been told you have a thyroid nodule. What does that mean? Is your weight gain or tiredness due to thyroid? Should you be worried that you have a goiter? These and many other great questions about the thyroid gland will..

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Still Holding on: Available Resources for You and Your Caregiver during COVID-19 and Beyond

Many services have changed because of the pandemic. Learn what services are available and how you can access them. As resources have shifted, many programs have changed, some have closed. This session will provide vital information to help you navigate resources and services that are able to provide assistance, despite the pandemic. Presenters: Jacqueline Weckesser,..

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Chair Yoga

Breathe and gently stretch your way to a comfortable body and more relaxed mind. No previous yoga experience needed to gain the benefits of this centuries-old practice. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges. What you will need:..

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Effectively Using Your iPhone – Apple – Intermediate

Do you want to do more than make phone calls with your iPhone? Learn to use Keychain to keep track of passwords, make voice memos, navigate the Internet, use accessibility features, explore the Health App, meet your virtual assistant Siri, and more. Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, Training and Development Specialists, MicroKnowledge, Inc. Date: Monday,..

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Caregiving thru the Holidays, Celebrating with More Joy & Less Stress

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration mixed with a sprinkling of holiday magic. However, for some caregivers this can be a time of stress, frustration, and feelings of added responsibility. We place a lot of pressure on ourselves to bring the holiday spirit while managing the day to day. How..

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Understanding the Acronyms in the World of Senior Services

What services are available for older adults and caregivers? What does EISEP, PRI, PCP, and HIICAP really mean? This session will help you understand the most common acronyms and abbreviations in aging services, and you will learn and gain access to important services. Presenters: Wendy Petrocci, Family & Caregiver Social Worker, Schenectady County Senior &..

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Microsoft Word: Part Two – Let’s Write a Letter

Learn the tools you need to create a well written and properly formatted letter in this session. Use pre-made templates so you do not have to start from scratch, then customize to meet your needs. Always remember to check your spelling and grammar before sending! Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, Training and Development Specialists,..

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Chair Yoga

Breathe and gently stretch your way to a comfortable body and more relaxed mind. No previous yoga experience needed to gain the benefits of this centuries-old practice. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges. What you will need:..

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Hospital Patient Rights: Understanding and Surviving New Policies for Admissions, Discharges, and Observation Status and How to Protect Your Rights

Hospital stays are one of the most trying times that patients and families may face. In this session you will learn about your rights as a hospital patient in New York State, and how to file an appeal, a discharge decision, or file a complaint related to quality of care or patient safety problems. Participants..

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Introduction to Meditation

Curious about meditation? Looking for ways to support an ongoing practice? Join us to learn more about the benefits of meditation for mind and body. This class will explore how meditation can help break the “stress cycle” and practice some simple techniques you can use every day to create ease, boost creativity, and make life..

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Starting the Conversation on Senior Housing Options

Considering a move to senior housing can be overwhelming. Angela and Melonie will help you to understand what the options are and how to best plan for a move. Within the term “senior housing” there are many different prices and amenities, care levels, and licensures. Presenters: Angela Bartels, Memory Care Specialist, Eddy Memory Care at..

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Arthritis: Shaped by Father Time, Transformed by Mother Nature

The majority of us will have either arthralgias – joint pains – and/or arthritis – joint swelling – in our lives. The two conditions may reflect whether you have a "mechanical" condition like osteoarthritis or an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Ngo will not only walk you through the differences,..

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Arthritis: Shaped by Father Time, Transformed by Mother Nature

The majority of us will have either arthralgias – joint pains – and/or arthritis – joint swelling – in our lives. The two conditions may reflect whether you have a "mechanical" condition like osteoarthritis or an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Ngo will not only walk you through the differences,..

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Veteran Retirement Benefits 101

This presentation is about Veteran’s benefits and benefits that possibly a family member can get if related to a Veteran. Every situation is different for each family, this class will go over what is offered to Veterans. Presenter: Jesus Santiago, Veterans Service Officer, Schenectady County Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Zoom..

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Chair Yoga

Breathe and gently stretch your way to a comfortable body and more relaxed mind. No previous yoga experience needed to gain the benefits of this centuries-old practice. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges. What you will need:..

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Connecting with Capital Region Volunteer Opportunities

In this session, you will learn the benefits of volunteering and how Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. can connect you with non-profit organizations throughout Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties so you too can volunteer. Presenter: Jim Kelly, Director of RSVP and Volunteer Services, Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 Time: 9:30 a.m. –..

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What is Hoopla?

Want to learn how to stream movies, music, and television, and download eBooks and audiobooks? Join Librarian Maria Buhl as she walks us through the free digital media service known as hoopla. Available from many of the local public libraries, hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy..

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Reflux Preventing Tips

Do you or do you know someone who suffers from acid reflux, GERD, or heartburn? Join Fran Weiss, a registered dietitian since 1976, to learn simple ways to alleviate and prevent such uncomfortable symptoms. We will also discuss how our esophagus keeps us healthy and how to prevent esophageal cancer. Presenter: Frances Weiss, MS, RDN,..

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Voice Assistance: What is Alexa, Siri, Google Home, and Apple Home? What Can They Do for YOU?

Virtual Assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Goggle Assistant are becoming more popular every year. In this session you will learn how to put the “assistant” to work for you setting timers and reminders, checking the weather, opening apps on your mobile device, checking facts, doing calculations, controlling your music, finding restaurants,..

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Better Bones and Balance

Osteoporosis is no big deal, right? WRONG. This presentation will talk about osteoporosis and fractures. We will review who will get osteoporosis and why. Bone density testing will be discussed. We will brainstorm some practical way to help keep your bones healthy and strong. NOTE: There is homework for this class. Wear loose clothing and..

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