Albany Guardian Society Events
2023 Winter Book Club
Please join Albany Guardian Society and Judith Wines from the Upper Hudson Library System for a Winter Book Club from
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. To register for any of the dates please call Albany Guardian Society at 518.434.2140.
February 16, 2023: In Love: A Memoir by Amy Bloom
March 16, 2023: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Albany Guardian Society
The New Year heralds many new goals to better oneself. A brief overview on a doctor’s opinion of Priority versus Reality.
Today’s seniors are lively and vibrant and seek ways to keep moving. This presentation will highlight simple ways to be more active.
This class will focus on the different types of assistive devices that are available for people with functional mobility limitations due to arthritis. Special attention will be given to walking devices like canes, quad canes, and walkers.
We will cover how to access cloud service offerings from Google, Apple and Microsoft. We will examine the advantages backing up and storing photos and important files on the cloud service of your choice, and more.
Explore how brain games improve cognitive ability, increase attention span, and improve memory by allowing neuroplasticity to work its magic. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form, and reorganize, synaptic connections.
This low-impact Tai Chi class strengthens the entire body with added focus on the lower body for improved balance. This class begins seated and transitions to standing midway with the option to use your chair back for balance.
Find out why it’s so important to have your Will prepared and what you should be thinking about when drafting your Will.
This course will help first-time users become comfortable using their iPad, learn about iPad terminology, various parts of the iPad, interact with the iPad touch screen using gestures, and modifying settings.
Strength and Balance is a low-impact and full body exercise. The emphasis is on the lower body to improve strength and mobility through the hip, knee, and ankle joints.
This presentation will help seniors and their loved ones understand the array of local “assisted living” options and consider when those services are appropriate – or when other options might be explored.
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
A combination of Pilates and Yoga movements and exercises focusing on proper alignment, combined to form a complete mind and body workout. This class will increase your flexibility, posture, balance, and core strength.
With the month of March signifying the beginning of spring, why not evaluate your current eating/exercise habits and learn how to “spring clean” some old habits that don’t serve you and develop better ones!
Learn about downloading apps from the Google Play Store, managing notifications, using voice commands with Google Assist, navigating the internet using Google Chrome, and more. (Gmail Address and Password may be needed)
As March begins, we begin to look forward to that moment when we can be outside again and in our gardens. So how can we best prepare for that moment? There is the garden but there is also the gardener. What does it mean for us to wake up as gardeners? And how can we best wake up our gardens? This presentation will offer some possible answers to both of these questions
Join nationally certified Health and Wellness Coach Benita Zahn for ideas on crafting a game plan so you can BE YOUR BEST.
This program will provide practical information about senior housing options, things to consider as you think about housing, and how to start the conversation.
There are no routines to learn or forms to remember, just follow Christine’s lead through this mind/body exercise that will leave your feeling energized, uplifted, and centered. Suitable for beginners and all fitness levels.
The presentation will cover the “ins and outs” of pursuing a guardianship in New York as well as a discussion of possible simple alternatives.
In this session you will learn about the great variety of podcasts and podcast apps, how to subscribe to them, and download episodes for free.
This session will cover how to develop an emergency preparation plan for you and your pet.
This presentation will focus on how we respond to changing situations while caregiving. We’ll provide practical tips and strategies for preparing for the future, learning to pivot, and living in the present moment.
In this presentation you will learn about the key difference between OTC and prescription hearing aids and their purchasing options.
There are no routines to learn or forms to remember, just follow Christine’s lead through this mind/body exercise that will leave your felling energized, uplifted, and centered. Suitable for beginners and all fitness levels.
In this session you will learn what threats there are to your mobile phone and/or tablet and how to protect your device by installing security software, keeping up with updates, and locking/backing up your device.