Albany County
DEPARTMENT for AGING
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
George Brown, Commissioner

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

RSVP Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:00am – 1:00pm
Beltrone Living Center, Lakeview A & C
6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205

The RSVP Volunteer Opportunity Fair will feature 32 stations with representatives from Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties, detailing a huge variety of volunteer opportunities for seniors 55+ to assist other seniors, children, and the community at large. Refreshments, giveaways and raffle prizes will be offered. Contact Town of Colonie Senior Resources Dept. at (518) 459-5051, ext.2 for more information.

What in the World is a Facebook?
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:30am–11:00am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

This session will guide you through understanding Facebook, creating an account and even creating your first post. A discussion of other social media tools will also be covered.

Effectively Using Your iPad (Beginner)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1:30pm–3:00pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Learn the basics about iPad terminology, interacting with touch screens, modifying settings and more. Explore apps and camera functions. Apple ID may be required.

Eldercare GPS: Navigating the Maze of Available Services
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:30am–11:30am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Are you a caregiver, or professional working with the elderly, and would like to learn more about what's available? This program will outline services and organizations that can help you.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Handy Devices to Help Caregivers
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
12:00pm–1:00pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

This program will demonstrate a number of useful tools and products to help older adults remain independent.

Wills, Health Care Proxies/Living Wills, Medical Order Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
1:30–3:30pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

A discussion on important legal documents pertaining to assets, health care decisions, and course of action if these documents have not been signed. 

Assisting Hearing Technologies on iPad and iPhone
Thursday, July 7, 2016
9:30am–11:30am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Deaf or hard of hearing people can learn how to enjoy movies, videos and podcasts using captions and mono audio, as well as enhancing communication with the Messages app and vibrating alerts.

Writing Your Life Story
Monday, July 11, 2016
1:30pm–3:30pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

This practical hands-on workshop on writing your memoir, led by Times Union veteran journalist Paul Grondahl, will provide tips and techniques on penning your legacy, a gift of incalculable value for generations to come.

Effectively Using Your iPad (Intermediate)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
9:30am–11:00am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

In this advanced session, explore reading books, listening to music, using FaceTime, downloading apps and more. Apple ID may be required.

Aging and the Meaningful Life
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
8:00am check in / continental breakfast
Program runs 8:30am- 12:00pm
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208

This forum explores how seniors come to value the many opportunities available to them for spiritual growth and community engagement, plus how faith communities can support their journey. The keynote speaker will be Sister M. Peter Lillian Di Maria, director of the Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. A panel of speakers will share their experiences and insights on engaging in a meaningful "third phase" of life.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Albany Guardian Society in partnership with Capital District Senior Issues Forum. Registration is required by July 8 by:

Hospital Patient Rights: Understanding and Surviving New Policies for Admissions, Discharges, and Observation Status and How to Protect Your Rights
Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:30pm–3:30pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Recent Medicare policies may affect hospital admission status and possibly Medicare coverage of needed follow-up rehabilitation care. Learn your rights as a hospital patient in New York State, including filing an appeal related to quality of care, discharge decisions or patient safety problems. Participants will receive tools to help them properly prepare for a hospital stay and avoid unnecessary hospital re-admissions.

Know the Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
9:30am–11:00am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging. Yet early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. This interactive workshop will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Effectively Using Your Tablet–Galaxy or Android (Intermediate)
Tuesday, July 26. 2016
9:30am–11:30am
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Learn how to read books, listen to music and use HangOuts. Explore the Google Play store and and download popular apps, plus more. Gmail ID may be required.

Powers of Attorney, Capacity Issues, Guardianship
Thursday, July 28, 2016
1:30pm–3:30pm
Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

A discussion on planning in advance for when a person can no longer make their own legal decisions, and what happens if no pre-planning has been done.

Altamont Fair Senior and Armed Forces Day
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:00am–4:00pm

FOOD, FUN, and FREE Admission for Seniors 65+. The fair offers unlimited rides for seniors, plus Health,Wellness and other vendors of interest. For details, check out www.altamontfair.com


Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177