Claverack Seniors Club
MeetingsThe next meeting of the Claverack Seniors will be held on May 10 at 1 PM at the Town Justice Building. The refreshment committee is Alice Hallenbeck, Audrey Wyman, and Loretta Hawkins. Members are asked to bring nonperishable items for the food pantry.
Dues for the current year were due in February and should be paid if not previously done.
There will be a sign-up for the annual meeting at 11 AM at Pine Haven followed by a luncheon on June 14. Those who cannot sign up at the May meeting should call Sylvia Schaummann at 672-5701 by June 5.
There will be bus pickups at the rear of the Claverack Firehouse and at the Town Hall in Mellenville. Payment by check only to Claverack Senior Citizens due at sign-up. Price includes driver's tip. Non-Claverack residents pay an additional $10.
For information or to sign up for trips, call Jean Roberts at 851-7596. All residents of Claverack who are age 55 or above are welcome to join the Seniors.
Upcoming Trips view complete trip calendar
On Friday, December 9, 2011 Claverack Senior Citizens gathered at the Pond Restaurant in Ancramdale for their Christmas holiday party.
At the April, 2011meeting of the Claverack Seniors, Mrs. Peggy Sue Boyle who is an RN with Albany Associates in Cardiology spoke about the heart, pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. Members enjoyed refreshments furnished by Clyde and Faye Colburn, Arlene Snyder, and Bob Card.
New members are welcome. In order to join, a person must be 55 years or older and be a resident of Town of Claverack. Meetings are at the Claverack Town Hall, Route 217, Mellenville, on the second Friday of the month at 1 PM.
In inclement weather, meetings are canceled when Taconic Hills school is closed.
DuesDues for 2013 are being collected by membership chairman Pearl Mossman. Checks made out to Town of Claverack Senior Citizens Club can be sent to P.O. Box L, Mellenville, NY 12544. They will also be collected at the January meeting. Dues are $5.00 for the year.
Programs for Seniors
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP matches volunteers with community needs. Seniors choose what they would like to do and how often: once a week, once a month or once in a while for a special project. Placement is based on experiences, talents, skills, occupations, professions, hobbies and willingness to pitch in. For more information, contact RSVP:
"R.I.D.E" is a Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) transportation service for seniors to health related appointments. Volunteers drive seniors 55 and older in Columbia County to regional medical/dental facilities for therapy, diagnostic tests, health related vision centers, labs, etc. For more information, contact "R.I.D.E":
Columbia County Healthcare Consortium
This program is designed to provide non-emergency medical transportation to Columbia County residents who lack any other means of getting to a medical appointment. For more information:
Additional transportation options
For additional transportation options, please view the Columbia County Healthcare Consortium's website.
Fire Safety for Seniors - "Fire Pro Check"
Retired firemen and women's auxiliary members will conduct fire safety audits/surveys at the homes of seniors. The fire audit team does not enforce regulations, but instead educates seniors 55 and older about fire prevention. For more information, contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program:
Past NewsOn Friday, December 10, 2010 fifty Claverack Senior Citizens and guest, town supervisor Robin Andrews, gathered at the Pond Restaurant in Ancramdale for their Christmas holiday party.
All arrangements were made by chairman Marie D'Amico and music was donated by Helen M. Hamel who played the harp. Helen, who plays folk harp and piano, is the daughter of members Irene and John Viebrock.
In the spirit of the season $107.80 was collected at the party for a donation to the Philmont-Mellenville Food Pantry.