August 7, 2013

Senior Briefs: Aug. 7, 2013

New senior nutrition site opens in Dannemora

DANNEMORA — The Senior Citizens Council Nutrition Program has now opened a new nutrition site in Dannemora.

This site is located at the Dannemora Community Center, 40 Emmons St.

The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 561-8320.

Caregivers support group to meet

PLATTSBURGH — Behavioral Health Services North will hold two discussion groups for unpaid caregivers.

The first is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the United Way Building in Plattsburgh.

The second group is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh.

There is also a telephone support group from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The discussion groups are open to anyone providing unpaid care to an aging family member or friend.

Caregivers may call Program Coordinator Mary Buckley-Labonte at 565-4543 or 565-4625 for more information.

Town of Plattsburgh offering kayak trip

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a free kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

The group will start in Saranac at Picketts Corners Park at 10 a.m. and travel 6.3 miles down the river to Cadyville Beach, taking about 2.5 hours.

All equipment will be provided to those who need it or bring your own.

All participants must pre-register by stopping by or calling the Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department at 151 Banker Road, 562-6860.

Meadowbrook plans annual block party

PLATTSBURGH — Meadowbrook Healthcare’s annual Block Party will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15.

The facility will put on a carnival atmosphere for residents, families and community neighbors, with free games, crafts and other activities.

A selection of carnival-type foods will be available for purchase.

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