Senior Briefs: April 11, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
55 Alive/Mature Driving Shopping trip slated for Burlington

PLATTSBURGH — A shopping day in Burlington, Vt. has been planned for Tuesday, May 22 by the Senior Citizens Council. The bus departs the senior center at 8 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. The cost per person is $23 for members and $25 for non-members (includes transportation only).
Payment and registration must be received by Tuesday, May 1. If registering by mail, send to Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 North Catherine St., Plattsburgh, NY, 12901, attention Amy Besaw.

Chazy Seniors luncheon scheduled

CHAZY — The Chazy Seniors meeting and luncheon will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Chazy Town Hall. New members are welcome. Anyone over 55 years of age is encouraged to join.
Bring a dish to share.
Call Leona at 846-7265.

Retraining Program set for May 24-25

ST. REGIS FALLS — The St. Regis Falls Adult Center will be sponsoring a session of the 55 Alive/Mature Driving Retraining Program on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. You must attend both days of the session to receive your certificate.
Pre-registration through the center is required, as class size is limited to 25 by AARP requirements. This eight-hour course for mature (over 50) auto drivers is under the direction of the American Association of Retired Persons and is recognized by the National Safety Council. The course instructor is trained and certified by AARP.
The cost of the course is $10 for course materials and program support; and check or money order should be made payable to AARP (no cash). Bring your driver's license to the session.
Course completion makes one eligible for an auto insurance premium reduction. Check with your insurance agency for details.
55 Alive/Mature Driving is an innovative classroom driver retraining program designed to help older persons improve their driving skills, drive safer and maintain their licenses longer.
There will be no written or road tests. The course content includes information on the effects of aging and medication on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, accident prevention measures and a special section on vision and the aging process.
Be a safe driver and maintain a license and insurance coverage. Sign up by stopping at the Adult Center or by calling 856-9861.

Caregiver support at United Way

PLATTSBURGH — A caregiver support group will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way Building, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.
Caregiver groups are open to anyone providing unpaid care to an aging family member or friend. No appointment is necessary. New caregivers, friends and family are welcome.

Annual Senior Celebration May 4

PLATTSBURGH — The 14th-annual Senior Celebration will take place on Friday, May 4 at the Senior Citizens Council at 5139 North Catherine St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year's theme is "Under the Big Top" and will feature the fun of a day at the circus. Admission is free and lunch is available for $5. You must have a wristband which you can purchase at the Clinton County Office for the Aging and all Congregate Meal Sites in Clinton County and at the Senior Citizens Council.
The opening ceremony will include many political officials and entertainment by local Head Start students. Other entertainment for the day will include the YMCA Line Dancers, the RSVP Kitchen Band, Flashback, local clowns and the Marie Short School of Irish Dancers.
The committee will award this year's winner of "Business of the Year," Eye Care for the Adirondacks. An award will also be given to the "Agency of the Year," the Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County. The Homer West "Excellence In Volunteerism" award will be given to a special individual chosen by the nominating committee as well.
There will be a wide variety of businesses and agencies available for information and resources relevant to aging issues.
Call 563-6180 or 565-4620 if you have any questions.



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