Chair yoga with Ony Antonucci

NORTHVILLE — The following is for the Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living.

The STFSL has a program each week at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken), Corner of Bridge and Main streets.

On Thursday, the Red Rooster Cafe will host Tracy Paradisie, care navigator of Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services, who will discuss the services they provide to individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families.

Chair yoga, taught by Ony Antonucci, resumed Sept. 6, and will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. The cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. Those interested can join in anytime; call (518) 863-2168.

The blood pressure clinics are the fourth Thursday each month by Home Health Care Partners. Also card and board games will follow the scheduled presentation on the fourth Thursday each month.

The weekly congregate meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those participating can attend the Red Rooster programs without attending the meal or bring a bag lunch.

People who want the Office for the Aging meal can call OFA at (518) 736-5650 to make lunch reservations; if unable to attend the luncheon, call OFA to cancel the meal. If the OFA meal site is closed, there will be no program at the Red Rooster Cafe that day.

Additional information about STFSL can be found online at For information about trips, the handyman program or to request volunteer medical transportation, or if interested in any of these trips, call STFSL at (518) 752-8737 and leave a message.

The STFSL has the following trips.

∫ Oct. 1: The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Franklin County. The senior admission is $20. The exhibit, Planet Adirondack, is a display that will help attendees see the world with new eyes. In addition, every day their naturalists bring animals into the Big Wolf Great Hall for animal encounters, featuring porcupines, owls, snakes and many other species. The Wild Walk lets visitors walk up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack forest. It’s designed to transform the way those attending see into the natural world by offering up the perspective of the rest of nature, and is accessible to people of all generations and abilities.

The bus will leave the Northville Baptist Church at 8:30 a.m. We can have lunch at the Waterside Cafe before returning home around 4 p.m.

∫ Nov. 26: The Task Force will make its annual trip to the Colonie Center featuring the Christmas Tree Shop and many other stores and the Shaker craft fair. The bus will leave the Northville Baptist Church at 8:30 or 9 a.m. Those attending will also have lunch at a restaurant in the area. The return will be around 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in either trip, can call the STFSL number above, leave a message, and they will return the call.

By Kerry Minor

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