Workshops, classes and services
Tai Chi Classes
St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany
Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Join taekwondo brown belt John Jones as he leads this weekly class. Tai Chi is a collection of movements/postures, providing exercises in balance, coordination, physical control and regulation of breathing. To register, call Westview Senior Center at 482-2120, St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church at
489-4442, or just come to the class.
‘After Lunch Bunch’ Group Discussion
Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
You are invited to join our “After Lunch Bunch” group. A variety of subjects of topical interest will be discussed including women’s issues, family dynamics, travel stories, famous celebrities, election issues, etc. If you are interested in being a facilitator on a particular subject, please contact Lynn Gross at 482-2120.
Senior Legal Services
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Brian Levine of Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. will meet, via appointment, with seniors age 60 and over. He will provide confidential legal advice and services. The program is funded by the Albany County Department for Aging. Please call Westview Senior Center at 482-2120 to make your appointment.
New Sewing Class for Beginners
Thursdays, Oct. 6-27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., continuing after lunch 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The sewing class will be starting another four-week session to work on clothes for the fall season. The sewing department can supply fabric; however, we ask that you bring your own pattern if possible. All seniors are welcome. Instructor: seamstress Alena Taylor. Call 482-2120 to register for the class.
Food for the Fall – Nutrition Education Program
Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. at Westview
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. at South Mall Towers
Learn what what fruits and vegetables are in season in the fall, some cooking and storing tips, and sample and share the main ingredients to make a recipe at home. This presentation is given by Siobhan M. A’Hearn through the Capital Region EAT SMART NEW YORK PROGRAM, Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
Medicaid Community Forum
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. at Westview
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. at South Mall Towers
Are you confused about all the changes in health care and insurance options? Come and ask the experts at a special Medicaid Community Forum to learn the most current information about the changes in health insurance. Presented by NY Statewide Senior Action Counsel in conjunction with NYS Office for Aging.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Larry Steffler, BSW, CLYL, invites you to laugh your way to less stress and more joy. No previous yoga experience is needed. All fitness and mobility levels are welcome. Laughter yoga is just deep breathing, the willingness to let go, and reconnecting with our childlike nature and laughing.
Outings and community dining
Shuttle bus schedule
ShopRite: Tuesdays. Pickup at Westview is at 10:30 a.m. Call 434-4219 for more information.
Walmart in Glenmont Shopping Trip – Tuesday, Oct. 4 — The Senior Service bus will leave Westview Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. and will return at 2:15 p.m. Call 482-2120 to reserve your bus seat.
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Westview Senior Center will be hosting Happy Hour from 3 to 4:45 p.m. and dinners at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 21, and 28; and Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. To make your dinner reservation, call 482-2120 by the date of each dinner by 11 a.m. The suggested contribution is $3.
The following is the dinner program schedule for October:
Popcorn and a Movie
Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 4:45 p.m.
Relax and enjoy a classic movie with us while you munch on soda and popcorn. Following the movie, we will have our community dinner.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Relax and enjoy drinks and snacks during Happy Hour while you listen and dance to the best of the top 40s music from the 1960s performed by Donald Hyman. This will be followed by a delicious community dinner. There is a nominal fee of $2 for the entertainment.
Popcorn and a Movie
Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4:45 p.m.
Come and see a contemporary movie with us, along with snacks and soda. Following the movie, join us for dinner.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Listen to the beautiful piano playing of Tamara Battice while you dine.