Seniors Living Well

A Place To Go, To Grow, To Relax and Build Community

Live Well ~ Feel Well ~ Be Well

Mission Statement: The Mechanicville Senior Center is your home away from home.  Enhancing the quality of life for area seniors by promoting recreation, relaxation, socialization, lifelong learning and support services.  We all need help to age in place with grace.  Our goal is to help you live as independently as possible for as long as possible.  The Living Well Program is here to help you with resources and support services to help you stay as independent as you want to helping you access the services that you need.

Services Are Located at The Mechanicville Senior Center and Includes:

Activities, Cooking Classes, Support/Referral Services, Exercise Classes, Gather and Dine Hot Lunch Daily, Speakers, Community Space to relax, Seasonal Events and more.

Health & Wellness Group

We all want to be our best selves at any age.  It is never too late to start to make healthy choices and to take care of yourself.

To help you with that we have exercise classes to help keep you moving.  Try out Tai-Chi, Chair Yoga or our other classes.  We have speakers come in to talk about wellness and self- care.  We also have speakers on nutrition to help you make healthier food choices, and learn how to cook healthier for yourself.

Wellness also entails all the opportunities for socialization in our groups and activities.  Take the time to meet new people and learn new skills.  You can also try the Gather and Dine Hot Lunches daily at the Senior Center.

Individualized Advocacy

It can be hard to navigate all the resources out there.  You may not know who to call or what services you might be eligible for. We are here to help so don’t be afraid to ask!  It can be as simple assisting with evaluating your needs, filling out applications, answering questions you may have about financial resources or assistance with housing, medical equipment, legal referrals, insurance questions, food pantry or more.  Our staff are trained to help support seniors by assisting with accessing information, identifying available support options or exercising their rights.  We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to meet with our staff to find out how we can help you dial back the stress.

Financial Assistance

Many seniors are reluctant to ask for help until things get tough.  Your family, friends, and community are here and ready to help where they can.  If you are having trouble making ends meet there may be assistance programs that you are not aware of.  We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to meet with our staff to find out about programs and services that can help you financially. Please complete the MACSC General Intake Form and one of our advocates will complete an evaluation.

General Intake Form
Food Assistance

We have a small Food Pantry at the Mechanicville Senior Center which is by appointment only.  If you need food please call for assistance.  Our staff can also set you up with Food Pantry boxes for pick-up at the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center.

We can assist you in applying for a SNAP benefits!  SNAP benefits can help you put healthy food on the table. SNAP monthly benefits can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores.

Newsletters

Keep up to date with all the News, Programs and daily activities of our Living Well Program at The Mechanicville Senior Center.

July 2022

Archived Newsletters

Karin’s Kitchen

Cooking for one or two can be a challenge.  Our Living Well Director Karin has a great love of cooking and has lots of tips and tricks to teach to make cooking for yourself a little easier!  Karin’s Kitchen focuses on fun, flavorful and nutritious recipes that are easy and simple to make.  She welcomes ideas from participants on what makes cooking easier for them.  Try a class, it’s fun and interactive! You will not be disappointed or leave empty handed! You will get to sample the recipe and go home with the recipe and instructions.  Be sure to sign-up at the Mechanicville  Senior Center.

Living Well Director

Karin Drosdick

kdrosdick@mechanicvilleacsc.org
(518) 664-8322 ext 1011 or (518) 652-2713

Karin’s Office is located at:
Mechanicville Senior Center
178 N. Main St
Mechanicville, NY 12118

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Karin Drosdick

Senior Programming

Mechanicville Senior Center programming is under the direction of The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, led by Seniors Living Well Director Karin Drosdick

Program Grant provided by the
Saratoga County Department of Aging and Youth