Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens

The Barker Senior Citizens meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from March through December at the Barker Fire Hall.  Meetings start at 10:00am with games, coffee, tea and cookies.  They hold a meeting and then enjoy lunch (12:15pm) from the Nutrition Program for a minimal donation.  Following lunch, they have a program.  They are an active group and plan several trips during the year.  If you are interested in joining, call the Town Hall at 795-3575 for more information.

For more information on joining or activities, contact Director JoAnn Greenwald at 795-3787.

Barker Seniors Programs and Events Scheduled:

Seniors meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month.  There are no meetings in January and February.

June 13, 2018 - Dayle Skelton Longo will be featured vocalist

July 11, 2018 - Edna Stubs will be featured story teller re enacting Dolly Madison.

August 22, 2018 - Annual Picnic at Barker Fire Hall with Barker Lions grilling Chiavetta Chicken and the Hot Country Line Dancers Entertaining.  Games and prizes too!

September 2018 - A special treat for all Barker Senior members!  A 17 piece Big Band Orchestra is coming for an evening of Big Band Music.  It is a regular meeting day but it will be held in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Barker Fire Hall.  There will be refreshments.                                                                                 You won't want to miss this one!

Trips for 2018:

July 25, 2018 to July 27, 2018 - We are going to Lancaster, PA for Sight & Sounds New production of "Jesus in July". Trip includes transportation, lodging (2 nights), 2 breakfasts, 1 buffet dinner, 1 buffet lunch at Shady Maple (lots of shopping), back roads tour of Amish Community and shopping at their shops.  Cost is $345 per person, double occupancy.  Final payment is due June 1.  Join us for a great time! Sign up at front table, $75 deposit required at sign up.       

**7 more people are needed for this trip.

Barker Senior Fitness Programs:

Senior Water Aerobics on Monday and Wednesdays at the Barker Central School Pool with Lynn Wilson,a certified instructor. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 - 6:30 PM and Saturday Mornings 8:00 - 9:00 AM.  Cost is $2.50 per day.  You must be a member of Barker Seniors to join.  The pool is heated to 86 degrees.

For Emergencies Fill out the File of Life……..we have great magnetic holders at the Town Hall so you can place all your information in the holder and put on the refrigerator.  This will aid the emergency squad if there ever is a call at your home.

Mental Health Awareness Resources: 7% of people have a major depressive disorder. The following resources can guide you and your loved ones to get the necessary help and support:

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly                           

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older               

Substance Abuse and Misuse Among Older Adults             

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors                             

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes                                                                           

Brain Health                                                                     

Staying Healthy as a Senior                                           

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging       

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
JoAnn Greenwald Senior Citizens Director 716-795-3787
Syndicate content