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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Guest speaker Greg Kinal will be speaking on EuropeanImmigration at the turn of the century.  Most of us probably have family history of immigrating to this country through this doorway.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Pirate Bingo.  Be sure to wrap your gift.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Summer Carnivale.  Lots of games, prizes, laughter and fun.  Don't miss this!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Englbert Humperdink Perfomance at Riveria Theatre, one night only.  We have 30 tickets and the cost is $79.00 per person and dinner is on your own before the performance.

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                                     http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/elderly-depression

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older                         http://www.cdc.gov/aging/mentalhealth/depression.htm

Substance Abuse and Misuse Among Older Adults                       http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/consumer/factsheets/substnabuse_factsheet.html

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors                                       http://newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes                                                                                     http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-treatment.htm

Brain Health                                                                               http://www.alz.org/we_can_help_brain_health_maintain_your_brain.asp

Staying Healthy as a Senior                                                     http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors/Health/Staying-Healthy.shtml

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging                 http://www.calculators.org/health/aging.php

Staff Contacts

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