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 October 25, 2017-  Special Meeting - Come dressed up in Costumes!  Everyone come in your favorite costume to celebrate fall, Halloween, surprises, prozes, games & fun. Julie has some fun in store. This meeting is also the 4th of July celebration lunch that was postponed.

Monday, November 13, 2017- Day trip to Platter's Chocolate Factory. Cost is $30.00 per person.  This will include lunch at The Wurlitzer Building and then a guided tour.  Menu selection and cost will be provided in the next newsletter. 

Craft Fair - October 11, November 8 and December 13 We will have a craft fair open to anyone who wants to have a table or two to sell your hand crafted goods.  Invite your friends and family to join us on these dates.  Please let JoAnn know how many tables you will need.

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
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