Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens

The Barker Senior Citizens meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from September through June 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 July and August.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - John Davis will present a program on the Civil War History.  He has been a re-enactor at Gettysburg and will have various items for display.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - A day trip to Niagara Falls presented by Maxima Tours.  We will have a musical dinner theater celebrating history, legends, and lore of Niagara Falls, NY.  Menu is a three entree buffet.  Cost = $72.00 each.  After lunch and show we will travel to the NF Power Vista Center for a docent guided tour.  Bus leaves at 10:30am and returns to Barker by 4:30pm.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - We will host our pen pals with cookies, punch and gifts.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Speaker and enactor Denise Reichard will present a program about the Underground Railroad and will act the parts of the people involved.

2017 Trip to Maine:  We have 16 people signed up so far.  We must have a minimum of 30 people for this trip.  Please get the word out to friends, relatives and neighbors.  If you have signed up for this trip, you must pay a $75.00 deposit now.  Our final payment is due 4/11/2017 of $637.00.  Payments must be sent into Jackie or JoAnn Greenwald in January and February unless you want to pay it all by the last meeting on March 22, 2017. Please see the flyer for trip insurance information

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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