Senior Citizen Services

Commissioner Barb McGuire is also the director of the Mechanicville Senior Citizens Center. The Senior Citizen Facility is located at 178 No. Main Street. Office hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday and the phone number is (518) 664-7877. The Senior Center offers activities and a 60+ dining program sponsored by the City of Mechanicville and Saratoga County Office For the Aging (meal provided Monday through Friday at noon). Reservations must be made the day before. The Saratoga County Office for the Aging meal program contact number is (518) 664-3924.

Board of Directors
Barbara McGuire, Director
Johanna Dyer, President
Pam Cicchinelli, Vice President
Dinda Paffen, Secretary
Meg Gorman, Treasurer

Meetings:
January- No Meeting
February - No Meeting
March - No Meeting
April - No Meeting
May - No Meeting
June 15
July- 
August-
September 
October 
November 
December 

Dues:
2021 Membership dues are $8.00 for the year. May bring payment to the Senior Center M-F

Public Transportation System:
 An open-to-the-public bus transportation service that is partially funded by New York State and the Saratoga County Office for the Aging. Senior Citizens (over the age of 60) ride at no cost, but are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution. All contributions are voluntary and confidential. Services will not be affected because of an inability to contribute. Any contribution received will be used to expand service. Riders under the age of 60 must pay a fare of $0.65 each way. The bus route includes the City of Mechanicville only, bound by the tax map. Questions regarding the schedule can be answered by calling our bus info line at (518) 664-5651. 

YEAR ROUND HOURS ARE EFFECTIVE/ UPDATED AS OF 7/1/19. The bus will run from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays for church 3 pm to 5:30 pm. 

PLEASE NOTE that hours are subject to change. On many Saturday's during the fall and winter our bus takes our local Senior Citizen's on trips, which may affect the weekend bus schedule. 

Monthly Bus Trips-Call 518-664-7877 to sign up

 Trips: 

  • 7/6/2021-Racino in Saratoga Springs: Leaves 12:00PM Pick up at 4:30PM
  • 7/15/2021-Dinner Grecian Gardens- Leave 4:30PM-7:30PM

 Eldercare Services
Karin Drosdick, Elder Care Services Coordinator, provides outreach services to our Seniors. Karin can be reached at (518) 652-2713. 
A Senior Newsletter is published monthly, with a schedule of activities and updates on senior programs. Many of the activities at the Center have been ongoing for years, the newer ones have been introduced by our Elder Care Services Coordinator. Newsletters can be picked-up at the Senior Center or Public Safety Office. If you join the Senior Organization, your name will be added to the newsletter mailing list. 

Stillwater Eldercare Services:
For doctor appointments outside of Mechanicville. You must be age 60 or older and not on Medicaid.
Call Don Muzio for more information at 518-664-2515 ext. 18
if you are on Medicaid and need transportation to doctor's appointments call Saratoga County Social Services at 518-884-4148

United Healthcare Community Plan:
Kandis Paolone from Saratoga Life will be at the Mechanicville Senior Center to set up 1 day a month to assist Seniors for transportation anywhere in Saratoga County. We will set 1 day for 4 hours to transport to appointments, shopping or anywhere in the county they would like to go.
 

AARP Volunteer Tax Preparation:
Mechanicville Library Monday & Saturday starting on or after 2/1/2021  518-664-4646 Bring Social Security Card, Photo ID & 2018 Tax Return.

Blood Pressure Clinic Dates:
7//2021
8//2021
9//2021
10//2021
11//2021
12//2021
Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS- No Charge 

Saratoga Life
Did you know that Kandis Paolone, From Saratoga Life is at the senior center every other Thursday from 11-1 to answer questions about Medicare? She can help you access forms on the computer, check pharmacy prices, see what doctors and services are covered and help make phone calls that can be frustrating.
Do you qualify for "Extra Help"? Stop by and find out.

Pinochle
Every Tuesday, 1:00PM call 518-664-7877

WII Bowling
Play Thursday, 1:00PM just show up!!!

Bingo
Monday, 1:00PM

Tai-Chi
Tuesday, 10:00AM

Sequence (Card Room)
Wednesday, 1:00PM

Knitting Group
Thursday, 1:00PM

Pokeno
Friday, 12:30PM

Karin Drosdick, Elder Care Services Coordinator, provides outreach services to our Seniors. Karin can be reached at (518)652-2713. 
A Senior Newsletter is published monthly, with a schedule of activities and updates on senior programs. Many of the activities at the Center have been ongoing for years, the newer ones have been introduced by our Elder Care Services Coordinator. Newsletters can be picked-up at the Senior Center or Public Safety Office. If you join the Senior Organization, your name will be added to the newsletter mailing list.