Albany County
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
George Brown, Commissioner

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

Senior Technology Training Series
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd. Suite 102, Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Topics include:

  • surfing the web
  • using a tablet
  • Microsoft Word
  • using a smartphone
  • social media basics

These classes are offered frequently, and classes tend to fill quickly. Call for more information.

Senior Citizens' Law Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 445-2304

Albany Law School professors, attorneys and other notable experts will conduct workshops on topics such as:

  • health care decision making
  • protecting against scams
  • estate planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • charitable giving

No registration is required for workshops. Free one-on-one counseling session with an attorney available. Attendants receive a free resource guidebook.

Downsizing and Organizing for Seniors
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102
Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Whether moving into a new home or just wanting to pare down, choosing what to keep from a lifetime worth of possessions can feel overwhelming.  This session will cover the stress-free way of downsizing or preparing to move. 

Aging in Place:  Your Home for Your Lifetime
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102
Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Older adults often express a desire to age in place.  What are the practical aspects of staying in your home?  Learn simple steps you can take to make your home safe and comfortable, and help you maintain your independence.  A number of hands-on displays will be available.  

25th Annual Capital Region Senior Expo
Friday, October 21, 2016

9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Crossgates Mall
(518) 465-3322

This day-long exposition is the largest and most widely recognized trade show for older adults in the Capital Region. It features exhibitors who cater to the 60+ population and their families from life, health and long term care insurance, housing, home health services, home repairs and modifications, city and governmental services, trips and recreation, finances, volunteerism, and much more.

Health screenings, health-related activities, and entertainment will highlight the event, plus a raffle. Win an array of fun prizes including hundreds of dollars in gift certificates from Price Chopper, Stewart’s Shops, and more!

National Prescription Take-Back Day
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Since it's unsafe to throw away or flush unused prescription drugs, what should we do with them?  The following places will accept them on October 22:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy (car port/ drive thru) - 106 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY  12208
  • Albany County Sheriff, 58 Verda Avenue, Clarksville, NY  12041
  • Albany Police Dept. South Station, 12 Arch Street, Albany, NY  12202
  • Colonie Police Dept., 312 Wolf Road, Latham, NY  12110
  • Crossgates Mall (drive-thru), 1 Crossgates Road, Albany, NY  12203
  • CVS Pharmacy, 885 Central Avenue, Albany, NY  12205
  • Elm Avenue Town Park, 249 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
  • Guilderland Public Library (auxiliary parking), 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY  12084
  • New York State Police Troop G, 760 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY  12110
  • Watervliet Police Dept., 2-15th Street, Watervliet, NY  12189

Please do not bring hazardous waste, sharp objects such as used needles, or illegal drugs.  For more information and additional collection sites, go to or call 800.882.9539

A Matter of Balance
Mondays, October 24, 2016–December 12, 2016
Cabrini Acres Senior Apartments
4 Carondelet Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189
(518) 785-0050

This award-winning 8-week workshop is based on Boston University’s Fear of Falling Program. It is designed to improve balance and flexibility and increase activity levels, thereby promoting confidence and reducing the probability of falls.

3rd Annual Albany County Summit on Aging

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church Community Room
440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 447-7198

Come learn about services and resources designed for seniors in our community, supporting the goal of remaining independently in the home for as long as possible. A variety of guest speakers and vendors will be on hand, and refreshments will be served.

Coffee served at 8:30; light lunch served at noon. We hope to see you there!

Learn About Medicare
Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Town of Guilderland Senior Center
141 Bavarian Way, Altamont, NY 12009
(518) 280-7607
RSVP by by October 23

Come learn how Medicare works during the Open Enrollment period, whether or not you have already enrolled. Trained counselors can help you understand your choices and options. Find out if you may qualify for federal assistance with your medical expenses.

In addition, Janet Kiffney from the Albany County Health Insurance Counseling Program (HIICAP) will be available for one-on-one assistance, late October into November, from 10:00am–2:00pm. Please call for an appointment.

Hoarding Behaviors with Seniors:  The Problem with Too Much Stuff
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
8:30 a.m. registration
9:00 - 11:30 program
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Forgiveness and Gratitude
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
12:30 p.m. registration
1:00 - 3:30 program
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Get Your Affairs in Order (So Your Kids Don't Have to)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102
Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

A non-legal discussion of organizing your important paperwork before a crisis occurs. Create a vital documents map, meaningful paper trail, and know what should always be in your wallet or purse.  Manage the important documents of those who may be in your care.

NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition Conference 
"Building Networks of Volunteer Respite Care:  It Takes a Community"
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Registration:  8:30- 9:30 a.m.
Conference:  9:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY  12211
Cost:  $25, includes lunch
Registration required by 11/4: / events / get tickets; (585) 287-6393;

This conference is designed to educate faith communities, nonprofit and government organizations about how to establish and maintain volunteer respite programs.  Learn about developing, sustaining and supporting volunteer respite initiatives.  

Positive Approaches to Dementia Care
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Session 1 - 8:30 a.m. registration
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. program
Session 2 - 12:30 p.m. registration
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. program
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY  12211
(518) 434-2140

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177