SSIP 209

Settled and Serving in Place


January Business Meeting

January 22nd, 2015

Our next SSIP 209 Business Meeting will be on:

Saturday, January 31st, 12 noon at Lydia's Country Deli.

We will have two guests reporting. One, Colette Ruoff, will open the meeting with an introduction to Sage Talks, a program which brings together songwriters and elders' stories.

Following lunch, Roy Capellaro will speak on:

The Healing Bridge: Secrets of the Skeleton.

Check out his website at

(Our previously announced program, Maiya Greaves demonstrating Pilates, will be held in the Spring.)

We may have already celebrated birthdays from one of these months, but let's do it again: December, January and February. Hope to see you there!

Thursday Game Day date moved.

January 22nd, 2015

Thursday Game Day has been moved to THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, from 12:30 to 2:30. Join us for Bridge, UPWORDS and other games of your choice.

Friday Walking Group Temporarily Suspended

January 22nd, 2015

Friday Walking Group has been suspended during the coldest days. SSIP members are encouraged to join the Free exercise group at the Marbletown Community Center every Friday morning (except the first of the month) from 11:30 to 12:15. Good exercise; friendly group.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

January 4th, 2015

Ulster County Office for the Aging is offerring free Living Healthy NY Workshops.

These workshops teach you the skills needed in the day to day management of any type of ongoing health condition, in order to maintain and/or increase an active and fulfilling lifestyle

Games Games

December 13th, 2014

We're still meeting on the third Thursday, 2 PM, at the Marbletown Community Center. There's usually one table of bridge, one table of UpWords. Now we're looking for someone who can teach chess.

List Manager

December 13th, 2014

Florence Staats will be our new List Manager starting in January. Many thanks, Barbel, for your two years of service! Remember to call our number--845-706-0182--if you need help or just someone to chat with.

We're Walking!

December 13th, 2014

Friday mornings, 930, going north from the Leggett Road parking lot of the Rail Trail. Hope to see you there.

Movie Night

December 13th, 2014

Every 2nd Sunday, 5 PM covered dish and movie at ViVi's house

Next Step Home

November 8th, 2014

Vivi shares information about Next Step Home, a new service of interest for our members.

Move Manager Specialists, Colleen Mountford and Tom Benton provide help for seniors looking to downsize either in their own home or moving to a new location. They specialize in helping clients with the emotional and physical aspects of the transition process.

Services they provide include:

  • Organizing
  • Creating a space that works better for you
  • Hiring and overseeing contractors
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Hiring and overseeing moving company
  • Sale, donation and/or disposal of unwanted goods

For a Free one hour consultation, call 845-594-5913.

Food Matters Recap

November 1st, 2014

Judy Deming writes,

The subject of food has so many possibilities, and our speakers covered a lot:

  • Brooke Pickering-Cole introduced us to the exciting new Hudson Valley Farm Hub project, which will come to affect all of our local farmers and our local food.
  • Rachel Robinson told us about the diet, nutrition, and shopping services available to anyone, free of charge, at our supermarkets (She is at ShopRite). Who knew?
  • Margaret Gagnon , an expert in community resources, introduced us to the many services available to our population, regarding food and health.
  • And John Novi, entertaining and skilled chef at DePuy Canal House, is an example of how our local restaurants are making creative use of local foods and bring in the public with such plans as: grandparent/grandchild cooking classes.

We really had fun with this one, as we batted around ideas and worked out details. We've gotten lots of feedback and are already thinking about next year, which will be bigger and better. We hope that some of you will join us with your ideas and help.

Sit and Be Fit

October 9th, 2014

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Vivi shares a good home excersize program she found on the WNYED channel.

Sit and Be Fit is an award-winning exercise program for senior citizens and individuals with limited physical motion, that is available on video tapes and is distributed to public television stations (although not by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

It plays on the SWNYED channel at 3 PM on Monday through Friday.