News & Events

12th Annual Warmth of Wine, Thursday March 2nd, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017 - By: Bill Petersen
Colonie Senior Services proudly presents the 12th Annual Warmth of Wine Thursday, March 2nd 6:30pm-8:30pm Century House, 997 New Loudon Road Latham Tickets only $50/person Reservations can be made online at, calling 518-459-2857 or emailing Don’t miss out on this fun event that helps to raise money to … (more…)

The Allure of Cruise Ship Travel

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - By: Bill Petersen
As we brave the snow & frigid temperatures in our Capital Region this Winter, many of our thoughts turn to warmer climes and what and where we might go for relief!  Some folks opt for visiting friends and relatives who conveniently live in Florida or … (more…)

Retirement Insomnia, by Claire N. Barnes MA

Monday, June 20, 2016 - By: Bill Petersen
   By Claire N. Barnes, MA  myfavoriteteachersf It’s 4 a.m. and I’m awake! How many of you boomers have this experience? I have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer…. … (more…)

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
dry eye An Overview on Dry Eye Syndrome By Victor P. Giamos, M.D., Pharm.D When our eyes are working correctly, we tend to take them for granted. We don’t consider how our eyes manage to stay moist in such dry environments as our homes and offices. However, if … (more…)

September is Kinship Care Month

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
“Celebrating Families Where Children are Raised by Grandparents, Other Relatives and/or Family Friends”   Kinship care refers to the more than 150,000 New York children who live full time with grandparents, relatives and/or family friends. Their caregivers, who are frequently at or near income poverty levels, have … (more…)

Downton Abbey and Beyond

Monday, June 1, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
d and admired the Diana Loeffel, CTC Americans have long enjoyed and admired the ability of British television productions to dramatize and serialize specific events and eras in history. They are particularly adept with the details of costumes and décor transporting the viewer into the period represented … (more…)

Living Large in a Smaller Home

Monday, March 16, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
Senior Move Success is in the Planning Holly Pajak, Senior Moves By Design, NY Downsizing a home can lead to lots of stress and anxiety for anyone who loves their belongings, but if you come up with a plan before you downsize, you can create a comfortable … (more…)

Preventing Falls at Home

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
Preventing Falls at Home Dean Limeri, MD, Ellis Internal Medicine Each year, one in three adults over the age of 65 falls. The risk of falling at home threatens the health and independence of many people as they age. Falls can result in moderate to severe injuries, … (more…)

Please join us Thursday,February 26th for the 10th Annual Warmth of Wine-Albany, NY

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
A Community Effort to Help Seniors Stay Warm   6pm to 8pm Century House in Latham Tickets : $50/per person Contact Sue at 459-2857 ext. 327 or for more information    

Making the Most of Your Social Security Benefits

Monday, January 12, 2015 - By: Bill Petersen
Mary Stokes, CLU, CDFA, CFP Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law in 1935 calling it the Cornerstone of Retirement. Did you know a Secretary by the name of Ida Mae Fuller was the first to receive a check. She worked three years under the system, … (more…)