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Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga

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Senior Center 60th anniversary project plan
A presentation by Phoebe Radcliffe, Eli Ruben, Natasha Thaler, Rebecca Walker and Tracey Wingate with research conducted in the archive of the Senior Center and planning for a short documentary film to emerge from it.

"Aid for our Seniors"
On the editorial page of the March 19, 1955 Saratogian

[Senior Center] Fifth Anniversary
A photo with caption depicting the fifth anniversary of the Senior Center

A dream comes true for Senior Citizens
An article describing the dedication of the new senior center at 5 Williams Street "this morning." It notes that this is a 'working example of a community helping its residents to help themselves..." and sees the center as 'timely and worthwile…

Tentative Senior Citizens Site
A plan of the plot of land acquired at the corner of Williams and Hamilton Streets for the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga. The text reads "This area, adjacent to the St. Peter's Academy playground, has been designated as a possible location for…

[Groundbreaking of the 5 Williams Street Center]
A selection of photographs and newspaper article clippings in the Center's collections related to breaking ground on the new center.

Local senior services in demand
An article describing hte growing number of senior citizens in Saratoga County. The article incidcates that the over 65 population in tghe county grew by 11.7 percent (1990-1997) , more than the 7.9 percent growth across all age groups. By 1997,…

Fitness knows no age
In this article, margaret Lebrun writes that "fitness doesn't have to wane with age." Her examples are pool-playing Charles Shortsleeves and the bowlers Betty and Harvey mead. They participate in the fourth annual games for adults age 55 and older…

Seniors kick up their heels
An article about seniors' fitness and participation in a cabaret show.

[Intergenerational support for seniors]
Two photographs from the Saratoga senior center's collection which showcase young adults providing technical advice to seniors. In the first image, a young map engages with an image. In the second, seniors and helpers are seated at computers.

Senior Citizens Center Inc. Welcome
This early 1960's brochure welcomes seniors to the center and answers some key questions:
Who can and should belong?
What is it?
How is it organized?
What does it do?
how does it work?
How is it financed?

Directory of golden age clubs & senior citizen centers of New York State (outside New York City).
A directory of all New York State Golden Age clubs outside of New York City, with brief descriptions. Saratoga Springs is included.

More Work for Old People
This article, More Work for Old People has as its tag line "they need hte jobs and hte jobs need them, so why not break down the barriers." In other words, it argues against age discrimination, and that men and women in their 1960s benefit from…

1977 Budget
A budget report from 1977

Fundraising Letter
A letter from the Board of Directors asking people to donate to the Cetner

Valentine's Party
A photograph from a Valentine's Day party at the Center

In a Dancing Mood
A newpaper clipping showing two seniors, Agnes Roman Czuk and Victor Szumachowski, people dancing in Ballston Spa

Getting Ready for Fundays
A newspaper clipping showing Allice Fay and Lillian Williams, two Senior Center members, painting ceramics at the Center to be showcased at the "Fundays" Fair on August 22 and 23.

Needle Point
A photograph of three women doing needle point at the center

Citizen Center is Active Place
A newspaper article reporting on the Center as an active place for seniors in the community

Then and Now
A side-by-side of 162 Circular and 5 Williams

Breaking Ground
A newspaper clipping showing the beginning of construction for the center at 5 Williams St.

Senior Citizens Project
A newspaper clipping of Mrs. Arthur Vokes during her directorship at the Senior Center. In this image, Mrs. Vokes is sharing a project made at the center.

1969 By-laws
The Center's by-laws as of December 1969

A photograph of a man standing with the sign outside the center

Circular Closed
A newspaper clipping about the center's lack of funding leading it to close

1967 Annual Report
An annual report outlining the 1967 year for the Center

Gass Signs Budget
A photo of Robert Gass signing a United Way budget
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