Senior Citizen Matinee Videos and Exercise Programs
A little lunch, a good movie, and pleasant socializing. Every Thursday, the Senior Social Group meets in the AHEPA Room at noon with Chef Jim Stolis cooking up a gourmet lunch for an appreciative audience. In addition, the group has outings to various places of interest during the year. This includes summer musicals at the Mac-Hayden Theatre in Chatham, trips to museums, shopping in Astoria, and more. Parishioners age 55 and better are welcome to join. Another informal senior group meets in the Cultural Room on Tuesdays at noon to play a serious game “Beriba”, a Greek card game somewhat similar to gin rummy.
(Note: There are no membership fees for either group.)
For health and fitness, there are three different programs that are also free. The first is a senior aerobics class sponsored by the City of Albany Recreation Department. The class meets at 11 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday and is open to parishioners and the public. The second program is a Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at 9:30 a.m. And for seniors with mobility issues, there is a “Chair Yoga” class sponsored by NNORC which meets on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The instructors for all three classes are trained and dedicated professionals.
Additional informational and social programs sponsored by NNORC, Albany County, the Commission on Aging, and other agencies are offered throughout the year. Please check the monthly Testament and the Sunday bulletin for schedules.
Greek Folk Dancers
Rehearsals for the St. Sophia Dance Group will be starting up again this October.
Registration for dance will take place on three consecutive Sundays: September 13th, 20th and 27th. Children are eligible to join when they are in 2nd grade. Family membership to St. Sophia is mandatory for children to be members of the dance group. We will continue to rehearse on Saturdays and Sundays. One change is that only the senior group will rehearse on Saturdays. All other groups will rehearse on Sundays during coffee hour.
The new groups will not be posted at registration time this year. Once all registrations are completed, each teacher will directly contact the students/parents in her group.
We are looking forward to another fun and successful year in the dance group.