Senior Citizen Matinee Videos and Exercise Programs
Young at Heart Club, hosted by James Stolis and Jim Lascaris, meet in the AHEPA room to share fellowship. They enjoy a movie, fellowship and of course always a variety of delicious on-site prepared lite lunches prepared by Chef James. At times during the year an organized field trip is planned to places of interest. We have visited Astoria to shop for the holidays, seen the Radio City Christmas Show and the exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, and journeyed to Chatham, NY, to take in the summer plays at the Mac-Hayden Theater. Other activities are presently in the planning. Previous activities of the group have been working with the local chapter of “Habitat for Humanity,” when it needed help with their fund raising activities, they offered their talents. Another project involved the developing of a list of parishioners who have served their country in the Armed Forces since WWI. Their untiring efforts resulted in an honor roll of names published, framed and displayed in our vestibule for all to read. The group has also hosted health fairs, informational meeting on Medicare Part D, and healthy cooking.
All are welcome from ages 55 – ??? Please stop by and join the group, enjoy the lunches, the trips and outings and most importantly the fellowship!! THERE ARE NO DUES!
Additionally, some of the group meets on Tuesdays for board games or card playing. On Monday and Wednesday for approximately one hour (11:15 AM to noon), an exercise program especially developed for senior citizens is offered to help tone and strengthen their muscles and bones. This free program is sponsored by the City of Albany.
Greek Folk Dancers
Under the capable direction of Tina Yavis and her many assistants (Mary Googas, Maria Googas, Marie McCullough, Maria Ziamandanis, Diane Cohen, and Barbara Rustin) our dancers have been performing for 36 years and have enjoyed traveling to many senior citizen centers, schools, colleges, international shows, etc. etc. Children, who are eligible to join when they in the 2nd grade or older, have become very involved in learning the dances from all parts of Greece. The elaborate costumes are a credit to them and to the community as they add to the sophistication of their performances. Registration is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of September after Church services, and classes will begin shortly thereafter. There is a registration fee. Please note that family membership to St. Sophia is mandatory.