The Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga is a non-residential community center serving those ages 50 and over by providing a social environment with programs tailored to adults and seniors. The non-profit facility is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Saratoga. Members striving to maintain an independent lifestyle can drop in weekdays to make new friends, share in a meal, play a game, exercise, take a class or learn a new skill. Whether it’s reading the paper, having a cup of coffee and pastry or joining in an activity, the social interaction provided at the Center is essential to physical and mental health.
Founded as the Golden Age Club on March 28, 1955, the Center started with just 35 members. Meetings were first held at the Veteran’s Home and the former Presbyterian Church until the group purchased their own building at 162 Circular Street in 1960. “Here people use, for the first time perhaps, skills they never knew they had. Here they work creatively in wood and metal and here they find comfort, warmth, friendship, love. Here they can make friends with others,” said one of the first speakers at a meeting in 1955. Over the years the Center has grown and a new building was erected in May 1979 at 5 William Street. Further expansion was completed in the 1990’s to make the Center what it is today.
Since 1955 the mission of the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga is to empower seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being by providing the program structure and support services necessary for healthy recreation, companionship, social involvement, and problem solving.
- Lois Celeste, Executive Director; Lois@SaratogaSeniorCenter.org
- Patrice Mastrianni, Director of Marketing & Art Programs; Patrice@SaratogaSeniorCenter.org
- Pam Henaghan, Office Manager; Pam@SaratogaSeniorCenter.org
- Colleen Kelley, Program Coordinator; Colleen@SaratogaSeniorCenter.org
Our Board of Directors:
- Michael D. Billok, Esq., President
- Debra Obenhoff, Vice President
- George Koshuta, Treasurer
- Annamaria Bellantoni, Secretary
- Tena Bunnell
- Judy Delong
- Craig Gould
- Gay Holtz
- Traci Jersen
- Brendan O’Hara
- Corinne Scirocco
- Tommy Uccellini