The Albany Guardian Society 2017 Fall Institute semester offers programs in the following broad categories: 
 
Technology
Health Education
Caregiving
Consumer Interest
Housing
Legal
 
These categories offer a variety of selections on topics of importance to a wide audience. Please scroll down to see all of the Institute's offerings for Fall 2017. 
 
There is no cost to attend our programs, however, registration is required for each course you wish to attend. To register, simply press the "Register Button" next to the course description and complete the registration form. If you are unable to complete an on-line registration, please contact Albany Guardian Society and we will provide assistance. 
 
If you have any questions regarding the Institute or are unable to attend a course once you have registered, please call Albany Guardian Society at 518-434-2140 or e-mail us at ags@albanyguardiansociety.org
 
 

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SEPTEMBER

September 18
Technology Overview: What Are They Talking About? - Apple Class
In this primarily demonstration session, learn about technology terms, and what they all mean and how they work. Participants are welcome to bring their tablets and/or phones to this session. This session will set the foundation for subsequent Apple sessions.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 18, 2017

September 18
Technology Overview: What Are They Talking About? – Android Class
In this primarily demonstration session, learn about technology terms, and what they all mean and how they work. Participants are welcome to bring their tablets and/or phones to this session. This session will set the foundation for subsequent Android sessions.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 18, 2017

September 19
Senior Frauds, Scams and Cybersecurity
A discussion on how to avoid scams, frauds, and identity theft that target senior citizens. Internet safety and security will also be covered.

  • Presenters: John Van Voris, Senior Consumer Frauds Representative, New York State Attorney General’s Office and Eleonora Morrell, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 19, 2017

September 26
Housing for Older Adults: Live Where You Want To Live
Where we live is so important to our health and happiness. To age in place we need to have a good understanding of our housing options. Unravel the mysteries of senior housing and learn how you and your loved ones can make the best choices in senior housing. This program will provide practical information about senior housing options, things to consider as you think about housing, and how to start the conversation.

  • Presenters: Beth Burdgick, Executive Director, Glen Eddy and Jill McLellan Phelps, Director, DePaul Housing Management
  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 26, 2017

September 27
Downsizing and Organizing for Seniors
Whether moving to a new home or just wanting to pare down, choosing what to keep with a lifetime’s worth of possessions can feel overwhelming. Some alternative ways of thinking can help. This session will cover the stress-free way of downsizing or preparing to move.

  • Presenter: Michelle Kavanaugh, Owner, Organize Senior Moves
  • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY


September 27, 2017


September 28
It’s an All New Library
Did you know your local public library offers so much more than your favorite mystery novels these days? This session will give you an overview of free innovative digital services that are available at libraries today, including OverDrive for ebooks and digital audiobooks; Flipster for digital magazines; Ancestry for genealogy research; Mango to learn a new language; and even a mobile app to manage your library account on the go. Libraries also lend unique materials like fishing poles, cake tins, video cameras, telescopes, and more! This class will cover libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties only.

  • Presenter: Deanna DiCarlo, Manager, Adult & Outreach Services, Upper Hudson Library System
  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 28, 2017

September 28
Stress Management 101
Looking for a better way to deal with the ups and downs of life? This class will examine the stress response and explore the role of mindfulness-based reduction through breath awareness, meditation, and guided relaxation. Ages-old techniques for quieting the mind and increasing contentment will also be covered.

  • Presenter: Judith England, RN, Health Educator, Kripalu Yoga Instructor
  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd, Suite 102, Albany, NY

September 28, 2017

OCTOBER

October 2
Using an iPad – “They gave me this and I don’t know what to do with it!”- Apple Class
iPads are increasingly becoming a convenient tool for seniors to access books and movies, visit websites, take pictures, email, communicate via video, use social media, and more. This course will help first time users become comfortable using their iPads. Learn about iPad terminology, parts of the iPad, interacting with the touch screen using gestures and modifying settings. We will also explore apps and camera basics.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 2, 2017

October 2
Using a Tablet – “They gave me this and I don’t know what to do with it!” - Android Class
Tablets are increasingly becoming a convenient tool for seniors to access books and movies, visit websites, take pictures, email, communicate via video, use social media, and more. This course will help first time users become comfortable using their tablets. Learn about tablet terminology, parts of the tablet, interacting with the touch screen using gestures and modifying settings. We will also explore apps and camera basics.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 2, 2017

October 5
Pre-Planning a Funeral: Things to Consider
Funerals do not have to be organized in a hurry by grieving relatives. They can be planned in advance, leaving family and friends time to comfort one another. By making prearrangements with a funeral home, you have the opportunity to make personal and specific selections that meet your wishes. Most importantly, your loved ones will not be left guessing which type of funeral service you would have wanted.

  • Presenter: Adam Schrom, CAE, Director, PreNeed Trust Services, NYS Funeral Directors Association
  • Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054 (See Directions below)

October 5, 2017

October 9
Communication by Email, Texting and Video - Apple Class
In this session, you will learn to communicate using your iPad and/or iPhone. You will
learn about email, text messaging and more. Participants are welcome to bring their
Apple smartphones or iPad.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 9, 2017

October 9
Communication by Email, Texting and Video - Android Class
In this session, you will learn to communicate using tablet and/or smartphone. You will
learn about email, text messaging and more. Participants are welcome to bring their
Android tablet or smartphones.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY


October 9, 2017


October 11
Healthy Aging: The Anatomy of Change
This session will discuss the normal anatomy and physiology of aging, including cognition, changes in organ function, and response to medications. Information about the evidence that diet and exercise can have to support these changes will also be covered.

  • Presenter: Rebecca Stetzer, M.D., Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Dept. of Geriatrics
  • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 11, 2017

October 12
Understanding Medicare
This class will cover everything you need to know about Medicare (and more) including: Medicare Part A and Part B, Medigap/Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage/Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage (including Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy), EPIC and the Medicare Savings Programs. Understand your Medicare options for 2018 in time for the Fall Annual Enrollment Period and get your Medicare questions answered.

  • Presenter: Eric Hausman, Independent Consultant
  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany NY (See Directions below)

October 12, 2017

October 16
Brain Health
Research suggests that lifestyle choices may have a more profound impact on brain health than was previously thought. The combination of good nutrition, physical activity, mental stimulation, not smoking, and a varied social network for significant personal interactions all contribute to improved brain health. Learn specific activities to improve your brain health.

  • Presenter: Richard Holub, M.D., Neurological Associates of Albany
  • Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 16, 2017

October 16
Using a Smartphone: – Apple Class
Use your iPhone to make a phone call, send text messages, send emails, set reminders, manage your calendar, and even take pictures.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 16, 2017

October 16
Using a Smartphone: - Android Class
Use your smartphone to make a phone call, send text messages, send emails, set reminders, manage your calendar, and even take pictures.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 16, 2017

October 17
Medication Management with Older Adults
Today’s medications can be beneficial to many older adults. However, understanding what these medications are used for and recognizing their side effects can be challenging. This program will describe pharmacological interventions frequently used with older adults.

  • Presenter: Michael Brodeur, Pharm.D., CGP, FASCP, Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Albany, NY
  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 17, 2017

October 17
Effective Communication Strategies and Alzheimer’s Disease
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Explore effective communication strategies when someone has Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Presenter: Maura Fleming, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 17, 2017

October 20
Introduction to Technology Devices
What is the difference between an iPod and an iPad? What is a Smartphone? So many devices in this new world of technology! Learn what device is best for you and how you can harness the power of technology and use it to your best advantage. This class will cover device options, communication methods, and more.

  • Presenter: Eleonora Morrell, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Location: Senior Expo, Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., 1st Floor, Guilderland, NY (See Directions Below)

October 20, 2017

October 20
Effectively Using Your iPad (Beginner)
The iPad is increasingly becoming a convenient tool for seniors to access movies, websites, take pictures, email, FaceTime, use social media, and more. This course will help first-time users become comfortable using their iPad. Learn about iPad terminology, various parts of the iPad, interacting with the iPad touch screen using gestures, and modifying settings. Explore some of the iPad apps and camera basics. (Apple ID may be needed.)

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Location: Senior Expo, Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., 1st Floor, Guilderland, NY (See Directions Below)

October 20, 2017

October 20
Aging in Place: Your Home for Your Lifetime
Older adults often express a desire to age-in-place. What does this mean and how can we accomplish this? Learn about simple steps you can take that will make your home safe and comfortable and help you maintain your independence.

  • Presenter: Lauren Harrington, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Nightingale Elder Care
  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Location: Senior Expo, Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., 1st Floor, Guilderland, NY (See Directions Below)

October 20, 2017

October 23
Using the Internet on Your iPad or iPhone – Apple Class
Learn about the Internet and how to find information you are looking for, share your search results, go back to a favorite site, and more. You are welcome to bring your Apple devices to class.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 23, 2017

October 23
Using the Internet on Your Tablet or Smartphone – Android Class
Learn about the Internet and how to find information you are looking for, share your search results, go back to a favorite site, and more. You are welcome to bring your Android devices to class.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 23, 2017

October 26
Get Help with Tech Savvy Teens
High school students from the Bethlehem Central Student Help Desk will be on hand to give one-on-one tutoring and assistance with your technology questions for whatever device you bring. Sessions will be for approximately 45 minutes. These tech savvy students will be able to answer questions, demonstrate use, and give handy tips. Each user should bring their user names and password for every device they bring.

  • Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY
    Please call Albany Guardian Society at 518-434-2140 to register.
Please call Albany Guardian Society at
518-434-2140 to register.

October 30
Facebook and Social Media: What in the World is Facebook? - Apple Class
This demonstration session will guide you through understanding Facebook and why you would use it, creating an account, and even creating your first post. Sharing photos, video links, status updates and much more will be covered along with other social media tools. Please bring your Apple iPhone or iPad to class.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 30, 2017

October 30
Facebook and Social Media: What in the World is Facebook? – Android Class
This demonstration session will guide you through understanding Facebook and why you would use it, creating an account and even creating your first post. Sharing photos, video links, status updates and much more will be covered along with other social media tools. Please bring your smartphone or tablet to class.

  • Presenters: Eleonora Morrell and John Dowley, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

October 30, 2017

 
NOVEMBER

November 7
Powers of Attorney, Capacity Issues, and Guardianship
What can be done when a person can no longer make his/her own decisions: A discussion on planning in advance for potential loss of decision making capacity by signing a power of attorney, assessments of capacity, and what happens if no advance planning has been done and loss of capacity occurs—the guardianship process.

  • Presenters: Margaret Vella, Esq. and Aaron Carbone, Esq., Vella, Carbone and Associates, LLP
  • Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 7, 2017

November 8
Healthy Aging: Primary Prevention

This session will review the evidence for those medical interventions designed to keep us healthy, including screening tests (mammograms, colonoscopies, etc.), vitamins/supplements, aspirin, and recent changes toward cholesterol and blood pressure management.

  • Presenter: Rebecca Stetzer, M.D., Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Department of Geriatrics
  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 8, 2017

November 9
Get Your Affairs in Order (So Your Kids Don’t Have To)

All of us should take time to organize our important paperwork, health directives and home before a crisis occurs. Getting our ducks in a row provides a great amount of stress relief and prevents a ton of aggravation for those who will come after us. This presentation reviews what vital documents one should have, how to organize pertinent health information and document health wishes, how to begin to declutter and prepare for downsizing, and how to initiate the all-important conversation with loved ones.

  • Presenter: Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW
  • Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Schenectady County Library, 99 Clinton St., McChesney Room, Schenectady, NY (See Directions Below)

November 9, 2017

November 14
Introduction to the Village Movement

Since the establishment of Beacon Hill Village in Boston in 2002, Capital District seniors have been interested in forming “Villages” that are membership-driven, grassroots organizations that, through both volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services to assist aging in place. These services can include recreational, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social programs, and educational activities. Learn how you can be involved in the Village movement. Updates from the Village to Village Network annual conference will be presented.

  • Presenter: Ken Harris, Executive Director, Albany Guardian Society
  • Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 14, 2017

November 14
Wills, Health Care Proxies/Living Wills, MOLST

A discussion on important legal documents: (1) Wills that provide directions for what happens to certain assets at the time of a person’s death; (2) Health Care Proxies/Living Wills, and the newer MOLST document which allows the signer to plan in advance for health care decisions if the signer can no longer make his/her own decisions; and (3) What happens if a person has not signed these documents.

  • Presenter: Michelle Wildgrube, Esq., Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube, PC
  • Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY


November 14, 2017


November 15
Navigating the Maze of Available Senior Services

Are you a senior, caregiver, or professional working with the elderly, and would like to learn about services and organizations that are available to help you? This program will touch on transportation, meals on wheels, respite, income-based programs, and other senior services that will help you understand the options available.

  • Presenter: Gretchen Moore Simmons, Director of Programs and Community Outreach, Senior Services of Albany
  • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 15, 2017

November 15
Gizmos & Gadgets: Handy Devices to Help Seniors Remain Independent

Learn about products and devices that can help people as they age. This program will demonstrate many useful tools and products to help older adults remain independent.

  • Presenter: Gretchen Moore Simmons, Director of Programs and Community Outreach, Senior Services of Albany
  • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 15, 2017

November 16
Introduction to Technology Devices

What is the difference between an iPod and an iPad? What is a Smartphone? So many devices in this new world of technology! Learn what device is best for you and how you can harness the power of technology and use it to your best advantage. This class will cover device options, communication methods, and more.

  • Presenter: Eleonora Morrell, MicroKnowledge, Inc.
  • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102, Albany, NY

November 16, 2017

November 20
Cooking for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with many of our favorite but sometimes not so healthy comfort foods. Come and learn some simple ways to lighten up those holiday favorites using healthy fruits and veggies. This class will provide various ideas and techniques to cook or bake a delicious dish to pass at the next holiday gathering that is not only healthy for you and your family but a great conversation starter. This class will provide tastings and recipes.

  • Presenters: Katie Doyle and Cassie Andrusz, Capital Roots
  • Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy, NY (See Directions Below)

November 20, 2017

November 28
Aging-in-Place: Your Home for Your Lifetime

Older adults often express a desire to age-in-place. What does this mean and how can we accomplish this? Learn about simple steps you can take that will make your home safe and comfortable and help you maintain your independence. A number of hands-on displays will be available.

  • Presenter: Lauren Harrington, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Nightingale Elder Care
  • Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: North Chatham Free Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY (See Directions Below)
    Please call the North Chatham Free Library at 518-766-3211, to register. Space is limited.
Please call the North Chatham Free Library at  518-766-3211, to register. Space is limited.

 DIRECTIONS

To:
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 102
Albany, NY 12211
518-434-2140

From the North:

  • Travel south on I-87. Take the I-90E / I-87S / I-90W exit, Exit 1, towards Albany/Boston/New York/Buffalo.
  • Keep left at fork in the ramp to go to I-90 East.
  • Stay straight to go onto ramp. Merge onto I-90 East.
  • Take Corporate Woods Blvd. exit, Exit 5A.
  • Go through traffic light at end of exit ramp and at third driveway on the left, (look for the #14 sign) turn left into parking lot of 14 Corporate Woods Blvd.

From the South:

  • Travel north on New York State Thruway. Take Exit 23 (I-787 / US 9W) towards Albany/Troy.
  • Keep left at the fork in the ramp and merge onto I-787 North.
  • Take I-90 exit, Exit 5, towards Buffalo/Boston.
  • Keep left at the fork in the ramp (to west – Buffalo).
  • Merge onto I-90, traveling west.
  • Take Corporate Woods Blvd. exit, Exit 5A.
  • Go through traffic light at end of exit ramp and at third driveway on the left (look for the #14 sign) turn left into parking lot of 14 Corporate Woods Blvd.

From the East:

  • Travel west on I-90 to Corporate Woods Blvd. exit, Exit 5A.
  • Go through traffic light at end of exit ramp and at third driveway on the left (look for the #14 sign) turn left into parking lot of 14 Corporate Woods Blvd.

From the West:

  • Travel east on New York State Thruway to Exit 24. Follow signs for I-90 East.
  • Travel I-90 East to Corporate Woods Blvd. exit, Exit 5A.
  • Go through traffic light at end of exit ramp and at third driveway on the left (look for the #14 sign) turn left into parking lot of 14 Corporate Woods Blvd.


To:
Capital Roots/Urban Grow Center
594 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
518-274-8685

Handicap accessibility is available through the back entrance. Park on Jay Street then follow signs to the ramp in the alley.

From the South:

  • Take I-87, the New York State Thruway, North to Exit 23.
  • At Exit 23, get on I-787 North.
  • Take exit 9E for NY-7 East toward Troy/Bennington.
  • Follow the directions to the Urban Grow Center (below).

From the North:

  • Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway, South to Exit 7 East.
  • Get on Route 7 headed Eastbound, toward Troy/Bennington.
  • Follow the directions to the Urban Grow Center (below).

From the East:

  • From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway),
  • take Exit B1, toward Albany.
  • Continue East (13.5 miles) to the Exit 23 for I-787.
  • Take I-787 North to Exit 9E for NY-7 East.
  • Follow the directions to the Urban Grow Center (below).

From the West:

  • Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to Exit 24.
  • From exit 24, continue straight onto I-90 East.
  • Take Exit 6A onto I-787 North, towards Troy.
  • Take I-787 North to Exit 9E for NY-7 East.
  • Follow the directions to the Urban Grow Center (below).

Directions to the Urban Grow Center from NY-7E:

  • Cross the Hudson River and stay to the right, taking the exit toward Downtown Troy.
  • Continue to stay right, follow signs for Hutton St.
  • Continue onto Hutton St.
  • At the second traffic light, turn right onto River St.
  • Pass underneath the bridges on River St., the Urban Grow Center will be on your right, at 594 River St. (the corner of River and Jay Streets).

To:
Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Rd.
Guilderland, NY 12203
518-869-3522

From I 90 West

  • Merge onto I-90 W.
  • Take Exit 1S toward US-20/Western Ave.
  • Merge onto Adirondack Northway South.
  • Take the Crossgates Mall Rd. Exit.
  • Turn slight left onto Crossgates Mall Rd.
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Rd. is on the right.

From the 87 North

  • Take the Crossgates Mall Road Exit.
  • Turn slight left onto Crossgates Mall Rd.
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Rd. is on the right.

From the Thruway (87 South)

  • Take Exit 1S toward US-20/Western Ave.
  • Merge onto Adirondack Northway South.
  • Take the Crossgates Mall Rd. Exit.
  • Turn slight left onto Crossgates Mall Rd.
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Rd. is on the right.

To:
Delmar Reformed Church
386 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
518-439-9929

From I-90 West

  • Merge onto NY-85 S via Exit 4 toward Slingerlands/Voorheesville.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto NY-85.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto State Route 85/NY-85.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto NY-140/County Hwy-52/Cherry Ave.
  • Turn left onto Kenwood Ave/NY-140. (If you are on NY-140 and reach Orchard St. you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.)
  • Turn sharp right onto Delaware Ave/NY-443.
  • Delaware Ave. is 0.1 miles past Adams St.
  • Perfect Blend Espresso Bar and Cafe is on the corner. (If you reach Adams Pl. you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.)

From I-90 East

  • Merge onto NY-85 S via Exit 4 toward Slingerlands/Voorheesville.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto NY-85.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto State Route 85/NY-85.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto NY-140/County Hwy-52/Cherry Ave.
  • Turn left onto Kenwood Ave/NY-140. (If you are on NY-140 and reach Orchard St. you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.)
  • Turn sharp right onto Delaware Ave/NY-443.
  • Delaware Ave is 0.1 miles past Adams St.
  • Perfect Blend Espresso Bar and Cafe is on the corner. (If you reach Adams Pl. you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.)

 


To:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132
518-766-3211

From Albany

  • Merge onto I-787 N toward Troy.
  • Merge onto I-90 E via Exit 5 towards Boston.
  • Merge onto US-20 E via Exit 11E toward Nassau.
  • Turn right onto Chatham St./NY-203.
  • Continue to follow NY-203.
  • Go 3.25 miles, 4287 Route 203 is on the right.

To:
Schenectady Public Library Downtown
99 Clinton Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-388-4500
McChesney Room

From I-890

  • Take the Michigan Ave exit, Exit 6.
  • Turn right onto S Brandywine Ave.
  • If you reach I-890 W you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.
  • Turn left onto State St/NY-5.
  • State St. is just past Albany St. (If you are on N Brandywine Ave and reach Clifton Pl. you've gone a little too far.)
  • Turn right onto Clinton St. Clinton St. is just past Barrett St. (If you reach Jay St you've gone a little too far.)
  • 99 Clinton St. is on the right.
  • Your destination is just past Franklin St. (If you reach Union St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far.)

From Central Ave.

  • Start out going northwest on Central Ave/NY-5 toward Lombard St.
  • Continue to follow NY-5.
  • Turn right onto Clinton St. (Clinton St is just past Barrett St. If you reach Jay St you've gone a little too far.)
  • 99 Clinton St. is on the right. (Your destination is just past Franklin St. If you reach Union St. you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far.)

To:
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211
518-869-8100

From the South or West

  • Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 24.
  • After toll booths, take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) North to Exit 4 (Albany Airport exit).
  • At the end of the ramp, go left on Wolf Rd.
  • At the next traffic light, go left on Albany Shaker Rd. (You will pass under the highway; do not get back on I-87 South.)
  • Proceed straight through the intersection, and prepare to make a left turn.
  • The Desmond is the first building on your left, set back from the road.

From the East

  • Take the Mass Turnpike West to Exit B1. “I-90 West”.
  • Remain on I-90 West for 15-20 miles.
  • Stay on I-90 until you see signs for “Saratoga Springs North”.
  • Enter the Northway (I-87) North towards Saratoga Springs/Montreal exit, Exit 4 (Albany Airport exit).
  • At the bottom of the ramp, go left onto Wolf Road.
  • At the next traffic light, go left on Albany Shaker Rd. (You will pass under the highway; do not get back on I-87 South.)
  • Proceed straight through the intersection, and prepare to make a left turn.
  • The Desmond is the first building on your left, set back from the road.

From the North

  • Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 4, Albany Airport/Wolf Rd.
  • On ramp, bear to the right.
  • At the end of the ramp, there is a traffic light.
  • Turn left onto Wolf Rd.
  • At the next traffic light, go left onto Albany Shaker Rd.
  • Take an immediate left into The Desmond parking lot.