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Claverack Seniors Club


The next meeting of the Claverack Seniors will be held on November 8 at 1pm at the Reformed Dutch Church, Christian Education Building, on Rte. 9H in Claverack.

The refreshment committee is Mary Darragh, Chet and Doris Marcy and Joyce Pratt.

There will be an election of officers for 2020 in November.

The program will be presented by Jeffrey Hunt, President of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, on one of their programs.

In lieu of a December meting the Christmas party will be held December 13 at the AB Shaw Firehouse on Route 23 in Claverack.  The committee is Betty Waldren, Chairman; Betty Clark and Jim Skoda.  Hot and cold hor d’oeuvres will be available at noon and the catered meal including three entrees will be served family style at 1pm.  The cost is $24 for members and $34 for guests, inclusive.  Paid reservations are due by December 5, 2019.  Those unable to sign up at the November meeting can call Betty Waldren at 518-672-4770.

The Claverack Seniors announce an additional trip for 2019:

December 5 – MGM Casino, Springfield, Mass., $5 for members, $15 for non-members.

The following committee chairman have been appointed for the 2019 Year: Sunshine- Norma Barnard, Membership – Alberta Cox, Trips – Debbie Grau, Dark Horse – Pearl Mossman, Programs – Sylvia Schaummann with Ellie Esselstyn and Publicity – Joyce Pratt.


Any dues not previously paid are due.  All checks for the club should be payable to Town of Claverack Seniors.  All mail should be addressed to Town of Claverack Seniors, PO Box 614, Philmont, NY 12565

Non-members pay an additional $10 for trips.  Pickups will be made at the former Town Highway Garage on Route 217 and at the AB Shaw Firehouse on Route 23.  Payment is due a month before the trip date.  For information or to sign up call Debbie Grau, Trip Director, at 518-610-1766. Mary Jane Finkle will be Chairman of the 50/50 raffle.  Judy Hartley will be treasurer for the Trip Committee.

In inclement weather, meetings will be cancelled when Taconic Hills schools are cancelled, delayed or closed early.  The meeting will be held on the next Friday.  If cancelled again, the next meeting will be the regular meeting of the next month.

Dues are payable in January.  All residents of  Claverack who are age 55 or above are welcome to join the seniors.


New members are welcome. In order to join, a person must be 55 years or older and be a resident of Town of Claverack. Meetings are at the Reformed Dutch Church, Christian Education Building, on Route 9H, Claverack, on the second Friday of the month at 1 PM.

Dues are payable in January.

In inclement weather, meetings are canceled when Taconic Hills school is closed, delayed, or early dismissal. Should this occur the meeting will be held the following Friday.


Dues for 2019 made payable to Town of Claverack Seniors are payable to Alberta Cox, membership chairman in the amount of $5.00 for the year.

The address for general correspondence is:
Claverack Seniors
PO Box 614
Philmont, NY 12565

Services for Seniors

Medical Transportation

Columbia County Healthcare Consortium

This program is designed to provide information regarding healthcare as well as for information about non-emergency medical transportation to Columbia County residents who lack any other means of getting to a medical appointment. For more information:

Phone:  (518) 822-8020  |  website

Additional transportation options

For additional transportation options, please view the Columbia County Healthcare Consortium’s website.

Columbia County Office for the Aging

The Office for the Aging serves as the focal point in Columbia County for matters related to aging. Through advocacy, services and planning and coordination, the Office for the Aging addresses the priority needs of older residents in Columbia County. The website below highlights services that encompass a range of community based and home care services. The website also includes links to a number of organizations and agencies that provide resources and services to seniors.

Phone:  (518) 828-4258  |  website

Past News







At the January meeting of the Claverack Seniors the above pictured officers (pictured left to right) were installed for the 2019 year by Deputy Supervisor Stephen Hook (far right): Ellie Esselstyn, Vice President; Marie D’Amico, Chaplain; Terry Guntert, President; and Linda Guntert, Secretary. Linda McNeill, Treasurer was absent.