Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of seniors in the community, directly and indirectly, by providing services, programs, and opportunities to meet their ever changing needs.
The Conkling Center's On The Go transportation program provides individuals 55+ accessible transportation to medical and rehabilitation appointments, banks, grocery stores, hairdressers, restaurants and many other destinations in the community. This is a door-to-door service that is available free of charge or with your choice of a donation.
The Conkling Center offers a variety of ongoing programs to help support seniors in Glens Falls and surrounding areas. The Ice Melt program distributes free ice melt for seniors to help prevent injuries during hazardous winter conditions. The annual Aging Well Forum provides training, education, and information for seniors and those who care for and about them, including guest speakers and special events.
The Conkling Center and the Post Star partnered for a third year in awarding the 2017 Shining Stars Awards. This award recognizes community members 65 or better who have devoted their time, talents, energy and resources to the community. Three hundred family members, friends and community members attended a luncheon on June 20, 2017 at the Great Escape Lodge to honor the awardees. Individuals honored at the luncheon are, Sunny Buchman of Queensbury, Jerry Connolly of Queensbury, Joseph Cutshall-King of Cossayuna, Lewis Fassett of Queensbury, Larry Gordon of Gansevoort, Judith Guay of Queensbury, Betty Hogan of Hudson Falls, Sandra Horwitz of Queensbury, Betty Ann Lortie of Glens Falls, Ken Minges of Glens Falls, Bill Osborn of Hudson Falls, Howard Raymond of Hudson Falls, Della Smith of Fort Ann, Barbara Sweet of Queensbury and Constance Tucker of Lake George. The Conkling Center would like to thank all the individuals that submitted these nominations and the community for your tremendous support of this event. We are looking forward to 2018!