The MHV IBM Retirees Club meets at the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #4065 Council Hall , which is located at 339 New York Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY. (click here for a map showing where the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #4065 Council Hall is located)
The Retirees' Club is administered by the board of officers and supported by membership dues. Membership is open to all IBM'ers and their friends, their spouses and surviving spouses. A retired member or a surviving spouse may bring a guest to our meeting. Annual dues are $20 per couple, $10 per single.

Meetings are held January through June and September through November at the Knights of Columbus on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Social Hour begins at 1:00 PM.  The meeting begins at 2:00 PM. Following the brief meeting there is entertainment or a speaker from the community providing information about services and item of interested to retirees.

Our meeting in December is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month as a holiday luncheon, location is announced and publicized two months in advance. Meetings are not held in July and August.

New members can Download or View&Print the membership form, fill it out, and bring it to the next meeting.  If you have problems downloading the form, please let us know.  

2015-2016 Member form now available online (click here)

 1st Vice President’s  Message

    November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month.  In an NBC panel on the Today on 11/3, one panelist cited that we spend $200B/year on Alzheimer’s care, and, if left unchecked will spend 2.3T/year in 2050.  Another statistic: 1 in 5 persons over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s.  If true, that’s about 38 members of  our Club.  Alzheimer’s caregivers are the heroes in this saga.  In my family, 8 of the 9 of us are rallying around my sister, Janie, who spends most of her time caring for my 94+ year old Mom exhibiting Alzheimer’s symptoms.  It runs in Mom’s family with 2 brothers diagnosed and 2 sisters having passed recently from complications of Alzheimer’s. 

There is help for anyone who is involved in caring for Alzheimer’s: alz.org/care or the 24/7 Helpline, a free resource for reliable information and support, day or night, at 800-272-3900.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which is definitively shown in MRIs by the placque-like substance, beta amyloid, in the brain.  At 68, with my Alzheimer’s family history, I use Prevagen, an herbal supplement with clinically proven results in improving memory.  Research has shown that the more we challenge ourselves with cognitive activities such as doing crossword puzzles, playing games such as Bridge, Scrabble, Chess, etc., the better chance we have in staving off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.  We all can learn from those who appear to have mastered aging without debilitating cognitive or physical decline, such as Dick Van Dyke. His advice: “Keep Moving”, the title of his new book.  It’s available in Kindle, hardbound or CD.

It’s only 1.5 months until or Christmas Party.  Please put 12/17 on your calendar and bring your checkbook to our November 19th meeting.   The cost is $37 for members and $40 for non-members, a bargain for a wonderful dinner/dance at Dutchess Manor.  Thanks to Cathy Golan for all of her efforts to make this a memorable affair. 

 Our entertainment on 11/19 will be: “2 Dukes and 1 Dutchess”

Ed McKenna, 1st Vice President

Check out the newest additions to our "For Your Health" section.

The Charity that we helped in 2012-2013
Family Promise of the Mid Hudson Valley 

Thank you from Family Promise of the Mid Hudson Valley.

MHV IBM Retiree's Club Events

News and Info from our Members

  • Here you will find News and other information from our members.  To view the entire article, please click on the link provided for that article.  Please let me know if you have any news/info you want to share with your fellow Retirees and I will add it here...Thanks Gary(your webmaster: gleather@frontiernet.net). 
  • Aging News 11/23/15 Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS ·        Happy Thanksgiving! ·        Time Running Out to Switch Drug Plans ·        Home Delivered Meals Volunteers Needed ·        Office for the Aging Director Retiring ·        Dutchess ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 3:44 PM by Gary Leather
  • Aging News 10/19/15 Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS ·        Exercise – the Anti-Aging Miracle Drug ·        FREE Bagels & Coffee on the Walkway Tuesday (10/20) ·        Senior Exercise Program ·        Medicare Seminars Added ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2015, 6:13 PM by Gary Leather
  • Annual Christmas/Holiday Party Annual Christmas/Holiday PartyWHERE: Dutchess Manor, Rt 9D, Beacon, NYWHEN: Thursday, December 17, 2015TIME: 11:15am registration, Party: 11:30pm - 4:00pmPRICE: Retiree Members: $37.00 ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 5:42 AM by Gary Leather
  • Aging News 9/14/15 Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS ·        Last Chance for Discounted Senior Prom Tickets! ·        Hearing Loss Seminar (11/5) ·        No-Cost Accessibility Modifications Available ·        Veterans Invited to FREE ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 5:52 AM by Gary Leather
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Check out our  Travel & Trips  page for the latest scheduled trips and  Events.

Many new links have been added to the "Best of the Hudson Valley" section, thanks to the material Mary has been putting out on the table at our meetings.  If you click on one of the flyers below you will get a larger view of it or go to Event.

The Best of the Hudson Valley : MHV Events in 2015

 If you have something you would like posted (a Restaurant, a Show or other Entertainment, a Place of Interest, or an Eventplease let us know.  This can be used just like the bulletin board we had at each meeting for awhile and the info Mary puts on the table at our meetings.

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