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Senior Picnic Program

Office For The Aging




Watch a video from the Senior Picnic Program - links to YouTubeThe Office for the Aging Senior Picnic Program serves a dozen picnics to seniors every year in late May, June, July and August. Every year almost five thousand Dutchess residents age 60 and over will socialize with friends and neighbors at the events designated for their hometown, enjoy a nutritious meal, and learn more about the programs and services offered by the Office for the Aging.

The Senior Picnic Program has been held annually since 1993 - making this year our 25th - and is made possible through private/public partnerships and support from many local municipalities and businesses.  Special thanks to this year’s Platinum picnic sponsors: Wingate Healthcare, EverCare at Home, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Hamaspik Choice, Today's Options/Medicare Resource Group, and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services – Protective Services for Adults.


2017 OFA SENIOR PICNICS - a look back

Each link below goes to the Facebook page for each community's picnic.

Even if you're not a Facebook user, you'll still be able to see them.


Wednesday, May 31 - Boyce Park (Towns of Dover, Pawling, Amenia & Union Vale) - photos and video

Wednesday, June 7 - Sarah Taylor Park (Village & Town of Fishkill) - photos

Wednesday, June 14 - Pine Plains Lions Pavilion (Towns of North East, Pine Plains, Washington & Stanford, Villages of Millerton and Millbrook) - photos

Wednesday, June 21 - Tivoli Memorial Park (Rhinebeck, Red Hook , Milan & Tivoli) - photos

Wednesday, June 28 - Robinson Lane Recreation (Town of Wappinger & Village of Wappingers Falls) - photos

Wednesday, July 12 - Fran Mark Park (Towns of Hyde Park & Clinton) - photos

Wednesday, July 19 - Memorial Park (Beacon) - photos

Wednesday, August 2 - Cady Field Pavilion (Pleasant Valley) - photos

Wednesday, August 9 - Bowdoin Park (Town of Poughkeepsie) - photos

Wednesday, August 16 - Freedom Park (Towns of LaGrange & Beekman) - photos

Wednesday, August 23 - Recreation Park (East Fishkill) - photos

Wednesday, August 30 - Waryas Park (City of Poughkeepsie) - photos


We're already planning for the 2018 picnic season. You can look for postcards inviting you to your community's picnic in the spring and early summer, between one and two months before your community's picnics.

Volunteers of all ages will be needed in 2018 at each picnic to help with set-up, bringing meals to the handicapped attendees and to clean up, and at the Office for the Aging to make reminder calls prior to each picnic.  Call the Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555 or email to learn how you can help!



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Todd N. Tancredi,Director Todd N. Tancredi
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