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Senior Picnic Program

Office For The Aging

 

SUMMER SENIOR PICNICS RETURN IN 2018 FOR A 26TH YEAR

            The Office for the Aging Senior Picnic Program kicks off this year on Wednesday, May 30.  Residents age 60 and over are invited to socialize with their friends and neighbors at the event designated for their hometown, enjoy a nutritious meal, and learn more about the programs and services offered by the Office for the Aging.  All picnics take place on Wednesdays, rain or shine. All picnics begin at noon. Each of the 12 picnics scheduled this year is open only to the senior citizen residents of each village/town(s) specified, and their guests. Proof of residency and reservations are both required, and space is limited. There is a $4 charge for each non-resident guest and those 59 or younger.

 

            The 2018 Senior Picnic Schedule is as follows. Please note that the Clinton/Hyde Park and City of Poughkeepsie picnics are at new locations this summer:
 

May 30 – Town and Village of Pawling, Towns of Dover, Amenia and Union Vale

Boyce Park, 6423 Route 55, Wingdale

June 6 - Village and Town of Fishkill

Sarah Taylor Park, 17 Old Main Street, Fishkill

June 13 - Towns of North East, Pine Plains, Washington and Stanford and Villages of Millbrook and Millerton

Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion, 82 Beach Road 

June 20 – Village and Town of Rhinebeck, Village and Town of Red Hook, Town of Milan and Village of Tivoli

Tivoli Memorial Park, 1 Katherine Lane

June 27 - Town of Wappinger and Village of Wappingers Falls

Recreation Park, 95 Robinson Lane, Wappinger

July 11 - Towns of Hyde Park and Clinton

FDR Library (Great Lawn), 4079 Route 9, Hyde Park (new location for 2018)

July 18 – City of Beacon

Memorial Park, 298 Fishkill Ave., Beacon

July 25 - Town of Pleasant Valley (rescheduled from Tuesday the 24th)

Cady Field, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley

August 1 - Town of Poughkeepsie

Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Rd., Poughkeepsie

August 15 - Towns of LaGrange and Beekman

Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Rd., LaGrange

August 22 - Town of East Fishkill

East Fishkill Recreation Park, 330 Route 376

August 29 - City of Poughkeepsie

Stitzel Field, 10-14 Lincoln Ave. (new location for 2018)

 

            To make a reservation for the picnic corresponding with your municipality, call the Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555.

 

            The Senior Picnic Program has been held annually since 1993 and is made possible through private/public partnerships and support from many local municipalities and businesses.  Special thanks to this year’s Platinum sponsors: Wingate Healthcare, EverCare At Home, The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Medicare Resource Group, Northwestern Mutual and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services – Protective Services for Adults.  Additional sponsorships are available for businesses that would like to reach out to the senior community. 

            Volunteers of all ages are needed at each picnic to help with set-up and clean-up, and to bring meals to the handicapped attendees; and at the Office for the Aging to make reminder calls prior to each picnic.  Call the Office for the Aging at 486-2555 for more information about volunteer opportunities.

 

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2017: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON OF SUMMER PICNICS

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 bjones@dutchessny.gov to learn how you can help!

 

 


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