News Release



For More Information:

William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
(845) 486-2000

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2002

County Partners with Poughkeepsie Public Library to Establish a
Caregiver Resource Center


Poughkeepsie. . . Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has announced the signing of an agreement with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District for expansion of the Dutchess County Caregiver Resource Center.   

Under the agreement the County will provide the Poughkeepsie Public Library District with additional funding for books, videos and other resource materials, plus maintenance of the Center.  Materials are available to anyone within the Mid Hudson Library System. 

County Executive Steinhaus praised the Poughkeepsie Public Library District for helping to make these important materials so easily available, stating  “My hope is that through this partnership these resources will reach the widest potential distribution and that we would be able to continue to add to and update them annually.” 

Among the many titles available in the collection are: Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy, Alzheimer’s: The Answers You Need, Caregiving Daughters: Accepting the Role, Stress Reduction for Caregivers and Taking Care of Caregivers.  You can peruse the entire collection in person at the Adriance Library on Market Street in Poughkeepsie, by computer at any Mid Hudson Library System library or your home computer at  Selections can be ordered and delivered directly to your local library for pick-up. 

According to County Executive Steinhaus, “Dutchess County provides a number of support services for family and volunteer caregivers of the elderly to give them the choice to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible.  These programs not only save the government money, they help provide a better quality of life for the elderly and their families.”

The Caregiver Resource Center is made possible by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, a County Agency funded under Title III of the United States Older Americans Act, the New York State Office for the Aging, and the County of Dutchess.    

For more information about the Dutchess County Caregiver Resource Center, call the Poughkeepsie Public Library District at 845-485-3445.


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