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The Aging News brings you the latest news about topics that are important to you! It includes the "Golden Living" column from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which runs every Thursday, and much more information.  Find out about "A Matter of Balance" classes, Senior Prom and Picnics, scam alerts, courses, special events and much more. 

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November 23, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th. OFA Home Delivered Meals clients will receive their meals in advance of the holiday, and in advance of Friday, November 27th.

Meal deliveries are not taking place on the 27th, but OFA headquarters in Poughkeepsie will be open on a regular weekday schedule. Please call or email OFA before making any visits, because pandemic restrictions only allow us to accept visitors under strict limitations.

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November 16, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging is closed on Thursday, November 26th  for Thanksgiving Day. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of these holidays, and will also receive their Friday, November 27th meal in advance of Thanksgiving.

The Office for the Aging is open for all other regular business on Friday, November 27th – but please contact us before visiting. In the interests of physical safety, much OFA business can be handled remotely while you stay safe at home.

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November 9, 2020

Note: the Office for the Aging is closed on the following holidays:

Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of these holidays, and will also receive their Friday, November 27th meal in advance of Thanksgiving.
The Office for the Aging is open for all other regular business on Friday, November 27th – but please contact us before visiting. In the interests of physical safety, much OFA business can be handled remotely while you stay safe at home.

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November 2, 2020

The Office for the Aging is closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day; on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day; and on Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving.

Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of each holiday, and in advance of any meals scheduled for delivery Friday, November 27th. OFA will be open for all other regular business on Friday, November 27th.

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October 26, 2020

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October 19, 2020

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October 12, 2020

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October 5, 2020

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September 28, 2020

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September 21, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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September 7, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed on Monday, September 7th, for the national Labor Day holiday. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

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August 31, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed on Monday, September 7th, for the national Labor Day holiday. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

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August 24, 2020

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August 17, 2020

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August 10, 2020

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August 3, 2020

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July 27, 2020

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July 20, 2020

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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July 13, 2020

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July 6, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 15, 2020

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June 8, 2020

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June 1, 2020

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May 25, 2020

Note: the Office for the Aging and all Dutchess County Government offices are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th.

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May 18, 2020

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May 11, 2020

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May 4, 2020

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April 27, 2020

Important Notices: Our offices remain open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  We are able to accept visitors only under strict limitations. Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home: 
845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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April 20, 2020

Important Notices: Our offices remain open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  We are able to accept visitors only under strict limitations. Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home: 
845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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April 13, 2020

Important Notices: Our offices remain open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  We are able to accept visitors only under strict limitations. Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home: 
845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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April 6, 2020

Important Notices: Our offices remain open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. We are able to accept visitors only under strict limitations. Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home: 845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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March 30, 2020

Note: Our offices remain open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.  We are able to accept visitors only under strict limitations. Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home: 845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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March 23, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging is postponing or cancelling its events and workshops for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The health of our seniors, their families and caregivers must come first. At the same time, we want to be ready to resume regular activities as much as our seniors do. What we all learn during this outbreak will continue to help us when restrictions on activities are lifted.

Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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March 16, 2020

Note: Continuously-updated information relevant to Dutchess County regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 preparedness is available at www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.

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February 24, 2020

February 17, 2020

Note: the Office for the Aging and Senior Friendship Centers are closed for the national President’s Day holiday on Monday, February 17th. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program are receiving shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday.

February 10, 2020

February 3, 2020 Special Census Issue!

January 27, 2020

January 20, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging is closed on Monday, January 20th, for the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday.

January 13, 2020

Note: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Senior Friendship Centers are closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday on Monday, January 20th. Clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday.

January 6, 2020

Note: The yearly search for the Dutchess County “Senior Citizens of the Year” is well underway.  We are looking for your nominations in the categories of Senior Male, Senior Female and/or Senior Couple of the Year.  The awards are presented at the Celebration of Aging, held on Monday, May 18th at Villa Borghese in Wappinger, in honor of Older Americans Month.

December 30, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year’s Day, January 1st. Senior Friendship Centers will also be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 31st. Clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals (HDM) program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holidays.

December 23, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year’s Day, January 1st. Senior Friendship Centers will also be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 31st. Clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals (HDM) program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holidays.

December 16, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year’s Day, January 1st. Senior Friendship Centers will also be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 31st. Clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals (HDM) program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holidays.

December 9, 2019

December 2, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 28th. There will be no OFA Home Delivered Meals service on the 28th and on Friday, November 29th. HDM clients will receive shelf-stable meals as needed in advance of the holiday weekend.

The Office for the Aging will be OPEN on Friday, November 29th, but all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on the 29th.

November 25, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 28th. There will be no OFA Home Delivered Meals service on the 28th and on Friday, November 29th. HDM clients will receive shelf-stable meals as needed in advance of the holiday weekend.

The Office for the Aging will be OPEN on Friday, November 29th, but all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on the 29th.

Next week’s Aging News emails will be delivered on Wednesday, November 27th.

November 18, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 28th. There will be no OFA Home Delivered Meals service on the 28th and on Friday, November 29th. HDM clients will receive shelf-stable meals as needed in advance of the holiday weekend.

The Office for the Aging will be OPEN on Friday, November 29th, but all OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed on the 29th.

November 11, 2019

November 4, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 5th; for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th; and for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 28th. We’ll be OPEN the day after Thanksgiving, the 29th.

The Medicare Open Enrollment period, the yearly window of opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries to change their coverage options, closes on December 7th.

October 28, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging will be closed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 5th; for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th; and for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 28th. We’ll be OPEN the day after Thanksgiving, the 29th.

October 21, 2019

Note: The season for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which provides a one-time payment to the heating fuel supplier for households who meet eligibility requirements, officially opens on Tuesday, November 12th.

October 14, 2019

Note: The Office for the Aging and OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 14th. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday weekend.

October 7, 2019

Note: the Office for the Aging and OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 14th. Clients of our Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday weekend.

Another note: be sure to check the OFA events schedule in this newsletter for three special "Medicare 101" evening events coming up in Poughkeepsie, Red Hook and Millerton. For seniors who are busy during the day and can't get to an OFA facility for Medicare counseling during business hours, this may be the solution they’re looking for.

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