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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, which runs in weekly newspapers throughout Dutchess County, along with additional information and helpful links.  Find out about "A Matter of Balance" classes, events for older adults and caregivers, scam alerts, courses, and much more. 

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Dutchess County Office for the Aging News: 2022
 

November 28, 2022 (pdf)

Holiday Advisory: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving). OFA Friendship Centers are also closed on Friday, November 25th, but the OFA central office in Poughkeepsie will be open on the 25th. Dutchess County government observes Christmas Day on Monday, December 26th; and New Year’s Day on Monday, January 2nd, 2023. Offices and Friendship Centers will be closed both days. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive meals in advance of each day that friendship centers are closed.
 

 

November 14, 2022 (pdf)

Holiday Advisory: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on the following holidays in November: Friday, November 11th (Veterans Day), Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving). OFA Friendship Centers are also closed on Friday, November 25th, but the OFA central office will be open on the 25th. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive meals in advance of each day that friendship centers are closed.
 

November 7, 2022 (pdf)

Holiday Advisory: The Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on the following holidays in November: Tuesday, November 8th (Election Day), Friday, November 11th (Veterans Day), Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving). OFA Friendship Centers are also closed on Friday, November 25th, but the OFA central office will be open on the 25th. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive meals in advance of each day that friendship centers are closed.
 

October 31, 2022 (pdf)

October 24, 2022 (pdf)

October 17, 2022 (pdf)

October 10, 2022 (pdf)

October 3, 2022 (pdf)

September 26, 2022 (pdf)

September 19, 2022 (pdf)

September 12, 2022 (pdf)

September 5, 2022 (pdf)

Note: OFA and OFA Friendship Centers are closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th; clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals program receive meals in advance of the holiday.

August 29, 2022 (pdf)

Note: The Office for the Aging and OFA Friendship Centers are closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th. Clients of the OFA Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday.

August 22, 2022 (pdf)

August 15, 2022 (pdf)

August 8, 2022 (pdf)

July 25, 2022 (pdf)

July 18, 2022 (pdf)

July 11, 2022 (pdf)

July 4, 2022 (pdf)

 Note: the Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. OFA Home Delivered Meals clients will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

June 27, 2022 (pdf)

 Note: the Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. OFA Home Delivered Meals clients will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

June 20, 2022 (pdf)

June 13, 2022 (pdf)

June 6, 2022 (pdf)

May 30, 2022 (pdf)

 Note: the Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. OFA Home Delivered Meals clients will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

May 23, 2022 (pdf)

 Note: the Office for the Aging and OFA Friendship Centers are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive meals in advance of the holiday.

May 16, 2022 (pdf)

 The Office for the Aging will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive meals in advance of the holiday.

May 9, 2022 (pdf)

May 2, 2022 (pdf)

April 25, 2022 (pdf)

April 18, 2022 (pdf)

By our count, we have a record number of Dutchess County older adults celebrating birthdays of 100 years or more this year, as well as a record number of married couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 70 years or more. As of early April, 20 centenarians and 10 70-year couples are being honored in OFA’s summer newsletter.

If you know of a Dutchess County resident who is reaching either one (or both!) of these milestones at any time in 2022, please get in touch with OFA Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones at 845-486-2544 or bjones@dutchessny.gov. Publication deadline is Tuesday, May 10th.

April 11, 2022 (pdf)

April 4, 2022 (pdf)

March 28, 2022 (pdf)

March 21, 2022 (pdf)

March 14, 2022 (pdf)

March 7, 2022 (pdf)

February 21, 2022 (pdf)

Note: the Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on Monday, February 21st, for the national President’s Day holiday. Home Delivered Meals clients will receive appropriate meals in advance of the holiday.

February 14, 2022 (pdf)

Note: the Office for the Aging and all OFA Friendship Centers are closed on Friday, February 11th and Monday, February 21st, in observance of the New York State holiday marking Lincoln’s Birthday, and the national Presidents Day holiday, respectively. Clients of OFA’s Home Delivered Meals program will receive their meals in advance of the holiday.

February 6, 2022 (pdf)

January 31, 2022 (pdf)

January 24, 2022 (plain text)
January 24, 2022 (interactive)

January 17, 2022 (.pdf) (plain text)
January 17, 2022 (.pdf) (interactive)

January 10, 2022 (plain text version)
January 10, 2022 (interactive version)

January 3, 2022 (.pdf)

2021

December 27, 2021

December 20, 2021

December 13, 2021

November 29, 2021

November 22, 2021

November 15, 2021

November 8, 2021

November 1, 2021