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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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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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