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Office for the Aging: Friendship Centers

The Dutchess County Office for the Aging operates eight Friendship Centers throughout the county, where older adults can enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal as well as social activities and fellowship, usually Monday through Thursday. 

The following sites are also open on Fridays: City of Beacon, Town of East Fishkill, City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Red Hook. 

The Pawling site is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. 

Transportation is available in most cases

In the event of inclement weather, Friendship Centers may be closed. Advisories will be posted on Dutchess County Government social media at and Advisories are also sent to participating area broadcast media, and Friendship Center site managers will reach out to clients with advisories.



Sites are located in the City of Poughkeepsie, Beacon, East Fishkill, Millerton, Pawling, Pleasant Valley (Tri-Town), Red Hook, and Wassaic (South Amenia).

Specific locations as well as a description of some of the activities at the sites are listed below.

To find out more about OFA Friendship Centers, contact OFA (845-486-2555 or so that you can plan a visit at an appropriate time.

Beacon (Forrestal Heights) (Directions)
One Forrestal Heights
Beacon, NY 12508 
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Ellen Gersh
May 2024 Beacon Events Calendar

East Fishkill (East Fishkill Community Center) (Directions)
890 Rt. 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SIte Manager: Rosemarie Yasiejko
May 2024 East Fishkill Events Calendar


Millerton (North East - Millerton Library Annex) (Directions)
28 Century Blvd.
Millerton, NY 12546
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Martha Schultz 
May 2024 Millerton Events Calendar


Pawling (Town Hall Annex) (Directions)
154 Charles Colman Blvd.
Pawling, NY 12564
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Jason Brainard
May 2024 Pawling Events Calendar


Poughkeepsie Friendship Center (Directions)
114 Delafield St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Cindy Lefebvre
May 2024 Poughkeepsie Events Calendar


Red Hook Friendship Center (Directions)
Red Hook Community Center
59 Fisk St
Red Hook, NY 12571
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Susanna Pillsbury
May 2024 Red Hook Events Calendar


South Amenia (Wassaic) Friendship Center (Directions)
South Amenia Presbyterian Church
229 South Amenia Rd.
Wassaic, NY 12592
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: Alice Bilodeau
May 2024 South Amenia Events Calendar


Tri-Town Friendship Center - (Directions)
First Presbyterian Church
1576 Main St. (US 44), Pleasant Valley
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site Manager: James Bell
May 2024 Tri-Town Events Calendar 

Office For The Aging Friendship Center activities may include the following: