The Dutchess County Office of Aging has a wealth of information and assistance available to older adults in Dutchess County, to their families and caregivers, and to professionals serving older adults, on a variety of topics including:
Our Dutchess County NY Connects program is here to help. NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about long term services and supports in New York State for people of all ages, or with any type of disability. The program links individuals of all ages to long term services and supports regardless of payment source; whether it be private pay, public or a combination of both.
Reach out to NY Connects by calling 845-475-3511 or visit NYConnects.ny.gov.
Click here for a printable NY Connects brochure (PDF, 2 pages).
OFA Community Service Workers can help you explore benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Medicare Savings Program, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), housing applications, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
For a comprehensive directory of long term care services, download our Directory of Aging Services (.pdf).
Information about legal services offered by OFA to Dutchess residents 60 and over
Being fit helps you remain independent and improves the quality of your life.
The Office for the Aging offers a wide variety of recreation including exercise and picnic programs