The Dutchess County Office for the Aging (OFA) has announced in-person classes for “Medicare 101” classes have resumed, for the first time since early 2020, following more than a year of virtual sessions. The first in-person session was hosted today at the Pavilion at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck, with additional offerings hosted by OFA planned in the coming weeks. Continue to the full news release >>>
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 senior recreation including senior exercise and picnic programs