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Information and Assistance

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:

  • Home Care
  • Legal Assistance
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Transportation Options
  • Housing Options
  • Senior Friendship Centers

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

Click here for a printable NY Connects brochure (PDF, 2 pages).

OFA Community Benefits Specialists 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).

Click here for a basic brochure outlining Dutchess County OFA services.

For a comprehensive directory of long term care services, download our Directory of Aging Services (.pdf).



Hotlines and Website Resources

  • New York State Office for the Aging – – 844-697-6321 (NYSOFA1)
  • Medicare – – 800-633-4227 (MEDICARE) – TTY 877-486-2048
  • Medicare Personalized Portal –