The Office for the Aging plans, coordinates and provides an array of community-based services to older adults and persons who require assistance in the long-term care system, in an effort to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.
We offer an array of programming that provides socialization, recreation and fitness opportunities for older adults to remain active and energized.
Through its distinctive role of committed advocate and community partner, the agency strives to ensure clients' needs will continue to be met now and in the future.
Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home, 845-486-2555. Outside the 845 area code dial 866-486-2555.
We can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFA can assist homebound older adults (age 60+) in Dutchess County in obtaining in-home vaccinations for influenza and/or COVID-19 boosters. To arrange an in-home vaccination appointment, call OFA at 845-486-2555 during business hours or email email@example.com.
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Volunteering with OFA is an excellent opportunity for all ages. Our volunteers have included teenagers, college students, individuals in their 90's, and every age in between. OFA volunteering is an excellent way for students to meet their school or house-of-worship community service requirements. Read below for descriptions of our most immediate volunteering needs.
There is an immediate need for OFA volunteer helpers at our central kitchen in Poughkeepsie, on Thursday mornings from approximately 9 to 11 am. If you can help, contact OFA at 845-486-2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer drivers are wanted anywhere in Dutchess for our weekday Home Delivered Meals program. Mileage reimbursement is available for drivers who use their own vehicles. For more information, contact OFA at 845-486-2555 or email email@example.com.
Interested in volunteering for the OFA Friendly Calls program? Click here for more information. Let us know you'd like to attend a Friendly Calls orientation by calling OFA during business hours at 845-486-2555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling services available for navigating health insurance
Information about various services including licensed home care services and more.
Information about Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), weatherization, cooling assistance and other programs
Information about apartments, adult homes, assisted living, nursing home and respite
Information on services to help individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals
Find some of the many services we offer to meet the nutritional needs of persons 60 years and older
The Office for the Aging offers a wide variety of recreation including exercise and picnic programs
Transportation options for older adults in Dutchess County
A summertime tradition for Dutchess County seniors for over 25 years
Find out when the next Office for the Aging events are happening
Weekly newsletter from the Office for the Aging
Quarterly information about news and upcoming events for older adults and caregivers in Dutchess County.