The Senior Picnic Program has been held annually since 1993 and is made possible through private/public partnerships and support from many local municipalities and businesses. Special thanks to this year’s Platinum sponsors: Wingate Healthcare, EverCare At Home, The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Home Energy Consultants, and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services – Protective Services for Adults. Additional sponsorships are available for businesses that would like to reach out to the senior community.
Volunteers of all ages are needed at each picnic to help with set-up and clean-up, and to bring meals to the handicapped attendees; and at the Office for the Aging to make reminder calls prior to each picnic. Call the Office for the Aging at 486-2555 for more information about volunteer opportunities.
The Office for the Aging Senior Picnic Program kicks off this year on Wednesday, May 29. Residents age 60 and over are invited to socialize with their friends and neighbors at the event designated for their hometown, enjoy a nutritious meal, and learn more about the programs and services offered by the Office for the Aging. All picnics take place on Wednesdays, rain or shine. All picnics begin at noon. Each of the 12 picnics scheduled this year is open only to the senior citizen residents of each village/town(s) specified, and their guests. Proof of residency and reservations are both required, and space is limited. There is a $4 charge for each non-resident guest and those 59 or younger.
Seating is limited at each picnic. To make a reservation for the picnic corresponding with your municipality, call the Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.
The tentative 2019 Senior Picnic Schedule is as follows. Schedule subject to change.
|May 29||Town and Village of Pawling, Towns of Dover, Amenia and Union Vale||Boyce Park, 6423 Route 55, Wingdale|
|June 5||Village and Town of Fishkill||Sarah Taylor Park, 17 Old Main Street, Fishkill|
|June 12||Towns of North East, Pine Plains, Washington and Stanford and Villages of Millbrook and Millerton||Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion, 82 Beach Road, Pine Plains|
|June 19||Village and Town of Rhinebeck, Village and Town of Red Hook, Town of Milan and Village of Tivoli||Tivoli Memorial Park, 1 Katherine Lane, Red Hook|
|June 26||Town of Wappinger and Village of Wappingers Falls||Recreation Park, 95 Robinson Lane, Wappinger|
|July 10||Towns of Hyde Park and Clinton||Fran Mark Park, 337 Clinton Hollow Rd., Salt Point|
|July 17||City of Beacon||Memorial Park, 298 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon|
|July 24||Town of Pleasant Valley||Cady Field, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley|
|July 31||Town of Poughkeepsie||Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls|
|August 14||Towns of LaGrange and Beekman||Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Road, LaGrange|
|August 21||Town of East Fishkill||East Fishkill Recreation Park, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction|
|August 28||City of Poughkeepsie||Stitzel Field, 10-14 Lincoln Avenue, Poughkeepsie|