(Note: due to continuing restrictions related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, all OFA senior group exercise, A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi and Brain Games classes are cancelled until further notice. The traditional summer Senior Picnics are being replaced for 2020 with a series of safe, socially-distanced "drive-thru" picnics tentatively scheduled for late July through early September. Further details will be made available as soon as the alternative picnics are scheduled. Below are descriptions of OFA's health and wellness activities as they were before the pandemic struck.)
The Office for the Aging offers a variety of programs to keep seniors active.
Many older people think they are too old or frail to exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth. Physical activity of any kind is good for you.
- We offer many senior exercise programs, along with tai chi and the "A Matter of Balance" falls prevention program.
- Exercise your mind with Brain Games - events are held throughout Dutchess County; attend one near you!
- Summer Senior Picnics have been offering opportunities to socialize with their friends and neighbors for 27 years and counting! The 2020 picnic season begins just after Memorial Day, and ends just before Labor Day. Volunteers of all ages will be 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.
Each of the above programs operates with essential assistance from Office for the Aging volunteers. For more information about volunteer opportunities, click here for a brochure and application form. email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (845) 486-2544.
View our Recreation and Services Programs below for detailed information.
A Matter of Balance uses practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling.
Senior Friendship Centers throughout the county where seniors can enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal as well as social activities and fellowship.
Residents age 60 and over are invited to socialize with their friends and neighbors at the event designated for their hometown.