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Health and Wellness

Click here for a flyer describing OFA's various exercise and fall prevention classes. Sign up for a class near you by calling OFA during business hours at 845-486-2555. Specific dates, times and class venues will be provided to you when class registration is complete. Our exercise and fall prevention classes cannot accept walk-in participants.

Some classes require a doctor's approval for participation.


The Office for the Aging offers a variety of programs to keep older adults 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 exercise programs for older adults, along with tai chi, the "A Matter of Balance" falls prevention program, and our Bingocize program.

- For those who prefer a remote (online) exercise option, the SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) exercise program is available.

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, or email

View our listing of Recreation Programs and Services below for detailed information.

Recreation Programs and Services

Senior Exercise

Being fit helps you remain independent and improves the quality of your life.

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance uses practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling.

Senior Friendship Centers

Senior Friendship Centers throughout the county where seniors can enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal as well as social activities and fellowship.

Senior Picnics

Residents age 60 and over are invited to socialize with their friends and neighbors at the event designated for their hometown.

Higher Education

There are a number of higher education services for seniors in Dutchess County available through the various colleges.