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Health and Wellness

(Note: due to ongoing pandemic-related restrictions, many programs listed below are operating under reduced schedules with social distancing requirements. Additional restrictions are possible.)

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. Space may be limited by COVID-19 social distancing regulations.

- 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 28 years and counting! The 2020 picnic season took place in drive-thru format with more seniors served than ever before. For 2021, volunteers of all ages will be needed at each picnic to help with set-up, meal handoffs, and clean-up.

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 bjones@dutchessny.gov.

View our Recreation and Services Programs below for detailed information.
 

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Recreation Programs and Services

Senior Exercise

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

Brain Games

Find a Brain Games location near you.

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.