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Health and Wellness

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, the "A Matter of Balance" falls prevention program, and our new Bingocize program.

- Summer Senior Picnics have been offering opportunities to socialize with their friends and neighbors for 28 years and counting! 

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 Recreation and Services Programs 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.