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Newsletter: Spotlight on Seniors

The OFA Spotlight on Seniors is published quarterly, and provides information about upcoming events and activities as well as other information important to older adults. Starting with the Summer 2022 issue, the Spotlight will be re-titled to more completely reflect the diverse lives and experiences of older adults in Dutchess County, many of whom don't use the word "senior" to refer to themselves. For more detail, click on the link to the Spring 2022 Spotlight below.

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Spotlight Archive

Spring 2022 (.pdf)

  • What’s Happening To The Title?
  • "But What About The Prom?"
  • OFA Friendship Centers Would Love To See You
  • Aging-In-Place Organizations in Dutchess
  • Living Well With Arthritis
  • HEAP Emergency Benefits To End April 29
  • FREE OFA Medicare Classes
  • Countywide Opportunities to Volunteer
  • Gardening: Your Secret Exercise Program
  • Tech Safety for Older Adults

Winter 2021 (.pdf)

  • The Tri-Town Friendship Center Is Back
  • A File of Life Speaks For You When You Can't
  • Holiday Warning Signs To Watch For
  • NYSOFA Honors Dutchess Volunteers
  • What "EISEP" Can Do For Seniors
  • 2022 New York Medicaid Look-Back Changes
  • The Conversation: Aging, Dementia and Driving
  • Did You Know?

Medicare Spotlight 2021-22 (.pdf)

  • Medicare: The Basics
  • HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program)
  • Medicare and Covid-19 - What's Covered in 2022?
  • 2021-22 Medicare Timetable
  • Scam Alert: That's Not Medicare Calling You
  • Moving To A New Home?
  • OFA Medicare Classes
  • Avoid Unexpected Bills

Fall 2021 (.pdf)

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15
  • OFA Senior Friendship Centers
  • Put All Ten Digits on that Call
  • Start Practicing Fall Prevention Today
  • Trekking Poles: To Boldly Go Where You Couldn't Go Before
  • Preventing Moving Scams
  • An Early Start to HEAP Season for '21-22
  • Is the OFA Senior Prom Happening?
  • Safe Fall Driving for Seniors
  • Save the Date - Dutchess County OFA Senior Legal Day, Oct. 12

Summer 2021 (.pdf)

  • With Your Help, Let’s Beat COVID-19
  • OFA Senior Friendship Centers
  • FREE “Drive-Thru” Senior Picnics
  • The 2021 “Celebration of Aging”
  • 2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
  • Are you ready for 10-digit dialing?
  • Scam Prevention Resources
  • 2021 Drive-Thru Senior Picnic Highlights
  • Volunteer With OFA 

Spring 2021 (.pdf)

  • A Message from County Executive Marc Molinaro
  • More OFA Drive-Ins and Drive-Thrus On the Way
  • Animatronic Pets Calm Aging, Isolated Seniors
  • Some Springtime Successful Aging Tips
  • 2020 by the Numbers
  • Scam Calls and the COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Scam Prevention Resources

Winter 2020-2021 (.pdf)

  • HEAP Help for Winter
  • 2020-21 HEAP Benefits
  • Avoiding Pandemic Scams
  • Spotlight on Staff: Pam Garnot
  • 2020 OFA Drive-In Bingo
  • 2021 New York Medicaid Look-Back Changes
  • OFA Home Delivered Meals: How To Apply, and How To Volunteer
  • Winter Caregiving Tips
  • Call or Email OFA Visiting

Fall 2020 (.pdf)

  • New Ways To Speak Up For Our Seniors
  • Help Keep Seniors Safe and Healthy: Become An OFA Volunteer Driver
  • Medicare Workshops Resume, With Social Distancing
  • Five Common Myths About Falls
  • OFA 2021-22 Annual Update Summary
  • ABA Warns Of Absentee Ballot Scams This Fall
  • 2020 Drive-Thru Senior Picnics
  • 2020-21 HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Season Schedule


Medicare Spotlight 2020-2021 (.pdf)

Fall 2020 (.pdf)

Summer 2020 (.pdf)

Spring 2020 (.pdf)

Winter 2019 (.pdf)

Fall 2019 (.pdf)

....and a printable entry form for the 2019 Senior Prom!

Summer 2019 (.pdf)

Spring 2019 (.pdf)

Winter 2018-2019 (.pdf)

2018-19 Medicare Supplement (.pdf)

Fall 2018 (.pdf)

Summer 2018 (.pdf)

Spring 2018 (.pdf)

Winter 2017 - 2018 (.pdf)

2017/18 Medicare Spotlight (.pdf)