Office for the Aging

Susan Koppenhaver, Director

1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-340-3456 or Toll Free at 1-877-914-3456
Fax: 845-340-3583

It is the mission of the Ulster County Office for the Aging to assist and empower older adults and their families to live as independently as possible, with dignity and purpose.

Ulster County will strive to reach more older adults and expand upon its current services by bringing them to remote and  underserved areas of the County.  This includes new educational health promotion, service enrollment and Senior advocacy program opportunities so they can stay in, and contribute to, their community.

 

Dear Ulster County Older Adults!

March is coming and roaring (mewing) like a (baby) lion right now! Waiting for winter to start and then it will be Spring! 

We have many things planned for Spring, not the least of which will be more Fall Prevention classes in different places, as well as tech classes offered in areas where cell service is less than adequate, which will assist more older adults to connect with the Internet and bringing them the ability to improve their lives and health. 

We have already planned our picnics and the Prom again (theme to be forthcoming!) and we look forward to those events as well. We have started planning our Lunch and Learn Series, and have added extra informational sessions through the County’s Surrogate’s Court on estate planning, guardianship, etc. Look out for those notifications as well. 

We are in the midst of formulating enhanced caregiver services as well – this is a more long-term project, but we hope, with the help of some area church groups, to be able to offer some much-needed respite services to those caregivers who have no other options for receiving a break from their caregiving duties. More to come on this. 

Our partner MVP will be offering some gardening classes to get your flowers and plants started this spring – a new offering this year! We will also be having a series on Death Literacy, where we learn how to better prepare ourselves, families and loved ones, estate planning, learning about Hospice options, and many other things so important to this subject – end of April, beginning of May. 

Please continue coming to our events, our series, our fun stuff, and we will continue to offer them! 

And don’t forget our AARP TaxAide program, still going strong for your simple tax returns! 

 

Susan Koppenhaver
Director 

 

 

New York State GetSetUp - free online classes for Seniors at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NYSTATE 

 

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