The Office for the Aging assists Ulster County residents, age 60 and older, to be as independent as possible, for as long as possible, through advocacy and the development and delivery of cost effective policies, programs and services that support and empower the elderly and their families.
Some of the many programs and services include:
Information and Referral: Trained office staff is available to answer questions or refer calls to appropriate agencies.
Home Delivered Meals: May be arranged for week day delivery to homebound persons over 60.
Senior Dining Program: Mid-day meals are served weekly in Ellenville, Kingston, Phoenicia, Rosendale, and Saugerties. Call for schedule of site openings.
Subsidized Senior Day Care: Supervision, activities, limited personal care, and a mid-day meal are provided at three day care centers in Ulster County.
Subsidized Home Care: Local providers offer services in homes of people with temporary or chronic needs who cannot perform day to day tasks. Services may range from assistance with shopping, meal preparation and other household functions, bathing, grooming and feeding.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP): Provides assistance to pay heating bills for low income seniors.
Legal (civil matters), income tax, and HllCAP medical insurance counseling: Available for seniors by appointment.
Ulster County New York Connects: unbiased information and referral regarding long term care needs from birth to end of life: 845-334-5307
Subsidized Medical Alert: A 24-hour emergency alert and identification system provided through Kingston Hospital for persons with a medical condition needing immediate assistance.
Support Groups: A variety of support groups are available for seniors and their caregivers.
Transportation: Once weekly subsidized transportation is available for shopping or medical appointments. Call 340-3333 (UCAT) for information.
Ulster Senior Care-A-Van: Health screening and health education outreach for Ulster County seniors from March through December.
Outreach and Education on Medicare Programs: Confidential counseling assistance and public education programs are available.
Ombudsman: Long term care advocacy program.
1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY, 12401
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri