The Office for the Aging plans, coordinates and provides an array of community-based services to older adults and persons who require assistance in the long-term care system, in an effort to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.
We offer an array of programming that provides socialization, recreation and fitness opportunities for older adults to remain active and energized.
Through its distinctive role of committed advocate and community partner, the agency strives to ensure clients' needs will continue to be met now and in the future.
Call or email before visiting – many issues can be resolved without having to leave the safety of your home, 845-486-2555. Outside the 845 area code dial 866-486-2555.
We can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
OFA can assist homebound older adults (age 60+) in Dutchess County in obtaining in-home vaccinations for influenza and/or COVID-19 boosters. To arrange an in-home vaccination appointment, call OFA at 845-486-2555 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteering with OFA is an excellent opportunity for all ages. Our volunteers have included teenagers, college students, individuals in their 90's, and every age in between. OFA volunteering is an excellent way for students to meet their school or house-of-worship community service requirements. Read below for descriptions of our most immediate volunteering needs.
There is an immediate need for OFA volunteer helpers at our central kitchen in Poughkeepsie, as well asl Home Delivered Meals volunteer drivers in Poughkeepsie, Wappinger and East Fishkill. If you can help on any or all weekdays, contact OFA at 845-486-2555 or email email@example.com. Mileage reimbursement is available for drivers who use their own vehicles.
Interested in volunteering for the OFA Friendly Calls program? Click here for more information. Let us know you'd like to attend a Friendly Calls orientation by calling OFA during business hours at 845-486-2555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
While you can contact the Office for the Aging at any time with your questions and concerns, the annual OFA Public Comment Forums are unique opportunities to speak directly, in person, to OFA leadership and members of the OFA Advisory Board, at the following dates and locations:
Wednesday, October 4, 10:30 am
OFA Friendship Center - 114 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie
Friday, October 6, 10:30 am
The Pavilion at Brookmeade - 34 Brookmeade Dr., Rhinebeck
If you are unable to attend a Public Comment Forum, you can mail written comments to the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 114 Delafield St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. You can also email comments to email@example.com. All Public Comment Forum locations are handicapped accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations to take part in a Public Comment Forum should contact OFA by Monday, September 18th.
Counseling services available for navigating health insurance
Information about various services including licensed home care services and more.
Information about Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), weatherization, cooling assistance and other programs
Information about apartments, adult homes, assisted living, nursing home and respite
Information on services to help individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals
Find some of the many services we offer to meet the nutritional needs of persons 60 years and older
The Office for the Aging offers a wide variety of recreation including exercise and picnic programs
Transportation options for older adults in Dutchess County
A summertime tradition for Dutchess County seniors for over 25 years
Find out when the next Office for the Aging events are happening
Weekly newsletter from the Office for the Aging
Quarterly information about news and upcoming events for older adults and caregivers in Dutchess County.