The card entitles holders to discounts from many merchants and service providers in Dutchess County and beyond. It is also an acceptable form of photo I.D. for identification purposes for those without a driver's license. View our Senior Citizen Discount Identification Card webpage for a list of distribution dates and locations.
The type of assistance available depends on your income. The Dutchess County Office For The Aging offers a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funded through the New York State and Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services. Call the Dutchess County Office For The Aging at (845) 486-2555. The toll free number is (866) 486-2555.
The Dutchess County Senior Citizen Owner-Occupied Property Rehabilitation Program is available to low and moderate-income senior citizen households to help them with the cost of home repairs. For more information and the application, see the Forms webpage under Planning and Development or call (845) 486-3600.
New York State's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program is a prescription plan for senior citizens who need help paying for their prescriptions. Medicare-approved drug discount cards are also available. Contact HIICAP at the Dutchess County Office For The Aging at (845) 486-2555.
Dutchess County's Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (HIICAP) can assist seniors with health insurance questions. Office For The Aging also offers seminars on Medicare and other related problems. Call Office For The Aging at (845) 486-2555.
The Dutchess County Office For The Aging can supply the names, addresses and telephone numbers of out-of-county Department of Aging's or can access the Elder Care Locator. Call (845) 486-2555 for information.
DUTCHESS NY Connects staff authorizes a number of homecare programs including Medicaid, EISEP, and case management services for those who are eligible. For more information contact them at (845) 486-2555. The following links provide access to additional information:
Before applying, an unbiased assessment is needed to determine the level of care needed. Please contact DUTCHESS NY Connects at (845) 486-2555 for an intake worker to assess your needs. View our list of Assisted Living Facilities in Dutchess County for additional information.
Before applying, an unbiased assessment is needed to determine the level of care needed. Please contact DUTCHESS NY Connects at (845) 486-2555 for an intake worker to assess your needs. View our list of Nursing Homes in Dutchess County for additional information.
Before applying, an unbiased assessment is needed to determine the level of care needed. Please contact DUTCHESS NY Connects at (845) 486-2555 for an intake worker to assess your needs. View our list of Adult Homes in Dutchess County for additional information
There are several forms of subsidized housing for senior citizens in Dutchess County. Some housing complexes are run by governmental agencies, while others are operated by not-for-profit organizations or profit making companies. In addition to housing sites, the Section 8 program also includes housing vouchers and certificates which may be used as payment toward rent in privately owned apartments. Visit our Section 8 Housing web pages for more information on Section 8 housing income guidelines and a list of available units.
The Office For The Aging offers Home Delivered Meals to homebound seniors. Home visit assessments are made by personnel from the Nutrition Program to determine each person's eligibility. For more information contact the Office For The Aging Nutrition Department, (845) 486-2555, toll free (866) 486-2555 (outside 845 area code only).
A list of Life Line vendors who provide this service as well as other personal emergency response systems (PERS) is available on the Office For The Aging's Reassurance Programs web page or by calling DUTCHESS NY Connects at (845) 486-2555.
For information, call Office For The Aging at (845) 486-2555. For additional resources and services, visit New York State Office for the Aging's Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children website at: http://www.aging.ny.gov/
Information and applications for the senior exercise program are sent out by Office For The Aging. Please call (845) 486-2555. Locations of the classes can also be found online on the webpages of the Office For The Aging. Visit our senior exercise program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for additional information.
Some medical transportation is available for seniors. Medicaid clients should call Medicaid Transportation at (845) 473-0813; a three-day notice is required. Non-Medicaid clients should call Office For The Aging at (845) 486-2555.
The Dutchess County Public Transit System operates three (3) types of Paratransit Services that provide curb-to-curb service: an ADA Complementary Paratransit Service, a Dial-A-Ride program, and a Rural Paratransit Service. Each program has its own specific eligibility criteria and regulations.