The Dutchess County Office For The Aging offers a Senior Citizen Discount I.D. card program. The card enables the holder to discounts from many merchants and service providers in Dutchess County and beyond on a volunteer basis. Merchants are not bound to honor the card. It also can be an acceptable form of photo I.D. for identification purposes for those without a driver's license in some instances. The cards are distributed monthly at the Office For The Aging at 27 High Street in Poughkeepsie, 486-2555. The cards will be issued between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
Cards may also be made available at other Office for the Aging special events, when feasible. Those wishing to obtain a Discount I.D. card must present proof of their birth date, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport. There is a suggested contribution of $2.00 for the card.