Office for the Aging Grand Opening a Great Success
As we celebrate Older Americans Month, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro earlier today welcomed New York State Senator Sue Serino, local leaders, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and residents, caregivers and service providers to the grand opening of the County’s new Office for the Aging (OFA) headquarters in Poughkeepsie.
Welcoming its first seniors several months ago, the new facility at 114 Delafield Street in Poughkeepsie is centrally located for residents throughout Dutchess County; and it houses OFA offices, its kitchen for the preparation and distribution of congregate and home-delivered meals, and a new, state-of-the-art Senior Friendship Center with more space for programming.
Seniors enjoyed activities throughout the day today — everything from tai chi and Nutrition “Jeopardy!” to a delicious lunch and sing-along — and the community joined together this afternoon to officially cut the ribbon on the new facility and wish OFA staff and the seniors they serve well in their new home.
In 2018, OFA staff served more than 13,000 individual seniors, non-seniors in need of long-term care, caregivers and family members through a wide variety of community-based services, including, among others, case management, case assistance, home care, senior centers, home-delivered meals, legal services, insurance counseling, energy assistance, transportation, caregiver services and health promotion. You can learn more about the OFA and the myriad services and programs it provides on Dutchess County Government’s website.