Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s AGING NEWS



Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s


  • Be Aware of Elder Abuse
  • Funding Available for Home Repairs
  • Eye Health Seminar (Today)
  • Healthy Hearing Seminar (6/8)
  • Dutchess Airport Open House (6/6)
  • Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair (6/6)
  • Summer Picnics Begin This Week
  • Senior ID Cards Available (6/10)


The Office for the Aging’s Senior Walking Group that meets on Fridays – will now meet at 9 AM behind Gold’s Gym on Titusville Road in LaGrange.  The Tuesday Walking Group will continue to meet on the Walkway Over the Hudson – also at 9 AM.  Get out and start that exercise program you have been putting off!


Click Here for a Photo Gallery from the Celebration of Aging: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/26026.htm


Click here for information on all of the honorees: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/24916.htm


Golden Living . . . News for Senior Citizens

Mary Kaye Dolan-Anderson, Director

Dutchess County Office for the Aging



Elder abuse can take many forms.  Although traditionally thought of as physical abuse of the elderly; neglect, financial exploitation, emotional abuse, abandonment and even self-neglect are also forms of elder abuse.  Thousands of sometimes frail, vulnerable older adults are victimized by both men and women who are often family members, friends or trusted confidants.

Be aware of the any warning signs of abuse in elderly friends or relatives.  Unexplained bruises or broken bones, withdrawal or depression, and/or sudden financial changes are all signs of possible abuse.  It is not your role to verify that abuse may be occurring, but you should alert others about your suspicions.  If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.  Otherwise, you may contact Dutchess County Protective Services for Adults Intake at 486-3300, weekdays between 9am and 5pm to request assistance or the Dutchess County Sheriff Support Services Unit at 486-3829.  The Dutchess County Helpline at 877-485-9700 is available 24 hrs, 7 days a week for mental health and substance abuse questions.

If you would like to learn more about elder abuse, World Elder Abuse Day is Friday, June 12.  The Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County will be holding a conference that day from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge, 29 Overocker Road in Poughkeepsie.  The guest speaker will be author and anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite.  For more information, call the Mediation Center of Dutchess County at (845) 471-7213.



Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced applications are being accepted for Dutchess County’s Senior Citizen Property Rehabilitation Program, which provides funding and project assistance to senior citizens to complete minor to moderate rehabilitation on their homes.

The program provides zero percent loans and deferred payment loans up to $20,000 to income eligible senior citizens in order to make repairs to “major systems” such as: roofs, furnaces, decks/porches, structural problems, handicapped accessibility, electrical, and plumbing.    Eligible applicants receive assistance with determining the scope of the necessary repairs, bidding out the project, selecting a contractor and ensuring all the work is done to meet applicable building codes.

Eligible applicants must be 62 years of age or older at the time of application.  Their total household income must be below $46,100 for someone living alone, or up to $65,800 for a family of four.  The federal funding source for this program limits assistance to “modest,” single-family detached homes.  Mobile homes, condominiums and townhouses are not eligible for the program.  In addition, eligible applicants must be named on the deed as an owner.  Other parties may be named on the deed, as long as the applicant is also one of the owners.  Life tenants and properties owned by trusts are ineligible.  Applicants must show the property is their principal residence.  Properties may be located in any Dutchess County municipality except the City of Poughkeepsie, which has its own CDBG and HOME allocation.

For complete eligibility guidelines, contact the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development at (845) 486-3600 or access the application on the County’s website at:

Golden Living is prepared by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, telephone 486-2555, email: agingservices@dutchessny.gov website:http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/AGIndex.htm



Monday, June 1

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Wingate at Beacon

10 Hastings Drive

Beacon, New York 12508


Presented by Daniel C. Brocks, MD of Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, P.C.


Dr. Brocks will be reviewing some of the most common eye ailments that affect our vision, including dryeye, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. He will gladly answer your questions during the talk. Dr. Brocks received his BA and MD from Tufts University and is currently on staff as an Associate inOphthalmology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


This is a FREE presentation; however, space is limited. Please reserve by calling 845.483.5551.

This program is funded in part by the U.S. Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging and Dutchess County Government.



There will be a Healthy Hearing seminar on Monday June 8th at 6:30pm at the Changepoint Church on the corner of Mill St. and Market St. across from the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. This is a free educational seminar on hearing health and wellness. Call 845-632-1612 to register. Refreshments will be provided.


Dutchess County Airport 4th Annual Open House & Car Show to be Held June 6th

The Dutchess County Airport will host the 4th annual Open House & Car Show on Saturday, June 6th from9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The event features a variety of fun and interactive activities for children, families and adults of all ages, including aircraft and antique engine displays, tours, demonstrations and educational seminars.

Aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of aircraft displays including this year’s featured aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster Air Force Transport. Additional aircraft on display will include vintage and experimental aircrafts, Grumman Albatross, S-76 helicopter, Cirrus aircraft and airport fire rescue vehicle, and AT-6 WW2 Army Air Corps Trainer. C-17 Aircraft Tours will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run throughout the day. Angel Flight Network, Civil Air Patrol, Dutchess Community College Aviation Program and the Poughkeepsie Pilots Association will also have displays and information available. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Seminar, “Teaching Stalls and Spins,” will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the terminal building lobby. Helicopter and plane rides will be available (for a fee) throughout the day.

Children and families will have plenty of activities to choose from including K-9 demonstrations from the Dutchess County Sherrif’s Office, building craft workshops from the Home Depot, face painting and bounce inflatables.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected throughout the day for local Castle Point veterans. For more information, visit www.dutchessny.gov or call (845) 463-6000.

View event flyer here: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Airport/Airport_Open_House_2015.pdf



Rep. Maloney will be hosting his annual Veterans’ Jobs & Resources Fair known as Operation Give Back on Saturday June 6th, 2015 from 11:00AM-2:00PM at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The purpose of this fair is to connect veterans and their family members with organizations and agencies dedicated to helping veterans with resources and employment opportunities.  All Hudson Valley veterans, current service members, and their family members are invited to attend this event.

Veterans can pre-register for the fair using the following link RSVP .Employers or vendors that would like to participate in the fair, please click on the following link to register Operation Give Back Sign Up .  If you have any additional questions, call 845-561-1259 or oscar.dunham@mail.house.gov



Please be sure to register for the picnic for your municipality.  You can view the entire picnic schedule here: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/AGseniorpicnic.htm


The Office for the Aging produces Senior ID Cards on a monthly basis.  The next event is coming up on June 10th.  For complete details, click here:  http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/AGcard.htm



 Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

05/19/2015 07:00 PM EDT

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests.  Source: HealthDay


TOO MUCH ALCHOL BAD FOR HEARTS OF ELDERLY:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/05/27/surprising-finding-from-heart-study-moderate-drinking-may-have-cardiotoxic-effects-in-elderly-hearts/


92 YEAR OLD CANCER SURVIVOR COMPLETES MARATHON:  http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/29203977/92-year-old-calif-woman-completes-marathon




Author: Harlem Valley News