Town of Colonie - Senior Resources

Christine Cary, Director

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Senior Resources Guide

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Senior Clubs Colonie Home Page


As the age demographics shift across this country it does so as well in the Town of Colonie. Currently the senior population makes up for 21% of the Town's total population and this number will grow in the years ahead. The Supervisor, the Town Board and Colonie Senior Resources Department are dedicated to providing for the seniors of today and planning for the needs of tomorrow's older residents.

The Senior Resources Department, which continues to be the place to start for senior services in the Town, is the community resource for senior services. Our caseworkers and staff are available to provide information, assistance and referral to a variety of programs and services ranging from in-home services to transportation options. When helping seniors or their caregivers the assistance can be brief information and assistance or more extensive, providing case management to seniors and their caregivers. This individual assistance is provided in a confidential manner, whether it is providing counseling to an overwhelmed caregiver or providing assistance with health care and benefit programs or the high cost and challenges of home maintenance. Our caseworkers work directly with seniors and try our hardest to support residents with the services and assistance necessary to remain living independently in their own homes as valued community residents.

Another vital component in the continuum of senior services in the Town are the seven senior clubs, located throughout the Town. Towns funding insures that the clubs continue to be the hub of recreational, wellness and socialization opportunities for seniors throughout the Town. Each club is unique, tailoring the recreational events around the desires of their membership. More information about the clubs and activities can be found at the link to senior clubs on our website or contact us at 459-5051.

Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. (CSSC) is the third component of senior services. CSSC is a non-profit senior service Center providing senior transportation, congregate meals, health and wellness activities, adult day services, Umbrella of Colonie home maintenance program and senior housing. The Town of Colonie provides funding support annually to CSSC for senior transportation, Umbrella of Colonie scholarships, congregate meals and Bright Horizons Adult Day Service scholarships. Senior Resources and CSSC work seamlessly to provide a full range of programs and services to meet the needs of our senior community. For more information on the programs provided by CSSC please visit their website at www.colonieseniors.org

There are many valuable services and programs delivered in a variety of ways to the Town's older residents and caregivers. It is important that folks know how to access assistance whether it is for them or for a loved one. Assistance is a phone call away; please contact the Senior Resources Department at 459-5051 for more information or email me at caryc@colonie.org.

Sincerely,

Christine Cary
Director



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Contact Information

Mailing Address
Town of Colonie Senior Resources Department
Beltrone Living Center
6 Winners Circle
Colonie , New York 12205

Christine Cary - Director
Debra Heider - Caseworker
Angelina Searles - Caseworker
Carrie Blanchard - Specialist II

Lisa Heywood-Drake - Specialist
Florence Muzio - Typist (P/T)

Phone Number: (518) 459-5051
Fax Number: (518) 459-4690

E-Mail: coloniesrd@colonie.orgup


 
Hours of Operation

Monday Friday 8:30a.m. 4:30p.m.
Evening Hours by Appointment

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Related Links

Aging Well Village http://agingwell.state.ny.us/
Health and wellness for mature adults seeking to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition, fitness, healing, medications, safety and more.

Benefits Check-Up http://www.benefitscheckup.org/
Benefits Check Up helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Those needing assistance in applying for benefits may make an appointment with the Senior Resources Department.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance
http://medicare.gov
Help with Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, long term care insurance and more for Medicare beneficiaries, their families and others.

Medicare Rights Center
http://medicarerights.org

NYS EPIC Program
http://health.ny.gov/health_care/epic
This website has links to other useful sites.

Your Guide to Senior Housing in New York State
http://seniorhousing.state.ny.us/
Find senior housing developments in New York State, including their descriptions and features. An invaluable resource for families and community organizations.

Albany County Department for Aging
http://albanycounty.com/aging

New York State Office for Aging
http://aging.state.ny.us/

Colonie Senior Service Centers
http://colonieseniors.org

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URL: http://www.colonie.org/seniors