Senior Resources

The Town of Colonie Senior Resources Department is “The place to Start for Senior Services”. Our mission is to educate and assist seniors and their caregivers to obtain the help they need to remain independent and enhance their quality of life. Caseworkers are available to confidentially assist seniors and/or caregivers by reviewing services and programs that best fit their needs.


WE HAVE INFORMATION ON:

One Stop Resource Fair and Flu Shot Clinic

Town of Colonie Senior Resources and EMS department in conjunction with Albany County Department of Social Services will be providing information on a variety of programs ranging from health and wellness, health insurance options, financial, legal and housing programs for Colonie seniors. Marra's Pharmacy will also be administering flu shots.

WHERE: The Crossings of Colonie
WHEN: October 30, 2019 (1:00 - 3:30p.m)
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Contact

Christine Cary, Director
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening hours by appointment only.
Senior Resources Department
Located At Beltrone Living Center
6 Winners Circle
Colonie, NY 12205
(518) 459-4690

Income Tax Preparation Program

Our office provides income tax preparation assistance to Town of Colonie senior residents. We have volunteers who are trained by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). These trained professionals will help prepare income tax returns for seniors starting in February through mid-April at two Town locations from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

In order to participate in this program, you must:

KEEP IN MIND: appointments fill up quickly so do not delay in calling to reserve your spot. Refer to the flier for location information.

Senior Courtesy Card

Senior Courtesy Cards can be obtained from our office as well as from the Town Clerk office. This card allows you to:

  • Qualify for additional discounts at the Colonie Town Golf Course when you purchase a Golf Permit.
  • Register for Senior Continuing Education programs in both North and South Colonie School Districts.
  • Have free admission to school athletic events and theatrical productions.

To obtain the Senior Courtesy Card, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 60 years of age.
  • You must be a resident in the Town of Colonie.
  • You will be required to show proof of age and address. Unless you recently relocated, your driver's license will be sufficient.

The Senior Courtesy Card is provided free of charge.

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides vouchers to individuals 60+ for the purchase of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at local farmers' markets. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased with checks at farmers' markets during the summer and fall. The program runs from June - November 30. To find out if you qualify, please contact our office at (518) 459 - 5051, ext.2.