Saturday, October 19, 2019

Information Workshop for Seniors and Caregivers at Firehouse

A free Workshop for Seniors and Caregivers will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Hillsdale Fire House, 9387 NY Rte. 22, Hillsdale, NY. Snacks and a light lunch will be served.

The Workshop, sponsored by the Town of Hillsdale’s Safe at Home Committee, will comprise a comprehensive source of information for seniors and caregivers, featuring approximately 15 providers of senior services. These experts will answer questions and provide written materials and contact information covering such topics as:

  • real estate tax benefits for seniors
  • home health care services
  • no-cost phones for the hearing impaired
  • Alzheimer services
  • heating assistance
  • home safety
  • transportation

In a press release announcing the workshop, Joyce Lapenn, chair of the Safe at Home Committee, said that “the goal of the Workshop is to ensure that seniors get the knowledge they need to remain safely at home, and services that will ensure the highest quality of life. The Workshop is also very timely,” said Lapenn, “since it coincides with the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment period.”

Two speakers will make presentations. Kate West, an experienced case manager with the Columbia County Office for the Aging, will give a talk that will help seniors make important decisions about their Medicare coverage.

Also featured will be a talk and Q and A on the topic of long-term care by Claire Parde, Executive Director, The Health Care Consortium.

The October 19 Workshop is funded by a grant from The Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

For more information about the Workshop, please contact Natalie Kahan at 518-265-2113.