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Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Putnam County Golf Course December 17th

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Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Putnam County Golf Course  December 17th

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DEATH TAKES A CRUISE! Join the Mighty Captain Crawdaddy and Friends at Putnam County Golf Course

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3rd Annual Teen Health Day on December 2nd from 9:30 a.m. – 4pm at the Carmel Fire Department

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NYMTC’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan Online Workshops NOVEMBER 30TH

NYMTC’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

We’ve scheduled two online workshops on Wednesday, November 30, for those who weren’t able to attend our recent schedule of in-person workshops held throughout NYMTC’s planning area.

These workshops will be an additional opportunity to share your ideas on how to meet the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.

                                                                                       

The Coordinated Plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with special transportation requirements, provides strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritizes transportation services and improvements for funding and implementation.

We are holding online workshops on Wednesday, November 30, from 3:00-5:00 pm and from 6:30-8:30 pm. To participate in an online workshop, please click below and use the event number and password as shown when prompted.

Click here for the 3:00-5:00 pm session.

  • Event number: 644 087 197
  • Event password: Nov302016
  • For audio: call 518-549-0500; enter 15689825#

Click here for the 6:30-8:30 pm session.

  • Event number: 645 497 570
  • Event password: Nov302016
  • For audio: call 518-549-0500; enter 15689825#

                                                                                       

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Identify strategies eligible for funding that will improve the mobility of persons with disabilities or older adults.
  • Develop an implementation plan to serve as a living document for NYMTC and its members to use as a guide as Section 5310 funding opportunities become available.
  • Ultimately achieve enhanced transportation accessibility; minimize duplication of services; and facilitate the most appropriate cost-effective transportation possible with available resources.

You can also share your comments, ideas, and suggestions by emailing

nymtc@ingroupinc.com

For more information on the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, visit our site.

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Office of Senior Resources Annual Holiday Party is Coming in December!

Please join us for our annual HOLIDAY  PARTY to be held at the Putnam County Golf Course.  Our Mahopac Friendship Center will attend on Monday, December 5th.  Our Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Friendship Centers will attend on Tuesday, December 6th.  Our Carmel Friendship Center will attend on Wednesday, December 7th.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  Tickets are now available by contacting your Site Manager:  Mahopac, contact Tee Vozzella at 845-808-1738; Putnam Valley, contact Lorraine Ciallela at 845-808-1730; Cold Spring, contact Rhonda Haussmann at 845-265-3952; Carmel, contact Deirdre Ronca at 845-808-1701.  Transportation reservations are due by November 23rd and must be made by contacting the Site Managers.  United for the Troops will be on hand to take donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items that will be sent to our overseas troops for the holidays.  There will be great entertainment, good food, a raffle and lots of fun.  We hope to see you there!!

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Cold Spring Site Added to Health Department’s “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— By popular demand, a third location—FoodTown in Cold Spring—has been added to the Caught-in-the-Act” Contest, commemorating America Recycles Day. From 2 to 4 p.m., on November 22, the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking again for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts.

Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that.

On Tuesday, November 15, the recycling coordinator will be at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, in the morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Afternoon hours will be DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster from 2 to 4 p.m.,

Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled, and the health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education.

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MEDICARE  OPEN  ENROLLMENT  IS  HERE – October 15 – December 7, 2016

 

This is the time of year that all people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans with new coverage to begin January, 2017.

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment – January 1, 2017 through February 14, 2017:  if you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare.  If you switch to Original Medicare during this time, you will have until February 14, 2017 to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (regardless of whether you had previous coverage).

“Special Enrollment Periods” (SEP):  You can make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug coverage when certain events happen in your life.  These changes are called “Special Enrollment Periods”.

2017 Medicare Insurance Plan Information Packetswill be mailed out the first week of October.  The packets include:    2017 Medicare Advantage Plan information, NYS Medigap/Supplement Plan information, 2017 Medicare Part D Plan information, tip sheets, income eligibility for EPIC, Social Security extra help and the Medicare Savings Program.  For health insurance information and counseling & assistance, contact Lynn Hill, OSR HIICAP Coordinator at 845-808-1700 ext. 47115 to have a packet mailed to you or to schedule an appointment.  Or for more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE.               hiicap-2017 – flyer

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NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual Legislative Forum

NOW IT IS their TURN TO LISTEN
Putnam County Veterans Task Force 4th Annual
Legislative Forum
We have invited elected officials
Who are On the
National, State & County levels
We ask you to join us at the TOPS Center
To support Veterans legislation and issues
Being Presented to those who make the laws
November 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Donald B. Smith Campus
Bureau of Emergency Services Auditorium

112 Old Route 6. Carmel, NY 10512

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Recycling Reaps Rewards: Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

Recycling Reaps Rewards:

Health Department Holds “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest on America Recycles Day

BREWSTER, NY— Plastic film is everywhere. Store “carry-out” bags are made of it. Beverage cases are shrink-wrapped in it. Newspapers are delivered curbside in it, and unfortunately most is not recycled. The Putnam County Department of Health is trying to change that. On Tuesday, November 15, America Recycles Day, the department is holding a “Caught-in-the-Act” Contest.

From 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then again from 2 to 4 p.m., the recycling coordinator from the health department will be looking for residents who recycle and rewarding them with a free reusable shopping bag, and social media recognition for their efforts. The morning session will take place at Acme Supermarket, 149 Route 6 in Mahopac, and the afternoon hours will be spent at DeCicco & Sons, 50 Independent Way in Brewster.

“We are launching this campaign because most people are unaware you can recycle these plastic film items,” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Curbside recycling does not include them. Instead they must be brought to a drop-off location. But it’s the responsible and civic thing to do—for your family and your community.”

“Less than one percent of plastic bags are being recycled,” continues Interim Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD. “It may take a bit of extra effort in the beginning, but only until it becomes more routine. And it makes a positive impact on our environment.”

The health department has been working with stores in the county that are required by law

to accept plastic films. All large retail stores, or chains with more than five smaller stores, must participate. Currently there are 25 drop-off locations in Putnam County, including Home Depot, Acme, and Kohl’s in Brewster, and at Foodtown in Cold Spring. A complete list is posted online at the PCDOH website.

The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education.

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