The Office for Senior Resources Director, Patricia Sheehy, went to Albany today to give testimony at the New York State Elder Abuse Prevention Public Hearing. As part of the Coalition Panel, Director Sheehy presented testimony and answered questions along with Anne Marie Cook from LifeSpan and Andrea Cianfrani, Esq. Deputy Director of Public Policy from LiveOn. The purpose of today’s hearing was “to identify best practices relating to elder abuse education and prevention; to evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems for preventing and responding to elder abuse; and to identify system gaps and explore possible remedies.” Senator Sue Serino, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Aging heard testimony from many experts and leaders of organizations in this day long hearing to be able to determine what resources are available to protect the health and safety of our State’s seniors and evaluate the effectiveness of our current system with the ultimate goal being to identify additional means to protect our seniors from abuse so that they may enjoy their golden years free from harm and remain safe from abuse.
Last year we delivered over 55,000 freshly prepared hot meals to our home bound frail elderly residents. It’s a team effort to get it all done in time constraints to ensure the nutritional value.
Pictured below is the team effort between the kitchen personnel and out drivers to package the meals for delivery.
County Executive MaryEllen Odell Supports the Search for
Putnam County’s Outstanding Seniors of the Year
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is supporting Director of the Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, and the Putnam County Senior Citizens Advisory Board as they seek nominations for this year’s SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
“We are fortunate to have a very active senior population,” said Odell. “Selecting one man and one woman from among so many seniors who do so much to make a difference and enhance the lives of Putnam residents will be an exciting challenge.”
Do you know a senior who is very active in our community volunteering their time, being a role model to others and is an all around citizen of Putnam County? If so, please nominate that person.
Candidates must be 60 years of age or older and residents of Putnam County.
Two seniors from each of New York’s counties will be honored at a luncheon on May 9th in Albany. Putnam’s winners will also be honored at the annual Putnam County Senior Volunteer Ceremony this spring.
Nominations should be made on an official form which can be obtained from the
Office for Senior Resources or downloaded from their website: http://www.putnamcountyny.com/osr.
Completed nomination forms must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017. Forms may be mailed to: Senior Award, Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, 110 Old Rt. 6, Building No. 1, Carmel, NY 10512 or faxed to (845) 808-1942 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees of federal, state, county, or local municipalities who provide services to senior citizens are not eligible to be nominated. Previous recipients of this award are also ineligible.
For more information or to Fill Out a nomination form, CLICK HERE or please call the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources at (845) 808-1700.
Please join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon
Hosted by Office for Senior Resources
To be held at the Putnam County Golf Course
On March 13th, 14th & 15th – Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, March 13th – Mahopac Friendship Center will attend on this day
Tuesday, March 14th – Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Friendship Centers will attend on this day
Wednesday, March 15th – Carmel Friendship Center will attend on this day
Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
Tickets are available now – suggested donation is $3.00.
If needed, transportation may available and requires reservation – Deadline for transportation reservations is March 3rd.
Contacts: Mahopac: 845-808-1738
Putnam Valley: 845-808-1730
Cold Spring: 845-265-3952
A hot delicious lunch will be served and there will be entertainment and dancing.
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OSR DIRECTOR ATTENDS 2017 LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY, NY
The Director of the Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, is in Albany, NY today (February 7, 2017) to advocate for our Seniors and for all Older New Yorkers. The Aging Services Network will share their State budget positions with Legislators and other decision makers putting forth a $177 million plan for the future of New York to modernize the Aging Services Network. The proposed plan seeks to ensure that the increasing number of older New Yorkers receive the services they need to remain independent.
The mission of the Association on Aging (AoA) is to support and advocate for New York’s 59 mostly county-based Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and work collaboratively with a network of organizations that exist to promote independence, preserve dignity and provide support for residents of New York State as they age. Director Sheehy is the Chair of the Association on Aging (AoA) Legislative Committee. Today, she is meeting with NYS Senator Sue Serino , Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging, and newly elected NYS Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who is a member of the Committee on Aging, to highlight the need for the funding necessary for our Senior population.
Click on this link to learn more about the Association of Aging: http://www.agingny.org/
The Office for Senior Resources has hired Michael Lambe in the position of Wellness Coordinator/OSR Nurse. Michael recently retired as a Registered Nurse from Westchester Medical Center after working there for 22 years. Looking to continue using his experience after retiring, he came to OSR to work with the seniors helping to keep them healthy and active. Michael’s office is at our Carmel location, but he makes sure to visit all four OSR Friendship Centers as much as possible. You can find Michael holding sessions on a variety of topics regarding healthy living, doing blood pressure screenings, and even participating in a friendly game or two of bean bag toss! If you would like to speak to Michael, he is available Mondays through Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Office for Senior Resources Annual Holiday Parties are a hit! There were parties held on Monday and Tuesday and the last one is being held today. There is plenty of good food and lots of entertainment with many people dancing. Even Santa Claus was in attendance spreading good cheer! Our County Executive, MaryEllen Odell, along with several elected officials, are there to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
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!!
Yet, another exciting event for our seniors at the Putnam County Golf Course. The Halloween Jamboree. Seniors as they entered in their festive costumes enjoyed Music, Dance, a bit of Taichi, and amazing cuisine. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at our pictures! Stay tuned for our next party the Office of Senior Resources Holiday Luncheon.