Adult Day Services
The Adult Day Services Program is designed to meet the needs of functionally impaired adults through individual plans of care. This program provides a variety of health, social and support services in a protective setting during daytime hours. To be eligible, participants must be socially isolated, able to function in an ambulatory care setting and require some assistance with activities of daily living. A friendly bus service is also available to provide transportation to and from the two Adult Day Care sites for regular day care hours if needed. Our two sites are located at the following locations: William Koehler Friendshop Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, NY and Putnam Valley Friendship Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley, NY. The hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with a suggested donation of $5.50 per day. For more information on attending this program, call (845) 808-1737.
There are four nutrition centers (open 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday) which serve hot nutritious noontime meals, offer companionship, nutrition education, health counseling (blood pressure readings, talks by local physicians and pharmacists, etc.), transportation and shopping assistance. Transportation is offered for those who have no other transportation. Most special diets can be incorporated into meals served. Home-delivered meals are also offered (assessment by the Office For Senior Resources is required). If you would like to participate, call your nearest center or the Office For Senior Resources (845) 808-1700. Reservations should be made two days in advance.
- Carmel Friendship Center
110 Old Route 6 Center
Carmel, NY 10512
- Cold Spring Nutrition Center
American Legion Hall
Cold Spring, NY 10516
- William Koehler Memorial Senior Center
180 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
- Putnam County Friendship Center at Putnam Valley
117 Town Park Lane
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
HOME DELIVERED MEALS
A hot, nutritious meal is delivered directly to the homes of sick or homebound elderly. A physician’s referral and home assessment is required.
Wellness in Nutrition (WIN)
Delivers frozen meals to the homes of eligible seniors. Meals are provided for up to 7 days per week depending on individual circumstances. An assessment is required.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP enables adults 55 older to contribute meaningful service in a wide variety of community agencies. Volunteers are matched with assignments of their own choosing. The Program provides orientation, training, and transportation, as well as the supplementary insurance while on duty. RSVP volunteers lead more active, dynamic lives, full of the excitement of participation.
Caregivers Resource Center
Assists caregivers in their efforts to maintain the quality of life for their loved ones. The Center has developed many services, such as:
- Counseling and support groups for caregivers
- Books, pamphlets, and videocassettes on a variety of caregiving topics, including basic skills, nursing home placement, political action and the impact of caregiving on the entire family.
- For information, call Marie Vigada @ (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47134.
Emphasizing wellness at all four friendship centers monthly by utilizing community resources such as volunteers from the American Heart Association to do blood pressure readings, local physicians to speak on health topics, Putnam County Health Dept. to give flu and pneumonia shots, and local pharmacists to answer questions concerning medications. “Please come and participate…….remember, HEALTH IS WEALTH!!”
DEMAND RESPONSE MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
Provides limited demand response medical transportation for getting to and from doctor and hospital appointments for seniors who have no other means of transportation and who otherwise could not obtain needed medical care. For information, call (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47104.
OUT-OF-COUNTY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
Expands the Demand Response Medical Transportation Program by going to Out-of-County medical appointments in locations such as Danbury, Mt. Kisco and Valhalla. This allows seniors who do not drive, or drive locally, to visit doctors out of Putnam County and not worry about “how they are going to get there.” For information, call (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47104.
The Outreach Program assists the isolated and frail elderly in the community by obtaining services and providing them with information and referral as necessary. Outreach reaches OUT into the community to the unserved and underserved seniors of Putnam County, by assisting in certifying or re-certifying eligible seniors for programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and/or the Medicare Savings Program. Outreach workers also do friendly visits and telephone reassurance. For more information, please call the Office for Senior Resources @ (845) 808-1700 or the following Outreach workers in their areas:
- Kent/Patterson Outreach Worker, Justin Tavino @ (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47111
- Philipstown Outreach Worker, Ed Cleary @ (845) 808-1705 Ext. 41986
- Putnam Valley Outreach Worker, Linda “Pat” Morgan @ (845) 808-1730 Ext. 47923
- Southeast Outreach Worker, Jackie Ackerly @ (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47114