Below are programs offered through the Office for Senior Resources. Information, legal and referral services to other community resources are available, too. Contact the Office for Resources @ 845-808-1700 for more information.
- Photo ID program
All Putnam seniors 60+ are eligible to receive a Putnam County Photo ID card. The card allows seniors to obtain discounts at area merchants and places them on the the Office For Senior Resources mailing list, enabling them to receive important information about aging issues and available programs and services. To obtain this card, fill out an application at the Office between the hours of 10am and 2pm Monday through Friday. Please bring proof of age and residency (driver’s license, Medicare card, etc.) Suggested contribution $2.00, but no one will be denied a card due to inability to contribute.
- Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)
A home care program providing a variety of non-medical services to the elderly with functional impairments and who require assistance with bathing, eating, toileting, dressing, housekeeping, etc. This is a cost-sharing program based on income. Need and eligibility is determined after an assessment by a case manager. For more information contact Yvonne Niles at the Office for Senior Resources at (845) 808-1700 Ext. 47112.
- Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
EPIC was developed to assist eligible NY State residents 65 or older with the high cost of prescription drugs. Seniors who meet income guidelines and who are not already covered by Medicaid or other programs which supplement the cost of prescription drugs may be eligible.
- Health Insurance, Information, Counseling, Assistance Program (HIICAP)
The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources has a Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) Coordinator to help you sort through the maze of insurance options to find the correct answers for you! HIICAP provides free, accurate and unbiased information, counseling, assistance and advocacy on Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans. HIICAP helps Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. For more information contact Lynn Hill @ (845) 808–1700 Ext. 47115
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
This federally-funded program is designed to help with the payment of heating/utility bills. The Office For Senior Resources certifies applications for residents 60 years of age and older and SSI recipients of any age.
- Legal Services
An attorney is available to provide legal consultation, advocacy and representation when it falls within specific guidelines. An appointment is needed.
- Senior Guide
An informative newsletter designed to bring items of interest to senior citizens. OSR mails these newsletters directly to the homes of those seniors who are registered with OSR.