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Services for Seniors



Senior Services

The general 2023 Medicare and You booklet is available. To see available plans in your area, click here.

Caregiver Conversations

 First Tuesday of month

1:30 - 2:30 PM

March 7th

April 4th

May 2nd

Caregivers discuss caregiving issues faced in people's daily lives. Open to any resident of Schenectady County.   CDC guidelines will be followed.

Free Legal Consultations

March 8 at 1:30 pm

Do you have questions about estate planning? Medicaid applications? Glenn Witecki will be offering free consultations at the Center on the second Wednesday of every other month. Call the front desk at

518-374-0734 to make an appointment.

Upcoming date: May 10th


Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services provides trained staff members who can assist you with choosing health insurance and prescription drug coverage; applying for food stamps, Medicaid and other programs; and locating information about community services and resources.

1462 Erie Boulevard, 2nd Floor

Schenectady, NY 12305


Help with EZ Pass

With the elimination of toll booths on the NYS Thruway, the tolls are increased for people without an EZ Pass. If you do not have a computer and need help setting up an initial EZ Pass account, we can assist you. Contact the center at 518-374-0734

Health Insurance Information and Counseling Program (HIICAP)

Through a partnership with Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, HIICAP provides free, accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy on Medicare private health insurance, and related health coverage plans. HIICAP helps people with Medicare, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare.

Schenectady County residents can contact the local HIICAP office at (518) 372-5667

Copy your wallet cards free

The information on the cards you carry in your wallet is important to you. If these cards are lost or stolen. would you know the many numbers on each of them? You may copy all your wallet cards at the Senior center for free.

Donate Eyeclases

The Scotia-Glenville Lions Club collects discarded eyeglasses which they restore and give to those less fortunate. So drop off your donation in the box located in the center's library.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)


Heap helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes. Eligible people may receive one regular HEAP benefit per season and could also be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if you are in impending danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.

For information about eligibility or applying, contact:

Schenectady County Department

 of Social Services

797 Broadway

Schenectady, NY 12302

(518) 388-4470

Recycling at Center

There are three recycling bins in the Center. One is located by the card table in the hallway with the books on it, one is near the copier in the office, and a third in the library. ** Plastic bags are only recyclable at participating stores. Do not put plastic bags in the recycling bins.

Spectrum Internet Assist

offer for qualifying households.



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Free Table

The little card table in the hallway is back in operation as a place for members to recycle books, magazines and puzzles - no other items. Please bring only a few  items at a time. If you have a large number of books to donate, consider taking themto the main branch of the county library.

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