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Services for Seniors

Medicare

Catholic Charities

The general 2022 Medicare and You booklet is available. To see available plans in your area, click here.

Caregiver Conversations

 First and Third Tuesday of month,1:30 - 2:30 PM

Jan. 4th & 18th

Feb. 1st & 15th

March 1st & 15th

 

The in-person Caregiver Support group has resumed aregivers discuss caregiving issues faced in people's daily lives. Open to any resident of Schenectady County. Facilitated by Wendy Petroci, Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services. CDC guidelines will be followed: 6 ft. distancing, masks worn, temperatures taken, contact tracing log maintained.

Upcoming Support Group Conference calls from

 5:30 - 6:30

1/10, 1/31, 2/7, 2/24  

Dial in Number:  (978) 990-5000

Access Code: 368-996#

Free Legal Consultations

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.

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

518-372-5667

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.

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.

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.

Home Energy Assistance Program (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

Schenectady County Department of Social Services

797 Broadway

Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: (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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SPOT A STROKE 

F.A.S.T.

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Free Table

The free table is back in operation. Please only bring a few books or puzzles in at a time. If you have a large number of books to donate, please consider bringing them to the main branch of the county library for donation.