FAQ: Aging

Q: Does your office provide legal services for seniors?

A: Yes.  Call the office at (845) 340-3456 or Toll Free 1-877-914-3456 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer.  The lawyers are available to prepare Simple Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies.  The lawyer can give advice on other topics, but does not go to court.  All contributions are voluntary and entirely at the discretion of the individual receiving the service.  The suggested contribution is $20-$100.   

Q: How can I find out if I can get a cheaper drug plan or a cheaper supplemental Medicare plan?

A: Call the Office for the Aging at (845)340-3456 to make an appointment with a volunteer Medicare Counselor.  They are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Medicare insurance including Medicare parts A, B, & D, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap Plans, Medicare Savings Programs, Low Income Subsidy and EPIC.

Q: I’m turning 65 soon, how can I find out which Medicare plans/Drug plans are available?

A: Call the Office for the Aging at (845)340-3456 to make an appointment with a volunteer Medicare Counselor.  They are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Medicare insurance including Medicare parts A, B, & D, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap Plans, Medicare Savings Programs, Low Income Subsidy and EPIC.

Q: Does the Office for the Aging provide transportation for seniors?

A: Yes. The Senior Transportation Program, sponsored by the Office for the Aging and operated by the Ulster County Area Transit, provides seniors 60 and older who are registered with the Transportation Program one shopping trip per week and two medical trips per week. At this time, door-to-door service is not available. When scheduling transportation, reservations for aides and/or companions must also be made.  Aides ride free, companions pay the regular fare. To make transportation arrangements, call UCAT Monday through Friday at 334-8120. Voluntary contributions help keep Senior Programs available.

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