Office for the Aging

Susan Koppenhaver, Director

1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-340-3456 or Toll Free at 1-877-914-3456
Fax: 845-340-3583

It is the mission of the Ulster County Office for the Aging to assist and empower older adults and their families to live as independently as possible, with dignity and purpose.

Ulster County will strive to reach more older adults and expand upon its current services by bringing them to remote and  underserved areas of the County.  This includes new educational health promotion, service enrollment and senior advocacy program opportunities so they can stay in, and contribute to, their community.

To view the Ulster County Senior-Friendly Community Action Plan please click here.

 

The Office for the Aging is open and looks forward to seeing you.  Please be advised that visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distance guidelines.  If you are not feeling well please stay home. In addition, appointments may be made ahead of time by calling 845-340-3456.

 

 

To all Ulster County Seniors!

Welcome July! And Happy Birthday America!

Don’t forget about our Wish Line project beginning mid-July– a creative, Native-American-based project involving journaling, simple weaving and using mementos to tell whatever story you would like to tell.  Please register at our office (845-340-3456) if you have an interest in this most fascinating project. 

July’s heat and Midsummer Nights are just the thing for outside activities.  We do have another picnic in Wawarsing July 27 – sign up at the office!

Don’t forget our driving program, still looking for volunteers for this much-needed program. We still also need a few Warm Callers to make a friendly, weekly call to isolated seniors.    We are also thinking of another Bingocize exercise class – interested?  Call our office and let us know!  Maybe we can bring a class to you or your group, senior housing or senior club!

Our office is busy still trying to meet the many and varied needs of seniors who call, such as instruction on how to use their electronic devices, how to set up computers or email or accounts online. We have a couple of helpful volunteers – just call and get connected!  We’d love to help.

Good news, the income eligibility for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) is going up next year, so more people will be eligible for this program which will help pay for Medicare costs.  Call the office if you need more information.

In health and harmony!

Susan Koppenhaver
Director

 

 

 

COVID-19 Booster Shots

Appointments should be made at https://vaccinateulster.com/. Walk-ins at Ulster County Point of Dispensing (POD) Best Buy site in Kingston, NY on Friday’s from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., but appointments being highly recommended due to demand. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are recommended for the following people who received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least six months prior:

A Johnson & Johnson booster is recommended for anyone 18 and older who is two or more months from having received the vaccine.  Some research indicates that an mRNA vaccine booster may benefit those who received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is recommended that people who received a Pfizer or Moderna series receive a booster of the same vaccine.The Moderna booster dose is half the amount of a first, second, or additional dose. However, if the same vaccine is not available or if a different COVID-19 vaccine is desired, any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose, according to the FDA and CDC.Consult with your primary care physician to determine what is the best option for COVID-19 booster for you.   

 

 

Recovery Service Center 845-443-8888  RSC[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has established the Recovery Service Center in the wake of COVID-19.  The Recovery Service Center will assist the public on a wide range of topics including: helping direct callers to county and community resources and will allow callers to submit general inquiries and complaints.  The hotline will be able to assist callers with programs and services related to: food, housing, mental health support, employment, business, as well as continuing COVID-19 assistance. The RSC hotline will be available Monday - Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

New York State GetSetUp free online classes for Seniors at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NYSTATE

 

 

CLICK HERE for July 2022 The BUZZ NEWSLETTER  

   

 

Click here for the 2022 Senior of the Year nomination form