Latest Copy of Elder Express (a publication put out by Columbia County for Seniors)
Did you know that we have Seniors in our community who are in need of help with things such as grocery shopping? To find out more about how you can volunteer to help, contact David Russell at 518-526-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 3 New Lebanon representatives to the Columbia County Office for the Aging, David Russell (518-526-9620 or email@example.com) or Sarah Conly (518-794-0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Young (518-794-7538 or email@example.com). Feel free to reach out to them if you need any assistance navigating the programs below.
FREE SERVICES OFFERED TO SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY:
1. Catholic Charities is at the New Lebanon Library located at 550 US-20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 every fourth Thursday from 10:30am – 1:30pm. They can help you prepare and submit your paperwork to apply for programs that are available to senior citizens in our community.
2. Transportation is available to help senior citizens in our community get to and from doctor’s appointments
-Contact the Healthcare Consortium Hudson at 518-822-8820 and speak to Jim Funk. They are very busy, so please call as far in advance as possible as soon as your appointments are booked.
3. Transportation is available to help senior citizens in our community get to and from grocery shopping, social opportunities, etc. They have a 12 passenger van and operate daily from around 9 – 3:30.
-Contact the CC Office for the Aging at 518-828-4258.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR SENIORS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY:
Mental Health Care – John Lyons – 518-828-9446 ext. 1290 – medical behavioral, health treatment, psychiatric evaluations, medication management
Department of Social Services – 518-828-9411
Office of the Aging – 518-828-4258
Veterans Service – Gary Flaherty – 518-610-0941 – available 24 hours a day
Social Security – 518-828-1691
Hospices – 518-943-5402
Cancer Services – Andrea Bruce – 518–822-8741 ext. 318 – targeting uninsured women 40 and over and uninsured men 50 and over – offering free mammograms, pap smears, pelvic exams, clinical breast exams and colorectal exams
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR SENIORS IN RENSSELAER COUNTY:
Food Pantries – 518-458-1167
Meals on wheels – 518-270-2730
Community Hospice – 518-285-8100
Department of Social Services – 518-687-3700
Food Stamps – 518-270-8655
HEAP – 518-270-3935
HEAP for senior and housebound – 518-270-2738
Medicaid – 518-447-7492
Veterans Benefits – 1-888-835-7697
Department of the Aging – 518-270-2730
Mental Health – 518-462-2000
Alzheimer’s Association – 518-438-2217
American Cancer Association – 1-800-725-3185
GROCERIES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR:
Did you know that New Lebanon residents can receive their groceries delivered to their door from Shop Rite? Just go to www.shoprite.com and in the shop online box click order groceries and enter your zip code and check box for online grocery delivery. Then you just do your grocery selection online and they collect all your items (including produce, deli, dairy and EVERYTHING that you can purchase in the store) and deliver them to your door. The fee is $12.90 which includes them doing the shopping for you and the delivery fees.