Community Resources for Seniors & Caregivers
55+ Looking for a Job?
Employment and Training grants from Senior Serve America through the NYS Office for the Aging allow the Rockland County Office for the Aging to provide paid on-the-job training to low-income seniors 55 and over. Placement assistance is also available once training is completed. For more information contact Darcy Bauer, Project Coordinator, at (845) 364-2107.
Coordinated by the Rockland County Office for the Aging and Crystal Run Healthcare, this radio program covers important topics facing older adults in our community and the services available to them. To listen in, tune into 1700 WRCR at 10:10 a.m. the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Please click the button below for more information on specific topics to be discussed.Topics
For Family Caregivers
Are you considering a home monitoring system or personal emergency response system for someone you care for?
Then A Family Caregiver's Guide to Electronic Organizers, Monitors, Senors, and Apps may be helpful in your decision making. The guide also has sections on coordinating healthcare and support services, organizing health information and communicating with family and friends and scheduling help.
Please click on the button below to download the Guide.Guide
FREE Healthy Neighborhood Program
The Rockland County Healthy Neighborhood Program is a free program for seniors and other eligible households that helps reduce health and safety risks in the home. After a brief home safety survey, products and services are available to qualifying households. For more information call (845) 364-3292 or please click below:
Healthy Neighborhood Program
Is Picking Up Your prescriptions a struggle?
Then there is good news for you! Several Rockland pharmacies will deliver filled prescriptions including:
- Neighbor Pharmacy in Pearl River
- Drug Mart in Suffern
- CVS in Orangeburg
You must live within the delivery area so, call first to see if you qualify. There are other pharmacies not listed that may also deliver- call to check. Also, some pharmacies may even pick up written prescriptions, so check with your pharmacy for that service too.
A Different Type of Homebound Service Now Available
Rockland County residents that are unable to travel to a library due to illness, age or disability may now receive library materials through the U.S. mail for FREE! Contact your local library for details about this program. Certain restrictions may apply. Please click the image below to view the website of the Ramapo Catskill Library System which serves Rockland County among several others
Shoprite Grocery Delivery to Your Home
The Shoprite Supermarket in Garnerville, NY has a service where customers can shop in-store and then have all of their groceries delivered to their home, within Rockland County, later that day. This is a great option for anyone who likes to do their own shopping but could use assistance with getting all of those heavy packages from the store and into their kitchens.
The service is available every day, even weekends, but customers need to have their shopping completed and checked-out by 3pm. Groceries are held in a designated area in the store where items that need refrigeration or freezing can be kept at the appropriate temperature until delivery time. Customers need to be available later the same day for a 2 hour delivery window. There is no minimum order but there is a small fee. Please call the Store at 845/786-3006 for more information.
Educational Materials Available from the National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging
Please click the logo below to access a number of brochures, fact and tip sheets and other resources which may be useful in helping older adults understand various topics related to healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
Resources for Older Adults from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The two logos below offer links to two website pages that offer great information and resources for older adults, family members and caregivers. Please click on each logo for more information:
Register Today for a My Social Security Account
Your Social Security Statement is a free financial planning tool that shows how much you've earned over the years and what you can expect to receive from Social Security when you retire. Your statement is available when you set up an account. Click on the image below to do so:
Financially Protecting Our Seniors
Federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has created several easy-to-understand guides to help seniors make sound financial decisions and help protect seniors from financial abuse (e.g. preventing common scams!).Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Caregiving in the U.S. 2015
Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 is a joint research study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP providing new insights into different groups of caregivers and the challenges they face in the workplace.
To read more about the report please click on the link below:Report
Free Smoke Alarms Available
The Department of Health Healthy Neighborhood Program can provide and install free smoke alarms to eligible residents, including seniors. All that is required is a brief home survey at the time of the visit. Please call (845) 364-3290 or 3292 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Expanded Coverage for More NYS Seniors
The New York State 2014-15 budget included the expansion of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC) to cover the prescription needs of more seniors. Eligible income brackets wereexpanded to double for married couples (from $50,000 to $100,000) and to more than double for singles (from $35,000 to $75,000). Please click on the image below for more information.
Countywide Telephone Reassurance Program
If you are over 60 and living in Rockland County and would like to get a free, friendly phone call each day, you may request it from Northern Services Group. To become a recipient or volunteer for the program call the Director of volunteer Services at Northern Services Group at (845) 426-6757.
A Worry-Free Way for Seniors to Stay Connected
Assurance Wireless, is partnering with Meals on Wheels Association of America to provide FREE cell service to low-income eligible seniors. In a world where many seniors are struggling for access to basic needs, Assurance Wireless, can help them stay connected to family, friends and emergency services.
Click on the link below for more information:PDF
As a service to its users, Meals on Wheels offers links from the agency's website to resources and websites of other organizations. These links are provided as a resource only. Unless specifically stated, the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement or support of information, products or services offered by an organization other than Meals on Wheels. Information contained on such linked resources should be independently verified.