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Senior Services 55 +: Resources for 55+ and Beyond

Senior Connections & Resources for Elders 55 and Beyond
 

Aging In Place

Aging-In-Place, known as the Village Movement, was launched in 2001 in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood by a handful of residents who were determined to grow older in their homes.  [Beacon Hill Village website]  Today there are approximately 160 "villages" nationwide with international groups copying this movement.  The model is one where a community comes together and forms a membership through dues and volunteering.  Each neighborhood creates their own unique group to meet the needs of their members in their own community.  The general structure to operate and provide necessary support and security for quality of life comes from the members themselves!  Such needs include - transportation, in-house repairs, technology assistance, legal counsel, and social programming to reduce isolation and ensure opportunities for learning and physical mobility. Often an Aging-In-Place group has a Board of Directors and at times, a paid Executive Director who coordinates the basic operational needs of the organization.  "Villages" are most often 501 (c)(3) organizations and are supported by member's dues and fund raising efforts.  They often work in conjunction with Senior Centers, Places of Worship, and other municipal services such as Public Libraries and Wellness Centers.  

For more information contact:  The Center For Aging In Place Website: in Westchester 

Lynn Reichgott, President of the Westchester Center for Aging In Place and Board Member of At Home On The Sound

Lois Steinberg, Co-Founder of The Center for Aging In Place (CAP)

Other Aging In Place Communities in Westchester:

SPRYE in Rye        It Takes A Village - Tarrytown

 

Referral & Resources Links (In Alphabetical Order)

This Page Is Still Under Construction - New Information Being Added Daily  - Please contact Kate for any inquires.

AUTOMOTIVE (Transportation)

For Transportation Needs and Referral Information Contact: Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) at: General Help and Customer Service: (914) 813-6300

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Resources for Aging In Place  : Community Based Services, Health Needs, Housing and MORE! Boxwood Alliance Website

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

LEGAL

Senior Law Council :  Senior Law Day Resources Website  Free legal assistance, Elder Law latest edition, Resource Guides and Law Day Events - all in Spanish and English.

MEDICAL

  • 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Prevention & Response Team : (914) 925-5959   CPRT Website 
  • Community Mental Health Services Directory 2016 Edition 
  • Consumer Reports Best Drugs For Less  Website 
  • Depression - Engage & Problem Solving Therapy : Weill-Cornell Website
  • Essential Online Health Information For Older Adults - Westchester Library System Brochure and Website
  • Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults  Website
  • Suicide Prevention in Older Adults : Dr. Kiosses of Weill-Cornell Medical College / Appointment: 1-888-798-7284
  • Stroke - National Stroke Association : Website

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Department of Senior Programs and Services  Important News, Health, Housing, Care, Transit and Legal Information for Seniors

 

 Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services  Website Resources, Telehealth Intervention, Care Circles, Livable Communities and The Westchester Alliance for Careers with the Elderly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Please find information links under adjacent TAB "Referral & Resources"

  • Automotive -- Rides and Transportation Non-Profit Organizations for Elders
  • Care Circles -- DSPS (Department of Senior Programs & Services - Westchester County) Support for Caregivers
  • Education -- Learning Collaborative, Learning in Retirement, etc
  • Elder Abuse -- Advocacy Groups: strategies and legal contacts and support groups
  • Finance -- Retirement, Elder Economics
  • Fun -- Creative Aging
  • General -- Outreach Resources, Organizations, Vision and Hearing, Alzheimer's Assoc, Dorot, Gateway and Gilda's Club
  • Health & Wellness -- Nutrition, Depression, Exercise, Brain Health
  • Internet -- Computers, cyber Safety, Best Apps for Seniors, Cyber Seniors
  • Jobs -- ReServe, Life Reimagined and 2nd Act Careers with Training
  • Legal Services -- Elder Abuse, Wills, Trusts, Health Proxy
  • Livable Communities -- DSPS sites throughout Westchester
  • Medical -- Doctors, Visiting Nurses, Alerts, End-of-Life, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Hospice
  • Miscellaneous
  • National and Local Institutes On Aging -- AARP Chapters, Associations for Seniors, Office of ACUU
  • One Call -- Referral : Aging In Place services
  • Public Services -- NY State Public Service Commission, Consumer Resources
  • Residential -- Long Term Care
  • SBIC -- Medicare and Perscription Health Benefits
  • Technology -- Aids for Elders: Westchester Institute for Human Development and Assistive Technology
  • Transportation -- Buses, Para Transport, Travel Safety
  • Volunteer -- Organizations and Training
  • Veterans -- Organizations and Outreach
  • Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS)  and the  Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services (WPPSA)