Services and resources for seniors focus on Rhinebeck event – Daily Freeman

RHINEBECK, NY – “Prospering in Rhinebeck: A Showcase of Services and Resources for Seniors” will take place Saturday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rhinebeck High School, 45 North Park Road.

About 40 organizations are expected to participate, ranging from health care and home care organizations to cultural/educational resources, transportation services, advocacy groups and a range of civic organizations with programs to benefit seniors. Rhinebeck High students from the Interact Club will be on hand to greet attendees and help them navigate the school spaces.

“Our target audience is Rhinebeck and our neighboring communities, and we hope to attract a wide range of interested people – not just older people, but their families, carers and other people who will at some point really need to know how and where to reach out,” Nina
Lynch, president of Rhinebeck at Home and a member of the organizing team, said in a press release. “We’re trying to help build a resourceful, age-friendly community.”

The guest speaker will be Peter Grant Jordan, President of Dutchess Community College. He will speak in the auditorium about how the college is preparing to strengthen learning opportunities across generations – from a junior college (K-8), dual-credit high school programs, diplomas associate and certificate offerings, adult workforce education, corporate training solutions and senior education.

The Alzheimer’s Association will encourage participants to “How to Think About Alzheimer’s Disease”. Hudson Valley Hospice will explain how its programs and services have grown. The Dutchess County Office for Aging will offer its Matter of Balance program, as well as taichi and exercise, as well as
Medicare information services and caregiver support information.

Information tables will fill the school hall and gymnasium. Printed programs for participants with the names of all participating organizations will be available. In addition to Rhinebeck Home, the organizing team includes Archcare in Ferncliff, Rhinebeck Central School District and the Rotary Club of Rhinebeck.

For more information, call Rhinebeck at home at (845) 379-1114 or email [email protected]

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