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.


Dear Ulster County Older Adults!

April is here and so is Spring. I am looking forward to working in the garden soon.

I hope you all take a look at the advertisers we have in this newsletter – these folks have taken out ads in the hope that if you need their services, they are a “page away!”  We also ensure that a good variety of ads are placed in there for services you may need someday.  These folks are local companies and agencies who believe in our mission, and continue to support our important work, in both our programming and getting the information out there for folks to see every month.  Please support them if you can.

I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to a series we are helping to support and promote, which begins at the end of this month.  Death Literacy 101 will be a 3-part series exploring your options to prepare yourself and your family for end of life.  It really applies to all of us, doesn’t it?  Attending this series, presented by experts in the field, and each of the 3 parts will be different, will give you a much broader picture on what you and your family can do for peace of mind in helping prepare yourself and your estate.  We will have Hospice come and speak, a lawyer will present the legal options on what you can do (our office can help with this as well, as our lawyers comes in every week) and other experts who are familiar with many techniques for preparation, information and education for this somewhat difficult topic.  We want to make the topic accessible for all, so we have teamed up with the Ulster County Women’s Network and to put this series together for you.  It is free, and we encourage everyone interested to register for the entire series, which begins April 26, and continues May 3 and May 10 here in our Senior Hub at 1:00 on all those dates.  Please register at our office – 845-340-3456.  We hope to see many folks there.  It is a difficult topic for some and we hope to give you some useful tools and help in your planning.

We will also be offering A Matter of Balance again (this time in Pine Hill Community Center beginning in April) and  Bingocize in Marbletown, also beginning in April – call to register for these important Fall Prevention classes.

Looking forward to things growing again! 

Susan Koppenhaver




 Live Well Kingston interviews John Dowley, Volunteer teaching OFA Senior Technology Classes. View the interview here: OFA Teacher Talks Tech! Demystifying your Personal Devices and Aging Well in Kingston. - Live Well Kingston



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