Susan Koppenhaver, Director
1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-340-3456 or Toll Free at 1-877-914-3456
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.
To view the Ulster County Senior-Friendly Community Action Plan please click here.
The Office for the Aging is open and looks forward to seeing you. Please be advised that visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distance guidelines. If you are not feeling well please stay home. In addition, appointments may be made ahead of time by calling 845-340-3456.
To all Ulster County Seniors!
September and the fullness of the harvest leads me to think of the Farmers’ Market Coupons we are handing out this year! The amount increased to $25 and they were very popular – so please make sure to use them at a participating market before the end of November.
Just a reminder that Open Enrollment in the Medicare Program begins October 15th so if you need to make changes, please call to make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable counselors. Good news, the Medicare Savings Program has raised the income limits for eligibility beginning in 2023. We believe there will be many more people who will be eligible for this program which can help save you money on your Medicare premiums and more. Call our office for more information
We had two successful picnics this year, very well attended. We are planning some Holiday gatherings as well starting around Thanksgiving. Movies are also back at the Rosendale Theatre and a couple have been planned for both September, October, and we will announce our Holiday movie soon!
I’d like to thank all seniors who have welcomed us to their groups, sites, or housing as it is a great chance to get to know you, find out what you might need, and try to get it to you!
Hope to see you all at our events!
COVID-19 Booster Shots
Appointments should be made at https://vaccinateulster.com/. Walk-ins at Ulster County Point of Dispensing (POD) Best Buy site in Kingston, NY on Friday’s from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., but appointments being highly recommended due to demand. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are recommended for the following people who received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least six months prior:
- Ages 65 years and older
- Age 18 and older who live in a long-term care setting
- Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions (link is external)
- Age 18 and older who work or live-in high-risk settings
A Johnson & Johnson booster is recommended for anyone 18 and older who is two or more months from having received the vaccine. Some research indicates that an mRNA vaccine booster may benefit those who received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is recommended that people who received a Pfizer or Moderna series receive a booster of the same vaccine.The Moderna booster dose is half the amount of a first, second, or additional dose. However, if the same vaccine is not available or if a different COVID-19 vaccine is desired, any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose, according to the FDA and CDC.Consult with your primary care physician to determine what is the best option for COVID-19 booster for you.
Recovery Service Center 845-443-8888 RSC[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has established the Recovery Service Center in the wake of COVID-19. The Recovery Service Center will assist the public on a wide range of topics including: helping direct callers to county and community resources and will allow callers to submit general inquiries and complaints. The hotline will be able to assist callers with programs and services related to: food, housing, mental health support, employment, business, as well as continuing COVID-19 assistance. The RSC hotline will be available Monday - Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
New York State GetSetUp free online classes for Seniors at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NYSTATE
TO REGISTER https://form.jotform.com/222293672415153