Office for the Aging presents ‘Senior Legal Day’

When’s the right time for a senior and their family and caregivers to plan for the legal issues that could face them in later life?

Any time is good, and the sooner the better. You can start on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Office for the Aging’s (OFA’s) “Senior Legal Day” event, at the Pavilion at Brookmeade, 34 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, just off Route 308.

Capacity is limited due to social-distancing necessities, so please register for any or all three seminars by calling the Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.

Here’s the day’s schedule:

9:30-10:15 a.m. — Medicare, Social Security and “Bumps in the Road” with Nina Lynch, OFA Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP); and Marion Power, Geriatric Care Manager; 

10:30-11:15 a.m. — Preventing Fraud and Abus; with Nancy Brodey Koch, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley;

11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. — Wills, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxies with Paul Weinberger, Attorney at Law.

Light refreshments will be available.

Drive-thru ‘Golden Gathering’

There’s a short time left to register for a space at the annual “Golden Gathering,” hosted by State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) and the OFA, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Arlington High School (1157 Route 55, LaGrangeville). Once again, this year’s event is in drive-thru form.

Hundreds of seniors throughout Dutchess County and the 41st State Senate District have already signed up, and the Sept. 27 sign-up deadline is fast approaching. Call 914-962-2624 to arrange your time to stop by.

If you were able to join OFA at a Drive-Thru Senior Picnic over the summer, you’ll have an idea of how the Drive-Thru Golden Gathering works. Seniors and accompanying caregivers who need an influenza shot for the upcoming winter can get that taken care of, and pick up a healthy meal to go, plus key resource information from OFA. There will be OFA staff on site at the drive-thru to answer questions.

Every participant also receives a free raffle card at entry; winners will be picked when the event is complete and contacted by phone to arrange a drop-off for their prize.

Fall 2021 ‘Spotlight on Seniors’

If you’re on OFA’s mailing list for print newsletters, the new quarterly issue of the “Spotlight on Seniors” should be arriving soon. 

Not on the mailing list? If you’re online, the Spotlight is available at, and you can get it sent to you by subscribing to OFA newsletters via the Dutchess Delivery service at

If you don’t have online access, call 845-486-2544 and we’ll add you to the list for future mailings, including the annual Medicare Spotlight that’s coming in October. In the meantime, you can pick up a copy of the Spotlight at any public library in Dutchess County. 

Senior housing managers who’d like some newsletters for their residents while supplies last, should email to be added to our list of delivery venues.


Golden Living is prepared by Dutchess County OFA Director Todd N. Tancredi, who can be reached at 845-486-2555, or via the OFA website at

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