Featured Events For June 2019

Friday, June 7th

Wednesday, June 12th 

Senior Picnic For Eastern Northern Duchess Towns 

Residents age 60 and over are invited to socialize with their friends and neighbors at the event designated for their hometown, enjoy a nutritious meal, and learn more about the programs and services offered by the Office for the Aging. All picnics take place on Wednesdays, rain or shine. All picnics begin at noon. Each of the 12 picnics scheduled this year is open only to the senior citizen residents of each village/town(s) specified, and their guests. Proof of residency and reservations are both required, and space is limited. There is a $4 charge for each non-resident guest and those 59 or younger.

To make a reservation for the picnic corresponding with your municipality, call the Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555. The picnic will be held at:

Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion 82 Beach Rd, Pine Plains, NY 12567

Volunteers of all ages are needed at each picnic to help with set-up and clean-up, and to bring meals to the handicapped attendees; and at the Office for the Aging to make reminder calls prior to each picnic. For more information about volunteer opportunities, email or call (845) 486-2544.

Friday, June 14th

11th Annual Hudson Valley World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

EverCare at Home is proud to announce that a free conference highlighting the 11th Annual Hudson Valley World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will take place on Friday, June 14th from 8:30 – 3:00 at Dutchess Community College (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY). The conference is being organized by EverCare at Home and the World Elder Abuse Awareness Committee, in cooperation with the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, Dutchess County Adult Protective Service, and the Dutchess County Government. The conference is open to the entire Hudson Valley Region.

As our elderly population increases, elder abuse and other crimes against older persons are also on the rise. It is critical to know how to recognize elder abuse and how to get help if you are a victim or you suspect someone you know is being abused. A recent study of elder abuse prevalence in New York State found that 76 out of every 1,000 older New Yorkers are victims of elder abuse each year. The reported incidence rate is nearly 24 times greater than the number of referred cases. This suggests that many elders are not seeking, or getting the assistance they need. Last year’s conference was a great success, with over 500 in attendance. This year, we expect again to welcome a great turnout of community members, elected officials, and professionals to the conference.

We invite you to join as a conference registrant, sponsor or charitable contributor and take action against elder abuse. We also ask that you share the event details on your social media outlets and websites to help spread the word about this important event.

The net proceeds from this conference will be used by EverCare at Home to further education and awareness of elder abuse throughout our region.

Dana Pavelock
Vice President of Development | 845.728.5722 |

Free – Charitable donations accepted, If you would like to make a charitable donation to this cause,
make checks payable to EverCare at Home and mail to 31 Cerone Place, Newburgh, NY 12550

Sunday, June 16th 

Birding at Cary 

Join the Cary Institute and the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club for a walk on the grounds of the Cary Institute June 16 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The guided walks offer opportunities for beginning to advanced birders to observe and identify local birds in different habitats.

The walk begins at Cary East/Gifford parking lot and proceeds along the nature trails. (2917 Sharon Tpk.) Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring drinking water and binoculars. This event is FREE! Click To Register!

Thursday, June 20th


Computer and Phone Scams! – Keep Yourself Safe
It seems scammers are everywhere these days.  Keeping yourself safe from scams can be easier than you think, if you know what to do.  Scammers target senior citizens and young alike and these scams can take a bewildering variety of forms.  Keeping a cool head will protect against scams most every time.  Learn how to protect yourself and the ones you love by attending this presentation by Brian Jones, Outreach Coordinator with the Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

Thursday, June 22nd 

Lunch & Learn: FDR’s INFAMY, Japanese Internment in WWII

Speakers: Linda Bouchey and Al Vinck

Where: Clinton Community Library 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Registration is REQUIRED for this program, as limited spots are available for lunch at 12:30. All are welcome to join us for dessert and the lecture at 1:00 PM. Please call 845-266-5530 to get on the list.

Funding for this and other Optimistic Aging programs is provided by the Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Thursday, June 22nd 

Documentary Film Series: Contemplating Contemporary Art 

Where: Stanford Free Library, 14 Creamery Rd, Stanfordville, NY 12581

When: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Entertaining & illuminating films on the influence of modern & contemporary art/design/dance/theater/photography have on our culture. Lively discussion. Hosted and curated by Carin Goldberg.

Carin is an award winning artist and graphic designer and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is a long-time resident of Stanfordville and is delighted to share her expertise and passion for the arts and its influence on how we think and see.

For More Information:

Phone: 845-868-1341