National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week - 9/13-9/17/21

The Federal Communications Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates have designated the first week after Labor Day as National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.  This year, Lifeline Awareness Week will be celebrated from September 13 through September 17, 2021.

The Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program (Lifeline) is designed to make the telephone service more affordable for income-eligible consumers.  Consumers qualify for Lifeline by participating in certain federal or state assistance programs OR by having income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many New Yorkers may be eligible for Lifeline for the first time but may not be aware of the program or how to apply.  Consumers may also be eligible for discounts on broadband service and certain connected devices under the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.  Information about the Lifeline and Emergency Broadband Benefit programs can be obtained from the Lifeline page on the AskPSC.com website or by clicking on the following link to AskPSC website.  

CARE-GIFTER Challenge: Thank YOU!

We'd like to take a moment to say "Thank You" to our sponsors and donors for your efforts in making our first ever Care-Gifter Challenge a success! With your support, we raised over $5,500 to better provide for caregivers and older adults right here in our area.
 
As our Diocese recovers from COVID-19 and our communities continue to age, we anticipate that our services will be needed more than ever. Because of each of you, we are better positioned to address these needs. Thank you!
 
You can still make a gift here:  https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/Give4Care
 
We would like to particularly recognize and thank the Care-Gifter Challenge Sponsors:
  • Auto Solutions of New York, Inc.
  • Frank and Sons Body Works, Inc.
  • Jason and Alessa Ellis
  • Promotions Plus
  • Repeat Business Systems, Inc.
  • Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home
  • Tabner, Ryan & Keniry, LLP
  • The Legere Group, LLC

 To express our gratitude for your support a video has been prepared that can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/CCSeniorServices.

Caregiver Chat - 2nd Tuesdays Monthly

Catholic Charities invites you to attend our Caregiver Chat...a safe place to discuss stresses, challenges, and the rewards of caregiver; learn about resources to lessen stress; and develop a support system.  This program is open to caregivers and registration is required by calling 518.372.5667 ext. 205.  Click here for more program information.

Caring for the Caregiver Series: 9/22-10/27

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services invites you to join us for a FREE 6-week program designed to help you get the tools and resources you need to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one.  This program will be held at Christ the King Church in Albany.  Call 518.372.5667 ext. 205 to register by September 15.

Click here for a detailed program description and enrollment information.

CAREGIVER CHAT 2021

Aging Life Services Program

Aging Life Services Program

Caregiver Support Services Program

Caregiver Support Services Program

Congregate Dining Program

Congregate Dining Program

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Meals On Wheels Program

Meals On Wheels Program

Transportation Program

Transportation Program


Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing services to seniors and caregivers.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services

1462 Erie Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305

Phone: (518) 372-5667
Fax: (518) 372-5686
Voice/Speech Relay: 711
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