Message from Vincent W. Colonno, Chief Executive Officer

Right now, we are grieving – grieving for George Floyd, for Ahmaud Arbery, for Breonna Taylor, for Michael Brown and for countless others who’ve been victimized by racial violence.
 
At Catholic Charities, we denounce racism, violence and hatred. It is a part of our mission to respond to and empower all persons, regardless of race, creed or lifestyle, and to advocate for a just society.
 
We stand with the members of our community who are actively speaking out against racism and who are taking steps to educate and advocate against racism in our country. We believe we can make a difference, but we must continue to be vigilant in addressing racial injustices.
 
We understand that many of you are upset, frustrated, and fearful. Please know that we are with you and we are here for you, especially our black and brown community members, staff, volunteers, and friends. Together, we must build a stronger and better community.
 
Take Care, Stay Safe, and God Bless,
 
 

CAREGIVER TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS NOW AVAILABLE

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is now offing telephone support groups for anyone caring for someone 60 years or older.  Please join us to share your feelings with others who understand the journey of caregiving, gain support, and learn more about resources in your community.  Telephone support groups are scheduled every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 10:00-11:30 am. Call (719) 325-2630 and use access code: 758236#. Registration is not required.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please call us directly at 518-372-5667. For more information, click here

How are Agency Program & Services Affected by Coronavirus?

At Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, we strive to provide older adults and caretakers with the tools they need to live fulfilled and independent lives. In the wake of the new coronavirus, older adults in our communities are increasingly vulnerable and many need our services now more than ever.

We remain committed to serving our seniors, yet recognize that the current coronavirus outbreak means we cannot continue to provide our services in the same way we have been. As a result, we have decided to temporarily suspend services at Dayhaven Social Adult Day Services and our Friendship Cafes. It is not a decision made lightly, but we simply cannot keep these programs open while ensure the safety of our guests.

Similarly, our Meals on Wheels delivery model has been adapted to follow current CDC guidelines and maintain an appropriate social distance. Our offices are closed, but telephone messages are being checked daily so we can continue to be in touch with those who reach out and provide support and direction as possible.

It is our goal is to keep people safe and healthy while maintaining the level of care they need. We continue to work with state and local health officials in order to make the best decisions for not only the many people we serve, but for our staff and volunteers as well.

We will be sharing updates regarding program changes and communicating with all those affected, including when it is necessary to make alternative accommodations.

Stay safe and God Bless,

Marlene

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Caregiver Support Services Program

Caregiver Support Services Program

Dayhaven Social Adult Day Program

Dayhaven Social Adult Day 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

Senior Dining Services

Senior Dining Services

Transportation Program

Transportation Program

Aging Life Services Program

Aging Life Services 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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