Catholic Charities began in Schenectady County more than 75 years ago. While the specific programs and services have changed, the commitment has not. Catholic Charities remains committed to offering people in need -our brothers and sisters- a respectful helping hand, a kind and caring word, and hope for tomorrow.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (CCSCSS) provides a range of services to support quality of life for seniors. The services include – Aging Services Information & Assistance, Caregiver Support Services, Dayhaven Social Adult Day Care, Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance, Nutrition Outreach and Education, Ombudsman, Senior Nutrition (including Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining Sites, and Transportation Services (Medical and Social).

Our goal is to provide you with a continuum of services to help support a happy and healthy life. We care about the needs of seniors and caregivers in the community and strive to offer quality services that meet those needs… and more!

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services programs are funded through donations (including GE matching contributions), fundraising, private grants, and through the Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services, Albany County Department for Aging, Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, New York State Office of the Aging (NYSOFA), the Federal Administration on Aging, and the United Way of the Capital Region.

Friendship Café Curbside Grab & Go Lunch

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, in partnership with the Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care, is providing hot, nutritious boxed-lunch meals to adults 60 years and older through a Grab & Go Curbside Lunch.  This is an alternative to congregate dining so that we can ensure everyone’s safety. We are offering this service at two locations within Schenectady County. The Glenville Senior Center 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 11:30am to 12:15pm and Our Lady of Fatima Church in Delanson 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. 

The Grab & Go Lunch allows for safe social distancing to protect against transmission of COVID-19, while continuing to provide healthy meals for Schenectady County’s older population. 

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Robotic Therapy Pets

Robotic therapy pets have been found to have remarkable effects on men and women in the middle and later stages of Alzheimer's disease.  Such pets can be found to be calming, and give your loved one an added sense of purpose while caring for the pets. The following is a testimonial from a client on the effects a robotic therapy pet had on his wife.

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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.

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Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services

Catholic Charities began in Schenectady County more than 75 years ago. While the specific programs and services have changed, the commitment has not. Catholic Charities remains committed to offering people in need-our brothers and sisters-a respectful helping hand, a kind and caring word, and hope for tomorrow.

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Aging Life Services Program

Aging Life Services Program

Caregiver Support Services Program

Caregiver Support Services 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


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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