Caregiver Telephone Support Groups Now Available

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is now offering 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. Please call 518-372-5667 to register to attend.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please call us at 518-372-5667. 

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

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.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (CCSCSS) provides a range of programs and services to support quality of life for seniors – Caregiver Support Services, Dayhaven Social Adult Day Services, Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Meal on Wheels, Senior Dining Centers - Friendship Cafés, Transportation Services (Medical, Congregate, and Dayhaven), and Aging Life Services.

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services appreciates the generosity of donations. Your gift makes a difference to the senior community throughout the year.

Agency Temporarily Closes Senior Dining Centers Amid Coronavirus Concerns

In response to potential risks associated with COVID-19, Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services is closing its senior dining centers, also known as “Friendship Cafés” for 30 days, beginning March 16.  The Cafés provide midday meals, wellness programs and social activities at the following locations:

Our Lady of Fatima Church
1735 Alexander Rd., Delanson, NY 12053

Jewish Community Center
2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady, NY 12309

Scotia-Glenville Senior Center
32 Worden Ave., Glenville, NY 12302

Ten Eyck Apartments
375 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305

Recognizing the continued need for nutrition and meal services, Catholic Charities is working to provide boxed lunches to those seniors who rely on Friendship Cafés for their lunchtime meal, while following appropriate CDC guidelines in order to protect the older adults Catholic Charities serves.

Aging Life Services Program

Aging Life Services Program

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


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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