Meal Site is Visited by Governor Cuomo's Office
A special thank you to Jeff Quain, Representative for Governor Cuomo, for stopping by the Delanson Friendship Café on February 23. Jeff spoke with our seniors about the state budget and issues that may affect them.
Friendship Cafe's are gathering places for seniors where a nutritious mid-day meal is served with others. Seniors can enjoy meeting up with friends and participating in a range of activities including guest speakers.
Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration
Catholic Charities celebrated a Ribbon Cutting with the Capital Region Chamber followed by an Open House on October 25. Dignitaries in attendance include NYS Senator Jim Tedisco; NYS Assemblyperson Phil Steck; representation from Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara, and Senator George Amedore's offices; along with members of the CCSCSS Board of Directors, agency supporters, and staff.
Thank you to all who attended and became more aware of the Agency's programs and services offered to seniors and caregivers.
Schenectady Today - Volunteer with Catholic Charities
On July 11, 2017, Marlene Hildenbrandt, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, was a guest on Schenectady Today, hosted by Ann Parrillo. The segment highlighted the programs of the Agency along with a focus on volunteering. Follow the link below to the segment.
We want to encourage and educate our community about the rewards of volunteering with Catholic Charities. The need for volunteers is so great. And the areas of need are so diversified. Someone with as little as two hours per month can make a huge difference to another person in Schenectady or the Capital District. We have seen the impact first hand. Everyone who volunteers with Catholic Charities says that they get more than they give; that they leave their volunteer time with a greater sense of self, and with the reward of helping to change someone’s life for the better!
Transportation Program on the Move!
The Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services Transportation Program recently relocated. Effective Friday, July 13, the Program is now located at 1462 Erie Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Schenectady.
To reach the program, call (518) 357-9801. No other previously-published numbers are active for the program. The new fax number is (518) 372-5686.
With the new phone system, callers are asked to leave their name, address, phone number, and type of transportation services needed - Medical, Congregate Dining, or Dayhaven.
The Transportation Program staff looks forward to continuous service to you now and in the future.
Duanesburg Senior Dining Center Serving Noon Meals at New Site
The Duanesburg Senior Dining Center is now serving noon meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Our Lady of Fatima Church (1735 Alexander Road in Delanson). This change was effective Monday, December 4. The Duanesburg YMCA has been the host site for the dining center for many years and the last meal was served at this site on Wednesday, November 29.
Also note the new phone number for the senior dining center is (518) 275-7601.
Catholic Charities has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the YMCA and looks forward to returning to Our Lady of Fatima Church. Please join us for lunch service and socialization at the new location.
Caregiver Support Group Schedule
CCSCSS Sites Celebrate 100 Years of Catholic Charities
On May 25, CCSCSS programs celebrated 100 Years of Catholic Charities...1917-2017. Staff and volunteers joined in the festivities to acknowledge this milestone in Catholic Charities history.