Aging Life Services Program

Older adults can struggle to access aging-related services, transportation to medical appointments, and social opportunities. Our Aging Life Services Elder Care Managers work directly with the client to improve their satisfaction with daily life and feel safer and confident living at home.


What is the Aging Life Services Program?

The Aging Life Services Program strives to connect older adults with services and other folks in their community to enable them to live safely at home as long as they care to. The Program provides in-home social work consultation around all areas of life including health and disability, financial, housing, family, legal, and in-home needs to develop a long-term plan enabling older adults to remain living successfully in their community.

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Friendship Cafe' Grab & Go Lunch

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, in partnership with the Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care and the Town of Glenville 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. Lunch is being offered at the Glenville Senior Center 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 11:30am to 12:15pm. 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.

The Grab & Go Lunch Program is available to Schenectady County residents 60 years and older and who are not currently receiving home delivered meals from the Meals on Wheels Program. The voluntary suggested contribution for each meal is $3.50.

Residents must register by calling the Catholic Charities Friendship Café

at 518-393-1946 prior to picking up a meal. Reservations must be made a week in advance and participants MUST call by 12:00 noon the Friday before. Registration is required.

In some instances, a family member may pick up the meals, however prior authorization from the Program is required.

For more information, please call the Congregate Program Manager at 518-573-1468.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) was created in 1972 and is established in all states under the Older Americans Act administered by the Administration on Aging.  This advocacy program provides opportunities for residents of long term care facilities and their families to voice problems and concerns that impact their quality of life and care.  The role of the LTCOP is important in helping ensure the safety and welfare of thousands of New York State long term care residents.

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Senior Dining Program - Friendship Cafe'

Friendship Cafés are gathering places for seniors where a nutritious mid-day meal is served with others.   Seniors enjoy meeting up with friends and participating in diverse activities that offer seniors the opportunity to remain active and connected to the community while meeting their nutritional needs.

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Caregiver Support Program

Family members are the primary providers of long-term care for loved ones.  Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about caregiving.  The Caregiver Support Program has been a part of Catholic Charities for over 29 years and serves 14 counties of the Diocese - Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.  The Caregivers Support Program is funded by the New York State Office for the Aging, Albany County Department for Aging, Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, the New York State Department of Health through a partnership with the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, and private donations.

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Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

 The Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) is a federally-funded program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is administered by the New York State Office for the Aging through the Schenectady County Department of Long Term Care and Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services.

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Meals on Wheels Program

Meals on Wheels in Schenectady County has been a part of Catholic Charities since 1975 delivering meals 7 days a week.  It is one of the primary factors in keeping the elderly in their home and avoiding or delaying transfer to a more restrictive setting.  Equally important is the daily contact the drivers provide to the participants.  The program serves homebound individuals and those in the greatest economic need. Most of the clients have long-term needs, but some require meals for only a short time while they are recuperating from an illness, injury, or surgery. 

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Transportation Program

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (CCSCSS) has been serving Schenectady County residents age 60 and older with Transportation services since 1974.  The Program has grown to include transportation to Senior Dining Centers in Schenectady County.  The Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services supports the medical and senior dining transportation programs, along with donations from participants and the community.  The Transportation Program is dedicated to providing user-friendly services to those in wheelchairs as well as ambulatory participants, rendered by compassionate staff utilizing a small fleet of buses and mini vans. 

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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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