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The Expanded In Home Service for the Elderly provides light personal care assistance to seniors at no cost, which can include help with housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing and dressing.
Jimino noted the role sound nutrition plays in maintaining the good health of seniors, which in turn enables them to remain independent and active in their communities.
Rensselaer County began providing senior nutrition programs in 1960 and expanded the meal programs concurrently with the Federal Older Americans Act in 1973, United Family Services Commissioner John Cybulski previously said.
The county provides two vans Monday through Friday to transport seniors to and from medical appointments and for some errands. The suggested round trip donation is $5 or $6 but seniors are asked to donate what they can afford. This program is so popular that seats on the vans are already booked through November. And center transportation is provided to and from one senior center to another at no charge.
afford that much.
C. Swartz Senior Services Center. That number reflected a combination of meals for both home bound seniors and those who are served at five senior centers across the county, said Jimino.
"Our overall budget is much smaller than those of our sister counties," Rosbozom said, "And yet, we provide more programs than they do."For example, the Caregiver Respite and Support Program provides short term respite and support services at no cost. The program assigns a companion to sit with a loved one so his or her caregiver can take a few hours off to attend to his or her own needs or run errands. In some cases, a loved one can be placed in a healthcare setting for up to one week to offer his or her caregiver the opportunity to go on vacation. There is growing demand for this program, which was launched eight years ago, Rosbozom said.
"These programs and services we offer can be instrumental in helping our senior citizens enjoy their golden years, she said. "From those aimed at ensuring proper nutrition to the health and education programs, we want our seniors to maintain an active and independent lifestyle."
Rensselaer County's Senior Nutrition Program reaches another milestone
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HIICAP Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program is free of charge and provides seniors with trained personnel who can educate them with up to date information on such things as Medicare reimbursement.
"These services are continually in the crosshairs," she said. "We need mandate relief to continue to serve this group."
"The average donation paid per meal is about $1," Rosbozom said.
It's a milestone for home bound seniors Under Armour Curry 2 Bhm worthy of recognition, but not the first to demonstrate how vital such programs are for seniors, said Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino Tuesday.
The county's annual operating budget for senior programs is $3.3 million, $1.3 million of which is reimbursed by federal and state dollars. The funding balance ($2 million) not covered by those sources must come out of the tax levy because they are not mandated services, Jimino said.
There are more than 31,000 individuals aged 60 and older who reside in Rensselaer County. More than 153,000 meals were provided to senior citizens in 2011, with more than 105,000 of those delivered to seniors' homes, according to Carol Rosbozom, deputy commissioner of the county Department for the Aging.
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TROY The three millionth meal was recently served to a home bound senior citizen in Rensselaer County, according to the county Department for the Aging, which oversees the Senior Nutrition Program.
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