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SENIOR and DISABILITY RESOURCES

This page contains links to other websites that are not affiliated with Schenectady County. If you use these links, you may leave this website. Schenectady County takes no responsibility for and exercises no control over the content on these other websites.

AARP
The website for the American Association of Retired Persons.

BenefitsCheckUp
A service of the National Council on Aging, BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.

Capital District Center for Independence
The Capital District Center for Independence, Inc. is one of 37 Independent Living Centers (ILC) in New York State. The Center is a non-residential, community based organization, which primarily serves Albany and Schenectady Counties. Services are provided to all persons with disabilities without regard to age, race, gender, disability, income level, ethnicity, religious affiliation or sexual orientation. Documentation of disability is not required to receive services.

Elder Network of the Capital Region
Elder Network of the Capital Region promotes choices in disability services and long term care services. The website provides information about the vast array of community services, providers and resources throughout New York's Capital Region.

IPRO
IPRO is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to assessing and improving the value of health care services received by consumers. Go to Consumers Home Page on the web site for the Healthy Seniors Newsletter and steps you can take if you have complaints about your healthcare.

Medicare Rights Center
Medicare Rights Center is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., n4a advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging sponsors programs to help older people remain healthy and independent, find jobs, increase access to benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society.

New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging
"The mission of the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NYSAAAA) is to provide a collective forum for leadership which creates an environment enabling New York State's aging population to determine its own destiny in a positive and productive manner."


GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Administration on Aging
AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.

Medicare
The official government web site for people with Medicare.

New York State Assembly
The official web site of the New York State Assembly.

New York State Board of Elections
Find your New York State federal and state elected officials

New York State Department of Health
Information for a healthy New York

New York State Office for the Aging
The New York State Office for the Aging administers various programs which serve the elderly using financial resources from both the Federal and State governments. The majority of programs and services are administered through local offices for the aging, including the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services.

New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
The mission of the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities is to coordinate and provide services for people with developmental disabilities and their families and to conduct research into the causes and prevention of developmental disabilities.

New York State Senate
The official web site of the New York State Senate.

Social Security Administration
Information and news about Social Security, including how to apply for benefits online.

New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Its mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities, to protect their rights, and to advocate for needed changes.

Vocational and Educational Services to Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
The Mission of the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled.


HEALTH RESOURCES

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition (CDTFC) is a non-profit partnership of people and organizations from Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. Its mission is to reduce adolescent and adult use of tobacco through cooperative programs in prevention, cessation, advocacy, and community education.


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Contact Information

Laurie Bacheldor
Manager

107 Nott Terrace
Suite 305
Schenectady, NY 12308
Telephone: 382-8481
Fax: 382-0194
Click here for a Complete Department Staff Directory.

NY Connects
NY Connects is a State-wide program to establish consumer-centered access to information and assistance for all individuals in need of long term care services, regardless of age, income, or payment source. It is Schenectady County’s effort to provide a single point of entry for long term care information, referrals and assessments. Call 382-8481 x1000 for more information.