Our Services

Adult Day Services 
Schenectady County contracts with Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services to provide social adult day services available at Dayhaven, located in Schaffer Heights, 107 Nott Terrace.  The adult social day service is a structured, comprehensive program which provides functionally impaired individuals with socialization, supervision and monitoring, personal care and nutrition in a protective setting during any part of the day. 

Caregiver Support
Caregiver supports include support groups for caregivers, one-on-one counseling on issues to help caregivers make decisions and solve problems related to their caregiving roles and responsibilities, and to provide information on training workshops/forums for caregivers.

Health Insurance Information and Counseling Program (HIICAP)
Through a partnership with Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, HIICAP provides free, accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy on Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans. HIICAP helps people with Medicare, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare.

Home Care Services & Supports:
EISEP & Medicaid Long-Term Care Services & Supports

A comprehensive assessment process is available to seniors and persons in need of long-term care services.  These services and activities are designed to support older adults who are isolated because of physical and/or cognitive limitations and require an assessment for care.  The assessment determines home care needs such as homemaking services, personal care, personal emergency response systems (PERS), referrals to day supports, shopping assistance, and/or the consumer directed personal care assistance program (CDPAP). CDPAP is a program for EISEP and Medicaid recipients who meet eligibility criteria that provides in-home personal care. CDPAP allows the consumer to recruit, hire, train, supervise and terminate the personal care aide. Organizations known as “Fiscal Intermediaries” provide program and payroll administration.  Home care services and supports are offered through the department’s EISEP (Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly) Program for seniors over age 60 and who are not on Medicaid, as well as Medicaid long-term care consumers in need of homemaker services and other specialized Medicaid services.

Download the CDPAP Informational Handout

Information & Assistance & Referral – New York Connects – Schenectady County
Information, assistance and referral is offered through a program called, New York Connects.  New York Connects- Schenectady County serves as a comprehensive resource for all long term services and supports.  This is a statewide system enabling consumers or caregivers to access such services and supports through a local phone number (518) 382-8481, a toll free number 1-800-342-9871 and a the New York Connects website. New York Connects is the entry point for information, assistance and referrals to help consumers access services, provide referrals, and answer questions on senior and long-term care topics.

Glendale Home
Glendale Home is a provider of choice to meet the needs of residents in Schenectady County by providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

Housing Options
Through a partnership with the Albany Guardian Society Housing Options for Senior Adults in the Capital Region contains a wealth of information that consumers may find helpful. It is intended to serve as a resource for families as they begin to explore housing options for themselves and/or their loved ones.

Nutrition Options:  Home Delivered Meals, Friendship Café Sites, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Counseling and Education
Through partnerships withCatholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services and Cornell Cooperative Extension – Schenectady County, nutrition education and counseling are available to older adults.  Through an assessment process, home delivered meals are available for seniors who are unable to prepare and/or access meals on their own.  Referrals are also available at Friendship Cafes at the following four community or senior centers to access a lunch time meal.  Pre-registration is required and donations are accepted.

To register for a lunch time meal call (518) 372-5667. 

Friendship Café at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1735 Alexander Road, Delanson (M, W, F)
Friendship Café at Glenville Senior Center (M-F)
Friendship Café at Ten Eyck Municipal Housing (M-F)
Friendship Café at Jewish Community Center  (M, W, F)

A free breakfast program is also available five (5) days a week at the Salvation Army from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., 222 Lafayette Street, phone:  (518) 346-0222.

Catholic Charities

Cornell Cooperative Extension


Schenectady County has three senior centers, partnering with the department.  They are:

Niskayuna Senior Center

Glenville Senior Center

Rotterdam Senior Center

Social Recreation

Senior Bus Trip Program

One-day trips are offered by the Department two to four times a year.  The bus trips can include entertainment venues, historical sites, lunches and shows, tours of special events (such as Christmas in the Park), etc. Call (518) 382-8481 x 9310 for details or visit the Senior Trip webpage.


Friendship Café  -  Apostrophe Café at Proctors

The Friendship  Café is for seniors nearing age 60 and caregivers to convene monthly for social, educational and recreational needs at the Apostrophe Café at Proctors.  Activities include tours of Schenectady businesses, historical sites, or parks; speakers from local or regional organizations on such topics as Social Security, Housing, Medical Reserve Corps, Albany Guardian Society, Managed Long-Term Care Services, Medicaid or Medicare; or social activities such as card or board game days.  A schedule is available or you may call the office at (518) 382-8481.





Cathryn Bern-Smith
Department Manager

107 Nott Terrace
Suite 305
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-8481 (p)
(518) 382-0194 (f)