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Schenectady County Accepting Nominations for 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award UPDATED 1/2015
Schenectady County is proud to recognize the accomplishments of our older residents through the Senior Citizen of the Year program.  Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year and Senior with an Outstanding Contribution Awards.  Nominations are due by January 9, 2015.

CLICK HERE for more information and the official nomination form.

In 2014 the Schenectady County Legislature recognized the following winners and nominees  for generously giving his or her time and energy to organizations or projects that have enhanced the lives of others.
Senior Citizen of the Year for 2014: Ms. Jonetta "Skip" Darcy
Senior Citizen with an Outstanding Contribution for 2014: Mr. Sandy Heitkamp
Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014: Ms. Elsie Harrington

Nominees included Mrs. Rosemary Pryne, Ms. Rose Peruzzi, Ms. Connie Remscheid, Ms. Joan G. Blando, and Mr. Manuel Salcrio.

In addition, Schenectady County resident Richard "Dick" Dickershaid was name the 2014 New York State Senior of the year for his efforts in creating a "field of dreams" for the Rotterdam Challengers Baseball League.  Mr. Lou Grasso was also recognized by NYS for his volunteer efforts.

CLICK HERE for more information and a short bio of each recipient.


Click here for a quick guide of the department’s programs and services or click here for a complete list. We administer many programs and services that are available to help you. Some of our programs include home care services, home delivered meals, caregiver support, transportation services, legal assistance and home heating assistance. If you don’t see the information you need on our web site, please call our office at (518) 382-8481 and our staff will be more than happy to help you.

Click here for the Schenectady County Service Directory that includes information on services and programs for senior citizens and individuals with developmental disabilities.


Click here for links to other Senior and Disability Services Resources, Government Resources and Health Resources.

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Contact Information

Laurie Bacheldor

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.

The Caring Corner

CLICK HERE for the most recent edition of the Senior & Long Term Care Newsletter The Caring Corner.