Senior and Long Term Care

Schaffer Heights, 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 305, Schenectady, NY 12308  ♦  (518) 382-8481  ♦  (518) 382-0194 (fax)
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm (September - June)  ♦ M-F 9am - 4pm (July and August)


Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services has announced that as of August 10, 2020,  the Friendship Cafes  at the Glenville Senior Center on Worden Road and Our Lady of Fatima Church in Delanson are currently open and accepting meal reservations. Daily capacity is limited and reservations must be made in advance.  Please call the Glenville Friendship Café at is 518-393-1946 and the Duanesburg Friendship Café at 518-275-7601 to make your reservations one week in advance.

The Friendship Cafés located at the Ten Eyck Apartment Building in Schenectady and the Jewish Community Center are not open at this time. 

When attending the Friendship Café all participants must wear a facemask, wash and/or sanitize hands frequently and abide by the 6 foot social distancing rule that NYS has put in place to protect all community members.

The Meals on Wheels Program (Home Delivered Meals) is now running on a 5-day schedule serving hot meals to participants. 

For more information about either program, please call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services at 518-372-5667 or visit their website at

Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services promotes the long term health and wellbeing of Schenectady County residents and assure that they receive the necessary community based services that they are entitled to in order to remain safely in the community. These services are provided without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including gender identity or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status. 

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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program – Summer 2020

Once a year, the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) gives eligible, low-income adults, 60 years and older, 20 dollars in coupons to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets in New York State.  Booklets are available in July and may be used until the end of November.  Each senior in an eligible household is qualified for one booklet per program year.

To qualify you must meet the following criteria: 

  1.  I am 60 years of age or older; AND

      2)    My monthly income is at or below:

                  a)    $1,968/month (for a one-person household); Or

                  b)    $2,658/month (for a two-person household); Or

                  c)    $3,349/month (for a three-person household).

3)  I have not received Farmers Market checks from any other location this year.

Farmers’ Market Coupon booklets can be obtained by calling Janice Brownell, Senior Services Coordinator, at 518-382-8481, Ext. 9-304.

September 2020 Self-Care for Caregivers FLYER