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)


Schenectady County Friendship Cafes that provide noontime lunch meals at the Glenville Senior Center on Worden Road, Jewish Community Center on Balltown Road, Our Lady of Fatima Church in Delanson and the Ten Eyck Apartment Building in Schenectady will be closed through Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Meals will continue to be delivered and distributed at the Ten Eyck Apartment Building, 375 Broadway, in Schenectady, for current congregate meal participants who have no other viable alternative to obtain or prepare a meal.

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 the Home Delivered Meals program (Meals on Wheels) delivery schedule will change to Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and will provide a shelf-stable and frozen meal to current recipients.

Visit Schenectady County Public Health Services for more information about COVID-19.

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.

July 2020 Self-Care for Caregivers FLYER