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Sullivan County Office for the Aging update

Lise-Anne Deoul, Director - Office for the Aging
Posted 4/24/20

Sullivan County Office for the Aging - continues to be operating, albeit quite differently under the current circumstances. We are still here for Sullivan County's older adults and their families …

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Sullivan County Office for the Aging update

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Sullivan County Office for the Aging - continues to be operating, albeit quite differently under the current circumstances. We are still here for Sullivan County's older adults and their families during these extraordinary times. We have many of our staff currently working from their homes, and able to answer questions and get individuals connected with supports they need.

Our homebound meal recipients have received a supply of ready-to-heat refrigerated meals and will continue to receive these meals for at least the next month, with the next shipment expected on or around May 1st. If you have questions regarding your meals through Meals on Wheels, please call the Office for the Aging at (845) 807-0241.

Following the latest guidance from the Governor's NY PAUSE order, we will not be accepting any new medical appointment transportation requests until after May 15th. As you may realize, this situation may change and we are adapting as we receive additional information and guidance. Our shopping bus continues to be postponed for the duration of this crisis, however if you need help getting shopping done, or getting medications from the pharmacy, there is help for that.

Please call the Emergency Community Assistance Center (ECAC) at (845) 807-0925, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The ECAC is available to anyone of any age in Sullivan County who needs help accessing food, supplies, shopping, and referrals to community supports with priority being given to those who are senior citizens, disabled, or quarantined.

The Mask Brigade - is an effort being coordinated by the ECAC to collect and provide masks to essential employees (non-medical) in Sullivan County. Those who are able to make cloth masks and would like to donate them to individuals in public facing positions within the county, i.e. drivers, grocery store employees, non-profit personnel, etc. can drop them off at the Government Center located at 100 North Street in Monticello. There's a drop box in the vestibule. If you have any questions, please call the ECAC at (845) 807-0925.

CCE Sullivan's Caregiver Resource Center Offers Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups

Do you care for a loved one who is confused, disoriented, sleeping poorly, or is demonstrating difficult behaviors such as anxiety, agitation, aggression, or wandering?

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County's Caregiver Resource Center, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter, hosts two monthly meeting for caregivers assisting an individual with Alzheimer's disease or any form of dementia.

These virtual meetings are being conducted by ZOOM conferencing and participants can join by phone or internet. The groups provide an opportunity to chat with others who can offer helpful suggestions and a safe space to share.

Meetings are offered on the third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. and on the second Monday of the month at 4 p.m. You can join us next on Tuesday, April 21.

Register in advance for this meeting by email at bjl25@cornell.edu or at https://cornell.

zoom.us/meeting/register/vpMpf-uprD0rvAhYtWneeryproPbd-Rg_A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information about how to joining these meetings.

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