Westchester County

2014 Calendar of Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Some programs require reservations. For more information, call (914) 813-6400. 

October
23 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Your Prescription for Financial Well-Being
Digital Arts Experience
170 Hamilton Ave. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., White Plains
10 a.m. – noon
Free admission; metered parking available. Topics to include how to navigate billing and insurance issues and prevent becoming a victim of fraud. Sponsors include the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, ElderServe and the Mid-Central Livable Communities Region. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914) 365-1983.
29 15th Annual Senior Law Day in Westchester
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Attorneys, certified financial planners and geriatric care managers will lead workshops on elder law issues such as wills vs. trusts, estate planning, planning for the care of a loved one and the nuts and bolts of financial planning. In addition, the workshop leaders will offer free, one-on-one, 15-minute consultations. Print the flier and register now.
November
6 Medicare Basics
County Office Building
9 S. First Ave., eighth-floor conference room
Mount Vernon
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Free introductory workshop presented by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). Early registration is advised because the classes fill up quickly. To sign up, call the DSPS year-round Medicare Information Line at (914) 813-6100. For more information, visit the federal government’s official Medicare Web site www.medicare.gov or call their helpline (800) 633-4227.
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The Journey of Caregiving Conference
Dobbs Ferry High School
505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
4:30 – 7 p.m.
A conference to address the emotional and physical challenges caregivers face. Guest speaker: The Rev. Viviana DeCohen, a hands-on expert in aging who has worked in various areas of health and home care and senior services with a focus on dementia patients for more than 20 years.  Don’t miss her funny and heart-rending stories about her experiences. Also – pro bono sessions with an elder law attorney, a geriatric social worker and a geriatric care manager. Free admission and on-site parking.

December
4 Medicare Basics
County Office Building
9 S. First Ave., eighth-floor conference room
Mount Vernon
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Free introductory workshop presented by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). Early registration is advised because the classes fill up quickly. To sign up, call the DSPS year-round Medicare Information Line at (914) 813-6100. For more information, visit the federal government’s official Medicare Web site www.medicare.gov or call their helpline (800) 633-4227.
5 32nd Senior Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
Westchester Marriott Hotel, Tarrytown
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m
The Senior Hall of Fame honors Westchester residents age 60 and older for paid or volunteer work that has a positive and lasting impact on the community.  Live music.