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. 

September
15 Fall Prevention Program: Fun Healthy Actions to Prevent Falls
Eastchester Nutrition Program
Tuckahoe Community Center
71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe
12:15 p.m.
Presented by Kathy Santoro, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 337-0390 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
16

Celebrate Aging Village Fair
Mount Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.    
Join in the fun with seniors and their friends, families and caregivers. Free onsite parking and a complimentary lunch. Come to the fair to enjoy music, movement, lively discussion, fun and interactive learning with inspired community partners.  Also, learn about and experience the county’s new and innovative Telehealth Programs for Seniors (TIPS). For more information contact Colette Phipps at (914) 813-6441 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

16 Fall Prevention Program: Nutrition for Fall Prevention and Senior Heath
Mt. Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information on fall prevention and senior nutrition available at the Westchester County Department of Senior Program and Services table at the Celebrate Aging Livable Communities Village Fair.
16

Eighth Annual Stanley Schear Leadership Award
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Ave., White Plains
9 – 10 a.m.
Geoffrey Anderson, director of Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. will receive this year’s award, which honors Schear, who worked tirelessly to help people with housing needs throughout Westchester. For more information, contact Lisa Buck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914) 949-8146.

18 Fall Prevention Program: Eating Your Way to a Healthy Diet to Prevent Falls
Port Chester Senior and Community Center
222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester
11:30 a.m.
Presented by Kathy Santoro, RDN,CDN. Call (914) 939-4975 if interested in lunch reservations and suggestion contribution.
19

Public Hearing on the 2015 Annual Area Agency on Aging Implementation Plan
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 a.m. – noon
Advance registration is not required to attend or speak at the meeting. This hearing is also the regular meeting for the Aging Network, the two senior councils and the public. For more information call Senior Programs and Services, (914) 813-6300.

20

InterGen Fest: An Intergenerational Festival that Connects People of All Generations
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Events to include Chinese brush painting, African hand-drumming, digital story-telling and more. Fun for families. Grandparents, bring your grandkids. Sponsors include the New York State Intergenerational Network. For details, contact Colette Phipps at (914) 813-6441 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

22 Fall Prevention Program: Nutrition for Strong Bones
YOFA Chema Center
435 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers
11 a.m.
Presented by Nella Caggiano, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 377-6825 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
23 Fall Prevention Program: Healthy Foods for Healthy Bones
Peekskill Senior Nutrition Program
Neighborhood Facility Center
4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
11:30 a.m.
Presented by Theresa George, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 734-4250 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
23 Fall Prevention Program: Fall Prevention
Hugh Doyle Center
94 Davis Ave, New Rochelle
1 p.m.  
Presented by Nella Caggiano, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 235-2363 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
23 Fall Prevention Program: Don’t Fall For Fall
WJCS at Sinai Free Synagogue
550 N. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon
10:30 a.m.
Presented by Kathy Santoro RDN, CDN. Call (914) 668-4350 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
26 Fall Prevention Program: What You Need to Know for Fall Prevention
Mt. Vernon Senior Nutrition Program
Doles Community Center
250 S. Sixth Avenue, Mt. Vernon
10:30 a.m.
Presented by Patty Szeliga, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 665-2447 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
 29 Project Lifesaver Special Enrollment Day
ElderServe Safe Center for Seniors
92 North Ave. Lower Level, Suite 3A
(entrance in parking lot)
New Rochelle
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Project Lifesaver is a safety program that uses technology to help caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's who wander from their homes. To register, contact Crystal Johnson at (914) 365-1983 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
30 Fall Prevention Program: What You Need to Know for Fall Prevention
Mt. Vernon Nutrition Program
Armory Senior Citizen Center
144 N. Fifth Avenue, Mt. Vernon
10:30 a.m.
Presented by Patty Szeliga, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 665-2315 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
October
1 Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Event for anyone age 60 and over, including members of the senior citizens clubs, centers and nutrition sites. Stolen Moments Entertainment will play everything from the Big Band standards to Motown, rhythm, blues and jazz. A box lunch will be available and the suggested lunch contribution is $4. Reservations for lunch and tables must be made by Thursday, Sept. 18.  To reserve, call (914) 813-6416 or (914) 813-6449. Admission and parking are free.
2 Golden Harvest Awards Breakfast
Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill
81 Highland Ave. off Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Honorees are Janet Langsam, CEO of Arts Westchester; Catherine Wynkoop, Ph.D., who has developed aging-related programs and services in the county since 2006, and the law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP. Anthony J. Enea, Esq., is the firm’s managing member. For tickets at $100 per person, contact Rose Cappa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914) 747-0519.
3

Mall Walk and Talk on Senior Housing Issues
The Westchester, White Plains
Food Court on Level 4
9 a.m.
Jane Lindau, the director of senior housing at Westchester Residential Opportunities to  speak and answer questions on housing issues, including how to find affordable housing and where to turn when you can’t afford a lawyer and have fallen behind on your rent, mortgage or property taxes. Sponsored by Westchester County Parks.

7 Fall Prevention Program: Healthy Foods for Healthy Bones
Mamaroneck Senior Center
1288 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont
1 p.m.
Presented by Nella Caggiano, RDN, CDN. Call (914) 833-8840 if interested in lunch reservations and suggested contribution.
8 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.
13 Project Lifesaver Special Enrollment Day
ElderServe Safe Center for Seniors
92 North Ave. Lower Level, Suite 3A
(entrance in parking lot)
New Rochelle
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Project Lifesaver is a safety program that uses technology to help caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer's who wander from their homes. To register, contact Crystal Johnson at (914) 365-1983 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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.
6

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. Nominations being accepted through Sept. 19.