Westchester County

Publications

Publications

These publications have been prepared by the Department of Senior Programs and Services to acquaint you with the wealth of services and benefits available to you as a senior citizen in Westchester. Senior citizens can learn how to save money, find housing, get help with minor home repairs, get answers about elder law and more. Other publications and studies are provided to assist the caregiver, senior citizen, or any member of the household with taking care of the elderly.

Many of our publications are available in Spanish.

60-Plus: The Livable Communities Aging Network Newsletter
This newsletter, published by the Department of Senior Programs and Services, shows the range of activities and services available to enrich the lives of seniors in Westchester.
March 2013  March 2012  Fall 2011  Summer 2011  Spring 2011
It Takes a Village: A Livable Communities Neighbor-Helping-Neighbor Quarterly
Published by the Department of Senior Programs and Services, this newsletter is your source for updates on neighbors helping neighbors. Oct. - Dec. 2013  June - Aug. 2013   Jan. - March 2012
Living Well
Brochure describes the Living Well program,where workshops help seniors learn how to better deal with chronic conditions such as arthritis, pain, high blood pressure and diabetes to enhance their quality of life.
Directory of Services, Rights and Benefits
This booklet has been prepared to acquaint you with the wealth of services and benefits available to you as a senior citizen in Westchester. All the services are listed alphabetically to make it easy to browse topics.
Financial Benefits and Savings Guide For Senior Citizens
Your guide to saving money on utility/heating, prescriptions, medicare costs, rent, property taxes, and minor home repairs. Includes a useful directory of phone numbers.
Benefits Checkup 
Click the headline above for a Benefits CheckUp brochure to learn about benefits for people aged 55 and over and younger people with Medicare. Then go to the Web site and complete a questionnaire.
A Guide for Caregivers: What You Need to Know 
A booklet filled with practical how-to advice for the caregiver.
A Guide for Caregivers: Respite Services and Support Groups 
A guide to respite services and caregiver support groups in Westchester County to assist the caregiver of an older adult.
At the Crossroads
Westchester County Directory of Residential and Health Care Facility options. Includes adult homes, assisted living, enriched housing and retirement residences.
Elder Law Q & A

Have questions about estate and financial planning, health care planning or elder abuse? If so, the 2013 edition of the Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future offers answers.

The 2013 edition of this guide is also available in Spanish.

Growing Older…Who Do You Trust?
Learn how to plan for a safe and secure future. Basic money management for older adults.
Planning Your Healthcare in Advance
Because of illness or injury, you may be unable to talk to a doctor and make decisions about your treatment. You may wish to plan in advance to help make sure that your wishes about treatment will be followed if you become unable to make those decisions.
Home Repair and Energy Assistance Directory
Information about money saving home repair and energy assistance programs available to eligible county residents age 60 and over.
Westchester Senior Housing Sites
This guide provides information about various housing for seniors throughout the county as well as information on Section 8 for income-eligible individuals and families.
Senior Citizen Guide to Mental Health Services
This valuable guide assists consumers and their families in obtaining information on available mental health programs and services in Westchester County.
Older Driver Family Assistance Program
Caregivers, family and friends frequently don’t know where to turn when they are worried about the safety of an older driver. Fortunately, the Department of Senior Programs and Services has a program that can help.
Millennium Aging Project (part 1) (part 2)
This county-wide report is a written analysis of data collected from community and workplace survey meetings for the Westchester County Millennium Aging Project.