LCC sites are located at existing community-based organizations throughout the county. Each site is headed by a coordinator, who will work with an advisory council of community leaders that will focus on regional concerns and task forces that will deal with issues specific to individual municipalities.
Site coordinators provide educational forums on topics requested by the community – perhaps on elder abuse, older driver safety or healthy eating. They also act as facilitators to put seniors with similar concerns in touch with each other and help them to become their own advocates. For example, they help seniors with common goals to find a meeting place. Or if a group wants to advocate for affordable housing, the coordinator can inform them about hearings scheduled on that topic.
The coordinators also identify gaps in services and create “action agendas” for their regions.
The AARP has helped Westchester set priorities by sponsoring “community visioning” sessions in different parts of the county. These sessions helped coordinators to identify strengths and weaknesses in their regions and to develop practical plans to reach their goals over the next three to five years.
The coordinators welcome calls from people of all ages who are willing to be volunteers. They also hope to hear from experts willing to be included in a speaker’s bureau directory or to teach skills such as computer basics or to offer classes in such life enriching areas as art and dancing.
North West LCC at Westchester Community College
Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining, Peekskill
North Central LCC at Family Services of Westchester
Mt. Kisco, Mt. Pleasant, New Castle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow,Yorktown
North East LCC at ALOFT
Bedford, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco, North Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers
West Central LCC at Westchester Jewish Community Services
Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown
(914) 761-0600, ext. 314
Mid Central LCC at ElderServe Safe Center for Seniors
Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains
East Central LCC at ElderServe Safe Center for Seniors
Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Rye/Rye Brook
(914) 937-2320, Ext. 155
South West LCC at Yonkers Office for the Aging
South Central LCC at Family Services of Westchester
(914) 668-9124, ext. 11
South East LCC at City of New Rochelle Office for Aging in Partnership with United Hebrew Geriatric Center
New Rochelle, Pelham/Pelham Manor