Twenty percent of Westchester residents are ages 60 and older. The rich value of this population subset does not go unnoticed in Westchester County. Recognizing the different and varying needs of its senior citizen community, the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the year, some are ongoing and some are annual events.

COVID-19-related information
We hope you have bookmarked the COVID-19 information page.  Included are a message from CE Latimer, a list of virtual tours and trips to take from the safety of your home, and event cancellations. We encourage you to read about the CV19 CheckUp Tool and use it.
 
Next Stage Network eSurvey
It is vitally important to learn about the issues that are important to you during this time of COVID-19. The Next Stage Network eSurvey is designed for Westchester County residents ages 60 and older, as well as caregivers for older adults and those nearing retirement.
 
Your responses to the survey will help provide a better understanding of your needs. All responses are anonymous and confidential. You may elect to provide your contact information if you would like us to contact you. The anonymous results will be shared with Westchester's local and county governments to help form policies and priorities that will address the challenges and opportunities of older adults locally. The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38th Annual Senior Hall of Fame to held virtually Dec. 4, 2020
The Senior Hall of Fame is an important tradition, because the senior community has helped Westchester to become known for its excellent quality of life. This year, while an in-person celebration is not possible, every effort will be made to showcase the inductees in an exciting new medium. Those selected will be inducted during a multi-platform virtual event. The community will be invited to view this event for free from the County website, Facebook and YouTube.

Medicare Basics Sessions to be held virtually
In-person Medicare Basics sessions are moving online using a virtual format due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Information on when and how to access the virtual information sessions is found on Medicare Basics Workshops Going Virtual. Don't miss the next session planned for Nov. 18.

Westchester County is a frontrunner in providing services and programs that meet the needs of today’s aging community. Westchester County’s award-winning “Livable Communities Initiative: A Vision for All Ages – Bringing People and Places Together” is to help seniors remain in their homes as they grow older with independence, dignity and civic engagement. Livable Communities are also friendly to people of all ages.

Healthy aging is a priority and crucial to helping seniors remain independent and continue living in their homes and communities as they age. Programs such as Health for Life and nutrition programs assist seniors in choosing healthy options to fit their needs. Getting together with other your own age is important also; clubs and senior centers offer such commeraderie.

Just as important are the caregivers who step in to care and help us as we are confronted with life's new challenges. We provide information and programs to assist them too.

Of the many programs sponsored by the Department of  Senior Programs and Services some of the popular ones are The Golden Harvest Breakfast and Dance, Senior Law Day and the Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.  The programs are announced annually so we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to get details on these and our many other programs and activities.