Woman signing checkLearn how to plan for a safe and secure future. You can start by reading our brochure Growing Older…Who Do You Trust? This brochure also provides information on basic money management for older adults.

Elder Law Q & A
Have questions about estate and financial planning, health care planning or elder abuse? If so, the 18th edition of the Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future offers answers. It is also available in Spanish. Additional information, proxy forms and other useful materials and resources are availlable for download on

The Directory of Services, Rights and Benefits has been prepared to acquaint you with the wealth of services and benefits available to you as a senior citizen in Westchester. All services are listed alphabetically with an index by municipality.

You should also familiarize yourself with the Financial Benefits and Savings booklet, your guide to saving money on utilities, heating, prescriptions, Medicare costs, rent, property taxes and minor home repairs. This guide is also available in Spanish.

We cover further information on Social Security Administration and Medicare, two basic building blocks to financial health for senior citizens.

Many people are struggling to pay their bills in today’s economy, but give a look at the 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 the online questionnaire to learn about benefits you’re entitled to receive but may not know about. If you’re eligible for some, it could relieve your financial burden.

Find out about New York State's STAR property tax reduction programs for homeowners including Enhanced STAR for seniors.

And lastly, browse our Consumer pages to help you be a more educated consumer. Learn about product safety, protect yourself from identity theft, find the best gas prices in Westchester County and more.