Below are press releases on important initiatives, awards and announcements of the Department of Senior Programs and Services.

07/17/16   Westchester’s “Telehealth” Program for Seniors Wins National Award
Astorino announces that the TIPS program gains accolades, hits major milestone

Astorino and YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester Announce Launch of Fall Prevention Initiative on April 7
Program provides tips and training to seniors on how to improve balance and prevent falls


Astorino Announces Annual Legislative Speak-Out for Seniors on Jan. 23
Westchester’s elected officials to engage senior community on federal, state and local agenda


Astorino Congratulates New Chairperson of Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services
Partnership members support initiatives for older adults in Westchester


Astorino Announces Older Driver Safety Week Programs Dec. 1 - 5
Participants to learn ways to drive as safely as possible for as long as possible


Astorino Announces Westchester Senior Hall of Fame Induction on Dec. 5
Total of 47 seniors from 26 municipalities to be honored


Astorino Announces Caregiver Conference Nov. 6 in Dobbs Ferry
Conference to include free consultations with attorneys and geriatric social workers


Astorino Announces Senior Law Day Set for Oct. 29
Seniors and families can get free advice from legal, financial and geriatric care experts


Astorino Encourages Enrollment in Project Lifesaver
Enrollment sessions scheduled in New Rochelle for seniors, program also available for autistic children


Astorino Announces Winners of Golden Harvest Awards
Honorees to be recognized at breakfast ceremony Oct. 2 in Tarrytown


Astorino Announces Two Special Events for Seniors this Month
The Celebrate Aging Village Fair is Sept. 16; the Inter-Gen Festival is Sept. 20


Westchester Residential Opportunities to Receive Housing Award
Stanley Schear Leadership honor to be presented Sept. 16


Public Hearing for County Seniors Department Set for Sept. 19


Astorino Announces Four Workshops on "Medicare Basics" Set for This Fall
Early registration is advised as sessions fill up quickly


Astorino Seeks Nominations for 32nd Annual Senior Hall Of Fame

(Spanish press release)


Astorino Announces "Healthy Living" Conference for Spanish-speaking Seniors
Free event will focus on mental well-being and health issues related to kidney function
(Spanish press release)


Farmers Market Checkbooks Now Available to Eligible Seniors
Funds are to be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables


Spanish-Speaking Volunteers Sought for Senior Health Care Program
Initiative helps older adults learn to manage their chronic disease conditions


Astorino Announces National Debut Of County’s New “Telehealth” Program And Rare New York Appearance Of Speaker Ken Dychtwald At “Successful Aging” Conference June 26-27 In Tarrytown, N.Y.
Event will focus on the “longevity revolution” and show how new technologies are benefiting seniors The Business Council of Westchester, Westchester County Association CEOs co-chair conference


Vendors Invited to Take Part in "Successful Aging" Conference
Marketing opportunity to reach decision makers, industry leaders, seniors, caregivers and more


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to be Marked in Westchester
Program on June 13 to include documentary and discussion


Nominations Sought for Stanley Schear Housing Award
Award honors those who help others through affordable housing and housing services


Westchester County Issues Requests for Proposals to Benefit Seniors
Projects to provide information on Medicare and connect caregivers to useful resources and training


Astorino Announces National Senior Health and Fitness Day Events
Make a Move Toward Better Health


Astorino Launches Landmark Telehealth Initiative for Seniors
TIPS aims to improve health and well-being, and reduce healthcare spending
Hands-on approach features intergenerational connection and volunteer support


Caregiver Coach Training Program to Start May 1
Coaches offer one-on-one support and help to people caring for loved ones


46th Annual Salute to Seniors Comes to County Center May 8
Event offers live entertainment, a business expo and a health fair for older adults


Astorino Honors Commissioner Mae Carpenter at Women's Hall of Fame
Carpenter receives prestigious award from Women’s Research and Education Fund


Palliative Care and End-of-Life Conference Set for April 3-4
Sessions to take place in West Harrison and White Plains


Commissioner Mae Carpenter to Receive Women's Hall of Fame Award
Presentation to be made at March 28 scholarship luncheon in Tarrytown


County Programs Recognize National Nutrition Month®
This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”


Program That Offers Rides to Seniors Receives Grant to Expand
‘Ride Connect’ can now offer service in more Westchester communities


Sign-ups for Business Expo Booths at Salute to Seniors Now Being Accepted
Half-, single- and double-size booths available; separate rates for businesses, nonprofits


“Living Well” Program Helps Seniors Manage Chronic Health Issues
Information sessions in late January detail how program can help improve quality of life