Community Resources

PHILIPSTOWN SENIOR RESOURCES

 

PHILIPSTOWN RECREATION CENTER

107 Glenclyffe Drive, Garrison NY 10524

Director-Amber Stickle

www.philipstownrecreation.com   (845) 424-4618

The Rec Center offers many programs for all ages, listed in a brochure distributed widely four times yearly.


Programs for seniors include: chair yoga, Zumba gold, Fit 4 Life.



Other programs often include dog obedience, ceramics, mah jong, knit & crochet, painting, writing, yoga, tai chai, bingo nights. The Rec Center also organizes trips to cultural events and areas of interest.

 

COLD SPRING FRIENDSHIP (SENIOR) CENTER

1756 Rte 9D Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 808-1705

Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Classes / Activities: Bingo, cards, billiards, Wii bowling, Beginners and Advanced Zumba, Mahjong, Yoga, Tai Chi, The Tight Knit Club, Art with Elizabeth, Line Dancing, Sharing Stories, Crafts with Kelly, “Out of the Blue” Pen Pal program.

The Center offers a nutritional lunch every day at 12:00 p.m. (come earlier) for a suggested donation of $2.50.

In addition, the Center offers monitored groups exploring brain fitness, offering caregivers support and providing general conversation over coffee.

Homebound individuals can receive Meals on Wheels, as well as Outreach Support.

The county RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) program arranges for vetted volunteers to drive residents to medical appointments. Call Kathleen at (845) 808-1705 to schedule a ride.

Blood pressure clinic is offered once a month.

Other Friendship Centers in Putnam County:

Putnam Valley, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley, NY 10579  (845) 808-1730

William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 (845) 808-1738

Carmel Friendship Center, 110 Old Route 6, Center Carmel, NY 10512 (845) 808-1701

 

COLD SPRING SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP

PO Box 155 Cold Spring NY 10516


For more information contact Anne Gonsalves, President, at kwgonsa@aol.com

The Senior Group is a non profit association, purposed to promote sociability and culture among its members and to keep seniors physically, mentally alert and politically aware of community issues affecting seniors. Open to any resident of Philipstown over 60 years of age. Meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Community Room at the Chestnut Ridge apartment complex.

LIBRARIES

The DESMOND-FISH PUBLIC LIBRARY in Garrison and The JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY in Cold Spring offer a large range of services including delivering books to the homebound.

The D-F Public Library has compiled an extensive list of community resources that is available on the website.

 

The Desmond-Fish Public Library 472 Route 403, Garrison, NY 10524  (845) 424-3020 www.desmondfishlibrary.org

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Public Library 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring, NY 10516  (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org

 

 

ARTS, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

BOSCOBEL HOUSE AND GARDENS 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 265-3638 www.boscobel.org

 

CONSTITUTION MARSH AUDUBON CENTER AND SANCTUARY 127 Warren Landing Rd, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 265-2601 www.constitution.audubon.org

 

GARRISON ART CENTER 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY 10524  (845) 424-3960  www.garrisonartcenter.org

 

GARRISON INSTITUTE  14 Mary’s Way, Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 424-4800 www.garrisoninstitute.org

THE HASTINGS CENTER
 21 Malcolm Gordon Road, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 424-4040 www.thehastingscenter.org

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 265-9575 www.hvshakespeare.org

MANITOGA 584 Rte. 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 424-3812 www.visitmanitoga.org

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE  10 Garrison’s Landing, PO Box 221, Garrison, NY 10524  (845) 424-3900 www.philipstowndepottheatre.org

 

NEWSPAPERS

THE HIGHLANDS CURRENT 142 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 809-5584 www.highlandscurrent.org

 

THE PUTNAM COUNTY NEWS AND RECORDER 10 Marion Ave., Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-2468 www.pcnr.com

 

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

COLD SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH 245 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-2022

 

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte. 301, Carmel, NY 10512 (845) 225-1819 www.baus.org

OUR LADY OF LORETTO 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-3718 www.ladyofloretto.org

 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHAPEL 74 Upper Station Rd., Garrison, NY 10524 (845)265-3718

EPISCOPAL CHURCH of ST. MARY'S-IN-THE-HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-2539 www.stmaryscoldspring.org

ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1101 Rte 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 424-3571 www.stphilipshighlands.org

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave, Beacon, NY 12408 (845) 831-2012 www.beaconhebrewalliance.org

PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE
 (at Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands) 1 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY 10516  PO Box 945 Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-7619

REFORM TEMPLE OF PUTNAM VALLEY 362 Church Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579 (845) 528-4774 www.rtpv.org

COLD SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 216 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10524 (845) 265-3365

 

SOUTH HIGHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 19 Snake Hill Road, Garrison, NY 10524 (845) 265-3788

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10 Academy Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 (845) 265-3365 www.presbychurchcoldspring.org

 

 

NY STATE & PUTNAM COUNTY

State elected officials:

Sandy Galef, Assemblymember Dist. 95 (914) 941-1111 GalefS@assembly.state.ny.us

Sue Serino, Senator Dist. 41 (518) 455-2945 sserino@nysenate.gov

 

County elected officials:

Mary Ellen O’Dell, County Executive (845) 808-1000 maryellen.odell@putnamcountyny.gov

Nancy Montgomery, Board of Legislators, Dist. 1 (845) 808-1020 putcoleg@putnamcountyny.gov

Michael Cunningham, Director of Putnam County Office for Senior Resources (845) 808-1700 www.putnamcountyny.com/osr/

 

PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS

 

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). For eligibility and application, check https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-heating-and-cooling-assistance-heap

EISEP (Expanded In Home Services for the Elderly Program)
 Provides home health aide services on a cost sharing plan based on income. https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/new-york/eisep

 

EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) For eligibility and application, check https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/eligibility.htm

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