Dutchess/Ulster Regional Office
2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060
Hudson Valley Hospice
The number of families using Hospice services for end-of-life care continues to increase. With this growth comes the opportunity for more volunteers to support the work of our Hospice team. Patient care volunteers are needed to provide support and companionship to patients and their families, assist with transportation or run errands for patients. We are also seeking veteran volunteers for our Veteran-to-Veteran Program. Other Hospice volunteer opportunities include community outreach and fundraising help for special events, administrative volunteers for office support, and volunteer couriers to make deliveries. For more information in Ulster County please call Terri St. John at 338-2273, ext. 2207.
Jewish Family Services
Sharon Murray-Cohen, L-CSW-R, ACSW, Executive Director
280 Wall Street, 2nd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401
ph. 845-338-2980 f. 845-338-2988
Volunteer opportunities include transportation for seniors, Friendly Visiting by phone, Volunteers with expertise – marketing, web. administration, and more.
A List of Our Programs:
The Volunteer Assistance Program: Helps aging individuals remain independent. Volunteers are trained and supervised by JFSUC to visit, provide transportation, and other services.
In-home Assessments: Licensed social worker makes home visit to interview elderly and family members to determine ability of individuals to remain independent and provide support and assistance toward this goal.
Home Based Family Support Program: (New) In-home short-term counseling & support for caregivers & elderly care recipients. Follows “ask-Based Model” of intervention.
Information/Referral: Telephone or e-mail referral & resource information provided to callers.
Educational Workshops: Professional presentations on various topics & issues including Interfaith Marriage, Caregiver Concerns, Aging, etc.
Medical Loan Closet: Various medical equipment available for loan to community members.
All services available to all residents of Ulster County.
Volunteers needed who have time to visit Seniors (many who have no family) a couple times per month.
289 Fair Street Kingston, NY 12401 Contact: Carol at (845) 331-2140 Ext 208
Settled and Serving in Place
Formed in the Spring of 2011, a group of neighbors gathered people from the 209 corridor (south of Kingston, NY) to discuss how they might help one another remain independent, strengthen their communities, and stay in their own homes. Our group relies on the volunteers–neighbor helping neighbor. We have nurses, business people, artists, homemakers, computer specialists, doctors, lawyers, educators–people with all kinds of skills. More info.
Ulster County Office for Aging
Important Numbers & Links
Caring for Seniors Guide
Office for the Aging Volunteer Program
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or just as importantly needs to find out about some of the services offered, please contact the Ulster County Office for the Aging Volunteer Program at 845-802-7655. For the Neighbor to Neighbor program, helping seniors get to medical appointments, please call 845-802-7661.