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Seniors qualify for variety of helpful programs

Photo by Thom Randall.

— Did you know that the Warren County Office for the Aging offers many programs that benefit citizens over 60?

First off, there’s the mealsite program in which nutritious hot meals are served at noon, Monday through Friday at various sites around the county. Any person age 60 and over (and their spouse of any age) are welcome regardless of income level or resources. A voluntary contribution of $3 is suggested. Mealsites in our region are located in Chestertown, Johnsburg and Warrensburg. The mealsite personnel can be reached by phone at the respective phone numbers: 494-3119, 251-2711, and 623-2653. Although reservations are appreciated for advance meal planning, they welcome drop-ins of a limited number.

Meals on Wheels is related program, geared for those for who are home-bound. Meals on Wheels utilizes volunteer drivers to deliver the hot lunches within a reasonable distance from the meal sites that prepare the food. A voluntary contribution of $3 per meal is suggested. To sign up, call the Warren County Office of the Aging.

This agency also helps seniors cope with the high cost of prescription drugs. They help local citizens apply for benefits offered by the state’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, which provides financial assistance for eligible seniors.

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