April 11, 2019 – Meeting Notice


Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting.

April 11, 2019 7:00 PM at Beverwyck

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of most months at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York. (Directions)

Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease or obtain information.

Topic : Deb Riitano – Commissioner Albany County Department for Aging

Albany County Department for Aging (ACDFA) strives to maximize choice and self-direction for the people of Albany County as they age.

ACDFA’s mission is to connect adults age 60+ and their families/caregivers with community resources that promote independence, self-direction, dignity and improved quality of life.

We will hear about programs administered by the Department such as:

  • information & assistance
  • adult day care
  • in-home health services
  • caregiver support programs
  • volunteer opportunities
  • consumer and caregiver supports such as respite care, case/care management
  • facility based services such as adult day care programs and nursing homes
  • home based services such as home health or personal care services and personal emergency response systems
  • insurance/benefit information and counseling regarding long term care insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, Veteran’s and other benefitsprotective/preventative services for information about how to prevent or report situations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults (over the age of 18)
  • residential housing options and supports such as adult residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, low income/subsidized housing and utility payment assistance programs
  • support groups and counseling for caregivers, children and adults with disabilities or aging/older adults
  • transportation related information such as automobile/van adaptations and programs to transport the disabled and/or senior citizens
  • information and assistance may also be available regarding such things as legal services, mental health and/or substance abuse programs, home modification programs and property tax exemptions