An ever-growing population of seniors call the Town of Montgomery their home. In an effort to enhance and improve the lives of its older residents, the Town offers an extensive range of services and programs to help its seniors remain healthy, independent and active in our community. Among the current programs being offered are medical and shopping transportation, income tax preparation, AARP 55 Alive/Mature Driving Classes, Nutrition Program (Home Delivered Meals'), Senior Independence Project (friendly visitor/transportation program) Aging and Enhanced STAR Tax Exemptions, senior citizen clubs and the Wesley Hall Senior Citizen Center.
MEDICAL AND SHOPPING TRANSPORTATION
The Senior bus makes monthly scheduled trips outside the town and also makes two medical runs each month to any medical facility on Crystal Run Road in Middletown, Middletown Medical, Orange Radiology and Horton Hospital. For reservations, call the Transportation Department at (845) 457-2622 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, Monday through Friday. SUGGESTED DONATION IS $1.00 EACH WAY
INCOME TAX PREPARATION
The Town of Montgomery Town Clerk's Office in conjunction with the Orange County Office of the Aging assists seniors in completing simple personal Federal and State tax forms. Be sure to contact the Town Clerk's Office during January to schedule an appointment at (845) 457-2660.
AARP 55 ALIVE/MATURE DRIVING CLASSES
Classes save seniors 10% on their car insurance bills. Please go to AARP's website to locate a driving course in your area.
NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY (Home Delivered Meals)
The Town of Montgomery Senior Dining Program in conjunction with a cooperative venture with the Orange County Office for the Aging, provides meals for anyone over the age of 60 years old. Lunch is served daily weekdays at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street and delivered to shut-ins.
For information, please call (845) 492-1245.
Community volunteers to deliver meals to seniors within the communities of Walden, Montgomery and Maybrook are needed. Those interested may contact Anne at 845-615-3703.
AGING AND ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTIONS
Seniors should contact the Town of Montgomery Assessor's Office at (845) 457-2650 to see if they qualify for these exemptions.
SENIOR CITIZEN CLUBS
New Horizons Senior Citizen Club:
Meetings held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at the Montgomery Senior Center,
36 Bridge Street. Contact 457-9367 for information.
Walden Senior Citizen Club
Meetings held weekly at the Walden Fire House on 230 Old Orange Avenue, Walden. Contact
744-3030 for information.
Golden Links Senior Citizens Club
Meetings held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Maybrook Senior Center on Schipps Lane,
Maybrook. Contact 427-2450 for information.
The Town of Montgomery Seniors Independence Project is committed to supporting seniors in their goal to remain independent in their homes rather than moving on to institutional settings by developing a program to coordinate volunteers and reliable vendors to provide services necessary to achieve this goal.
We strive to keep seniors in the community both for their benefit and also to enrich the community as a whole with their companionship, experience and wisdom.
Neighbors helping neighbors = What our community is all about!!
The Project covers all of the Town of Montgomery: Maybrook, Walden, and Montgomery. The Town has organized a volunteer program to help our senior neighbors remain independent and safe.
- Rides — for doctor appointments, grocery store runs, beauty/barber, bank, library.
- Indoors — Simple chores & occasional light housekeeping — vacuuming, dusting, changing the light bulbs.
- Outdoors — Assist with lawn care, snow shoveling, leaf raking, spring clean-up.
- Volunteers or Groups can be matched one-to-one with our neighbors needing help.
For more information call: 457-4138. Volunteers may leave their name and telephone number and the Coordinator will get back to them.
The Town of Montgomery, Jewish Family Service and the Orange County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)