County Resources for Mental Health & Substance Use- Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm.

Program description: The effects of COVID-19 have been challenging for many individuals and families. According to the CDC, 40% of adults have struggled with mental health or substance use during the pandemic. During this virtual presentation, a representative from the Mental Health Association in Ulster County will provide an overview of the resources available to Ulster County residents to help with substance use and mental health.

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Parkinson’s 101: What You and Your Family Should Know- Saturday, April 10th from 10:30-11:30am.

Program description: This virtual program will provide a basic overview of Parkinson’s Disease and is for anyone who wants to learn more. This program will cover what Parkinson’s Disease is, what causes it, common symptoms, treatments, and strategies for managing symptoms. Attendees will also have time to ask any questions at the end. Questions can be sent in ahead of time. Please send your questions to, using subject header Questions for Parkinson’s 101 program.

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Medicare 101- Saturday, April 17 from 10am-12pm & Monday, May 24 from 6:00-8:00pm

Program description: Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Detail the costs associated with medical and drug insurance. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.  This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This is an educational event.

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(Note: will be held on James’s Zoom account- he will handle registrations/sending out zoom links. No registration limit).


Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association – registration will be handled through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Wednesday, May 5th from 11:00am-12:00pm: Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers

Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. This virtual program, presented by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will help explain the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday, May 12 from 11:00-12:00pm: Dementia-Related Behaviors

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors.