DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Shopping & Errands Transportation: A program that helps senior residents to maintain their independence by providing transportation for weekly grocery shopping and other errands, such as to the bank, pharmacy, hair salon, barber shop, library and local shopping mall. There is a suggested contribution for this service. Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by reservation. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Transportation to Medical Appointments: Curb-to-Curb service for senior residents to medical appointments locally and in surrounding towns. There is a suggested contribution depending upon destination. Available on Monday - Friday by reservation. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Medical Escort Service: For seniors who need special assistance to and from medical appointments. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Light Housecleaning: This service meets the growing need of affordable housecleaning for frail or disabled seniors in our community. Light Housecleaning can be provided every two, three or four weeks. There is a co-payment for this service. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Home Delivered Meals: For seniors who are frail, isolated and homebound, a hot meal can be delivered Monday through Friday. A voluntary contribution is suggested. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Care Management and Care Planning: Our professional staff provides care management services. Home visits are made to assess needs and to assist clients and families to develop long-term care plans. Case Managers work directly with the client and their family to implement and monitor the plan through regular home visits and telephone follow-up. Support, guidance, information and referrals are provided to clients, caregivers and family members. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Medicare Counseling and Benefits Assistance: This service includes Medicare counseling, benefits assessment, and assistance choosing health insurance plans. Professional staff are available by appointment. Call 771-3340 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
File of Life: is a card that contains vital personal medical information. It is kept on the refrigerator in a bright red magnetic pouch, readily accessible to an Emergency Medical Team when they arrive on an emergency call. There is also a compact version that can be carried in a purse or wallet. Seniors can obtain a File of Life by calling or visiting our office. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Share the Fare Taxi Discount Program: Taxi tickets may be used by senior residents for trips within the Town of Eastchester (including the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville). Taxi coupon books can be purchased at Eastchester Town Hall. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Project Lightbulb: In cooperation with the Eastchester Fire Department, this service is offered to seniors who need assistance with small home repairs. Call 771-3340 for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities: Find out how you can make a meaningful contribution to your community.
Lend a hand by delivering meals to your elderly homebound neighbors in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville.
Help out at our intergenerational Sunday afternoon program at Concordia College.
Help senior citizens who need assistance clearing their walks and driveways of snow and ice.
Call 771-3340 for more information.
Books for the Homebound
Eastchester Public Library provides free library service to homebound Eastchester Residents. For more information call 793-5055.
Click here to visit the Eastchester Public Library website.
Senior Citizen I.D. Card
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10606. Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Call 995-4050.
Handicapped Accessible Transportation
Office for the Disabled, Paratransit Service, Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601. Call 995-2956.
Click here for the Paratransit website.
Older Drivers Information
The Westchester County Older Driver Family Assistance program provides information and referrals to driving safety programs, in-car evaluations and rehabilitation. Staff is available to discuss individual concerns and offer advice on how to talk with a senior driver who may be at risk. In the event the driver must give up their license, information is available on alternative transportation and other support services. Call 771-3340 for more information.
A.A.R.P. Defensive Driving Courses
Call AARP at 888-227-7669 for dates, times and locations or log on: www.aarp.org.
Home Care Services When a Hospitalized Senior is Ready to Return Home
Always speak to a hospital discharge planner before the patient is discharged to inquire about services that may be available and eligibility requirements.
Medicaid/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Contact your local Department of Social Services.
46 Jackson Avenue, Eastchester - Contact 961-3850; Tuckahoe Housing Authority - 961-3373
Handicapped Parking Permit
Contact the Eastchester Town Clerk's office at 771-3300.
Go to Town Clerk
Senior Tax Exemptions
Call the Eastchester Assessor's office at 771-3345.
Go to Assessor's Office
Social Security Information
Social Security Administration 1-800-SSA-1213 85 Harrison Avenue New Rochelle, NY
Senior Citizen Hotline for Social Security 1-800-342-9871
Social Security Online www.ssa.gov.