Human Services (Aging & Youth)
Therese McGee Ward
Greene County Department of Human Services Aging Department/Youth Bureau
411 Main Street
Catskill NY, 12414
Major responsibilities include advocacy and the funding of programs aimed at improving and enhancing the welfare of Greene County children and youth.
By assisting in the development and funding of these programs we encourage youth to become involved, develop a sense of responsibility, and make a positive contribution to their community.
The Aging Department provides such direct services as information and assistance, legal services, caregiver support, energy assistance, entitlement counseling, transportation and the operation of volunteer programs. Additional supportive services coordinated through the main office include transportation to medical appointments and the Long Term Ombudsman Program. Such long term care services as case management, homemaker/personal care services, home delivered meals, respite services, senior companions and personal emergency response systems provide necessary support to frail home-bound older persons. Over 300 seniors per day enjoy a noon-time dinner at either a senior service center or through our home delivered meal program. Services demand and usage have increased steadily over the past several years and are projected to continue at an even greater rate.
The Department for the Aging provides a network of over thirty distinct services designed to meet the needs of the more than 9800 older residents of Greene County. These services are offered through a combination of sub-contracted programs and direct services provided by the Department staff and volunteers. The Department operates from six locations situated throughout the County to ensure maximum accessibility to its services.