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Aging Facts in Greene County

The Department for Human Services provides a network of over thirty distinct services designed to meet the needs of the 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 location situated throughout the County to ensure maximum accessibility to its services. Services demand and usage have increased steadily over the past several years and are projected to continue to an even greater rate.

The addition of the “baby-boomers” (those born from 1946 – 1966) to the ranks of senior citizens will have a profound impact on both Greene County and New York State. Based on current demographic figures, there are 11,631 Greene County residents over the age of 60 years. This group has grown, in past years, from 20.8% of the population to nearly 23.6%. This group is the Department’s primary target population.