Community Services For the Elderly (CSE)

Information and Referral

Information is available on services and programs for the elderly with a wide variety of subjects, such as home care, transportation, care giver issues and support groups, senior housing, financial, health insurance and prescription drug coverage, legal assistance, nutrition, etc. Where appropriate, referrals are made to other agencies.

Interpretation Services

WHCOFA is focused on being able to serve each of our clients to the best of our ability. In an effort to be able to effectively communicate with all individuals in our population and remove barriers, WHCOFA will arrange for the provision of necessary auxiliary, visual, and speech aides, as well as interpretation services upon request. Please reach out to us if you need assistance.

Legal Assistance

Examples of Assistance are:

Residential Repairs

WHCOFA has a contract with Community Action of Warren/Hamilton Counties (ACEO) to provide minor repairs for frail elderly homeowners and renters. This program provides labor while the homeowner pays for the necessary materials. PH#(518)793-0636. http://wahacaa.org

Services for the Blind

The Glens Falls Association for the Blind, Inc., offers a wide range of services to individuals who are blind or have serious visual impairments. Through a contract with the WHCOFA, the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, Inc. assists us by providing services to seniors 60(+) years of age. Please call the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, Inc. directly at PH#(518)792-3421. http://www.afb.org/directory/profile/glens-falls-association-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/12

Transportation

Transportation is available in certain towns on a scheduled basis by calling the local town's reservation clerk at least twenty-four hours in advance. The frequency of service varies by municipality, but the typical schedules are indicated below. Currently the WHCOFA has contracts with the following towns for transportation services: