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The OFA begins its search for county centenarians

Golden Living

Do you know a Dutchess County resident who will turn 100 or older this year, or a Dutchess County couple celebrating 70 or more years of marriage? We’d like to honor them, with their permission, in the special “Celebration of Aging” section of the Summer 2022 Office of the Aging (OFA) newsletter that’s distributed throughout the county.

Last year we honored six couples married 70 years or more, and 12 centenarians ranging in age from 100 to 105. We estimate there are dozens of other centenarians around the county who may like to be similarly honored. Over the years we’ve honored centenarians as old as 113 -— twice! To find out more, contact OFA Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones at bjones@dutchessny.gov or 845-486-2544.

OFA nutrition talks

Join the Office for the Aging’s Nutrition Services division for presentations aimed at raising awareness of good nutrition for older adults. In observance of February’s Heart Health Month, the topic of this month’s presentations is “Eating for a Healthy Heart.”

Advance registration is required for non-clients of OFA Friendship Centers. Call 845-486-2555 for more information. Below is the latest schedule; all talks take place at 11 a.m.; schedules are subject to change.

Thursday, Feb. 17, Tri-Town Friendship Center, 1576 Route 44, Pleasant Valley (First Presbyterian Church)

Tuesday, Feb. 22, Pawling Friendship Center, 154 Charles Colman Blvd. (American Legion Hasler-Kamp Post 215)

Wednesday, Feb. 23, Poughkeepsie Friendship Center, 114 Delafield St.

Thursday, Feb. 24, Red Hook Friendship Center, 59 Fisk St. (Red Hook Community Center)

Look for an article on the recent OFA nutrition talk that took place at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Page A2 in this week’s Millerton News.

In the event of winter weather disrupting schedules, announcements will be posted on Dutchess County social media at www.facebook.com/DutchessCoGov and www.twitter.com/DutchessCoGov, and are distributed to area broadcasters.

Rhinebeck Historical Society Zoom

Ever wanted to find out more about Dutchess County’s early history? County Historian Will Tatum will provide a brief background of the Palatine immigrants who established the hamlet of Wurtemburg in the Town of Rhinebeck. Participants will get a closer look at an 1802 Rhinebeck Historical Society property map of the area, as well as an outline of Wurtemburg’s subsequent development. Modern day Wurtemburg runs parallel to Route 9G in the southeastern part of the town.

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. More information is at www.rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org, where you can also find an archive of previous presentations.

Golden Living is prepared by Dutchess County OFA Director Todd N. Tancredi, who can be reached at 845-486-2555, ofa@dutchessny.gov or via the OFA website at www.dutchessny.gov/aging.

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