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Guests

Laurie Pferr
Executive deputy director at the New York State Office for the Aging.



Robert M. Vandy, C.L.U., Ch.F.C., L.U.T.C.F., C.L.T.C.

Vice President of marketing for New York & National/New York Long-Term Care Brokers and host of the weekly radio program 'Life Happens...Are You Prepared?' on WGY-810 AM and 103.1 FM.



Peggy Moran

Coordinator of the Albany County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP), an outreach effort funded by the Albany County Department for Aging and run by Senior Services of Albany.

Related Resources

Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government Web site for information about Medicare.


• The Social Security Administration offers information on Medicare resources in English and Spanish, including how to apply for Medicare and how to find extra help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs.



• The New York State Office for the Aging offers a Senior Citizen's Help Line at 1-800-342-9871.



New York & National/New York Long-Term Care Brokers specializes in long-term care, life and disability insurance, consulting and sales and is located in Clifton Park, NY.



Eldercare Locator, a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connects older adults and their families to community services, and can be reached by phone at 1-800-677-1116.



Community Health Advocates helps people get, keep and use health coverage, and can be reached by phone at 1-888-614-5400.



• The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site for people with Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.



• The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site for helping you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.



• The New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care is a unique program combining long-term care insurance and Medicaid Extended Coverage. Its purpose is to help New Yorkers financially prepare for the possibility of needing nursing home care, home care or assisted living services someday.

Local Agencies

Senior Services of Albany has been serving older adults, their families, and caregivers in New York's Capital Region since 1952.


• The Albany County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) can assist with your Medicare options, and is available by phone at (518) 935-2307. New York residents outside of Albany county should call 1-800-701-0501, and residents of other states should call 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE).



Albany County Department for the Aging

Vincent Colonno, Commissioner

162 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12210

(518) 447-7177



Columbia County Office for the Aging

Kit Ali, Administrator

325 Columbia Street

Hudson, NY 12534

(518) 828-4258

FAX: (518) 822-0010



Fulton County Office for the Aging

Andrea Fettinger, Interim Director

19 N. William Street

Johnstown, NY 12095-2534

(518) 736-5650



Greene County Department for the Aging

Thomas Yandeau, Director

411 Main Street

Catskill, NY 12414

(518) 719-3555

FAX: (518) 719-3798



Montgomery County Office for the Aging

Eileen Broyles, Executive Director

380 Guy Park Avenue, P.O. Box 52

Amsterdam, NY 12010-0052

(518) 843-2300



Rensselaer County Unified Family Services  

Joseph W. Cybulski, Commissioner

1600 7th Avenue

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 270-2730



Saratoga County Office for the Aging

Sandra Cross, Director

152 West High Street

Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3528

(518) 884-4100

FAX: (518) 884-4104



Schenectady County Senior and Long-Term Care Services

William C. Koester, Manager

Schaffer Heights

107 Nott Terrace, Suite 202

Schenectady, NY 12308-3170

(518) 382-8481

FAX: (518) 382-0194



Schoharie County Office for the Aging

R. Carol Coltrain, Director

113 Park Place, Suite 3

Schoharie, NY 12157

(518) 295-2001

FAX: (518) 295-2015



Warren/Hamilton Counties Offices for the Aging

Candace Kelly, Director

333 Glen Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 306

Glens Falls, NY 12801

(518) 761-6347

FAX: (518) 745-7643



Washington County Office for the Aging and Nutrition Services

Claire Murphy, Director

383 Broadway, Suite B10

Fort Edward, NY 12828

(518) 746-2420

FAX: (518) 746-2418

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