Caregiver/Counseling services are available to seniors from a variety of agencies:

Adult Day Care - Social Model

  • Circle of Friends of Rockland
    19 Robert Pitt Drive, Suite 106, Monsey, NY - Offers a series of activities designed to promote well-being through social and related services.  Transportation provided daily as well as caregiver support groups, information and referral services and community outreach programs. (845) 517-4944
  • Centro de Amigos Adult Day Center
    91 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY - Offers a 5-hour program with TWO shifts (from 8am-1pm & 1pm-6pm) designed to help maintain and improve a person's physical and mental health in a comfortable, community-based setting. (845) 553-9777

Adult Day Care - Medical Model

  • Friedwald Center's Adult Day Health Care Program
    475 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY - Provides rehabilitation therapy and social work services. The staff administers medication, provides meals and personal care assistance. (845) 678-2100
  • Northern Metropolitan Adult Day Health Care Center
    225 Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY - Provides nursing, case management, medical social worker, nutritional and recreational services. A specialized services program is available for people with dementia. (845) 352-9000

Aging Support Group

Support groups designed to alleviate stress or anxiety and to help the clients make appropriate choices and plans. The goal is to assist older persons in coping with the problems and stresses which interfere with normal health and social functioning. Sessions are held at VCS Inc., 77 South Main Street, New City, NY. (845) 634-5729 ext. 319

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Support

  • The Alzheimer's Association 
    Operates local programs and support groups for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. (845) 639-6776
  • Rockland Jewish Family Service 
    Operates one-to-one and group services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers. (845) 354-2121 ext. 198
  • Silver Alert System
    Provides for the rapid dissemination of information regarding missing seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive or intellectual impairments which place them at risk.

Caregiver Resource Center

Information and referrals for individuals who are caring for an aging parent or relative.
Rockland County Office for the Aging (854) 364-2110 or (845) 364-2100

Caregiver Support Group

Services are designed to support caregivers and help sustain their efforts to provide care.
Sessions are offered by:
  • VCS Inc. 77 South Main Street, New City, NY. (845) 634-5729 ext. 313
  • Rockland County Office for the Aging, 50 Sanatorium Road, Bldg. B, Pomona, NY. (845) 364-2110 or (845) 364-2100

Caregiver Respite

The Rockland County Office for the Aging Respite Program is a caregiver program that pays for a free week-long stay at an assisted living facility. A new home care component to the program allows an individual to remain in their home with an aide for a specific period of time. This respite program allows for a break in the daily routine for both the adult providing assistance to an older person and for the older person him/herself. This program is available for individuals 60 and older that reside in Rockland County. The Office for the Aging has been able to utilize some of the funding available under Title IIIE of the Older Americans Act to create this program to give needed support to caregivers. The costs are completely paid by the caregiver program. The program does ask for an evaluation of the experience and affords the participant an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution.
For additional information please contact the Rockland County Office for the Aging at (845) 364-3444.

Geriatric Care Management

Program aimed at developing and implementing care plans for vulnerable seniors.
Operated by Rockland Jewish Family Service. (845) 354-2121 ext. 198

Mental Health Association of Rockland County

Provides mental health preventative, supportive, treatment and advocacy services to the community.  Includes comprehensive list of programs. (845) 267-2172

Next Step In Care

Helps family caregivers and health care providers work together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions between care settings for chronically or seriously ill seniors.

Older Adult Counseling Program

One-on-one program to support older adults who are isolated because of physical and /or cognitive limitations and would benefit from discussing age-related concerns with professionally trained volunteers.
Operated by VCS Inc. (845) 634-5729 ext. 313

Parkinson's Support Groups

Support group geared toward individuals who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The group meets on the fourth Sunday of each month from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Rockland Jewish Family Service, located at 450 West Nyack Road, Suite 2, West Nyack, NY 10994. For more information or to register, contact Jeanne Weiner, LCSW at (845) 354-2121 ext. 144

Weekly meetings - one hour of exercise by a physical therapist from Nyack Hospital. Caregivers have an opportunity to share, discuss issues and receive assistance and support from others in a comfortable environment. Call Joan James at (845) 358-3128 for more information.

United Hospice of Rockland, Inc.

Provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing a serious illness. (845) 634-4974


Contributions are voluntary and confidential and are used to expand the services for which they are received. No one will be denied services because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

Services are funded in part by the Administration for Community Living, New York State Office for the Aging and the Rockland County Office for the Aging.