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Assistance

Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services are assisting those in need during these challenging and uncertain times.  Volunteers have been delivering meals, running errands, and delivering groceries. If you need assistance, please visit Jewish Federation's website or call (518) 783-7800. If you have concerns about a loved one and need further support or assistance,  please visit Jewish Family Services' website or call (518) 482-8856.

Please visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Information about the coronavirus tax relief and economic impact payments. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam - NEW 

The U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living is alerting Senior Adults of potential COVID-19 vaccine scams. 

  • You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.

  • You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.

  • You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.

  • No one from Medicare or the Health Department with contact you.

  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.

  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.

  • If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.

CV19 Check Up 

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks. Click here for CV19 Checkup

 

Audiobooks 

Listen to free public domain audiobooks by LibriVox.  Click here to search the catalog

Classes 

Take a free course online such as  Science of Well-Being with  Yale Professor Laurie Santos. Click here to search the Coursera catalog.  

Take The Gratitude Challenge, a 21-day challenge created by Tiny Prints to help you take note of the brighter side of life.  Click here to download The Gratitude Pledge and  The Gratitude Challenge Calendar.  

Cooking

Search for a new recipe or watch a cooking show at kosher.com.   

Puzzles

Enjoy a collection of free  large print puzzles from Q.E.T.S.

 

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