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Senior Citizen's Resource Guide

Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Centers (ADACs)

Downstate locations:
Brooklyn ADAC 718-287-4806
Long Island ADAC (Stony Brook) 631-444-1365
New York City ADAC (Manhattan) 212-659-8872
212-263-3210
Hudson Valley ADAC (White Plains) 914-597-2831
Upstate locations:
Capital District ADAC 518-262-0800
Central New York ADAC (Syracuse) 315-464-5167
Finger Lakes ADAC (Rochester) 585-760-6607
Northeastern NY ADAC (Plattsburgh) 518-564-3377
Western New York (Buffalo) 716-887-4021

Alzheimer's Disease Community Service Program

Downstate locations:
Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter (Ronkonkoma) 631-580-5100
Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter (Manhattan) 1-800-272-3900
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (Port Washington) 631-444-1365
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Community
Service Program (Manhattan)
212-241 9382
SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, Health Science Center (Brooklyn) 718-287-4806
Upstate locations:
Alzheimer’s Association of Central NY (Syracuse) 315-472-4204
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Assoc. (Poughkeepsie) 845-471-2655
Alzheimer’s Association (Rochester and Finger Lakes) 585-760-5400
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Northeastern NY Chapter (Albany)
518-867-4999
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders of Western NY
(Williamsville)
716-626-0600
Chautauqua Opportunities (Dunkirk) 716-366-3335
Resource Center for Independent Living (Utica) 315-797-4642
SUNY Binghamton, Decker School of Nursing (Binghamton) 607-777-4954

Web Sites for People with Alzheimer's Disease and their Families

Toll-free Helplines & Other Important Numbers

AARP 202-434-2277
Alliance for Aging Research 202-293-2856
Alzheimer’s Association 1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter

Nassau County 516-935-1033
Suffolk County 631-580-5100
Alzheimer’s Disease Education/Referral Center 1-800-438-4380
Leading Age (American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging) 202-783-2242
American Cancer Society Help Line 1-800-227-2345
American Council for the Blind 1-800-424-8666
American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383
American Heart Association 1-800-242-8721
American Lung Association (Northeast New York) 1-800-586-4872
Brain Injury Association of New York State 1-800-228-8201
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1-800-669-4000
Gray Panthers 1-800-280-5362
National Association for Continence 1-800-252-3337
Leukemia And Lymphoma Society 1-800-955-4572
Lighthouse International (for vision related issues) 1-800-334-5497
Medicare and Medicaid Services Help Line 1-800-633-4227
1-877-486-2048 (TTY)
Medicare Rights Center 1-800-333-4114
National Aids Support Line 1-800-CDC-INFO
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI Help Line) 1-800-950-6264
National Cancer Institute 1-800-422-6237
National Caregiving Support Line 260-855-3274
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA NY)
   Mistreatment in the home
   Mistreatment in nursing homes
   Assisted living complaints
   Home care complaints
1-800-342-3009 option 6
1-888-201-4563
1-866-6772
1-800-628-5972
National Consumer Voice of Quality Long Term Care (NCCNHR) 202-332-2275
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information 1-800-729-6686
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare 1-800-966-1935
National Eye Care Project Helpline 1-800-222-3937
National Health Information Center 1-800-336-4797
National Hospice Organization 1-800-658-8898
National Institute on Aging 1-800-222-2225
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication
Disorders Information Clearinghouse
1-800-241-1044
National Institute of Mental Health Information Center 1-800-421-4211
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke 1-800-352-9424
National Insurance Consumer Helpline 1-800-942-4242
New York Council on Problem Gambling 1-518-427-1622
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 1-800-457-6676
Patients’ Rights Helpline 1-800-333-4374
State Units on Aging 202-898-2586
Verizon LifeLine Service 1-800-837-4766
Verizon Center for Individuals with Disabilities 1-800-712-3000
(Voice and TTY)

Your County Mental Health Department

Albany
518-447-4555
Allegany
585-593-6300
Broome
607-778-2351
Cattaraugus
716-373-8040
Cayuga
315-253-2746
Chautauqua
716-753-4104
Chemung
607-737-5501
Chenango
607-337-1600
Clinton
518-566-0100
Columbia
518-828-9446
Cortland
607-758-6100
Delaware
607-865-6522
Dutchess
845-485-9700
Erie
716-858-8531
Essex
518-873-3670
Franklin
518-891-2280
Fulton
518-773-3531
Genesee
585-344-1421, ext. 6632
Greene
518-622-9163
Hamilton
518-648-5355
Herkimer
315-867-1465
Jefferson
315-785-3283
Lewis
315-376-5450
Livingston
585-243-7250
Madison
315-366-2327
Monroe
585-325-3145
Montgomery
518-841-7340
Nassau
516-227-7057
New York City
347-396-7193
Niagara
716-439–7410
Oneida
315-798-5903
Onondaga
315-435-3355
Ontario
585-396-4363
Orange
845-291-2603
Orleans
585-589-7066
Oswego
315-963-5361
Otsego
607-433-2343
Putnam
845-278-7600
Rensselaer
518-270-2807
Rockland
845-364-2378
St. Lawrence
315-386-2167
Saratoga
518-584-9030
Schenectady
518-386-2218
Schoharie
518-295-8407
Schuyler
607-535-8288
Seneca
315-539-1958
Steuben
607-776-6577
Suffolk
631-853-3105
Sullivan
845-292-8770
Tioga
607-687-0200
Tompkins
607-274-6300
Ulster
845-340-4000
Washington & Warren
518-792-7143
Wayne
315-946-5722
Westchester
914-995-5236
Wyoming
585-786-8871
Yates
315-536-5115

Disasters & Emergencies-
Emergencies can result from a variety of sources, including earthquake, flood, fire, heat, hurricane, lightening, thunderstorms, tornado and winter weather. Emergency preparedness and a plan of action to take in the aftermath are critical. Helpful information can be obtained through the New York State Emergency Management Office(External Link) or 518-242-5000.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Household Preparedness Guide takes an all-hazards approach to teaching New Yorkers emergency preparedness essentials. This guide outlines steps New Yorkers can take to prepare for all disasters. The Household Preparedness Guide is a comprehensive pamphlet that may be downloaded online at www.nyc.gov/or, in New York City, received in the mail by calling 311.

Your local office for the aging can also provide you with information regarding plans for disasters/emergencies in your county, such as how to prepare for them in advance, contacts to help you in a disaster/emergency, the location of relief centers, etc. If you are concerned about how you will fare in an emergency, call your local office for the aging to have your name added to their emergency contact list.

Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies-
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross recommends that you keep a supply of basic items in case of an emergency. Two kits need to be assembled.
Kit #1: Put in everything you will need to help you stay where you are and to make it on your own for a period of time.
Kit #2: This should be a lightweight, smaller version that you can take with you if you have to leave home.

Basic supplies should include:
-Water - one gallon per person per day for at least three days. For drinking and sanitation with food.
-Non-perishable food - a 3-day supply and can opener if kit contains canned food.
-Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries.
-Battery-powered or hand crank flashlight and extra batteries.
-First Aid Kit.
-Prescription medication - keep an up-to-date list of all drugs you need, as well as a 2-3 month supply; check expiration date periodically.
-Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape.
-Moist towelettes.
-Garbage bags, plastic ties and toilet paper for personal sanitation.
-Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
-Local maps.
-Pet food if you have a pet, and extra water.
-Up-to-date list of your emergency contacts in your wallet or pocketbook with names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for key family members and health care providers.




Remember:
Help is just a phone call away.