Senator Breslin Reminds Residents Of Services

Neil D. Breslin

February 22, 2006

This time of year, northeast winters can seem endless. Whether it’s your wallet feeling a little light, due to your steadily increasing utility bill or the cabin fever so easily contracted by a lack of social interaction, you may be in need of some help. Whatever it is allowing old man winter to get you down, your county, town or village may have a service or program available to help you get through these next winter months.

Please contact the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families to obtain information on recreational activities, after-school programs, trips and support services for low-income and single parent families.

Albany County
Department for Children,Youth and Families
112 State Street
Room 1206
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 447-7324

Seniors should reach out to their local senior resource center to inquire about home visiting, shopping assistance, nutritional services, transportation, volunteer opportunities, events, trips and other activities.

The Albany County Department for Aging can provide additional information or help you locate a local senior resource center.

Albany County Department for Aging
162 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 447-7177

Lastly, check out what is new at the New York State Museum. Admission is free of charge, come in from the cold and enjoy a day of educational excitement! The Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00 pm and the Carousel is open daily from 10am-4:30 pm. For more information please call 518-474-5877.

Some of the new exhibits include Preserving Family History: The Heritage of an Albany County Family, which runs from Saturday, February 11, 2006 through Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the Crossroads Gallery. In the Exhibition Hall you can see Driven to Abstraction: Contemporary Work by American Artists, or Miracles: New York’s Greatest Sports Moments. Both exhibits are currently running until March 26, 2006.