All picnics begin at noon. Each of the 12 picnics scheduled this year is open only to the senior citizen residents of each village/town(s) specified, and their guests. Proof of residency and reservations are both required, and space is limited. There is a $4 charge for each non-resident guest and those 59 or younger.
The Senior Picnic Program has been held annually since 1993 and is made possible through private/public partnerships and support from many local municipalities and businesses. Special thanks to this year’s Platinum sponsors: Wingate Healthcare, EverCare, Hudson Cadillac Buick GMC, The Pines at Poughkeepsie, Prime Health Choice, Zounds Hearing, Hamaspik Choice, Helping Other People Everywhere and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services – Protective Services for Adults. Additional sponsorships are available for businesses that would like to reach out to the senior community. Volunteers of all ages are needed at each picnic to help with setup, bringing meals to the handicapped attendees and to clean up, and at the Office for the Aging to make reminder calls prior to each picnic. Call the Office for the Aging at 486-2555 for more information.