Who to call for help
Any or all of the following are good “first call” resources, or whom to call to find out whom to call for your particular needs.
The following sources are available to contact about up-to-date information about Parkinson's, referrals to healthcare professionals, emotional support, community resources and a wide variety of free publications.
Contacting any of these folks will allow you to speak directly to a person that has expertise to get you help for a variety of needs. A good “first call” for any non-emergency questions.
-. Parkinson's Foundation Helpline: 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
- Catholic Charities, Francine Meade, caregivers support, +1 (518) 372-5667.
- Albany County Department for Aging, Matthew Hanrahan, 518 447-7198. He can direct you to other counties’ resources as well.
- Alzheimer’s Association, caregiver and referral services, Shannon Lawler, (518) 867-4999 ext. 306. Serving needs of those dealing with Parkinson’s and other conditions, not restricted to Alzheimer’s.
- The Albany Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) helps people aged 60 and over age in place. NNORC staff coordinates services and community resources that help seniors maintain their quality of life and independence, access services, and remain connected to their neighborhoods. By supporting aging in place, NNORC not only helps seniors but contributes to the diversity and stability of their neighborhoods. 518-514-2023
Albany County NY Connects: 518-447-7177
Older residents who are home-bound and in need of day-to-day assistance, including home delivered meals, should contact Albany County- NY Connects
LifePath (former Senior Services of Albany): 518-694-3511
NY State Office For Aging: 1-800-342-9871
Housing Options for Senior Adults in the Capital Region published by Albany Guardian Society: 518-434-2140
Statewide Senior Council: 518-436-1006