Ulster County Office for the Aging
Free, Individual MEDICARE Counseling
During 2020 Annual Open Enrollment
During the Annual open enrollment period you can:
*Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan
*Switch or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan
*Join, switch or drop a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
October 15-Dec 7th 2020
Call early to make your telephone appointment
With a Certified Medicare Counselor.
Call Office for Aging to make your Appointment
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the
next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you!
• Original Medicare
• Medicare Supplement Plans
• Prescription Drug Plans
• Medicare Advantage Plans
• (HMOs and PPOs)
The West Hurley Public Library will hold a Board of Trustees elections on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 4-8pm in the library. Three board positions are available.
In order to run:
Candidates are nominated by petition. Petitions are available at the library, for download, or will be mailed by request. Petitions must be returned to the library – signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district – no later than 5 pm, on August 10, 2020. Please call 679-6405 for further information.
The West Hurley Public Library proposes a 0% increase for the 2021 budget. 2021 Budget As a result, a budget proposition will not be on the ballot. The proposed budget of $228,404 is a reduction from last year’s budget of $229,804. The budget includes no salary increases. It covers technology increases to accommodate wireless printing, telecommunication advances, and additional eBooks for patrons.
There are three three-year positions available on the board. The candidates running for election are Robert Hoffman, Howard Keene, and Ross Lonstein.
Absentee ballots applications are available at the library, for download, or will be mailed by request. To get your ballot back to us by September 14 to be counted, we need to receive your mailed absentee ballot application by August 28. If you decide that you would like to request an absentee ballot due to concerns about the virus, you should fill out Section 3 on the application.
Empire Pass to NYS Parks
The EMPIRE PASS allows entry of any vehicle occupied by the pass holder to most New York State parks, Department of Environmental Conservation forest preserve areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves. Day Use Only (no camping). Areas include:
Mohonk Preserve Day Pass (45 minute trip)
New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Come to the Visitor Center for recreation suggestions, directions, and information on local wildlife and geology. Note: the Mohonk Nature Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House are two separate places.
Storm King Sculpture Park (1 hour trip) Restrictions as of July 1, 2020
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NYMore than 100 sculptures are carefully placed on their grounds. Storm King provides trams for visitors with limited mobility and young children, who may be given priority over other visitors. Trams run approximately every 30 minutes from 11am to 4:30pm.
Limited Capacity: Occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing
Reserves: You can place reserves in the catalog from home. Pick up on the far left desk when you enter the building
Masks Required: If you cannot wear a mask, give us a call and we will make accommodations such as: allowing the use of a scarf, loose face covering, or full-face shield, curbside delivery, and/or phone or video appointments
Limited Computers: We are limited to four computers at this time. Computers will be first come, first serve
Curbside: If you are uncomfortable coming into the library, please give us a call at 845-679-6405 and we will put your items in your trunk
Quarantine: Items with plastic covers will be wiped down upon return
Remote printing: You can use the link on this Remote Printing Page to print from your laptop or mobile device
Donations: We are not accepting any donations at this time. Items left in front of the building will be destroyed.