Senior Services

Chris Soi
Superintendent of
Recreation & Parks

 

 

 

Kimberly O’Brien
Assistant Superintendent

 

Hours of Operation:
8:30  – 4:30
Monday – Friday

Walk-In Registration Accepted:
8:30 – 4:00

425 Cherry Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914.666.7004

fax 914.666.3863

Senior Adults:
914.666.7203

Hotline: 914.864.3777

Recreation@BedfordNY.gov

James Whiting
Recreation Supervisor

Rosemary Vorel
Senior Advocate
914 882-5886

Marisa Campbell
Senior Office Assistant

Susan DeFonce
Office Assistant

Senior Adults

Senior Adults participate in regularly scheduled meetings and programs. A variety of activities such as informational presentations, crafts, exercise, movies, social functions, special programs and parties are offered. Free transportation is offered by the department for local shopping and meetings. Get your name on the senior mailing list to find out about all ongoing events. (Bus trips, weekly meeting topics, special events and more.) A bi-monthly calendar can be mailed to your home address.

A Senior Citizen Nutrition Program and a home delivered Meals on Wheels Program are offered through an agreement with the Village of Mt. Kisco. The Department is always on the lookout for volunteers to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. If interested, please call the Senior Line at 666-7203.

NEWSLETTERS

Stay informed of current senior programs, trips and special events by receiving our calendar/newsletter which is mailed out every two months. To receive this newsletter, call the Senior Hotline and ask to be added to the mailing list.

MEETINGS

Come and join us! Weekly meetings are offered to all Residents ages 60+. Meetings include a variety of activities, informational presentations, crafts, games, exercise, special events and more. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available at all meetings. We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Bedford Hills Community House at 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills. Transportation to the meetings is available, call the Senior Hotline one day in advance and ask to be added to the pickup list.

NWH CHAIR YOGA!!

Mondays: 11:00am at the Bedford Hills Community House at 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills. Experience the benefits of gentle yoga from the comfort of a char. Chair Yoga for Seniors is an easy, low-risk activity designed to give you energy, flexibility and balance. It can help alleviate back pain, arthritic stiffness and improve heart functioning. An instructor from Northern Westchester Hospital provides this popular and effective activity on a weekly basis to Bedford’s senior adults “free of charge”.

 

Town Parks and Facilities

HAMLET PARKS

The Town of Bedford has three active and beautifully maintained park facilities, one in each hamlet, Bedford Hills Memorial Park located at 60 Haines Road in Bedford Hills, Bedford Village Memorial Park located at 65 Greenwich Road in Bedford, and Katonah Memorial Park located at the top of North Street in Katonah. Each hamlet park has its own pool facility, tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields, picnic areas and playground area. In addition both Bedford Village and Katonah have platform tennis courts. Residents can enjoy our parks year round, sunrise to sunset. Pools are open to residents Memorial Day through Labor Day with a valid Pool ID card.

DOG PARK
In addition to our three very active parks, we have a Dog Park “Canine Commons: A Tribute to Working Dogs” which is located at Beaver Dam Park on Beaver Dam Road in Bedford Hills. This park offers a large dog area, small dog area, and agility area. The park is open to Town of Bedford Residents with a dog park permit. A limited number of non-resident permits are also available. All dogs are required to have a NYS Dog License. For permit and licensing information contact the Town Clerks office.

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BEDFORD HILLS COMMUNITY HOUSE
This charming community building was opened and dedicated to the Town on July 4, 1920 and gifted to the Town of Bedford in 2001. The building is maintained by the Town Building Department and scheduled by the Recreation and Parks Department. The building is a multi-purpose building that houses many Recreation Department sponsored programs and events along with various meetings for different community organizations. The building has 5 different rooms of varying sizes to meet different needs and is available to rent for meetings, functions or parties. You must be a Town resident to rent the building.

Rentals and Parties: Persons/Groups interested in reserving an area of the parks or the Bedford Hills Community House for an event should download a form from the Forms & Applications section and send it to the recreation office for approval.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I find out about the programs? The recreation department publicizes their programs in Seasonal Brochures which are posted on the Town’s website on the Recreation page. To be the first to know, sign up for the Town’s email alert.

Can I Register for Recreation Programs by Phone?
Registration by phone is not permitted. You may register by coming into the Recreation and Parks Department Office or by mail. Mail-in registrations must include a completed and signed registration form and a check for the total amount due.

Who do I make my check payable to? Checks for Recreation Programs should be made payable to the “Town of Bedford”.

 

Can I pay for Recreation programs with a credit card? Yes, The Town of Bedford accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept credit cards over the phone. Please note there may be a processing fee associated with credit card transactions.

Can I get a refund? Those looking for a refund before the program date should contact the Recreation office to obtain a Refund Request form. All forms must be completed and will be reviewed individually and will, if granted, be prorated and subject to an administrative processing fee. (Camp refunds are subject to different policies.) Refunds will also be given when a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The participant assumes the risk of all changes in personal and business affairs.

 

How can I check if a program has been cancelled? If you have registered for a program with us and provided an email address, every attempt will be made to email you if a program is cancelled for any reason. You may also call our recreation hotline number at 914-864-3777 or the office during business hours at 914-666-7004.

What is the Town email Alert and how do I sign up? The Town has created an alert system to update residents about events, town meetings and pertinent information that might be of interest to the residents. To sign up, click on the Email Alerts which may be found at the top of this page under EServices.

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