14 Corporate Woods Blvd. Suite 102 Albany, NY 12211-2523  Phone: (518) 434-2140

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Founded in 1852, Albany Guardian Society, located in Albany, New York, is one of the region’s oldest charitable foundations. Its mission is to engage in a wide range of endeavors including education, research, information, and community engagement that will improve the quality of life for seniors, their families and caregivers.


Capital Region Villages Collaborative (CRVC) Started in 2017, the CRVC is comprised of individuals, agencies, organizations, and Villages interested in forming, operating, and supporting Villages in the Capital Region surrounding Albany, New York. The CRVC convenes regular meetings with Village updates, networking opportunities, and educational presentations on aspects of developing and operating a Village. The CRVC provides resource materials, a listserv, and a website dedicated to developing Villages in the Capital Region. The CRVC meets at the Carondelet Conference Center in Latham every other month. Click here to visit the CRVC website.


2020 Spring Institute 


Albany Guardian Society’s Institute classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 but due to the uncertainty of the COVID -19 outbreak, please be advised that these classes will not be held “in-person.” When it is safe to conduct these classes in-person, we will let everyone know.

The classes that we will be conducting will be done as a conference call and/or webinar. The classes will be approximately one hour, and we will email or call anyone that has registered with the information you will need to listen and/or watch the presentation.

Due to the unforeseen nature of this situation we want you to be aware that these classes may be cancelled at any time.

The most up-to-date information regarding the AGS Institute will be posted here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 518.434.2140.

New York State has established a COVID-19 Hotline (1-888-364-3065), which can provide additional information should you have any questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.

Click HERE to view the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for information on the COVID-19 illness.


Presbyterian Senior Services (PSS) was founded in 1962 as Presbyterian Senior Services by volunteers to serve older members of their church community. Today, PSS is an innovative, multi-service nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of older New Yorkers, their families, and communities to thrive.

Dr. Aparna Chopra, Fellow, Weill Cornell Geriatrics Department, will address how caregivers and their loved ones can keep safe during this outbreak of Coronavirus. The webinar will explain what makes this virus different, its symptoms, mode of spreading, incubation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Click HERE to view the Webinar: COVID-19: What Caregivers & Older Adults Need to Know


The Food Pantries of the Capital District has updated its Food Access Listing and County Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Click HERE to view The Food Pantries of the Capital District's Food Access Information and County Resources



Since 2000, Albany Guardian Society (AGS) has been partnering and coordinating with numerous community organizations and agencies to offer community forums, programs, and resources that improve the lives of seniors, their family and caregivers. These forums have national and regional speakers in the field of aging. Some of the topics have included, aging-in-place, care coordination, caregiver support, positive approaches to demenita care, hoarding, and understanding. 



Community Forum

Dr. Louise Aronson

"Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life"

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Carondelet Hospitality Center
385 Watervliet- Shaker Rd.
(Parking is off of Delatour Rd.)
Latham, NY
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration & Light refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration is required by April 20. 

You may register below or contact Albany Guardian Society at 

518 434-2140 or email us at ags@albanyguardiansociety.org



The Village Movement Presentations & Picnic Lunch

Please click the links below to view the August 20, 2019 presentations

Ken Harris - AGS and CRVC

Greg Olsen - NYSOFA

Barbara Sullivan - VtVN

Althea Pestine-Stevens - Researcher

Capital Region Villages Collaborative Website




 Please click the link below to view the September 14, 2017

Aging in Community: The Village Movement” PowerPoint




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