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 Summer Institute Classes
We are pleased to inform you that the Albany Guardian Society Summer 2020 Institute class schedule is now available. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will be held througZoom.  Our Institute offers a series of educational programs that will allow you to learn more about aging-related topics in the following categories:
  • Caregiving
  • Community Engagement    
  • Health & Wellness 
  • Housing
  • Professional Development
  • Technology
Detailed information on each of the classes being offered is available in our catalog. There is no charge to attend our Institute classes, however, registration is required. Please click on the following link to view our catalog of Summer 2020 Institute classes:
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We intend to continually expand our course offerings and we welcome your thoughts about additional classes and programs you believe would be beneficial to our community. 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 518.434.2140.

Ken Harris
Executive Director
Albany Guardian Society

Please click on the link below to view the “Transportation Options for Senior Adults in the Capital Region” directory that provides the name, contact information, specific services provided, hours of service, accommodations, and fees for the senior transportation options in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties.


Click Here to View the Transportation Directory


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.

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. 




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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