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Office for the Aging

There are more than 65,000 people in Rockland County over the age of 60. We assist older residents & their families to get information about programs available to them. We provide a variety of programs either through our efforts or through partners. The programs are designed to maintain maximum independence in the home & provide employment & volunteer activities. Advocacy by & for the elderly is our prime activity.

Support Group for Caregivers

May 23, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCS Inc.
Support Group for Caregivers
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Senior Citizen Restaurant Week

June 4-8, 2018

We've crafted this event to offer Rockland County's Seniors, age 60+, an opportunity to experience the amazing eateries in our area, through unique specials and discounts. 2018. Bon appetite!

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, June 15, 2018

Elder abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation are some of the most concerning issues facing senior citizens around the world.

See event details for more information

Power of Age

Power of Age Conference is May 23rd. All seniors are invited to this day of free workshops, exhibits, programs & awards. Fifteen workshops will be available on a variety of topics & include something for everyone! For early registration please complete form & send by email, fax or mail.

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Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be conducted by Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo, Director of the Rockland County Office for the Aging. It will include a discussion of the targeted goals for 2018 and provide a forum for seniors to discuss concerns within the County.

See Notice for More Details

We Are On The Move!

Our Satellite Office Team Can Help Answer Questions About...
Long Term Care (NY Connects), Home Energy Assistance, Health Insurance Information, In-Home Services, Caregiver Respite, Senior Employment Opportunities ....And More!

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Our Services:

Caregiver Respite

The Rockland County Office for the Aging offers a free week long stay at a assisted living facility. A new home care component to the program allows an individual to remain in their home with an aide for a specific period of time. Respite is available for individuals 60 and older who reside in Rockland County and have a caregiver.
This program is subject to availability and funding. 845-364-3444.

CHORE

Minor home repairs for older adults 60+ and/or disabled. Sponsored by BRiDGES 845-215-1010.

Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)

Provides case management and non-medical in-home services to income-eligible seniors 60 and over. Potential clients cannot be receiving assistance from Medicaid or any other entitlement program 845-364-2120 or 845-364-2113.

Empower NY

The Empower New York program offers no-cost energy efficiency services to low-income (i.e. HEAP eligible) homeowners and renters 845-364-2115.

HEAP

(Home Energy Assistance Program) - People over age 60, who meet certain income guidelines or are collecting SSI, can be subsidized on their heating bills 845-364-2115.

Health Insurance Information & Counseling Assistance Program (HIICAP)

Provides information, education and counseling about Medicare and other health insurances to all Medicare beneficiaries and their loved ones 845-364-2118.

"Moving Forward" Newspaper

Provides people with information on current issues relating to seniors. Published bi-monthly 845-364-2117.

NY Connects

Preliminary telephone evaluation of long-term care needs.  Referrals to appropriate service programs ranging from delivery of meals to nursing home placements. Follow-ups on calls 845-364-3444.

Satellite Office

The Office for the Aging is on the move bringing our services to you. We know it's is sometimes hard to get to us so we are going out and about Rockland to answer your questions. We will have staffers from our office that can answer questions and help you with available services.

Senior Employment (SCSEP)

Provides training and employment opportunities for low-income people age 55 and older 845-364-2116.

Taxi Vouchers

For Rockland residents 60 and over who need transportation to medical appointments 845-364-2108.

Telephone Reassurance Program

A volunteer will place a phone call, on a regularly scheduled basis, to seniors who would like someone to touch base with them to have a friendly conversation. If you would like to receive a free call, or be a volunteer, call (845) 364-2115.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how you can volunteer.

Voter Registration

The Rockland County Office for the Aging participates in the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) agency-based voter registration program.  Anyone interested in registering to vote, changing affiliations or residency, may do so at the RCOFA.

For general information including obtaining senior housing lists, discount bus passes, legal referrals, directories, etc., please call our Main Desk at 845-364-2110.