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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.

Advisory Council Meeting

December 11, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Advisory Council Meeting
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2020 Nominations

This year, The Office for the Aging will recognize a "Senior Citizen of the Year", "Family Caregiver of the Year", and an "Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen". Winners will be honored with awards at OFA's Power of Age event in May. We look forward to reviewing your nominations! Please see flyers for more information.

Senior Citizen of the Year
Family Caregiver of the Year
Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen

November is
National Caregiver Month

Please join us at our Caregiver Symposiums that cover a wide-range of important topics affecting caregivers of older adults will be presented by a panel of experts and will include the following topics: unintentional fatigue, coping skills and information on programs and services available in our County

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Senior Law Day

Presented in partnership with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, information about pressing legal issues that affect Rockland County older adults. 


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Medicare 101

Learn the facts:

What is the difference between original medicare and advantage plans • Having trouble paying for medications? We can help • Assistance with low income subsidy applications


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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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Office for the Aging - Testimonial

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 845-624-1366 x102.

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 845-364-2108.

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 845-364-2108.

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) 364-2108.

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.

Weatherization

Helps income-eligible homeowners conserve, improve and reduce energy usage while saving money. 845-364-2108.

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

NOTICE:

Contributions are voluntary and confidential and are used to expand the services for which they are received. No one will be denied services because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute. Suggested contributions level equal to the cost of the service for participants who self-disclose income at or above 185% of Federal Poverty Level.

Services are funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging and the Rockland County Office for the Aging.