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The Rockland County Office for the Aging is a planning, coordination, and grant-making agency, funded by the Rockland County Legislature, the New York State Office for the Aging, and Older Americans Act.
There are more than 60,000 people in Rockland over the age of 60. The special needs of this population are the primary concern of the Rockland County Office for the Aging. We hope the information provided here will assist older Rocklanders and their families to locate and utilize information about the programs available to them.
The Rockland County Office for the Aging provides a variety of programs, either through its own efforts or through sub-contractors. The programs are designed to maintain maximum independence in the home and to provide employment and volunteer activities. Advocacy by and for the elderly is a prime activity. The goal is a comprehensive and coordinated county-wide system of services. Priorities for the year are outlined in the Annual Plan of the Office for the Aging.
Tina M. Cardoza-Izquierdo, Director, Rockland County Office for the Aging
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.
The CHORE Service offers FREE, simple household repairs for Rockland County senior citizens, ages 60+, and people with disabilities. Repairs include fixing leaking faucets and toilets, replacing light bulbs and smoke detector batteries, installing grab bars, replacing switches, light fixtures and plugs on lamps, putting plastic on windows, weather stripping and hanging pictures. No outdoor work, no emergency repairs. There is a charge for materials. Contributions to the Chore Service are appreciated. Services now offered through Home Aides of Rockland. Contact Tom Ternquist at 845-634-2024.
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 845-364-3444.
The Empower New York program offers no-cost energy efficiency services to low-income (i.e. HEAP eligible) homeowners and renters 845-364-2101.
(Home Energy Assistance Program) - People over age 60, who meet certain income guidelines or are collecting SSI, can be subsidized on their heating bills 845-364-2101.
Provides information, education and counseling about Medicare and other health insurances to all Medicare beneficiaries and their loved ones 845-364-2118.
Provides people with information on current issues relating to seniors. Published bi-monthly 845-364-2108.
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.
Provides training and employment opportunities for low-income people age 55 and older 845-364-2116.
For Rockland residents 60 and over who need transportation to medical appointments 845-364-2108.
Learn how you can volunteer.
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.