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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 9, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fire Training Center
35 Firemen's Memorial Dr. Pomona, NY 10970 [get directions]
Advisory Council Meeting
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COVID-19 Support Group

Join us Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at VCS, 77 Main Street in New City, for an opportunity to talk with others about your experiences navigating the pandemic.


Please see the flyer for more information

Medicare Open Enrollment


The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is here and runs until Dec. 7th. We have put together the Medicare Options Packet, containing pricing and information. To review your coverage, please call HIICAP at 845-364-2118 or email Dana Thiesing, HIICAP Coordinator, at thiesind@co.rockland.ny.us.


Important Information

TeleHealth for Seniors Program



Pilot program to provide TeleHealth assistance to seniors and their caregivers, with smart devices and instruction, to connect to physicians.


Please see our flyer for more information

Make a Difference in 2020!


Volunteer with OFA.
Please call 365-2120 to explore the many opportunities available to get connected with your community.


See flyer for more information

CV19 CheckUp Tool


Take advantage of New York State Office for the Aging's new CV19 CheckUp Tool for suggestions on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this pandemic.


Welcome to CV19 CheckUp

Live with Greg Olsen, Director of New York State Office for the Aging
A conversation with New York State Office for the Aging Director Greg Olsen, Rockland County Office for the Aging Director Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo and Ann Marie Cook, President & CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester.
Rockland County 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  845-364-2113.

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 845-364-2108.

Medical Transportation Program

For Rockland residents 60 and over who need transportation to medical appointments 845-364-2115.

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.

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.

Weatherization

Helps income-eligible homeowners conserve, improve and reduce energy usage while saving money. 845-364-2115.

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. 

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

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.