Seeking Nominations

Each year the County of Rockland recognizes two older adults who share their time, effort and expertise as volunteers in our communities. The Rockland County Office for the Aging Advisory Council is asking your assistance to nominate recipients for the 2017 "Senior Citizen of the Year" award and for the 2017 "Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen" award.

Nomination forms may be obtained by clicking the above links or by calling the Office for the Aging at (845) 364-2110. Nominations must be received by Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

To submit your application, you may email to OFA@co.rockland.ny.us, fax to 845-364-2348 or mail to Rockland County Office for the Aging, 50 Sanatorium Road Bldg B, Pomona, New York 10970.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety.
Residents with heat-related problems: call 845-364-2585. Anyone needing immediate assistance should call 911.
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NYS Dept of Health Commissioner Declares Influenza Prevalent in the State

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared that influenza (flu) is now prevalent, or widespread in New York.  Now is a good time to get your flu vaccine, if you have not already done so. It is the main way to prevent the flu and its complications.

There are no Rockland County Department of Health flu vaccine clinics scheduled at this time, however you can call the Health Department at (845) 364-2520 to make an appointment to get your flu vaccine.

The Rockland County Office for the Aging is a planning, coordinating, and grant-making agency, funded by the Rockland County Legislature, the New York State Office for the Aging, and Older Americans Act.
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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

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.

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 845-364-2101.

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 845-364-2101.

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.

"Looking Forward" Newsletter

Provides people with information on current issues relating to seniors. Published bi-monthly 845-364-2108.

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.

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.

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.