Notice of Public Hearing

The Rockland County Office for the Aging will hold Public Hearings on Rockland County's Annual Plan for the Older Americans Act, for the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Programs, and for the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program. The first hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Meals on wheels Programs and Services of Rockland Inc. located at 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954. The next hearing will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library located at 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY 10923. The final hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at New City Library located at 220 N. Main Street, New City, NY 10956. The objectives of the Rockland County Area Plan are the planning and development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older persons in Rockland County, to include securing and maintaining maximum independence and the provision of opportunities for advocacy by and for the elderly. An abstract of the proposed Plan will be available from the Rockland County Office for the Aging, 50 Sanatorium Road, Building B, Pomona, NY 10970.

Flu Vaccine Schedule

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today remind residents to protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine. The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. "Take time to get your flu vaccine - it is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications," said Dr. Ruppert.
Please see Health Department press release for more information and a list of available clinics in Rockland.


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 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.

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.


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 845-364-3444.

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.


(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.