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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.

Support Group for Caregivers

June 20, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCS Inc.
Support Group for Caregivers
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SAVE THE DATES!

National Senior Citizens Day

Walk at the Palisades Center Mall - 10:00am—Noon Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Annual Senior Citizen Picnic

Friday, September 14, 2018
(Rain date Friday September 21) Haverstraw Bay County Park
11:30am—1:30pm

See our flyer for more info

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!

Coming to a Library Near You

Rockland Registers

Rockland County has developed a registry for residents with limited mobility or special needs, which might impact a timely response during an emergency. If you believe you, or someone you care for, is unable to independently act upon emergency protective orders, please register.

Access and Functional Needs Registry

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 845-215-1010.

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 845-364-2115.

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 845-364-2117.

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) 364-2115.

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.

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