Office for the Aging

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.

Support Group for Caregivers

February 21, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCS Inc.
Support Group for Caregivers
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Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be conducted by Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo, Director of the Rockland County Office for the Aging. It will include a discussion of the targeted goals for 2018 and provide a forum for seniors to discuss concerns within the County.

Monday, April 9, 2018. 12 - 2 pm
Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church St, Nanuet, NY

Thursday, May 17, 2018. 3 - 5 pm
Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Ave, Pearl River, NY

Telephone Reassurance Program

The Telephone Reassurance Program is designed to help homebound older adults and/or disabled individuals to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible by providing reassuring telephone calls, social support and safety checks. This program hopes to reduce isolation and help recipients feel safer and more connected to their community. The recipients appreciate hearing a voice. "You don't even have to say much. They just enjoy knowing someone is out there." Call 845-364-2115 for more information.

Rockland Registers

Rockland Registers is an Access and Functional Needs Registry for individuals with limited mobility or special circumstances which might impact a timely evacuation or response during a major weather event or disaster. Individuals that identify themselves via the registry are helping local emergency personnel to best formulate plans and better serve the community. County residents living independently, with either temporary or permanent disabilities, are encouraged to register. All information is kept confidential and used only for pre-planning and emergency response. A personal preparedness plan is vital. Supply yourself with an easily accessible emergency kit and "Go Bag" of basic items. Residents are encouraged to register with the understanding that local responders rely upon you to always be prepared and as self-sufficient as possible.

February is Heart Health Month

During Heart Health Month, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to keep their hearts healthy by walking, the most popular and simplest form of exercise you can do.

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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

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.