Office For The Aging
The Office For the Aging serves the over age 60 population of the County, assisting them to access services and address their needs. This includes services that help them remain independent, prevent premature institutionalization, relieve isolation and loneliness, and improve their quality of life and health.
Services For Seniors:
- Advocacy – The Office for the Aging advocates on behalf of older persons with legislative bodies and other agencies.
NY Connects – Provides free, unbiased information and assistance
regarding long term care. Our goal is to help individuals remain in their homes as
long as possible. NY Connects serves older individuals and individuals with
disabilities of all ages. We can help you link to long term services and
supports, such as home care, transportation and meals. We help families, caregivers,
and professionals. Call us at 1-866-805-3931.
(View NY Connects Brochure)
NYS of Health
- Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) – Provides non-medical, in-home services to elderly persons who are not eligible for Medicaid, have one or more disabling conditions which prevent them from performing the activities of daily living. Services provided include case management, and may include homemaker/personal care, housekeeper/chore, non-institutional respite for caregivers, and ancillary services. A sliding-scale fee may be charged, based on income. There is currently a wait list for this service in Warren County.
Nutrition Program – Congregate meals – Healthy, Nutritious balanced
meals are served Monday through Friday at noon. In senior centers, senior clubs, senior
housing complexes, town halls and other nearby locations. Any person 60 years old or older and
their spouse of any age are welcome regardless of income level or resources. A voluntary
contribution is suggested of $3.00 for 60 and over, and under 60 is $4.80. Congregate meal sites
are located in:
- Bolton (644-2368)
- Chestertown (494-3119)
- Indian Lake (648-5412)
- Johnsburg (251-2711)
- Lake Luzerne (696-2200)
- Lake Pleasant (548-4941)
- Long Lake (624-5221)
- Queensbury - Cedars (832-1705) [also call this number for reservations for Solomon Hts and First Presbyterian]
- Warrensburg (623-2653)
- Wells (924-4066)
- Nutrition Program – Home-Delivered Meals – Utilizing volunteer drivers, home-delivered meals are provided for any person 60 years or older who is home-bound and can’t prepare meals for themselves with a healthy, nutritious , balanced meal to their residence Monday- Friday. If married, their spouse may get meals even if they are not 60 years old. In some cases a care-giver may also be eligible to receive a meal. Again, a Voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal is suggested and appreciated.
- Nutrition Counseling and Education – A professionally licensed dietitian is available to promote better health by providing nutrition education programs at the meal sites. This individual will provide nutrition therapy- counseling clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits to improve their health, as well as evaluate and plan for adequate and balanced meals.
- Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) – Provides financial assistance to help eligible New York seniors 65+ cope with the high cost of prescription drugs.
- Information and Referral – Information is available on services and programs for the elderly with a wide variety of subjects. Where appropriate, referrals are made to other agencies.
- Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) – Provides clients with counseling regarding Medicare Part A, B, C, Medicaid, Medicare Retiree Health Plans, and other insurance inquiries.
- Legal Assistance – Assistance is provided to seniors age 60 and over who may have a legal problem which is non-fee generating. Examples would be landlord/tenant disputes, Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, and consumer fraud.
- Residential Repairs – Provide referrals for minor repairs for frail elderly homeowners and renters. This program provides labor while the homeowner pays for needed materials.
- Transportation – Transportation is available in certain towns on a scheduled basis by calling the local town’s reservation clerk at least twenty-four hours in advance. The frequency of service varies by municipality. There is also transportation to Dr.'s appointments provided by volunteers. Call the Office for the Aging for additional information on either option.
- Services for the Blind – Under contract with the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, Inc., a wide range of services are provided to elderly persons who are blind or who have serious visual impairments.