Advocacy – The Office for the Aging advocates on behalf of older
persons with legislative bodies and other agencies.
NY Connects – Service is provided to assist persons who become involved
in the complex area of long term care. This program is a joint initiative between
Warren/Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging and the Public Health and Department of
Social Services offices in Warren and Hamilton Counties. 1-866-805-3931
Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) –
Provides non-medical, in-home services to elderly persons who 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
Nutrition Program – Congregate meals – Nutritious hot meals are served
at noon, Monday through Friday. Any person age 60 and over and their spouse of any age
is welcome regardless of income level or resources. A voluntary contribution of $3 is
suggested. Congregate meal sites are located in: Bolton (644-2368), Chestertown
(494-3119), Glens Falls (832-1705), Indian Lake (648-5412), Johnsburg (251-2711), Lake
Luzerne (696-2200), Lake Pleasant (548-4941), Long Lake (624-5221), Queensbury - Cedars
(also call this number for reservations for Solomon Hts and First Presbyterian)
(832-1705), Warrensburg (623-2653), and Wells (924-4066).
Nutrition Program – Home-Delivered Meals – Utilizing volunteer
drivers, home-delivered meals are provided to home-bound elderly within a reasonable
distance from the congregate meal site. Where indicated, a second evening meal (cold
bag lunch) is home-delivered at the same time. Both meals provide at least
one-third of the recommended dietary allowance. Again, a voluntary contribution of
$3 per meal is suggested.
Nutrition Counseling and Education – a professionally licensed
dietitian is available to help in evaluating, counseling, and planning for adequate
and balanced diets.
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) – Provides
Financial Assistance to help eligible New York seniors cope with the high cost of
prescription drugs. Office for the Aging provides outreach and other assistance in
filing for benefits.
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)
– Supplies persons over age 60 with trained volunteers who will provide counseling
regarding Medicare Part A & B, Medicaid, QMB, SLMN, Retiree Health Plans, other health
insurance, Medigap policies, long term care insurance and claims processing.
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.
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs – Including home
injury control services, preventive nutrition services and screening for and
referral to mental health services.
Residential Repairs – Provides assistance for minor home repairs
for frail elderly homeowners and renters. This program provides free labor while the
homeowner pays for needed materials.
Transportation – Transportation is available in certain towns on a
scheduled basis by calling the local town reservation clerk at least twenty-four
hours in advance. The frequency of service varies by municipality. Call the Office
for the Aging for additional information.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman – Trained and certified volunteers visit
long term care facilities on a scheduled basis to provide assistance to elderly
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.