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)
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:
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.