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Office for the Aging

The Office for the Aging provides service and advocacy for County residents 60 years and older. Programs and services includes: Nutrition Centers and Home Delivered Meals; NY Connects, Home Care Services;  Family Caregiver Support; Medical Transportation;  Legal Services; Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance.  

For more information, please call (315) 386-4730.


Office for the Aging Office Hours:
The Office for the Aging is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.


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COVID-19 Updates - Office for the Aging Programs

  • The Office for the Aging is currently closed to in-person visitors.  Staff are working and clients can call 315-386-4730 for assistance.
  • The Office for the Aging has temporarily closed all congregate dining centers. If you are in need of food, please call our office at 315-386-4730. 
  • All Health Promotion Classes and Computer Classes are postponed until further notice.

COVID-19 Resources & Government Information

St. Lawrence County Public Health

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

New York State Governor

New York Forward

 


Nutrition Program

Suggested voluntary contribution for individuals age 60 and older is $3 per meal.  There is a $5.00 Guest Fee for anyone under 60.  Contributions help support the program; however no eligible client is turned away due to inability or unwillingness to contribute.  We request a 24-hour reservation to eat at any meal site.  For further info, please call 315-386-4730.

Nutrition Site Location Serving Time Phone
Brasher Falls, LBSH Housing 11:30 am 315-389-5100
Canton, 37 Riverside Drive 11:30 am 315-347-3079
DeKalb Junction, Sunrise Valley Apartments 12:00 pm 315-347-3079
Gouverneur Community Center 12:00 pm 315-287-2302
Morristown, Fire Station 11:30 am 315-375-6703
Ogdensburg, Centennial Terrace 11:30 am 315-393-9133
Potsdam, Midtown Apartments 11:30 am 315-265- 2870
Star Lake, 4208 SH 3 11:30 am 315-848-2390

For inquiries contact:   NY Connects at (315) 386-4730.  Current Home Delivered Meal routes serve Brasher, Canton, DeKalb, Hermon, Russell, Edwards, Star Lake, Gouverneur, Fowler, Hailesboro, Morristown, Hammond, Potsdam, Norwood, Norfolk, Madrid, Waddington, Colton and South Colton.          


Looking to Volunteer?

Are you looking to be more involved in your community?  The Office for the Aging is looking for volunteers to help at any of the following sites:  Nutrition Centers, OFA Main Office and Classes.  Please call Danielle Durant at (315) 386-4730 or email the Office of Aging to discuss volunteer opportunities.


HEAP: Home Energy Assistance Program

2020 HEAP Cooling Season opened on May 1st.  Please contact the HEAP Department to obtain an application (315) 379-2303. 

https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-heating-and-cooling-assistance-heap

 


EPIC: Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage

EPIC is a New York State sponsored prescription program for senior citizens who need help paying for their prescriptions.  EPIC works with Medicare Part D as a secondary payer.  New York State residents can apply if they are 65 or older, and have an annual income of $75,000 or less if single, or $100,000 or less if married.  For more information, go to  www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/


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NY Connects

Your Link to Long Term Services and Supports is a free information and assistance service that is available to individuals of all ages and their families to help them make better decisions regarding their long term care needs. NY Connects will serve the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, regardless of their payer source. NY Connects is a trusted resource that provides impartial and unbiased information about Long Term services and supports in St. Lawrence County. Click on link for the Resource Directory.


Bridge to the Wellness’s 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Assessment

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Public Transportation

St. Lawrence NYSARC is the operator for the County's Public Transportation Service. For info, contact Rena Ryan at 315-386-2600.  

www.slcnypublictransit.com