Office for the Aging
Human Service Center
80 State Highway 310
Suite 7
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-386-4730
Fx: 315-386-8636

Department Head:
Andrea Montgomery
Director

amontgomery@stlawco.org

 

St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging

Brief Description of Services... 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; Home Care Services;  Family Caregiver Support; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Medical Transportation;  Legal Services; Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance.  

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

OFA NEWS & EVENTS :

The Office for the Aging is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

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Upcoming Events: 

 

Office for the Aging Holds 2017 Public Hearings and Medicare Q & A Forums

 

St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging has prepared the 2018 Plan for Program on Aging under the Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965; as amended, and under the Community Services Program for the Elderly (Section 541 of the Executive Law of New York), as amended, under the Wellness in Nutrition (Win formerly SNAP) of New York State, Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly (EISEP), Community Services for the Elderly (CSE), Congregate Services Initiative (CSI), AAA Transportation, and NY Connects.  Two Public Hearings will be held for discussion of the 2018 St. Lawrence County Annual Implementation Plan for senior services.

 

If you should need any special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, language interpretation services, braille, or any other type of accommodative service, please call ahead to make this request and accommodations will be made to serve your needs.

 

These hearings provide older adults, caregivers, and other beneficiaries an opportunity to comment on proposed program changes and service modifications of Older Americans Act Programs.  The Office for the Aging will continue conducting Medicare Q & A Forums after each Public Hearing to answer questions regarding Medicare.

 

2017 Public Hearings and Medicare Q & A Forums Schedule

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10th:         1:30 pm – Human Services Building; 2nd Floor Conference room; 80 State Highway 310, Canton

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Thursday, Oct. 12th:        10 am – DeKalb Nutrition Site, Sunrise Valley Apts., Josephine Street, DeKalb Junction (County Council Meeting)

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Office for the Aging Home Care Program:  If you are 60 or over and in need of home care services, the Office for the Aging is accepting referrals for the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP).  This home care program assists elderly, fragile individuals to help maintain quality of life at home.  EISEP provides personal care including bathing, dressing, grooming and meal preparation to County residents who are non-Medicaid eligible.  Services provided may be on a cost-share basis depending on income levels.  Contact:  New York Connects  (315) 386-4730.

 

The Next Advidory Council Meeting with be November 13th at the Human Services Center Canton (2nd Floor Conf. Room) – 10:00 am

 

(Pursuant to Section 306 of the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Office for the Aging Advisory Board was created.  It was established to advise the area agency on aging on all matters relating to the development of the area plan, the administration of the plan and operations conducted under the plan.

 

Membership shall include a volunteer group of fifteen citizens of which more than fifty percent (50%) must be senior citizens including minority individuals and those with the greatest economic or social need.  Other individuals on the Council may include representatives of older persons, local elected officials (Board of Legislators) and the general public.)

 

Home Energy & Emergency Services Guide:   Click here for more information.

 

 Nutrition Program:   Suggested voluntary donation for individuals age 60 and older is $3 per meal.  Meals are $5 for anyone under 60.  Donations help support the program.  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 Contact Person
Brasher Falls, LBSH Housing 11:30 am 389 - 5100 Val Sochia
Canton, 37 Riverside Drive 11:30 am 347 - 3079 Linda Bouchey
DeKalb Junction, Sunrise Valley Apartments 12:00 pm 347 - 3079 Linda Bouchey
Edwards, Senior Courts 12:00 pm 562 - 3797 Barb Newcombe
Morristown, Fire Station 12:00 pm 375 - 6703 Carol Yerdon
Ogdensburg, Centennial Terrace 11:30 am 393 - 9133 Pam Bailey
Potsdam, Midtown Apartments 12:00 pm 265 - 2870 Yvette Narrow
Star Lake, 4208 SH 3 12:00 pm 322 - 8421 Sandy Conklin

 

For inquiries contact:   NY Connects at 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 386-4730 or email ddurant@stlawco.org to discuss volunteer opportunities.

HEAP

HEAP is not open. Please contact the HEAP Department to obtain an application (315) 379-2297

Computer Classes:   Currently being held at BOCES in Canton.   Please call 386-4730 for information about the next class.

EPIC: 

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/

                         

 

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 tem 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 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Assessment

Public Transportation:   St. Lawrence NYSARC is the operator for the County's Public Transportation Service. For info, contact Jerry Filiatrault, Director of Operations at (315) 386-2600 or jfiliatrault@slnysarc.org.

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