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Aging, youth and veterans office

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:  8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday
 


New Programs/Events/Meetings:  Starting in September

  • Range of Motion Fitness Class:  The Office for the Aging will be offering a free, Range of Motion Fitness Class every Tuesday at 1 pm - September - December.  Classes will start September 15th and be held via Zoom.  Participants must have a computer, smart phone, or table to take the class.  Please call Chiara at 315-386-4730 to register.

  • Virtual Coffee Hour: The Office for the Aging will hold a Virtual Coffee Hour every Wednesday from 9 am - 10 am in September.  You don't need any technology other than a phone.  Simply call 1-518-730-0015.  Enter Conference Code:  781512 at the prompt and you will be instantly connected.  Calls will be held every Wednesday in September starting September 2nd.  As the goal of this coffee hour is to provide friendship, information and socialization - we will be staying away from talking about any hot button topics such as religion or politics!

  • September Advisory Council Meeting:  Monday, September 14th is the next Public Meeting for the Advisory Council  The meeting will be held at 10 am via Zoom. Please call Chiara at 315-386-4730 to receive an emailed invitation link.

  • Caregiver Support Group:  Are you a caregiver for a loved one?  Are you a bit weary and need a break?  Are you looking to connect with other caregivers to share stories and support? The Office for the Aging is forming a Virtual Caregiver Support Group.  Meetings will be held via Zoom.  Meetings will be held twice a month.  Please call Chiara at 315-386-4730 to sign up.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Medicare Open Enrollment:  The Medicare Open Enrollment Season will open on October 15th - December 7th.  This is your opportunity to shop around for a new Medicare Part D Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  Any changes you make will take effect January 1, 2021.  Due to COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions, our office will be performing most of our Medicare Counseling sessions via phone call.  Please call the office for more assistance.

  • HEAP:  The HEAP season will open on November 1st.  If you received HEAP last year, early outreach for returning applicants starts at the end of August.  New applications will not be available until November 1st. 


FACEBOOK

The OFA is now on FaceBook!  Find us and like our page at "St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging"

2020 Senior Club Listing

View the 2020 Senior Club List.

 

*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. 

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, 32 Church Street 11:30 am 315-389-5100
Canton, 37 Riverside Drive 11:30 am 315-386-2580
DeKalb Junction, Sunrise Valley Apartments, 26 Josephine St. 12:00 pm 315-347-3079
Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 SH 58 12:00 pm 315-287-2302
Morristown, Fire Station,  200 Morris St. 11:30 am 315-375-6703
Ogdensburg, Centennial Terrace 11:30 am 315-393-9133
Potsdam, Midtown Apartments, 28 Munson St. 11:30 am 315-265- 2870
Star Lake, Clifton-Fine Community Center, 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, Parishville, 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