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


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. 


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

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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 to discuss volunteer opportunities.


HEAP is closed for the 2016-2017 season. 

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


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

Upcoming Events:

AARP 2831 is pleased to present Taking the Scare Out of Medicare on August 8 from 1-3 pm in the Town of Potsdam Community Room (across from IGA).  If retirement is in your future and you're beginning to think about the process ahead; if you are already retired and wondering what are the possibilities for changes in the coming year, this presentation will help answer such questions. 

The presenters are Nancy Green (HIICAP Coordinator for Office for the Aging) and Sheryl Campbell (AARP Foundation Tax Aide District Coordinator).  Their material will include Medicare A&B, what Medicare Advantage plans are vs. Medicare supplement policies, Medicare Part D (Drug Coverage) and low income subsidy programs.  They will have handouts for the participants.



 This is a free and open to the public event.  There is no reservation required, but space is limited.  You can visit us at or contact us via


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.


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.                                       



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

Click here for update of current schedule.

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