Office for the Aging
Notice of Reduced Hours and Programs
October 26, 2020 Update on Services Provided
Medicare Insurance Counseling: We understand that individuals will continue to turn 65 or become Medicare eligible despite the COVID-19 pandemic and we are here to help!
Our office continues to provide Medicare insurance counseling to our community. We are holding Medicare Basics classes (limited seating) and insurance counseling either in-person (with a face covering) or via phone.
Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15th to December 7th. Call for an appointment today!
Allegany County Office for the Aging
call us toll free at 866.268.9390 or 585.268.9390
6085 St. Rt. 19N
Belmont, NY 14813
8:00am – 4:00pm
Get Set Up!!!! On-line Learning Platform is available now!
Do you need help figuring out your cell phone? Do you want to learn how to zoom with your grandkids? How about doing Yoga in your living room?
GetSetUp is an online learning platform for active older adults, age 50 and over, to learn new skills, connect and share with peers in small groups, and unlock new life experiences. Classes are taught by older adults from across the world. Whether you are looking to get better at using technology, or have a specific project in mind, there is something on GetSetUp for you. There are 350 classes available in the categories of Aging in Place, Communication, Creativity, Financial Planning, Health and Wellness, Hiring and Jobs, Social Hours, Social Media and Technology.
So, whether you want to join a class on Get Started with Zoom for Beginners, iPhone Basics, Coping with Stress Using Music & Movement, Organizing Files on Your PC, Strengthen & Stretch with Slow Flow Yoga, Line Dancing, Creating Morning Routines for a Better Day or Excel Basics, there are new things to learn and new skills to unlock for older adults across Allegany County.
New York State Office for the Aging and the Association on Aging in New York have collaborated to provide this outstanding opportunity for the older adults in New York. They have purchased 50,000 learning units and these will be available to the Office for the Aging’s on a first come first serve basis.
If you are interested in accessing this amazing platform of skills and knowledge at no cost to you, register at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/nystate and use the coupon code of NYSTATE to waive your fee for paid classes. Once all 50,000 learning units across NYS have been used, this coupon code will expire.
If you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with other older adults by instructing a class, you may contact GetSetUp for more information.
VIEW OUR Spring 2021 EDITION OF THE ALLEGANY COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING SILVER LININGS NEWSLETTER!
The Allegany County Office for the Aging, NY Connects Allegany County and the Allegany County Veterans Agency are now centrally located at the above address. For the convenience of the community we serve, our new facility is accessible to all individuals and is a stop on the new Allegany County Bus Routes!
The Allegany County Office for the Aging provides expert information and assistance to older individuals and their caregivers to maintain dignity, respect and independence. there are more than 9,000 people 60 years of age and over in Allegany County.
Information and Assistance
Trained professionals provide information on a wide range of topics. If you need a referral to the right community resource, we’ll make it for you. Assistance is provided to people who need help cutting through the red tape.
Ask us about:
- Social Security
- Legal Services
- Silver Linings Newsletter
- New York State EPIC Program
- Insurance Counseling
- Senior Clubs
- Insurance Claims Processing
- Senior Housing
- Community Resources
- Training Programs
- Elder Abuse
In Home Services
- Case Management
Determines the needs of the client and the family and helps them connect to services to individualized services.
Our volunteer handyman program provides free minor home repairs for the elderly. The client provides the material.
- Housekeeper/Chore Services
Provides help with housekeeping, shopping, errands, cooking and other chore related tasks.
- Friendly Visitor
Volunteers provide social contact in weekly, one-hour visits to a client’s home.
- Personal Care Aide
Provides help with bathing and other personal care needs.
- Telephone Reassurance
Volunteers provide phone calls to an elderly person at a specific time each day. The call assures the client that a friend and/or help is only a phone call away.
- Caregiver Respite
Provides information and assistance to people who are providing care to another. Respite services can provide a temporary break for caregiver’s that is much needed.
- Meals on Wheels
A hot meal designed to meet one third of the recommended dietary allowance is delivered to the home of those who are determined to be eligible to receive meals.
- Personal Emergency Response system
This is an easy to use medical alert service designed to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event or a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button.
Volunteer drivers provide transportation for persons 60 years of age and older, to medial appointments, the bank, grocery shopping, the pharmacy, Office for the Aging Luncheon Centers/Functions and support groups/counseling. You must be able to walk by yourself or with minimal assistance (no wheelchairs). A minimum two day advanced notice is required in order to arrange volunteer transportation.
The transportation guidelines are available for your convenience. To arrange a ride, call 585-268-9390 or 866-268-9390.
We offer family consultations, training programs, and respite to deliver relief to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. If you are a caregiver of a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and require immediate assistance, please call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24 hour Helpline at 1-800-273-3900.