Office for the Aging
Notice of Reduced Hours and Programs
Matilda’s Law has been enacted as new legislation that is meant to protect New York’s most vulnerable populations, including individuals age 70 and older, those with compromised immune systems and those with underlying illnesses.
The measure requires this group of New Yorkers to stay home and limit home visitation to immediate family members or close friends in need of emergency assistance. If it is necessary to visit such individuals, the visitor should get pre-screened by taking temperature and seeing if person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms. Both individuals should wear a mask for the duration of the visit.
March 27, 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. Our office continues to provide Medicare insurance counseling to our community. We are doing these insurance appointments via telephone, but we are here to help with your insurance needs.
Congregate Centers: All Congregate Centers will remain closed, but if participants are interested in receiving Home Delivered Meals during this time of closure, please contact our office at 585-268-9390 to register.
AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Sites: The Department of Treasury and IRS have extended the tax season deadline until July 15, 2020. If you were scheduled for a tax appointment through our office and it was cancelled due to the AARP TCE site closure, we will be reaching out to you in the next couple months to reschedule your appointment before tax season closes. We will keep you apprised of all changes as they arise.
Home Delivered Meals: Our office continues to provide Home Delivered Meals to the seniors of Allegany County. Our office has modified our procedures to ensure the safety of our older adults as well as our drivers/volunteers who are delivering the meals. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure that our older adults have food while staying safe at home. If you are interested in receiving the Home Delivered Meals, give our office a call at 585-268-9390.
Volunteer Transportation: The Allegany County Volunteer Transportation program has imposed stricter limitations on certain rides. Although our goal is to continue to provide this service to our older adults, we need to consider the safety of our volunteers and our older adults by amending protocols to decrease the potential spread of any viruses.
Please help us slow the spread by staying safe at home. Our office is only a phone call away to help if you need anything. Call us at 585-268-9390 or toll free at 1-866-268-9390.
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
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WE ARE HONORED TO SERVE OUR OLDER ADULTS!
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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.