Departments

Office for the Aging

Madeleine Gasdik
Director

Anita Mattison
Coordinator of Services

Jaime Sarvis
Nutrition Coordinator

Cheryl Czworka
Registered Dietician

Vicki Pettit
Accountant

Allegany County Office for the Aging
call us toll free at 866.268.9390 or 585.268.9390

Location:
6085 St. Rt. 19N
Belmont, NY  14813

Hours:
8:00am – 4:00pm

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Easy Access to all kinds of benefits & information

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
  • Medicare
  • Silver Linings Newsletter
  • Medicaid
  • New York State EPIC Program
  • Insurance Counseling

 

Upcoming Events
Silver Linings Spring 2017

  • Senior Clubs
  • Insurance Claims Processing
  • Senior Housing
  • Community Resources
  • Training Programs
  • Employment
  • Elder Abuse

Nutrition Program


Support Groups


Finding Help

Autism
General
General Disabilities
Hearing Impaired
Long Term Care
Special Disabilities
Visually Impaired


In Home Services

  • Case Management
    Determines the needs of the client and the family and helps them connect to services to individualized services.
  • Handyman
    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.

Transportation

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.


Alzheimer’s Support

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.


More Info

Housing Concerns
Voulnteer Program