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Office for the Aging, Youth Bureau and Veterans Administration

 

Office for the Aging

The Office for the Aging provides services and advocacy for County residents 60 years and older. Programs and services include: Nutrition Centers and Home Delivered Meals, NY Connects, Home Care Services,  Family Caregiver Support, Medical Transportation,  Legal Services, Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance, Health Promotion Classes, Computer Classes, Nutrition Education and Nutrition Counseling.

For more information, please call (315) 386-4730.


Office for the Aging Office Hours:  8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday

 

Programs/Events/Meetings

  • NEW! Grab & Go Program: St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is providing a Grab and Go program to eligible seniors (60 and over). Meals will be available for pick up Monday through Friday at the following Nutrition Centers: Brasher, Canton, Gouverneur, Morristown and Potsdam. 
  1. If interested, you must reserve your meal at least 24 hours in advance.
  2. To reserve a meal, please call the Office for the Aging at (315) 386-4730. 
  3. There will also be a reservation sheet posted in the dining room; clearly print your name on the sheet.
  4. If you reserve a meal and are unable to pick it up, please call the office to cancel your meal by 9am. 
  5. Meals MUST be picked up between 10:30am - 11:00am
  6. If you are sick or showing COVID 19 symptoms, please call the Nutrition Center prior to arriving for instructions on how to safely pick up your meal. 

If you have any questions, please call Danielle Durant at 315-386-4730 or email: ddurant@stlawco.org

 

  • 2022 Senior Picnic: We are thrilled to announce that the Annual Senior Picnic will be held this year on Thursday, August 11th at the Gouverneur Community Center Senior Picnic

     

 

 

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Congregate Dining:  All Nutrition Centers are currently closed due to the pandemic.  Home delivered meals remain open.  If you are an older adult in need of food, please call NY Connects at 315-386-4730.

  • HEAP: If you or someone you know needs assistance paying for heat this winter, help is available.

  1. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit has been extended to April 29.  Also, the HEAP emergency benefit remains open, with a second round of funds now extended to April 29 for people at risk of service disconnection.
  2. For questions regarding your HEAP application, please call the HEAP Unit at 315-379-2303. For information, check out https://www.ny.gov/helping-new-yorkers-keep-heat.
  • Loan Closet: Did you know that our small community has not one, but two options for borrowing medical equipment? With these loan closets, you can borrow walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs, and more for up to 30 days. Clarkson University in Potsdam and MILC in Massena currently both offer equipment through their loan closet program. Follow the links below

          Clarkson University- https://www.clarksonassistivetech.com/aeloancloset.html 

          MILC- http://milcinc.org/loan-closet/ 

  • Elder Abuse Helpline for Concerned Persons: This is a confidential service that provides support and validation to individuals 18 years or older who are concerned about an older adult in New York State they suspect is experiencing abuse or exploitation. Help line specialists are experienced in the field of aging and family violence and can provide emotional support and physical safety planning, referrals, advocacy, and education of complex systems.

Concerned Persons - Elder Abuse

  • Social Security Scams: Social Security will never call or email you. If you are unsure whether the call is a scam, hang up and do not give any personal information. 

Social Security Scam

 


FACEBOOK

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

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Senior Club Listing

View the 2020 Senior Club List.

*The 2020 list is the most recent list due to COVID-19 and senior clubs not meeting regularly in 2020.

 

 

*COVID-19 Updates - Office for the Aging Programs

  • The Office for the Aging is open again!  Staff are working and clients can call 315-386-4730, or stop by, 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. 

 

Why Booster is Important

3rd Dose vs Booster

 

COVID-19 Resources & Government Information

St. Lawrence County Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccinations

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.        

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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 (315) 386-4730 or email the Office of Aging to discuss volunteer opportunities.


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/


Use this link to see what benefits you may be eligible for!

https://www.benefitscheckup.org/find-my-benefits/


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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 

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