Office for the Aging Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/17/20

No office visits are being scheduled at this time, and all inquiries should be made by phone at 315-253-1226 or e-mail. For everyone’s health and safety, please no walk-ins. Meals on Wheels will be delivered on a normal schedule as long as possible. 

Congregate nutrition sites at Boyle, Mercy, Stryker, and Schwarts Towers apartment buildings are closed, but registered congregate participants 60 and over can still request a daily meal. All program participants are encouraged to have a supply of shelf stable meals on hand in case of service disruption. For senior nutrition program questions, please call 315-253-1550. 

Call 315-253-1226 for assistance with Medicare questions and enrollment/changes for Medicare Supplements, Advantage plans, and Part D drug coverage. 

The office continues to provide contracted aide service and case management services for clients and is still accepting referrals for those 60 and over who need help in the home and meet program eligibility.  For more information, please call 315-253-1226. 

For NYConnects long term care options counseling and benefits eligibility assistance call 315-253-1226.

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The Cayuga County Office for the Aging is your trusted source for information and assistance for seniors and their families. We serve people 60 years of age and older and work with their families and caregivers to connect them with the services they need.

Browse our programs and services in the blue menu to the left. Click the + sign to expand the categories.  As always, please call or email us if you have any questions or need more information. You will be referred to the appropriate staff person to address your inquiry.

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The NY Connects  program provides free, unbiased information about long term care services and supports for people of all ages and income levels.  Our goal is to help individuals live as independently as possible while meeting the medical, social and functional needs that arise from aging or disability.

 Our specially trained NYConnects staff will work to understand your situation, assess your eligibility for programs and services, and help link you to various long term care options such as homecare, senior living, transportation, meals, or emergency response systems.   This process may include screening and assisting with applications for benefits such as Medicaid, SNAP and Medicare Savings programs.   

Our staff understand how confusing the long term care system can be, and have the ability to provide guidance and assistance to help individuals, families and caregivers navigate successfully.   

Contact us at the number above or 315-253-1226.

Upcoming Events


MEDICARE 101

FREE UNBIASED MEDICARE INFORMATION 

BY THE CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING                    
WHEN: 

May 12th, 12pm-2pm
June 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

WHERE: Basement of the Cayuga County Office Building, 160 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

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      WHEN & HOW TO ENROLL INTO MEDICARE

  • MEDICARE PREMIUMS, CO-PAYS & DEDUCTIBLES
  • SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS vs. MEDICARE ADVANTAGE & MEDICARE PART D
  • Brief over view of PREVENTIVE COVERED SERVICES, COVERED & NON-COVERED SERVICES
  • MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM, EXTRA HELP, EPIC which are assistance programs to help cover costs of premiums, co pays and deductibles based on eligibility.      
  • To better serve our clients we ask that you please call ahead to let us know what date you’re planning to attend so we can have all materials available. (315)253-1226