Office for the Aging

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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Office for the Aging

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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

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Cayuga County Legislature will honor senior residents of the County at their legislative meeting, to be held at Emerson Park Pavilion on beautiful Owasco Lake. On this occasion, one or more senior citizens from Cayuga County will be recognized for their volunteer contributions to their communities. Nominees for recognition must be age 60 or older and reside in Cayuga County.  The community service(s) for which a person is nominated must have been done on a volunteer basis, not in a paid position. Please include any organizations to which the nominee belongs. The Committee requests that nominations be made on an individual basis. Return the Senior Citizen Nomination Form to the Cayuga County Office for the Aging, 160 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 by May 1, 2019.

MEDICARE BASICS 101

A FREE CLASS FOR THOSE APPROACHING 65 & THOSE JUST PLAIN CONFUSED BY IT ALL! 

 April 10th 12-2 PM       May 7th  2-4 PM

June 11th 5-7 PM     July 8th 5-7 PM

August 5th 5-7 PM

  • WHEN & HOW TO ENROLL INTO MEDICARE
  • ORIGINAL MEDICARE, MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, & MEDICARE PART D
  • PREVENTIVE  SERVICES, COVERED & NON-COVERED SERVICES
  • MEDICARE PREMIUMS, CO-PAYS & DEDUCTIBLES
  •                ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO HELP COVER COSTS

 Register online above or call 315-253-1226Classes are held at the Cayuga County Office Building, Basement

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                                   A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER 

We know that many folks like to just drop by the office when they have a question or concern. However, we would appreciate it if you would call to set up an appointment. In this way, it allows us to better prepare for your visit in getting the necessary paperwork or records pulled together. Further, it allows us to estimate the time necessary for the particular reason for your visit. That way we can give you the fullest attention to the matter and not be rushed by the clock. Therefore, it’s always best to call and schedule your appointment so that we can give you the time and attention to serve you better . We appreciate your patience! 

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