Office for the Aging Response to COVID-19
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
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.
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 315-253-1226.
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.
Our Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes have already started as of August 4th. We are currently taking registrations for future classes, most likely to start in the Fall. Please contact our Office at 315-253-1226 for more information and to register.
Listen to Danielle Schneider’s interview with Steve Penstone on WAUB radio about the Program