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OfficeoftheAgingLogo2The Office for the Aging in Oswego County was established January 1, 1977, pursuant to Local Law No. 3 of 1976, to coordinate services for senior citizens in the County of Oswego, and act as a general information and referral service for senior citizen requests.

 The mission of the Office for the Aging (OFA) is to assist older residents to remain in the community at the highest level of independence for as long as possible, in safety and with dignity. This is done by providing support to seniors and their families. Funding for agency programs is received from the federal government (the Older Americans Act) and the State of New York, and is supplemented by support from Oswego County.

The OFA offers a variety of services, including:

  • Information, referral, assistance and outreach
  • Case management
  • Caregiver and caregiver respite services
  • Home delivered and/or congregate meals
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • In-home personal care
  • Housekeeper chores
  • Social adult day care
  • Consumer directed in-home care
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Legal services
  • Health insurance counseling and assistance
  • Health promotion
  • Transportation and shopping assistance
  • Energy assistance (HEAP)
  • NY Connects – No wrong door to long term services and supports
  • Project Life Saver
  • Friendly call/telephone reassurance
  • Animatronic Pets 
OFA is accepting applications for Senior Volunteer of the Year! Click HERE for a nomination form.

The NYS Office for the Aging will celebrate Older New Yorkers’ Day on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, and Oswego County has an opportunity to include up to two local honorees!
At the ceremony in Albany, all honorees will receive a package that includes:
• A commemorative pin
A hard copy of the book of biographies
• A certificate
Additionally, they will be featured on social media and rightfully celebrated in local media.
The deadline for submitting nominees is February 7. Thus the Oswego County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations of older adults from the local community to be represented at this event. These nominations can come from civic leaders, elected officials, and community organizations.
The nominee should be a volunteer aged 55 or older that has made a difference in the community through civic engagement.

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