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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
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