New York State Office for the Aging

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How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questio...
10/14/2021

How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questionnaire. Talk with a relative about their level of preparedness - use the tool here: http://ow.ly/yLiT50GqkTN

How prepared is your family for successful aging? The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is a free questionnaire. Talk with a relative about their level of preparedness - use the tool here: http://ow.ly/yLiT50GqkTN

10/14/2021
Live with Greg: Spotting Elder Abuse & How to Help

Do you know how to help someone you suspect is a victim of elder abuse? For every 1 reported case of elder abuse, 24 more go unreported and unhelped.
Tune in for this important conversation between NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen, Kelli Owens, the Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Tracey Siebert of Lifespan of Greater Rochester.
Your questions are welcome!

For people who are visually impaired, the white cane is an important tool. It's also a symbol of independence. Today at ...
10/14/2021

For people who are visually impaired, the white cane is an important tool. It's also a symbol of independence. Today at noon, NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen is joining the New York State Commission for the Blind at New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley to deliver remarks for #WhiteCaneAwareness. See: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb/.

Also, in a new video tomorrow we'll introduce you to Kathryn Carroll. Katy, who is Disability Training Coordinator at Aging-NY, lives with blindness. She'll tell her story and help NYSOFA raise #WhiteCaneAwareness.

#whitecanesafetyday #mobility #whitecane #employment #aging
#disability #whitecaneawarenessday2021 #blindness #lowvision

For people who are visually impaired, the white cane is an important tool. It's also a symbol of independence. Today at noon, NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen is joining the New York State Commission for the Blind at New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley to deliver remarks for #WhiteCaneAwareness. See: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb/.

Also, in a new video tomorrow we'll introduce you to Kathryn Carroll. Katy, who is Disability Training Coordinator at Aging-NY, lives with blindness. She'll tell her story and help NYSOFA raise #WhiteCaneAwareness.

#whitecanesafetyday #mobility #whitecane #employment #aging
#disability #whitecaneawarenessday2021 #blindness #lowvision

Tomorrow, Director Olsen focuses on how to spot elder abuse, and what you can do to help.  Link to the live stream event...
10/13/2021

Tomorrow, Director Olsen focuses on how to spot elder abuse, and what you can do to help. Link to the live stream event, 1 pm Thursday: http://ow.ly/FvEq50Gjx4i

Tomorrow, Director Olsen focuses on how to spot elder abuse, and what you can do to help. Link to the live stream event, 1 pm Thursday: http://ow.ly/FvEq50Gjx4i

Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
10/13/2021

Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable levels of food benefits for October.

This is great news for older adults who rely upon this program to supplement their grocery budget. However, 60% of older adults that qualify for SNAP have not applied for this program. For more information or to see if you qualify:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-230-million-additional-food-assistance-new-yorkers-october

Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable levels of food benefits for October.

This is great news for older adults who rely upon this program to supplement their grocery budget. However, 60% of older adults that qualify for SNAP have not applied for this program. For more information or to see if you qualify:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-230-million-additional-food-assistance-new-yorkers-october

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.  New York State, in partner...
10/13/2021

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider.

Find help getting vaccinated in your area:

http://ow.ly/nOoD50GqkEX

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider.

Find help getting vaccinated in your area:

http://ow.ly/nOoD50GqkEX

The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program assembled these resources to address pandemic concerns, and to help you safely ...
10/09/2021
NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman: COVID-19 Resources

The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program assembled these resources to address pandemic concerns, and to help you safely visit your loved ones in long-term care facilities. If you need assistance finding an ombudsman, call the Long Term Care Ombudsman program: 1 (855) 582-6769. http://ow.ly/I1og50Goz95

We've assembled these resources to address pandemic concerns, and to help you safely visit your loved ones in long-term care facilities. If you need assistance from the Long Term Care Ombudsman program please call: 1 (855) 582-6769.

You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week from 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.
10/09/2021

You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week from 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.

You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week from 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.

Over the past 18 months, health care workers all across the state have been on the front lines, fighting against the pan...
10/06/2021
Governor Hochul Takes Bold Action to Alleviate Potential Health Care Staffing Shortages

Over the past 18 months, health care workers all across the state have been on the front lines, fighting against the pandemic. It's Physician’s Assistant Day. Let's recognize all health care workers for a job well done, and if YOU get a chance, please say thanks today.

Read about Governor Kathy Hochul's initiative to assist health care facilities with worker shortages: http://ow.ly/9tjs50GjH06

Governor Hochul signed an executive order to alleviate potential staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities statewide.

Great news for vulnerable older New Yorkers. "Our older community is in desperate need of support, and using federal sti...
10/06/2021
Governor Hochul Announces $149 Million In Direct Community Support Distributed To Aging New Yorkers During The Pandemic

Great news for vulnerable older New Yorkers.

"Our older community is in desperate need of support, and using federal stimulus funds will strengthen our aging services network, and extend support for those who need it," Governor Hochul said.

Governor Hochul announced about $149 million in federal aid distributed statewide to help older New Yorkers meet basic needs, remain in their homes and communities, slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and get vaccinated.

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.  New York State, in partner...
10/05/2021

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider.

Find help getting vaccinated in your area:
http://ow.ly/PbGS50Gjz2z

Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider.

Find help getting vaccinated in your area:
http://ow.ly/PbGS50Gjz2z

10/05/2021

Watch the video, and find out about the October What's Cooking with Wendy?! recipe! http://ow.ly/ixEH50GfYSC

Please stop by for the LIVE stream on Oct. 22 @ 11:30 am w. registered dietitian Wendy Beckman!

Event link: http://ow.ly/Iuok50GfYSD

We're not crying, you're crying.From our friends in the North Country, who received this touching thank you note from a ...
10/05/2021

We're not crying, you're crying.

From our friends in the North Country, who received this touching thank you note from a client who received one of our robotic pets:

Dear Susan,

On behalf of "Cuddles" and I, we want to thank you for filling the void in my life. My animatronic pet will help do just that.

I am 83 years old and live alone at _____ Ave. I lost my 14 year old Boston Terrier about a year ago. Because of my age and physical limits, I could not replace her, but "Cuddles" has done just that. Her is such a comfort to me. My cat was jealous at first, but when "Cuddles" springs into action, it's so fun to watch.

I encourage all senior citizens to think about requesting one. What a difference it can make in your lives, which we all need, especially in our Golden Years."

- P_____

We're not crying, you're crying.

From our friends in the North Country, who received this touching thank you note from a client who received one of our robotic pets:

Dear Susan,

On behalf of "Cuddles" and I, we want to thank you for filling the void in my life. My animatronic pet will help do just that.

I am 83 years old and live alone at _____ Ave. I lost my 14 year old Boston Terrier about a year ago. Because of my age and physical limits, I could not replace her, but "Cuddles" has done just that. Her is such a comfort to me. My cat was jealous at first, but when "Cuddles" springs into action, it's so fun to watch.

I encourage all senior citizens to think about requesting one. What a difference it can make in your lives, which we all need, especially in our Golden Years."

- P_____

NYSOFA'S partnership with The Association On Aging in NY and tech platform GetSetUp provides 300+ live, online classes f...
10/04/2021
GetSetUp : New York State Office for the Aging

NYSOFA'S partnership with The Association On Aging in NY and tech platform GetSetUp provides 300+ live, online classes for isolated older New Yorkers!

You can register for FREE classes today. Learn more: https://www.getsetup.io/partner/nystate

GetSetUp offers an online platform and community that helps older adults enjoy more fulfilling, independent and socially connected lives through learning.

Protect your family. Get vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's a great resource from the New York State Department of Heal...
10/03/2021

Protect your family. Get vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's a great resource from the New York State Department of Health:

Subject to availability, individuals can walk in at any of the state sties without an appointment and be vaccinated. Info: http://ow.ly/BhBK50FHgmb

Information is available in 10 languages.

Protect your family. Get vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's a great resource from the New York State Department of Health:

Subject to availability, individuals can walk in at any of the state sties without an appointment and be vaccinated. Info: http://ow.ly/BhBK50FHgmb

Information is available in 10 languages.

https://youtu.be/LTfsZnNpGIo Director Greg Olsen is asking for your assistance! If you are are working and also helping ...
10/02/2021
Working Caregivers 2021 - Take the Survey PSA

https://youtu.be/LTfsZnNpGIo Director Greg Olsen is asking for your assistance! If you are are working and also helping a family member with daily tasks, you can provide valuable information about services and supports needed for yourself and others in your situation.

A 2021 AARP analysis found that if employers and state governments bolster supports for working family caregivers who are age 50 and older, not only would worker productivity increase, but the U.S. gross domestic product could grow by as much as $1.7 trillion by 2030.

Take this survey, and share this post to help NYSOFA learn about what is needed. http://ow.ly/ukK950Gjxoy

Director Greg Olsen urges working caregivers to take a survey to share information about their role.TAKE THE SURVEY: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/...

https://youtu.be/yDFo9ncuiSI NYSOFA's official website and YouTube page contain many tutorials about applying for specif...
10/01/2021
How to Apply for Medicaid

https://youtu.be/yDFo9ncuiSI NYSOFA's official website and YouTube page contain many tutorials about applying for specific benefits. In this tutorial, The Association on Aging's Executive Director Rebecca Preve walks older New Yorkers and their caregivers through a Medicaid application!

The Association on Aging in NY Executive Director Rebecca Preve guides you through an application for Medicaid.

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You are not alone. Get confidential support, 24/7. Call 800-942-6906 or text 844...
10/01/2021

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You are not alone. Get confidential support, 24/7. Call 800-942-6906 or text 844-997-2121.

Visit the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to learn about the many supports available in New York State: http://ow.ly/AiSH50GjpXl

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You are not alone. Get confidential support, 24/7. Call 800-942-6906 or text 844-997-2121.

Visit the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to learn about the many supports available in New York State: http://ow.ly/AiSH50GjpXl

Nassau County OFA celebrated Grandparents Day earlier this month with a unique event, marking the opening of the Hempste...
09/30/2021

Nassau County OFA celebrated Grandparents Day earlier this month with a unique event, marking the opening of the Hempstead Senior Center. Nassau OFA distributed more than 40 robotic pets, helping combat social isolation and putting smiles on the faces of many clients and families.

Watch the press event: http://ow.ly/HlDH50GjmdT

NYSOFA is proud to join Community Health Center of the North Country as it expands a successful all-volunteer program fr...
09/30/2021
Community Friendship Volunteer Program Launched in St. Lawrence County

NYSOFA is proud to join Community Health Center of the North Country as it expands a successful all-volunteer program from Franklin to St. Lawrence Counties. The Community Friendship Volunteer Program (CFVP) currently matches up more than 45 volunteers with approximately 90 older adults, providing friendship, companionship, and a helping hand. It helps older adults stay connected and live independently while combatting social isolation. View the video: http://ow.ly/OiI650Gjyho

NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen recently met with St. Lawrence County officials, Community Health Center of the North Country, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging and Aging-NY to provide financial support and help mark the growth of this exciting model.

Learn how you can volunteer with CFVP in St. Lawrence or Franklin Counties, visit http://ow.ly/yoxT50Gjyhp

Director Greg Olsen lends his support to the replication of Franklin County's successful "Community Friendship Volunteer Program." Director Olsen and AANY Ex...

09/30/2021
Live with Greg: How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

Do you know how to spot the signs of suicidal thoughts in a loved one? Have you, yourself, struggled with suicidal thoughts?
Tune in for this important conversation between NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen and Garra Lloyd-Lester of the Su***de Prevention Center of New York as they talk through ways we can all take better care of our own mental health, and help those around us who are struggling.

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General information

The New York State Office for the Aging's (NYSOFA's) home and community-based programs provide older persons access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services designed to support and supplement informal care. The NYSOFA's overall goal is to improve access to, and availability of, appropriate and cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community and avoid higher levels of care and publicly financed care. NYSOFA achieves this through our network of 59 local Offices for the Aging. There is a local office for the aging in every county in NYS (New York City has one office that covers all 5 boroughs). The dedicated people who work at your local office for the aging have the training, experience and local knowledge to help you access a variety of services and benefits, or can direct you to the appropriate agency or organization for help.

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