Office for the Aging
St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
Brief Description of Services
Office for the Aging provides service and advocacy for county residents 60 years and older. Noon meals and Home Delivered Meals are provided to county residents. Other services include Expanded In-Home Services For the Elderly; Family Caregiver Support; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Medical Transportation; Legal Services; Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program.
Advisory Council Meeting: Monday, June 10th, is the next public meeting for Office for the Aging's Advisory Council. The meeting will be held at Clifton Fine Community Center in Star Lake at 10AM. The meeting is open to the public and after the meeting, if you would like to stay for lunch at the nutrition site, notify Chris Fobare at Office for the Aging, 386-4730 no later than Thursday, June 6th.
The Advisory Council meets five times a year to review programs and services provided through Office for the Aging. The Council advocates for needs of older adults and helps assure the development of the continuum of care within communities. For information, call Office for the Aging, ph: 386-4730. 2013 Advisory Council meetings: June 10, Sept. 9 and Nov. 4
Advisory Council Members Needed: Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for 3 vacant positions on the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging Advisory Council as follows: 1) Voting member to represent Brasher/Hopkinton/Lawrence/Stockholm region. 2) Minority voting member to represent all minorities (African American, Asian, Gay/Lesbian, Hispanic, Native American, etc.). 3) Voting member to represent all older adults within the County.
Membership Requirements: Office for the Aging Advisory Council is made up of 15 voting members, who are St. Lawrence County Residents, 60% of whom must be 60 years of age or over. One of the 15 voting members will be an elected Legislator appointed at the discretion of the Chair of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators (BOL).
The Advisory Council membership includes:
Computer Classes Offered for Senior Citizens: St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, in partnership with St. Lawrence University, is again offering computer classes. "Cyber Seniors" will begin in February. Classes are designed to assist seniors who have little to no computer experience as well as those who would like to gain additional computer knowledge. Students from St. Lawrence University's Community Based Learning Program will provide the instruction.
Also, computer classes for Seniors are available in Wanakena. Instructor and students from Wanakena School of Forestry are providing the classes on Tuesday evenings 6:30 -8:00pm starting March 5 and ending April 30th.
These are free classes offered to seniors age 60 and over. To register for the classes, contact Chris Fobare at Office for the Aging. The telephone number is 386-4730. Class size is limited.
St. Lawrence County Public Transporation: A new, cost-effective shared public transit service is available. St. Lawrence NYSARC is the operator for the Public Transportation Service. For more information, contact Jerry Filiatrault, Director of Operations at (315)379-9531 or email@example.com with questions or concerns.
The suggested voluntary donation for those age 60 and older is $3.00 per meal. This donation helps support the program. We request a 24-hour reservation to eat at any meal site. For further infomation, call the Office for the Aging at 315-386-4730.
For inquiries about Home Delivered Meals, (Meals on Wheels), please contact Diana McCormick at the Canton Office at 386-4730. Current routes serve Brasher, Canton, DeKalb, Hermon, Russell, Edwards, Star Lake, Gouverneur, Fowler, Hailesboro, Morristown, Hammond, Potsdam, Norwood, Norfolk, Madrid, Waddington, Colton and South Colton.
NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care is a free information and assistance service that is available to individuals of all ages and their families to help them make better decisions regarding their long tem care needs. NY Connects will serve the elderly, adults and children with disabilities, regardless of their payer source. NY Connects is a trusted resource that provides impartial and unbiased information about Long Term Care choices in St. Lawrence County. Click on link for the Resource Directory.