Office for the Aging
Human Service Center
80 State Highway 310
Suite 7
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-386-4730
Fx: 315-386-8636

Department Head:
Andrea Montgomery
Director

amontgomery@stlawco.org

 

St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging

Brief Description of Services... The Office for the Aging provides service and advocacy for county residents 60 years and older. Programs and services includes: Nutrition Centers and Home Delivered Meals; Home Care Services;  Family Caregiver Support; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Medical Transportation;  Legal Services; Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance.  

For more information, please call (315) 386-4730. 

OFA NEWS & EVENTS :

The Office for the Aging is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

The OFA is now on ------>   FaceBook!  

Find us and like our page at "St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging"

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Looking to Volunteer?  Are you looking to be more involved in your community?  The Office for the Aging is looking for volunteers to help at any of the following sites:  Nutrition Centers, OFA Main Office and Classes.  Please call Danielle Durant at 386-4730 or email ddurant@stlawco.org to discuss volunteer opportunities.

HEAP

Regular HEAP program runs 11/14/16 - 3/15/17.

Emergency HEAP program runs 1/13/17 - 3/15/17. 

Questions regarding HEAP applications can be directed to the DSS HEAP unit at (315) 379-2297.

Computer Classes:   Currently being held at BOCES in Canton.   Please call 386-4730 for information about the next class.

EPIC: 

EPIC is a New York State sponsored prescription program for senior citizens who need help paying for their prescriptions.  EPIC works with Medicare Part D as a secondary payer.  New York State residents can apply if they are 65 or older, and have an annual income of $75,000 or less if single, or $100,000 or less if married.  For more information, go to  www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/

Upcoming Events:

Holiday Basket Drive for Seniors:  The Office for the Aging is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Holiday Basket Drive for Seniors.  We will be collecting donated gift items to create gift baskets for seniors that participate in our home delivered meal program.  If you would like to donate gift items, please drop them off to our main office or any nutrition center by DECEMBER 13th!  We appreciate the community's support in helping us to make the holidays brighter and happier for seniors in our county!  Click on the link for more information:  http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/data/files/departments/OfficefortheAging/BasketContestSign.pdf

 

Office for the Aging Home Care Program:  If you are 60 or over and in need of home care services, the Office for the Aging is accepting referrals for the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP).  This home care program assists elderly, fragile individuals to help maintain quality of life at home.  EISEP provides personal care including bathing, dressing, grooming and meal preparation to County residents who are non-Medicaid eligible.  Services provided may be on a cost-share basis depending on income levels.  Contact:  Randy Andre at (315) 386-4730.

 

Home Energy & Emergency Services Guide:   Click here for more information.

 

 Nutrition Program:   Suggested voluntary donation for individuals age 60 and older is $3 per meal.  Meals are $5 for anyone under 60.  Donations help support the program.  We request a 24-hour reservation to eat at any meal site.  For further info, please call 315-386-4730.

Nutrition Site Location Serving Time Phone Contact Person
Brasher Falls, LBSH Housing 11:30 am 389 - 5100 Val Sochia
Canton, 37 Riverside Drive 11:30 am 347 - 3079 Linda Bouchey
DeKalb Junction, Sunrise Valley Apartments 12:00 pm 347 - 3079 Linda Bouchey
Edwards, Senior Courts 12:00 pm 562 - 3797 Barb Newcombe
Morristown, Fire Station 12:00 pm 375 - 6703 Carol Yerdon
Ogdensburg, Centennial Terrace 11:30 am 393 - 9133 Pam Bailey
Potsdam, Midtown Apartments 12:00 pm 265 - 2870 Yvette Narrow
Star Lake, 4208 SH 3 12:00 pm 322 - 8421 Sandy Conklin

 

For inquiries contact:   NY Connects at 386-4730.  Current Home Delivered Meal 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: Your Link to Long Term Services and Supports 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 services and supports in St. Lawrence County. Click on link for the Resource Directory.

 

Public Transportation:   St. Lawrence NYSARC is the operator for the County's Public Transportation Service. For info, contact Jerry Filiatrault, Director of Operations at (315) 386-2600 or jfiliatrault@slnysarc.org.

Click here for update of current schedule.






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