Office for the Aging

Contact Information

Julie Allen Aldrich


Monroe County Office for the Aging

Monroe Community Hospital
435 E. Henrietta Rd.
Room 3rd floor, West
(Faith Wing)
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-6280
Fax: 585 753-6281

We Excel In Aging Well!

The Monroe County Office for the Aging is dedicated to serving our older residents.

In 1973, the Office for the Aging was established by the Monroe County Legislature and designated by the Federal and State governments as the Area Agency on Aging. The Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) is proud to celebrate over 40 years of excellent service to its older residents, and is committed to continuing this tradition of service.

The Office for the Aging is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding and advocating for programs and services which meet the needs of Monroe County residents age 60 and over. Services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and/or economic need, placing emphasis on serving those older persons who are low-income, minority and/or those with physical and mental disabilities.

In 1973, there were 97,000 residents 60 years of age and older in Monroe County. Today, there are more than 122,000 older residents, and the numbers keep growing. It is our goal to ensure that Monroe County’s older citizens “excel in aging well.”

GoalsPicture of elderly couple on the beach.

The goal of Office for the Aging is to promote a safe and independent lifestyle through timely and responsive systems of protective services, long-term care, quality nutrition and supportive in-home services through a consumer-focused and coordinated service delivery system that protects, supports, and advocates for older residents of Monroe County.

Monroe County's NYConnects: (585) 325-2800

Monroe County’s New York Connects is your answer to Long-Term Care Services. NYConnects provides comprehensive and unbiased information and assistance for all long-term care services regardless of age. This information includes screening for social and medical needs, financial status, available service options regardless of payer source, comprehensive needs assessment, service/care coordination, and public education. Do you have questions on legal services for older adults, healthcare options for older adults, personal emergency response units, home care assistance, congregate and home delivered meals, nutrition education and counseling for older adults, falls prevention, depression and isolation, case management, burial assistance, or other Long Term Care needs? If so this is your one stop information and assistance line and a service that is free for all to use. Translation services available for indivduals with limited english proficiency.


Upcoming Events

Intergenerational Fall Clean Up:   Saturday, October 25, 2014; 9:00am Kickoff at Monroe Community Hospital (435 E. Henrietta Road)

Call for Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers age 14 and up to assist our community's older adults. Earn Community Service Credits for your school or just pay it forward!

This year's event coincides with USA Today's Make a Difference Day! This one day event is rain or shine. Transportation will be the responsibility of the volunteers and/or their chaperones.

We will kickoff the event at Monroe Community Hospital at 9:00am with County Executive Maggie Brooks (continental breakfast provided). At that time you will be given your instructions for the day, directions and tools. You and your team will then go to the pre-selected homes of older adults in our community to rake their lawns and sweep their steps and driveways. The event typically ends around 2:00pm or as soon as you are done with your assigned lawns.

To sign up as a volunteer, please call Flo Dorsey at 753-6463 or email FloDorsey@monroecounty,gov by Friday, October 10th.

Coats for Seniors:

County Executive Maggie Brooks, County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, Legislator Steve Tuchiarello launched the 2014 Coats for Seniors Campaign on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:00am at the County Office Building. They were joined by Julie Allen Aldrich, Director, Monroe County Office for the Aging and Bill McDonald, Executive Director, Medical Motor Services. This is the 11th year for this campaign. Over 6000 coats have been distributed to seniors in Monroe County to date.


You may drop off a new or gently used coat at the locations below between now and January 1, 2014. Medical Motor Services will pick up coats and our team will distribute them to seniors in need throughout the winter. If you are a senior in  need of a coat, please call our offices at 753-6280 or contact one of the senior center locations listed below:

Coats for Seniors Drop Off Locations - collecting coats until January 1, 2014
Monroe County Office for the Aging: 435 E Henrietta Road, 3rd Floor Faith Wing,                                   Rochester, NY 14620
Monroe Community Hospital: 435 E Henrietta Road, 1st Floor Faith Wing                                           (by security office),                                                                        Rochester, NY 14620
Senior Centers:  
ABVI 422 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY  14620
Centro De Oro (IBERO) 817 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Charles Settlement House 71 Parkway, Rochester, NY 14608
Dunn Tower I 100 Dunn Tower Drive, Rochester, NY 14606
Dunn Tower II 200 Dunn Tower Dr, Rochester, NY 14606
Chili  Senior Center 3235 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624
Community Place of Greater Rochester 145 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609
Greece  Community Center 3 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14612
Henrietta  Senior Center 515 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14467
Hilton-Parma  Community Center 59 Henry Street, Hilton, NY 14468
Visiting Nurse Services (MOW) 2180 Empire Boulevard, Webster, NY 14580
Irondequoit  Senior Center 154 Pinegrove Aveue, Rochester, NY 14617
Wolk Older Adult Center 25 Franklin Street, Rochester, NY 14604
MARC of Baden Street   86 Vienna Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Montgomery Southwest  Senior Center 10 Cady Street, Rochester, NY 14608
Ogden  Senior Center 200 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559
Pittsford  Senior Center 3750 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY  14534
Sweden Senior Center (Lifetime Assistance) 133 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420
Webster Senior Center 1350 Chiyoda Drive,  Webster, NY 14580
Wheatland Senior Center 22 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546
Monroe County Office Building 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614
Monroe County Department of Motor Vehicles Offices:  The Mall at Greece Ridge - West Entrance
  Suburban Plaza - 2199 East Henrietta Road
  Titus Mall - 545 Titus Avenue
Colony Dry Cleaners: 695 Howard Road, Rochester, NY 14624

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