Office for the Aging

Contact Information

Julie Allen Aldrich
Director

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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

Summer Celebration: 

On Friday August 22, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm County Executive Maggie Brooks Presents: The 11th Annual Salute to Seniors Celebration Concert at Ontario Beach Park.

Wear your dancing shoes or sit and sway to the music. Either way, come on out and listen to the muscial stylings of the Allegro Party Band and Johnny Matt Band.

Representatives from the Monroe County Office for the Aging, Veteran's Services Agency, Library System, and Sheriff's Community Education Progam will be available to answer any questions you may have about services in our community.

Boxed Lunches:

Boxed Lunches can be ordered in advance through any Monroe County Office for the Aging Congregate Meal Site at the cost of $5.00 per meal. These meals are available for individuals age 60 and over, their spouse of any age, or an adult child living in the home of the person 60 and over who is disabled. The deadline to purchase a boxed lunch is Friday, August 8th.

Other information about event:

Parking is Free. Water and lemonade will be available. Please bring your own lawn chair. Pavilions are reserved for the Congregate Meal Programs. The event is Rain or Shine! Please call the Monroe County Office for the Aging at (585) 753-6280 for more information.

Public Hearing:

The Monroe County Office for the Aging holds a Annual Public Hearing to review the Annual Plan for Program Delivery and hear feedback from the community. This year's Public Hearing will be held at Foodlink, located at: 1999 Mt Read Blvd South Srv Rd on Wednesday, October 1st in conjunction with the Hunger and Aging Alliance Summit. Time TBD. More information soon to follow.

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