Programs and Services

The following programs and services are provided or funded by the Monroe County Office for Aging and Adult Services.

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Adult Day Service

PARK PLACE SOUTHWEST

Rochester Regional Health System
Phone: 585 235-6380

This is a social model, adult day service program. The five-day a week program helps physically and mentally frail older persons to continue living in the community by providing a supervised and structured program, or call NY Connects at 325-2800.

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Advocacy

Caregiver Assistance

CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

Alzheimer's Association
Phone: 585 760-5400

Training for persons caring for an older relative or friend, along with information and referral.

 

RELATIVES AS PARENTS PROGRAM

Rochester Family Resource Center
Phone: 585 436-0370

A weekly support group, SKIP Generations, is held for relatives who are raising their grandchildren. Topics include parenting skills, money management and legal issues.

Counseling

ELDERLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Catholic Family Center
Phone: 585 325-2800

Caseworkers provide assessment, short-term problem solving, crisis intervention and advocacy for participants of senior centers, senior groups, and for homebound older persons throughout Monroe County. They assist senior citizens in applying for benefits such as food stamps, tax credits, SSI, etc.

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Education

OASIS

Lifetime Care
Phone: 585 730-8800

Educational, informational, cultural and health/fitness programs are offered to persons age 55 and older. Located at Lifetime Care, a wide variety of classes enable older adults to renew past interests and learn new skills. OASIS offers many volunteer opportunities, including intergenerational programs.

Employment

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

LIFESPAN
Phone: 585 244-8400

Older workers, age 55 and over, are provided with part-time employment opportunities in non-profit agencies for job training, which can lead to permanent employment.

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Financial Management

LIFESPAN

Phone: 585 244-8400

Caseworkers and trained volunteers provide a voluntary money management service. Individuals requesting assistance receive a variety of services including needs assessment, financial planning, assistance in obtaining benefits, credit counseling, and bill paying.

 

LEGAL SERVICES

Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation
Phone: 585 325-2520

Assistance and/or advocacy is provided to older Monroe County residents in regard to legal issues including Social Security, SSI, Medicaid and other public benefits, landlord-tenant problems, simple wills, utility problems, and power of attorney.

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Health Promotion

Health Advocate Specialist

Phone: 585 753-6562

This program provides advocacy and general information regarding senior health issues.

Home Support

EXPANDED IN-HOME SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PROGRAM (EISEP)

Case Management Service
Catholic Family Center
Phone: 585 262-7060. 325-2800

All persons receiving EISEP services are provided with case management, assuring appropriate and cost-effective care. General components include screening, assessment, development of a care plan, authorization of in-home services, and on-going monitoring and evaluation to ensure appropriate services are being provided.

  • In-Home Services
  • Various Aide Agencies
  • Housekeeper/chore and personal care services are available for frail older persons. An EISEP case manager develops a care plan and authorizes services. Fees are determined according to financial need
  • Ancillary Services

RESPITE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

LIFESPAN
Phone: 585 244-8400

This program is specifically designed for individuals being served through the Elder Abuse Prevention Program. Services include transportation, social and medical day care, and in-home aide services.

 

SUPPORT TO AGING RESIDENTS (STAR)

Catholic Family Center
Phone: 585 325-2800

Friendly visiting, housekeeping, light chore service, and escorted transportation to medical appointments or grocery stores are provided to frail, isolated persons throughout Monroe County.

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Nutrition

HOME DELIVERED MEALS

Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc.
Phone: 585 787-2233 ext. 465

One or two meals are provided to persons aged 60 and over who are homebound due to illness or disability, and who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are available five days per week, with provision for weekend meals if needed.

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION AND ONE ON ONE COUNSELING WITH A REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Monroe County Office for the Aging
Phone: 585 753-6499

Phone: 585 753-6458
Phone: 585 753-6517

Monthly Nutrition Education information available at area meal site locations. One on One counseling with one of our Registered Dietitians availabe to all eligible participants at no cost to participant.

NUTRITION PROGRAM MEAL SITES: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/aging-centers.php

Senior center participants and recipients of home delivered meals are provided with nutrition information to help them maintain good health and prevent the onset of nutrition-related diseases.

SENIORS FARMER MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM COUPONS

Each year the New York State Office for the Aging in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets issues Coupon Books valued at $20 to Area Agencies on Aging for older adults age 60 and over to use at area farm markets. These books are available on a first come, first serve basis and there are no eligibility requirements other than being age 60 and over. For 2015, New York State issued 2200 Coupoin Books to Monroe County. This is up 24% from previous years.

Farmer's Market Coupons may be redeemed only at approved farmers market sites, and it is up to the individual farmers at those sites to decide whether or not to accept them. A complete list can be found online at the state Department of Agriculture's website.

Coupon Books will be available at the locations listed below by Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and can be used at many area Farmer's Markets beginning July 1, 2015. Due to popularity and limited supply, you may want to call the distribution site to check availability.

Centro de Oro Senior Center
817 East Main Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 256-8900

Charles Settlement House
71 Parkway, Rochester
Phone: (585) 277-0813
(Also available at the Dunn Towers Congregate Meal Sites) – same contact number

Chili Senior Center
3235 Chili Ave., Rochester
Phone: (585) 889-6185

Community Place of Greater Rochester
145 Parsells Avenue, Rochester
Phone: (585) 288-0021

Eldersource/NY Connects at Lifespan
1900 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone:  (585) 325-2800

Greece Community and Senior Center
3 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Phone: (585) 723-2425

Hillside Children’s Center/SKIP Generations (formerly Crestwood Children’s Center)
89 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 436-0370

Henrietta Senior Center
515 Calkins Road, Henrietta
Phone: (585) 334-4030

Hilton Senior Center
59 Henry Street, Hilton
Phone: (585) 392-9030
 

Honeoye Falls Village
5 East St.
Honeoye Falls, NY
585-624-1711

Irondequoit Senior Center
154 Pinegrove Avenue, Irondequoit
Phone: (585) 336-6078

LIFESPAN Downtown
25 Franklin Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 232-3280

MARC of Baden St.
86 Vienna Street, Rochester
Phone: (585) 325-8134

Ogden Senior Center
200 South Union Street, Spencerport
Phone: (585) 352-3250

Park Place South West
89 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 368-3942

Perinton NORC/SOFI
4646 Nine Mile Point Road
Fairport, NY 14450
377-7830

Pittsford Senior Center
3750 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford
Phone: (585) 248-6235

Senior Companions
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Southwest Senior Center
Montgomery Neighborhood Center
10 Cady Street
Phone: (585) 436-3090

Sweden Senior Center
133 State Street, Brockport
Phone: (585) 637-8161

Webster Senior Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster
Phone: (585) 872-7102

Hunger Hides

If you or someone you know appears to be struggling to pay bills; has to decide between buying their medications, food and/or the electric bills, or it appears that they have limited to no food in their home, they may be food insecure. These friends and family members may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). To apply for SNAP benefits, you can go to https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/ or, if 60 or over, an individual 21 and over with disabilities or the caregiver of someone 60 or over call 325-2800 for application assistance.

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Senior Programs

SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM

Monroe County Office for the Aging
Phone: 585 753-6280

Twenty-one senior programs, located throughout Monroe County, serve residents ages 60 and over. All offer a nutritious meal and many offer a complete calendar of recreational, cultural, educational, health and social service programs. Transportation service is available at many programs.

For a List of Senior Center Nutrition Program Sites, plesae go to: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/aging-centers.php

Transportation

SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION

Medical Motor Service
Phone: 585 654-7030

Vans provide transportation to and from senior centers, as well as shopping, medical, recreational and other social trips scheduled by the center.

Catholic Family Center TRAC
Phone: 585 325 2800 

Transportation is coordinated by a mobility specialist for persons age 60+ throughout Monroe County.                                                                                                         

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Phone: 585 753-6280

Many Office for the Aging programs are operated with the assistance of volunteers. If you are interested in offering your time and talent to one of these programs, please call the Office for the Aging for more information.

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