Thursday, December 13, 2018


  • Home Delivered and Group Meals
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Information and Assistance
  • Caregiver Support Services
  • Health Insurance Information & Assistance
  • Home Energy Assistance
  • Long Term Care Information through NY Connects
  • Adult Day Services
  • In-home Services
  • Legal Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities


Area Agencies on Aging

Core Services Provided Through Area Agencies on Aging

New York State Area Agencies on Aging were established under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to respond to the needs of American age 60 and over. By providing home and community based services, the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) make it possible for older adults to live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Services are provided through the programs below, which are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, New York State, county government and other sources. Fact Sheet

Agencies on Aging offices are located in every county, New York City and the Seneca Nation and St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservations. To find your local office, click here.



Expanded In Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)

EISEP is designed to provide non-medical services to those 60 and over so they may remain independent in their own homes as long as it is safely possible. In-home services include homemaker/personal care or housekeeper chore services. A case manager determines needed services through as assessment of client needs, develops a care plan and coordinates adjusts, and monitors to services provided. Fact Sheet


Nutrition and Home Delivered Meals

The Home Delivered Meal program provides hot meals for qualifying seniors either in a group setting or as a home delivered meal. Each meal provides at least one-third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of nutrition. Nutrition education and counseling are also offered as part of this program. Good nutrition in later years helps both in reducing the risk of disease and in managing symptoms of disease and contribute to a higher quality of life. Fact Sheet


NY Connects

NY Connects provides information and assistance to consumers of all ages seeking long-term care services and help them remain living within their communities. Fact Sheet


Community Services for the Elderly (CSE)

Area Agencies on Aging provide critical services that enable older adults to lead active and healthy lives by giving them simple and effective tools they can use to maintain and improve their health and reduce their risk of disease and disability. CSE provides services such as case management, meals, adults day services, home care, transportation, health promotion and information and assistance. Fact Sheet


Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

HIICAP provides information to seniors on Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, EPIC and other health insurance options and assists Medicare beneficiaries with access to health care. HIICAP also helps seniors apply for programs such as the Medicare Savings Program. Fact Sheet


Caregiver Support Services

Caregiver support services are provided in the form of respite, adults day services and support groups. Fact Sheet

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