Office for Aging

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Help Us “Get into the Act”!!

The mission of the Broome County Office for Aging (OFA) is to improve and enrich the quality of life for all older persons in Broome County.  To fulfill this mission, meaningful programs and services are carefully designed and offered to meet the needs of older adults.  Every four years OFA develops a plan to provide an overview of the most pressing issues Broome County seniors face as well as to define specific goals and objectives.

OFA is currently developing the 2016-2020 plan and is in need of your input.  Please share your thoughts and feelings about what programs and services are important to you.  Your input can help OFA make our community an even better place to live, work and play!  Please click on the following link and complete our Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2D8V7SQ

You can also share any additional thoughts and ideas by sending an email to ofa@co.broome.ny.us.

Suggestions for the 2016-20 Plan for Services may also be mailed to Broome County Office for Aging, 60 Hawley Street, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902.  You may also call with your suggestions: (607) 778-2411 (ask to speak to Lucia Esposito).

Thank you!


Who We Are

The Broome County Office for Aging assists seniors and caregivers by providing the services and benefits that elders need to live independently. We offer these services both in the community and in the homes of Broome County elderly.

Our agency is a focal point for information. We help caregivers and older adults to get the services they need whether they are looking for information on healthy living or need care in their homes.

A listing of links to descriptions of our services is located on the left hand side of this page. To learn more, simply click on any one of them. Or you can download our Programs and Services for Seniors brochure, which provides a brief description of our services and a listing of senior community centers.  The more detailed Office for Aging Services for Seniors Guidebook is also available.


Our Mission

The mission of the Broome County Office for Aging is to improve and enrich the quality of life for all older persons in Broome County.

The Office for Aging:

  • Promotes the dignity and independence of the older person
  • Ensures that comprehensive and coordinated services are brought to bear on the needs of older persons
  • Fosters public awareness of the value and contribution of older persons of the community

Part of a Network

We are one of 59 Area Agencies on Aging in New York State and part of the national aging network. As an area agency on aging, the Office for Aging is a focal point for information, advocacy and coordination of eldercare services. We provide services directly and through contracts with 21 other organizations.


Elder Service Planning

Besides providing services, the Office for Aging engages in community planning efforts both on our own and as part of the Aging Futures Partnership. We are always interested in public comments on the need that seniors and caregivers have for services and information in Broome County. You can email comments on needs or remarks on services you are currently using to ofa@co.broome.ny.us.


Elder Services Guide


For more information on other services available in our community visit www.broomeelderservices.org

 

Broome County CASA/NY Connects:

http://www.gobroomecounty.com/casa/

Click on web site for choices for long term care.

Funding for Broome County Office for Aging programs is provided by, Broome County government, the US Administration on Aging, the New York State Office for Aging, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Funding is received from the Federal government under Title III of the Older Americans Act, the New York State Office for Aging, local municipalities, and private grants. Most services are offered for a contribution or at no charge.

The Broome County Office for Aging does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin or sponsor, sexual orientation, or subject any persons to any discrimination in his civil rights. 


Make Contributions or Donations Online!

Broome County Office for Aging now accepts online contributions and donations.  These can be made with a major credit, debit, or prepaid debit card.

Contributions and donations can go towards:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Yesteryears Adult Day Center
  • Senior Center Meals
  • General Office for Aging Contributions
  • Transportation