The Orange County Office for the Aging is committed to meeting the special service needs of Orange County’s senior population, their families and friends who care for them. Orange County Office for the Aging offers services, either directly or through sub-contracts, designed to maintain the quality of life of those aged 60 and over.
The primary goal of the Office for the Aging is maintaining the dignity, well-being and independence of senior citizens through the Office’s distinctive role as advocate and community partner.
The Office for the Aging’s web page offers a list of links that give a brief explanation of the services available. For additional information call 845-615-3700 or visit the office. Assistance will be provided by one of our Aging Services Specialists. Home visits can be scheduled for homebound seniors. Bi-lingual assistance is also available.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - opens on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to assist low income households with a one-time benefit towards their heating costs. The monthly income guideline for one person is $2,494 and for two people is $3,262. For further eligibility and information, call OC NY Connects Line at 845-615-3710.
NYSOFA Announces the Launch of CV19 Checkup in NYS
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized easy to use online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will immediately receive your free, confidential, customized report from CV19 Checkup.
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NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
NY Project Hope is the statewide crisis counseling response to COVID-19. Helpline callers can reach a trained crisis counselor seven days a week from 8am to 10pm. The calls are free, confidential, and anonymous. New Yorkers can also visit NY Project Hope’s website to find resources, strategies, and tips to help cope during COVID. NY Project Hope is a program of the NYS Office of Mental Health and is funded by FEMA.