Office for the Aging
Ontario County Office for the Agingis a human-service agency located at 3019 County Complex Dr. in Canandaigua, New York.
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region, the county houses approximately 110,000 residents. The Office for the Aging serves people 60 years of age and older and their caregivers. The mission of this office is to provide advocacy, information, assistance, assessment, and referral.
To learn more about our office please visit our About Us page.
*** Special Announcements ***
Elmcrest Community Meal Site Moving
The Senior Community Dining Program located at Elmcrest Apartments
Will be Moving
When: October 1, 2018
To: Lyceum Heights Apartments, Building #2, 150 Lyceum Street, Geneva
Serving Time: 12:15 pm
Information: If you need more information please call 585-396-4837
Senior of the Year 2018 Photos
Wood Library Computer Classes for Seniors (must be 60 years of age+ and Ontario County Resident)
The Sweetheart Scam
Beware of the Sweetheart Scam. Many older adults are falling victim to this scam. In 2013 there were 6,412 reports of sweetheart scams costing victims close to $82 million. Older people are especially at risk for fraud. Americans 65 and up are more likely to be targeted by con artists and more likely to lose money.
Sweetheart scams can happen on the Internet or in person. Con artists scour online dating sites, social media accounts and chat threads searching for targets. Those recently divorced or widowed can be especially vulnerable.
The sweetheart scam seduces victims into thinking they are in a whirlwind romance. Con artists pretend to want a romantic relationship to swindle the person. They use persuasion and emotional blackmail to hook and reel in a target.
Once the relationship is established, the criminal fabricates a crisis. A scammer might say he or she needs an operation or cash to visit the victim. Many victims are often embarrassed to come forward.
Check out the "Social Security Newsletter"
"Immunization: Do You Know What You Need?"
Are You Ready for a Disaster?
"Fire Safety and Aging"
Medication Drop Box Locations
Social Security Scam
Food Link/Curbside Market Schedule 2018
The Fraud Corner
For the most recent and up to date news on fraudulent activities, please visit our Scam Alerts page.
Home Delivered Meals Program is in Need of Volunteers
For more information please visit our Volunteer page or contact Tammy at 585-396-4046.
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How do I get help?
By calling NY Connects or Office for the Aging at (585) 396 - 4040 or
(315) 781 - 1321
New York Connects, a “Single Point of Entry” for long-term care services, is a program of the Ontario County Office for the Aging.
It offers a “one-stop shop” for consumers attempting to navigate the many aspects of the long-term care system.
Telephone interpretation service available.