Office for the Aging

The

Ontario County Office for the Aging

is 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 ***
  

  

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE 

Senior Farmer’s Market Coupon Program

The Ontario County Office for the Aging will be distributing Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets beginning Monday  June 11th provided by the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program; each booklet contains five $4.00 coupons for a total value of $20.00.  These coupons provide low-income seniors the opportunity to improve their nutritional health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The coupons are valid through November 30th, 2018 at participating Farmers Markets.

Coupon booklets are available to eligible seniors on a first come, first serve basis as long as supplies last.  Coupon books may be picked up by an eligible Power of Attorney, proof will be required. Eligible Ontario County seniors need to be at least 60 years of age, and affirm they are low income based on one or more of the following criteria:                                   

A gross monthly income at or below:

  • One person household                  $1,872.00/month
  • Two person household                  $2,538.00/month
  • Three person household               $3,204.00/month

Senior Farmers Market Coupon booklets will be available for pickup at the Office for the Aging of Ontario County located at 3019 County Complex Drive in Canandaigua, NY between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

 

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.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
     

August 23rd, 30th and September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2018 
Time 9:30am - 12:30pm
Please call NYConnects 585-396-4047 to register for Powerful Tools for Caregivers  which will be held at Wood Library Canandaigua

 

Check out the "Social Security Newsletter"
  
My Plate
       
Are You Ready for a Disaster?
 
         

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 Angela Wohlschlegel 585-396-4837.
 
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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.
NY Connects