Herkimer County
 Departments 

Office for the Aging

Kathy Fox, Director

109 Mary Street
Suite 1101
Herkimer, NY 13350
315-867-1121
315-867-1448
Description:

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The Herkimer County Office for the Aging (OFA) plans, funds, and delivers services to people aged 60 and older in Herkimer County.


As the authorized Area Agency on Aging, the Herkimer County Office for the Aging receives funds from donations, the federal government, NYS Office for the Aging and Herkimer County.


Our Goal; to help senior citizens remain in their homes, independently, for as long as possible, while giving priority to those with the greatest economic and social needs as well as older individuals at risk for institutional placement.


Our mission; to offer a wide range of supportive services with respect and dignity for the senior citizen population and their families.

“…but old age is also importantly about transformation as we learn to accept what we cannot change, rage when we must, and adopt new ways of life as needed.” 

Self, Society, and the "New Gerontology" Martha B. Holstein, PhD and Meredith Minkler, DrPH

 

The programs that we provide to seniors citizens are vitally important to them being able to maintain their independence.  If anyone would like to donate to any of the programs that the Office for the Aging provides, it would be greatly appreciated and would assist us in continuing our mission.

 

Donations can be sent to

Herkimer County Office for the Aging

109 Mary Street Suite 1101

Herkimer, NY 13350

 

Donations can be made in someones memory and you can specify which program you would like to donate to. 

" Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day" -Sally Koch

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

From Memorial Day to Labor Day (summer hours)
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Contacts:
Director
Kathy Fox
Phone: 315-867-1121
Fax: 315-867-1448
General Questions Regarding OFA Programs
Phone: 315-867-1121
In-Home services, Job Pool, Caregiver & Respite Services
Phone: 315-867-1124
Fax: 315-867-1448
Meals-on-Wheels, Congregate Meals and Nutrition Counseling
Phone: 315-867-1204
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
Heating Assistance Program
Phone: 315-867-1195
WRAP
Weatherization Referral Assistance Program
Phone: 315-867-1370
Office for the Aging
Email:
Phone: 315-867-1121
Fax: 315-867-1448
Links:
Administration on Aging (Federal Agency on Aging)
This link will take you to the federal agency on aging.
Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc.

Among many other things, you will find the Herkimer County Human Services Directory at this site.

MyMedicareMatters
This free online resource helps people with Medicare and their families better understand Medicare and related health assistance programs.
A New Online Guide to Hearing Aids
This like will take you to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) web site. They have a new web site for current and potential users of hearing aids.
Alzheimers & Dementia Info
Many of these publications are free & available on-line.
Additional Alzheimers & Dementia Info
Resources available from Duke Family Support Program.
Family Caregivers Information
This link will take you to the "Next Step in Care" project and provides information to help family caregivers and health care providers to work together to help your loved one. There is information for all caregivers, info on hospital stays and hospital discharge planning, information on Rehabilitation and information on home care.
My Benefits
Check your eligibility for a range of benefits and apply for food assistance on-line.
Aging Care
A wide range of resources for caregivers.  There are informational articles as well as the ability to ask professionals questions about caregiving.
Life Insurance Settlement Association

In the 21st century, the life settlement industry has every reason to be optimistic.  Millions of Baby Boomers hold hundreds of billions of dollars of life insurance that could become life settlements.  Boomers' need for financial resources is well documented. Their life insurance policies are an important resource in meeting their retirement needs.

Consumers have a lot to gain as awareness expands.  Advisors are positive about the benefits of the life settlements option and have expressed a motivation to learn more.  As a result, The Life Insurance Settlement Association's primary goal is to educate advisors and consumers of this highly attractive option.

Herkimer County Farmers Markets
This website highlights the local farmers markets in Herkimer County.
Lifeline
Lifeline Discount Telephone Service is a program that allows income eligible consumers to receive a discount on basic telephone service.  Individuals qualify for Lifeline if they participate in one of a number of federal assistance programs, such as HEAP, SNAP (Food Stamps) and Medicaid, or by having an income which is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.   Additional information regarding the Lifeline program can be found on the State of New York Department of Public Service consumer.
Pet Food Stamps

The Pet Food Stamps program is not a government program and exclusively funds its operation from donations from individuals, business and foundation grants. We are able to eliminate the heart-wrenching decision of surrendering a pet by making sure these pet owners are given free home deliveries of Pet Food to maintain the health, vitality and companionship of their pets.

Documents:
Point of Entry (PDF - 361.2 KB)
This screening tool is designed to help you determine long term care service needs for your loved one.
Increase your independence!  You don't have to depend on someone to pick up a few things for you at the store.
Here is a list of restaurants that will deliver to your home & so help you to maintain your independence.  To all restaurants reading this, if you deliver & want to be added to this list, please contact us & let us know.
This is a directory of human services for Herkimer County.

Learn how you can save money on prescription medications with this FREE prescription card. Card now has new vision and hearing benefits that are covered by your county card.

 

Bill Payer Program (PDF - 32.2 KB)
This document describes a growing problem for Medicare recipients who think they have been admitted to a hospital, only to find that they were classified as outpatient and now learn that they are responsible for higher bills.
Ombudsman Program (PDF - 37.9 KB)
"Save and Heat" (DOCX - 179.7 KB)
If qualified, any of these programs will help put extra cash in your pocket which in turn, can be applied toward monthly heating costs.
Information to prevent Life Settlements Fraud