Office for the Aging / NY Connects

Office for the Aging / NY Connects

We are here to help you find information, services and supports to help you or loved ones remain independent.


Herkimer County Office for the Aging / NY Connects plans funds & delivers services to help individuals age 60 and older. NY Connects provides information & assistance to an individual of any age on Long Term Services & Supports. Our services are there to assist individuals to be able to remain in their homes.

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm

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

Programs View all Programs

Age-Friendly Herkimer County

2020 the Herkimer County Office for the Aging was awarded a grant from the New York State Office for…

Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, suppor…

Annual Office for the Aging Awards

Each year the Advisory Council of the Office for the Aging awards 2 awards to Herkimer County senior…

Caregiver Support

This is a program designed to assist caregivers. A caregiver is a family member(s) or another indivi…

Discharge Planning

According to Medicare discharge planning is "A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smo…

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

If you are in need of health insurance information, counseling, and assistance, the Office for the A…

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

In an effort to help income eligible individuals cope with higher fuel bills of winter, NYS particip…

Job Pool & Meaningful Service Opportunities

Job Pool Program The Job Pool Registry is a registry of names of area people interested in workin…

Nutrition Services

Meals-on-Wheels, Congregate Meals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling & Farmer Market Cou…

NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care in Herkimer County

People of all ages, from infants to seniors, may need long-term care. NY Connects is available to as…

Online Classes

We have teamed up with GetSetUp to provide hundreds of live online classes to keep you mentally, phy…


We provide transportation to Herkimer County senior citizens who are age 60 or older. If the senior …

News & Events View all News & Events

Aug. 21 2024

SCAMS 101 Presentation at Galinsky Apartments in Herkimer

SCAMS 101 Herkimer County Office for the Aging/NY Connects has partnered with Lifespan to provide…

Aug. 21 2024

SCAMS 101 Presentation at Prindle Apartments Ilion

SCAMS 101 Herkimer County Office for the Aging/NY Connects has partnered with Lifespan to provide…

Jul. 23 2024

Free Technology Classes for Older Adults

T‑Mobile and Herkimer County Office for the Aging have partnered to provide FREE technology classes …

Jul. 22 2024

SIGN UP NOW for Tai Chi Classes in Schuyler

Classes start July 22, 2024

Jul. 17 2024

Come Learn About Scams, Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Little Falls

Come join us on July 17th in Little Falls @ 12 pm to learn about ways to protect yourself and others…

Jun. 06 2024

Herkimer County Office for the Aging Farmers Market Coupons

Coupons can be used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at any participating Farmer’s Ma…

Jun. 05 2024

Cost Saving Programs to Assist Older Adults

    Herkimer County Office for…

Jun. 03 2024

Free Classes for Older Adults available through Office for the Aging

Herkimer County Office for the Aging is excited to offer our older adults an online learning opportu…



Need To Know


Donations can be made in someones memory or on someones behalf. You can specify which program you would like the donate to.

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” —Sally Koch

New York State Office for the Aging provides funding to local Office for the Aging's across New York State. Please visit the New York State Office for the Aging website.

Donations can be sent to:

Herkimer County Office for the Aging
109 Mary Street Suite 1101
Herkimer, NY 13350

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Department: Office for the Aging

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