Aging Services

Our agency serves as the link between seniors and the agencies that serve them. Most programs and services are offered on a contribution basis. No service is denied because of inability or unwillingness to contribute. Some programs operate on a "cost share" basis, where the client pays a portion of the cost according to his/her income.

Funding for these programs is provided by Wayne County, the New York State Office for the Aging, the Federal Older Americans Act, and private contributions.

Programs and Services

Workshops

Medicare 101: Please call to register.  This is an introductory class for people who are new to Medicare or who may have had Medicare for a while, but never understood it. We review what Medicare is, how someone gets Medicare, what the different options are for coverage under the Medicare program and where people can go for extra help either with costs or understanding coverage. Medicare 101 is now available online. View the video and check out links to important Medicare information at your leisure.

Check out the current edition of our newsletter for other classes and events scheduled or call the office for more information on any of the offerings.

Surveys – Make Your Voice Heard

(1) New York State Department of Health and State Office for the Aging Announce survey to gather public input and help shape State Master Plan for Aging

Survey to Inform Needs and Priorities in the Development of MPA Policies and Strategies

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced a statewide public survey to help shape the state’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) strategies and priorities. Older adults, individuals with disabilities, and those who provide care for older New Yorkers and people with disabilities are encouraged to take this survey and share their input on how the MPA can best serve their needs.

The survey is available in English and 16 non-English languages and can be completed online here. To choose a preferred language, use the toggle at the top right side of the survey webpage. A paper version is also available here to download, print, and complete. The survey will be open through December 31, 2023.

If you just want to send a comment (good or bad) about your experience(s) with services/supports/opportunities for New Yorkers as they age, email MPA@health.ny.gov. If you need help with any of these, you can call our office 315-946-5624.

(2) Local Wayne County Survey to help develop our county 4-year plan for aging services.

View the survey here 

(3) Share Your Managed Long-Term Care Horror Story in the Month of October!

All of us have experienced or heard of a horror story involving managed long-term care insurance plans (MLTC)* like Fidelis, Wellcare, Hamaspik, Health Plus or Centers Plan for Healthy Living refusing to provide necessary equipment or services to maintain independence. 

We are looking for New Yorkers who would consider sharing their Managed Long Term Care stories publicly, including with legislators, on social media and with press as part of our urgent #FairPay4HomeCare campaign to raise wages for home care workers and hold managed long term care companies accountable in the process. 

By October 31, we ask you to use this form to simply tell your story in order to demonstrate the significance of reforming MLTCs.

Those who are willing to share their MLTC horror stories publicly, will have their stories featured on social media in the lead up to Halloween, 2023. 

To contribute a story, you don't have to be someone who has been directly impacted. You might be a loved one's family member, a caregiver in the home, or the personal assistant of someone who has dealt with MLTC denials of this nature. We'd also love to hear from you.

Example:
My Managed Long-Term Care Plan...
Denied my shower chair.

My Managed Long-Term Care Plan...
Wants me to take bed baths because they state that bed baths are nursing home-level care and that's all they have to provide.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfT808B-Ho-t-cMKUWia_GIcslrucqOW4j7r58TMOQZSx60GQ/viewform

If you have information to share with any of these surveys, but cannot or do not want to provide it on-line, feel free to call our office. 315-946-5624.

Newsletter

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Spring 2023 (PDF)