- Office for the Aging
Office for the Aging
The Steuben County Office for the Aging has been designated by the State of New York to plan and coordinate services to meet the needs of our county's older residents. We do this by working to improve access to services and by striving to expand the range of services available for older persons and their caregivers.
View the Plan for Aging Services.
View the 2023 Community Needs Survey Results Summary (PDF).
Our mission is to enable persons age sixty and older to continue living independently in a safe environment.
Older American Act
Under the Older American Act, we are charged with preserving, developing and protecting the services and rights of the older residents of our county.
Information & Assistance
Information and assistance is designed to answer your questions, provide direct services, and to make referrals to other agencies. We have three office locations, each are positioned on a main floor with barrier free access. Language assistance, interpretation and translation services are available. Office appointments are encouraged. Home visits may be scheduled for Steuben County residents who are home-bound, or general circumstances make it difficult to leave their home. Please feel free to email us.
Check out the new Wellness Corner for ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle!
This area is under construction and will be updated with new information soon.
New York Seeks Your Input on First-Ever Comprehensive Survey of Older Adults
As an older adult, how would you rate the overall quality of life in your community?
The Steuben County Office for the Aging seeks your feedback. We are partnering with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) on NYSOFA’s Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults.
If you are 60+, please respond today to help inform future state policies. The survey is anonymous and only takes 10 to 15 minutes of your time. Please take the survey here: https://polco.us/ny23op.
Survey results will help inform state priorities for older adults as NYSOFA prepares its four-year plan to the federal government – a document which guides service delivery and policy development for aging services programs that support New York’s 4.6 million older adults.
Under the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul, New York is developing a comprehensive Master Plan for Aging. The Master Plan for Aging is designed to ensure that older adults and individuals of all ages can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence. The community assessment survey results will also provide further information to support the goals of the Master Plan for Aging.
The survey is anonymous and only takes 10-15 minutes of your time.
For questions, please contact NYSOFA@aging.ny.gov.