Office for the Aging


New York State Plan on Aging: 2019-2023

The federal Older Americans Act of 1965 requires that each state submit a multi-year Plan to ACL. The Older Americans Act requires a public input process to provide advice and guidance to the state Office.

In New York State, under the Older American's Act of 1965 (codified as 42 U.S.C. § 3001-3057(n)) and New York State Elder Law (Chapter 35-A of the Consolidated Laws), the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is the designated State Unit on Aging. NYSOFA is responsible for the development and administration of a State Plan that addresses federally prescribed goals and priorities as required by the Older Americans Act.

The New York State Plan on Aging: 2019-2023, is organized by the following five overarching goals:

  1. Empower older New Yorkers, their families and the public to make informed decisions about, and be able to access, existing health, long term care and other service options.
  2. Enable older New Yorkers to remain in their own homes with high quality of life for as long as possible through the provision of home and community-based services, including supports for family caregivers.
  3. Empower older New Yorkers to stay active and healthy through Older Americans Act services and those offered under Medicare.
  4. Embed ACL discretionary grants with OAA Title III core programs.
  5. Ensure the rights of older New Yorkers and prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  6. Ensure the network is prepared to respond in emergencies and disasters.
  7. Enhance the capacity of the AAA network to develop business acumen strategies to engage with and integrate into emerging health care delivery system transformation activities that foster outcomes-driven population health approaches.

Public input on the plan will be gathered through an online survey.

In addition, eight regional meetings (download PDF flyer) will be held during the month of May to present information on the draft plan:

May 3,
9am to 11am
Capital Region
Beltrone Living Center
6 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205
May 10,
10am to 12pm
Central New York
Upstate Oasis
6333 NY-298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
May 10,
10am to 12pm
New York City
Edie Windsor SAGE Center
305 7th Ave,
New York, NY 10001
May 17,
1pm to 3pm
North Country
Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Services
130 Arizona Ave.
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
May 17,
10am to 12pm
Long Island
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
May 24,
1pm to 3pm
Hudson Valley
SUNY Newburgh, Kaplan Room
One Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550
May 31,
1pm to 3pm
Southern Tier
First Presbyterian Church of Bath
6 East Morris Street
Bath, NY 14810
May 31,
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Western New York
Cheektowaga Senior Center
3349 Broadway St.
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

For more information:
New York State Plan 2019-2023: May 2, 2019 webinar
New York State Plan 2019-2023: PowerPoint
New York State Plan 2019-2023: draft plan
New York State Plan 2020-2023: online survey