About the New York State Office for the Aging

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Advocacy and Programs for Older New Yorkers

About the New York State Office for the Aging
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Providing Support for Older New Yorkers

The New York State Office for the Aging's (NYSOFA's) home and community-based programs provide older adults with access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services designed to support and supplement informal care. NYSOFA's overall goal is to improve access to, and availability of, appropriate and cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community and avoid higher levels of care and publicly financed care. NYSOFA achieves this through our network of 59 area agencies on aging.

Our Mission
Maintain Independence

The New York State Office for the Aging's goal is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible in their homes and communities of choice. 

Person-Centered Supports

Each of New York State's 59 area agencies on aging strive to deliver a suite of services tailored to the older adults and those who care for them, providing a just-right level of support to empower them to age successfully in their community of choice.

Qualified, Professional Service

New York State case managers are the most highly trained professionals in the nation. All AAA case managers are required to complete a 20 hour case management certification course, and pass an exam proving their competency in core service areas.

Acting Director
Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen is the Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging. Throughout his career, he has focused on advocacy and the development and delivery of programs and services that support and empower older New Yorkers and their families.
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Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to connect with programs and services for older adults and those who care for them.