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New York Statewide Senior Action Council

www.nysenior.org

800-333-4374

Advocacy, training, workshops, patient rights, long-term care options

Elder Care Resource Center

www.eldercareresourcecenter.info

877-353-3750

Information, resources, links to support organizations.

School Tax Relief (STAR)

www.tax.ny.gov

Eligible older homeowners can receive a significant exemption on the taxable value of their homes, resulting in considerable school property tax savings

New York Connects

ny.getcare.com

NY Connects is designed to help people learn about long term care services.

The Kinship Navigator

www.nysnavigator.org

The Kinship Navigator is a statewide program specifically designed to provide information and resources to kinship caregivers across the state.

Statewide Caregiving and Respite Coalition of New York (SCRCNY)

www.nyscrc.org

A statewide, cross-disability, cross-generational caregiving and respite coalition

Older Driver Family Assistance Project

www.aging.ny.gov

The Older Driver Family Assistance Project handbook “When You Are Concerned” is available for families and caregivers concerned about an older family member who may no longer drive safely.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

www.labor.ny.gov

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) assists job seekers and persons looking to further their careers to access the employment, education, training and information services they need at One-Stop Centers in their neighborhoods.

Crime Victims Protection

www.ovs.ny.gov

Personal property lost or destroyed during a crime can be reimbursed if it is necessary to maintain a victim’s health and welfare.

The New York State Emergency Management Office

www.dhses.ny.gov

518-242-5000

Helpful information can be obtained through this office for emergency preparedness and a plan of action to take in the aftermath of a disaster.

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)

www.aging.ny.gov

This website contains a wealth of information to assist older New Yorkers and their families access programs and services.

Health Care Proxy

www.health.ny.gov

1-800-342-9871

The New York health care proxy law allows people of all ages to designate someone to make health care decisions on their behalf if they can no longer do so.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance

www.aging.ny.gov

1-800-701-0501

More than 500 trained HIICAP counselors located in county offices for the aging across the state are available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage programs (managed care), Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medigap and other health and long term care insurance issues.

New York State Partnerships for Long Term Care

www.nyspltc.org

1-888-697-7582

The New York State Partnership for Long Term Care combines private long term care insurance with Medicaid to help people prepare financially for possible nursing home care, home care or other long term care services as specified in the policy.

Office of Children and Family Services

ocfs.state.ny.us

518-474-9454

Social services including child care services

NYC Commission on Women’s Issues

www.nycppf.org

(212) 504-4115

Childcare and early childhood education

New York State Office for the Aging

www.aging.ny.gov

(800) 342-9871

Delivers person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.

NYC Department for the Aging

www.nyc.gov

(212) NEW-YORK (639-9675)

Provides essential services such as hot meals and activities at senior centers, home-delivered meals, case management, home care, transportation and legal services for seniors.

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