Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm  

Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm  

Office for the Aging

Photo of Kathy Fox

Contact: Kathy Fox, Director

109 Mary Street
Suite 1101
Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone: 315-867-1121

Fax: 315-867-1448


Cost Saving Programs & Assistance for Older Adults- This information may help you save some money.

Please see the document section below to see the list of all the programs that may be avaliable to help you save money.

Donations can be sent to:

Herkimer County Office for the Aging
109 Mary Street Suite 1101
Herkimer, NY 13350

Donations can be made in someones memory or on someones behalf. You can specify which program you would like the donate to.

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” —Sally Koch


New York State Office for the Aging provides funding to local Office for the Aging's across New York State. Please find a link below to their website.

New York State Office for the Aging

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm

From Memorial Day to Labor Day (summer hours)
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Herkimer County Office for the Aging is having two Public Hearings. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023   Time: 10am to 12:30pm at Francesca's Banquet Hall at 144 E Main Street Ilion NY -FREE BREAKFAST   RSVP by November 16th at 315-867-1371

Friday, December 1, 2023           Time: 12-2:30pm at the Old Forge Library at 220 Crosby Blvd, Old Forge, NY 13420 - FREE LIGHT LUNCH  RSVP by November 24th at 315-867-1371

Come and hear about services that are provided to assist older adults in the community and provide input. Public Health will be offering flu vaccines after the Public Hearing. 

Please find the Public Hearing Abstract in the Documents at the bottom of the Page. If you can not attend in person please feel free to request the Public Hearing Abstract as well as provide input by mail or e-mail. Send Comments to Herkimer County Office for the Aging-109 Mary Street Suite 1101 Herkimer, NY 13350 or e-mail by December 30, 2023. 

Any questions call 315-867-1121. 

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The 2020-2021 HEAP season opens on November 2, 2020 and is still currently open. HEAP provides assistance with heating bills. The Office for the Aging staff can assist individuals over the age of 60 years of age who do not receive SNAP benefits complete the application. Staff...

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

If you are in need of health insurance information, counseling, and assistance, the Office for the Aging contracts with Catholic Charities of Herkimer County for this service.

Alzheimer's Association of Central New York

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Alzheimer's Association provides many services and supports to families managing Alzheimer's disease.

Job Pool & Meaningful Service Opportunities

The Job Pool Registry is a registry of names of area people interested in working for seniors. The Job Pool is designed to connect seniors who need private hire assistance with people who are willing to provide these services.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services include home delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education, nutrition counseling and Farmer Market Coupons. Last year we served over 90,000 meals.


We provide transportation to Herkimer County senior citizens who are age 60 or older. If the senior citizen needs assistance due to mobility issues or dementia-related confusion, another adult, who may be younger than age 60, may accompany the senior in order to provide necessary assistance.


Check out our Newsletters to find out what is happening in Herkimer County.

Annual Awards

Each year the Advisory Council of the Office of the Aging awards two awards to Herkimer County older adults. The two awards are: "Person of the Year" and "Outstanding Contribution."

Elderly man's hands.

NY Connects: Long Term Services

A trusted place where you can get the information & assistance you need to make informed decisions. 

Caregiver Support

This is a monthly newsletter designed for caregivers.

Discharge Planning

A process used to decide what a patient needs for a smooth move from one level of care to another.

Come Share in the Treasure that is Herkimer County

Herkimer town flag on a lamp post in the fall.

Visitor Information

View more
Statue in fall foilage.

Business Information

View more
Photo of old wooden bridge in summer.

Resident Information

View more

County Calendar of Events

View more