Office for the Aging
Contact: Kathy Fox, Director
109 Mary Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Herkimer County Office for the Aging/NY Connects is in the process of completing our Needs Assessment to determine the services that we will provide over the next four years. We are looking for your assistance to help us determine the needs of older adults in Herkimer County.
Please find below a link to a survey that will assist us with our Needs Assessment.
Please copy and paste the link below in your browser to complete the survey or call our office to receive a paper copy to complete. Office for the Aging staff are avaliable to assist with the survey over the phone if you prefer. The survey takes about 9 minutes to complete.
We appreciate your input. If you have any questions please contact our office at 315-867-1121.
Meals on Wheels drivers needed. Monday-Friday; 2-3 hours per day; hourly rate + mileage. Please call Dave @ 315-867-1414.
The Herkimer County Office for the Aging (OFA) plans, funds, and delivers services to people aged 60 and older in Herkimer County.
As the authorized Area Agency on Aging, the Herkimer County Office for the Aging receives funds from donations, the federal government, NYS Office for the Aging and Herkimer County.
Our Goal; to help senior citizens remain in their homes, independently, for as long as possible, while giving priority to those with the greatest economic and social needs as well as older individuals at risk for institutional placement.
Our mission; to offer a wide range of supportive services with respect and dignity for the senior citizen population and their families.
The programs that we provide to seniors citizens are vitally important to them being able to maintain their independence. If anyone would like to donate to any of the programs that the Office for the Aging provides, it would be greatly appreciated and would assist us in continuing our mission.
General Questions Regarding OFA Programs
In-Home services, Job Pool, Caregiver & Respite Services
Meals-on-Wheels, Congregate Meals and Nutrition Counseling
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
WRAP - Weatherization Referral Assistance Program
Assists low-income seniors with the weatherization of their homes in order to reduce home heating and energy costs. Possible projects include replacement of windows and doors that are leaking air, insulation, and energy efficient appliances. Eligibility criteria: Herkimer County resident, aged 60 or older, HEAP eligible, either own their own home (or have life use) or renters. There is no cost to the applicant.
Services include shopping assistance, homemaking, and personal care services. These services are available to homebound and/or disabled seniors aged 60 and older. These programs are operated either directly by OFA or the Alternatives in Long Term Care Unit.
One of these services, EISEP, (pronounced eye-sep) is for those who have incomes above the Medicaid level.
Another service, the Companion-Homemaker Program, provides light housekeeping and shopping for 2 hours every other week for those who qualify. Call 867-1124
Available in the areas of public entitlement, family law, landlord and tenant disputes, wills and consumer problems through a contract with the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York.
Call 867-1124 or 867-1415 - For people under age 60, please call Legal Aid directly at 793-7000.
Donations can be sent to:
Herkimer County Office for the Aging
109 Mary Street Suite 1101
Herkimer, NY 13350
- Make a Donation to Meals On Wheels
- Make a Donation to Office for the Aging- Transportation, Respite, Companion Homemaker, Sharing the Spirit
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
Hours of Operation:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
From Memorial Day to Labor Day (summer hours)
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm