Federal Level

Benefits Check Up Free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. You may be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Foster Grandparent Program

Medicare

Social Security Administration

State Level

New York State Office for the Aging A public service to older New Yorkers, their families and others. Find help, explore aging, discover news and events, help family caregivers, link to more resources.

New York State Wide Senior Action Council The New York State Wide Senior Action Council is a grassroots membership organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen clubs from all parts of New York State.

Your Guide to Senior Housing in New York State A searchable directory of more than 1,100 senior housing developments among 13 housing types - with names, addresses and descriptive information about each development. Includes housing definitions and "critical questions to ask." An invaluable resource for seniors, other eligible persons, families and community organizations.

New York State MyBenefits.gov - This website will screen you for a number of NYS benefits including foodstamps, cash assistance, medical insurance, etc.

County Level

C.A.S.H. Community Action for Self Help, Inc is dedicated to the goal that everyone is entitled to decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing regardless of race, color, creed or personal circumstances.

Pioneer Library System

Office for the Aging

Cayuga County Office for the Aging

Monroe County Office for the Aging

Ontario County Office for the Aging

Yates County Office for the Aging

Health and Wellness

Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter

Flu/Adult Immunization Find a flu clinic near you, and make your flu shot a priority. Get the latest news,learn about flu prevention and read "The Flu Review."

Information

AARP

Seasoned Times - We're not old, we're SEASONED! A website of articles, resources, and other items of interest designed to encourage wise and healthy aging. 

http://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/homecare_guide.pdf - Department of Labor information about paying privately for aide service or other in-home services.

Aging Care - this site is a helpful resource for family caregivers and includes and online forum to connect to other caregivers.

Insurance

EPIC

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Free, accurate and unbiased consumer help with Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, long term care insurance and more for Medicare beneficiaries, their families and others.

New York State Insurance Department The Insurance Department is responsible for supervising and regulating all insurance business in New York State.

New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care The New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care (the Partnership) is a unique and innovative program that combines private long-term care insurance and Medicaid to help New Yorkers prepare financially for the possibility of needing nursing home or home care. The program allows New Yorkers to protect their assets while remaining eligible for Medicaid if their long-term care needs exceed the period covered by their private insurance policy.

Plan Ahead N.Y. - This site provides a wide range of information and options to help you plan for future long-term care needs, but it can't tell you which ones will work best for you. Everyone's situation is different. Carefully review these options and your unique situation before making your planning decisions.

Legal Assistance

LawHelp Find free legal aid in New York , learn about your legal rights, get information about the courts, and more.

Utilities

New York State Electric & Gas Rochester Gas & Electric

New York State Department of Public Service - this agency oversees all the utilities and handles complaints.