Nassau County Office for the Aging
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY, 11553
Nassau County made a commitment more than thirty years ago when it became one of the first county governments in the nation to establish a county agency dedicated to providing programs and services for the over 60 population. As the designated Area Agency on Aging for Nassau County under the federal Older Americans Act, with additional support from the New York State Office for the Aging and Nassau County, we empower older persons to live more independently in their own homes and communities. Our updated web site now offers information about a vast array of programs and services designed to enhance the lives of our County’s 287,000 senior residents.
The NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING is responsible for advising the County Executive and government officials on the problems and needs of the County’s 257,000 residents age 60 and over. As the official Area Agency on Aging for Nassau County, the Office develops a county-wide plan to provide services that assist older persons to remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Office also serves as a funding agency for programs offered by other voluntary and government agencies. It provides more than 90 programs in the areas of health, counseling, employment, legal services, volunteerism, home care, transportation, nutrition, etc., to improve the quality of life for older persons. The Office also serves as an advocate for the elderly. One of the newest Office programs, Nassau*NYConnects, provides persons of all ages with information, referrals, and assistance in accessing long term care services and programs.
NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING HELP-LINE
A professional staff provides a full range of information, assistance, and consultation services to older persons and their families on a person-to-person basis.
Approximately 40% of telephone inquiries received by the Nassau HELP-LINE relate to the concerns of relatives or friends who are caregivers. The staff person obtains from the caller a “picture” of the individual circumstances of the frail older person.
- Does the person live alone?
- What help is available from family and friends?
- Is the person currently receiving assistance from any agency?
- What are the financial concerns?
- Is there an urgency in setting up care, or is this planning for future needs?
- How is the caregiver coping?
Callers receive information on services, programs, benefits, and entitlements. Help-Line staff makes referrals to appropriate agencies and follows up to see that help is obtained.
NASSAU*NYCONNECTS HELP-LINE: (516) 227-8900
The Office for the Aging is the lead agency for implementation of Nassau*NYConnects, a single point of entry system for persons of all ages who require long term care services. Trained staff provides information about available resources and assists persons to access programs and services that will enable them to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. A web-based Resource Data Base is now available to provide information on a wide variety of long term care programs and services that are available to persons of all ages.