The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs, and services that support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations that serve them.
Our statewide integrated, coordinated network of 59 county-based area agencies on aging and more than 1,200 public and private organizations provide services that help empower older adults and their families. In 2016, NYSOFA and its partners served almost 700,000 older adults with programs and services that included:
- Information and Assistance through NY Connects
- Home and community-based long term care through the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) and Community Services for the Elderly (CSE) programs
- Support for family caregivers through the Elder Caregiver Support Program
- Wellness and nutrition through the Wellness in Nutrition (WIN) program
- Health Insurance, Information, Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)
- Support for individuals in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, through the state Long Term Care Ombudsman program (LTCOP)
Who We Serve
Who We Serve
NYSOFA promotes and administers programs and services for New Yorkers 60 years of age and older and people of all ages with disabilities, along with their families and caregivers.