The Broome County Office for Aging provides a wide array of services to residents age 60 and over and their caregivers. Many services are operated directly, while some are contracted through community agencies.
The mission of the Broome County Office for Aging is to improve and enrich the quality of life for all older persons residing in Broome County. The Broome County Office for Aging:
• Promotes the dignity and independence of the older person.
• Ensures that comprehensive and coordinated services are brought to bear on the needs of older persons.
• Encourages age friendly county wide planning.
• Fosters public awareness of the value and contribution of older persons in the community.
The guiding policy of the mission is to implement the mandates and requirements of federal and state regulations pertaining to the elderly. These are provided in federal law under the Older Americans Act; in state law under the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Act; and through the In-Home Services Unit (IHSU) section of our office. Other program requirements come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Corporation for National Service, the N.Y.S. Department of Social Services and the N.Y.S. Department of Health.
The Broome County Office for Aging does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin or sponsor, or subject any persons to any discrimination in his or her civil rights.
Many programs of the Office for Aging offer participants the opportunity to contribute toward the cost. No one age 60 or older is denied service because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.