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The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is your point of entry into aging services available in Tompkins County.  We provide thorough and unbiased information regarding the vast array of services for older adults and their caregivers.  The following is a list of services provided directly through our office.


NY Connects-Long Term Care Services

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (HIICAP)

Caregiver's Resource Center and Alzheimer's Support Unit

Project CARE Friendly Visiting

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

CAPS Evaluations and Falls Home Safety Assessments

Yard Work & Snow Shoveling 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Gadabout Transportation Program

Senior Nutrition Program-Home Delivered and Congregate Meals

For additional information on any of these services contact the Office for the Aging at (607) 274-5482.

The Office for the Aging contracts with local agencies to provide the following services:

Foodnet Meals on Wheels: Congregate and home-delivered meals, nutrition counseling and education. (607) 266-9553

Lifelong: Health insurance counseling, health promotion programs, Senior Circle newsletter, and the Mosaic program. (607) 273-1511

Tompkins County Long Term Care Services: Case Management and the Expanded In Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP). (607) 274-5278

INHS: Health and safety related home repairs for income eligible seniors. (607) 277-4500

Finger Lakes Independence Center: Registry Program, linking individuals needing in-home assistance with independent persons for hire. (607) 272-2433

Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY): Legal assistance in civil matters. (607) 273-3667

Gadabout: Transportation services for older adults age 60+ and persons with disabilities. (607) 273-1878

Personal care and chores or housekeeping assistance are provided by the following agencies:

  • Caregivers
  • Home Instead
  • Finger Lakes Independence Center Consumer Directed Program