The mission of the Association is to support and enhance the capacity of New York's local Area Agencies on Aging and to work in collaboration with the aging network to promote independence, preserve dignity, and advocate on the behalf of aging New Yorkers and their families.
Non-Profit Organization for aging services in New York
Board of Directors
Board of Directors - Officers
Patricia Baroody, President
Director, Steuben County Office for the Aging
David Jordan, Vice President
Director, Montgomery County Office for the Aging
Nancy Dingee, Treasurer
Director, Schoharie County Office for the Aging
Gina Cantanucci-Mitchell, Secretary
Director, Washington County Office for Aging and Disability Resources
- Holly Rhodes-Teague, Director, Suffolk County Office for the Aging
Bylaws and Nominating Committee
- Cathy Mackay, Director, Cattaraugus County Office for the Aging
At-Large Board Members
- Sue Carlock, Director, Livingston County Office for the Aging
- Lise-Anne Deoul, Director, Sullivan County Office for the Aging
- Darlene DiCarlo, Director, Niagara County Office for the Aging
- Amy Haskins, Director, Wayne County Office for the Aging
- Krissy Leerkes, Director, Essex County Office for the Aging
- Cathy MacKay, Director, Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
- Andrea Montgomery, Director, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
- Steve Newcomb, Director, Monroe County Office for the Aging
- Dee Park, Director, Warren/Hamilton County Office for the Aging
- Holly Rhodes-Teague, Director, Suffolk County Office for the Aging
- Beth Stranges, Director, Chemung County Office for the Aging
- Sara Sunday, Director, Oswego County Office for the Aging
Becky Preve, Executive Director
Kathryn (Katy) Carroll, Esq., Disability and Program Coordinator
Evelyn (Evi) Stilson-Ouderkirk, Program Services and Finance Manager
Renae C. Brown, MS, RD, LD
Molly Berwald, Administrative Assistant
What are aging services?
Core Services Provided Through Area Agencies on Aging
New York State Area Agencies on Aging were established under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to respond to the needs of American age 60 and over. By providing home and community-based services, the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) make it possible for older adults to live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Services are provided through the programs below, which are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, New York State, county government, and other sources.
Agencies on Aging offices are located in every county, New York City and the Seneca Nation and St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservations. Find your local office.
Core Services Include:
- Home Delivered Group Meals
- Nutrition Counseling
- Information and Assistance
- Caregiver Support Services
- Health Insurance Information & Assistance
- Home Energy Assistance
- Long-Term Care Information through NY Connects
- Adult Day Services
- In-home Services
- Legal Services
- Volunteer Opportunities
Calendar of Events
Check out our Calendar of Events for information about upcoming events like our Lunch & Learn series and more.
Aging Concerns Unite Us (ACUU)
Aging Concerns Unite Us conference is New York’s premiere professional development conference for aging service professionals. Over 480 people attended last
year. The aging services industry looks to this conference for learning on a broad range of subjects: innovative programs, best practices and policies to support healthy living for aging New Yorkers.
If you work in aging services in NY and want to expand your horizons and network, YOU should attend ACUU!
Aging-NY's Leadership Institute is a 2.5-day strategic planning session to advance aging issues and develop public policy objectives. The Institute is an executive summit held exclusively for our member Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Directors and Commissioners from throughout New York State.
The Institute is an outstanding opportunity to meet colleagues in an informal atmosphere to discuss strategies, challenges, and all of the issues facing New York's AAAs. AAA Directors and Commissioners welcome the opportunity to share their expertise and ideas, as well as get to know one another and create a strong network of aging services professionals around the state.
Who attends Leadership Institute?
Leadership Institute is an event designed exclusively for AAA Directors & Commissioners who are dues-paying AAA members of the Association on Aging in NY.
Attendee Registration Information:
Attendance for Leadership Institute is restricted to the Directors/Commissioners of the AAA only. No substitutes (attendees other than the Director/Commissioner of the AAA) can attend.
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Education and Training
Aging NY Training Academy
The Academy training program is a collaboration with the New York State Office for the Aging and coordinated by the Association on Aging in NY.
The Academy recognizes and strongly believes that in order to provide quality services to older adults and their families, ongoing professional development for aging network service providers is essential. The Aging NY Training Academy is committed to working with state and local partners to develop training content and a variety of delivery methods that provide an opportunity for all of those who work with older adults to participate.
Mission Statement: To provide the best education and training programs that result in a workforce that has the tools and competencies to deliver quality services to older New Yorkers and persons of all ages with disabilities.
Vision Statement: New York's aging network services providers will receive core competency training that will enhance their skills and improve the quality of services they deliver.
Get Trained in Health Disparities in Aging
The State Office for the Aging and Department of Health partnered to offer free training modules designed for all aging services providers and their staff. Access the course.
Who Should Attend:
- AAA Directors, Commissioners, and all staff
- Subcontractors involved in your aging services
- All Aging Network Service Providers
The Trainings Offered are:
Case management Certificate Training
Professional Online Training Courses
Case Management Certificate Program: About the Program
The Association on Aging in NY, in partnership with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is pleased to announce a Case Management Certificate Training Program. This program is designed aging service network case management work force throughout New York Stage who are either directly employed by an AAA as well as those who are vendors of AAA's and received state and/or federal funding. This includes both full and part time staff.
This online training program will be delivered by Boston University's Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) and, endorsed by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
The five required courses are:
- 1 Core Issues in Aging and Disability (5 CEUs)
- 2 Assessment with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (4 CEUs)
- 3 A Guide to Aging and Disability networks (4 CEUs)
- 4 Care Management Practice (2 CEUs)
- 5 Care Transitions (4 CEUs)
Eligibility: This program is designed for directly employed AAA case managers and case managers who are vendors of AAAs and receive state and/or federal funding.
Visit the NYSOFA Online Training Academy info page for complete course descriptions, program information and/or to register for the program CEU certificate issued by CADER upon completion on each course.
Information & Resources
NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about long term services and supports in New York State for people of all ages or with any type of disability. Your Link to Long Term Services and Support. (800) 342-9871
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