Aging Services Plan Annual Public Hearing

Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) Public Hearing - Year One of the 2024-2028 Aging Services Plan

Save the Date! The first 2024 Annual Public Hearing will be held on March 5, 2024 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Arnett Branch Library (310 Arnett Blvd. Rochester 14619). 

The second 2024 Annual Public Hearing will be held on March 28, 2024 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the RTS building (1372 East Main St. Rochester 14609).

2024-2025 Monroe County Office for the Aging Annual Implementation Plan Abstract

The Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) is a local government organization that is responsible for services to more than 190,000 person age 60 and older residing in Monroe County and their family caregivers.  The Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) proposes to support either financially, or through program development efforts, an array of services that allow older persons and persons with disabilities to maintain their independence at home with services and supports.

MCOFA is dedicated to:

  • Ensuring access, providing services and offering information and assistance to older adults, professionals and family caregivers regarding long-term care options for older adults and persons with disabilities through New York Connects.
  • Allocating federal, state and county funds for community-based services and education including:
    • Home care and ancillary services, including but not limited to, personal emergency response systems, home delivered meals and emergency home repair modification
    • Transportation
    • Nutrition: Senior Center Nutrition Programs, home delivered meals, nutrition education and counseling
    • Socialization, recreation and education
    • Evidence-based wellness programs
    • Financial management
    • Legal assistance
    • Elder abuse education, outreach and support
    • Respite and social adult day programs
  • Coordinating activities and opportunities with other public, private and non-profit organizations.
  • Assessing the needs of older adults and people with disabilities with the goal of connecting them to community-based, long-term care services and supports.
  • The implementation of a Mobility Management platform and the continuing efforts of the Age Friendly/Livable Community for a Lifetime plan.

MCOFA prioritizes activities that allow older adults and people with disabilities to maintain their independence with dignity.  MCOFA places a special emphasis on assistance to physically frail, income disadvantaged and minority elders.  MCOFA was created in 1973 in response to the 1973 amendments to the Older Americans Act (OAA) that called for the creation for the network of Area Agencies on Aging to bring structure to the delivery of social and nutritional services to older adults.  The Administration on Community Living (formerly known as the Administration on Aging), the New York State Office for the Aging and Monroe County provide funding to MCOFA which is then allocated to provider organizations in accordance with an Area Agency on Aging-approved Annual Implementation Plan.  MCOFA’s 2024 proposed operating budget is $10,624,258 and may be adjusted with Monroe County Legislature approval if additional grants are awarded.