Office for the Aging

The Ontario County Office for the Aging is a human-service agency located at 3019 County Complex Dr. in Canandaigua, New York.  Nestled in the Finger Lakes region, the county houses approximately 110,000 residents. The Office for the Aging serves people 60 years of age and older and their caregivers. The mission of this office is to provide advocacy, information, assistance, assessment, and referral.
To learn more about our office please visit our About Us page.

On Friday May 19th The Office for the Aging celebrated our Senior of the Year Awards in partnership with the OFA Advisory Council and Older American’s Month.  Together we honored 15 Older Adult Volunteers from Ontario County.  Our distinguished volunteers have committed countless hours of service to multiple organizations and civic groups throughout our county; all with the simple goal of helping others and the desire to give back.  With deep gratitude we thank these individuals for their commitment and devotion to Ontario County and its residents.


Front Row:  Nancy Linehan

Second Row:  Joan Trost, Nancy Parsons, Karen Hansen, Joan Muto, Bob Muto, Pamela Roberts, Mina Drake

Third Row:  Bob Good, Ted Fafinski, Mike Parsons, Tom McClure, John O’Connor, Al Titus

Absent:  Laura Hecker


Ontario County OFA Bus Driver - Part Time

Please visit link below and select "apply" near job title

Households can now order a total of four rapid Covid tests for free at

2023 Medicare 101 Workshops

Computer Classes for Seniors

2023 Course Listing

March 2023 Nutrition Education Schedule

June 2023 Tai Chi for Arthritis 80 Parrish Street-page-001

Yoga Poster May 17th through July 12th 2023-page-001


Food Pantry Pop Up

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New York Seeks Your Input on First-Ever Comprehensive Survey of Older Adults

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The Ontario County Office for the Aging  seeks your feedback. We are partnering with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) on NYSOFA’s Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults.

If you are 60+, please respond today to help inform future state policies. The survey is anonymous and only takes 10 to 15 minutes of your time. Please take the survey here:

Survey results will help inform state priorities for older adults as NYSOFA prepares its four-year plan to the federal government – a document which guides service delivery and policy development for aging services programs that support New York’s 4.6 million older adults.

Under the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul, New York is developing a comprehensive Master Plan for Aging. The Master Plan for Aging is designed to ensure that older adults and individuals of all ages can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence. The community assessment survey results will also provide further information to support the goals of the Master Plan for Aging.  

The survey is anonymous and only takes 10-15 minutes of your time.

For questions, please contact



Smart Phone with solid fillIt is a service being used by the Office for the Aging to communicate with our constituents quickly regarding upcoming programs and services, program reminders, surveys and emergency announcements.


For example: You may receive a message reminding you that you signed up for a Medicare 101 class on Friday or you may get a message saying the meal program is closed due to bad weather.


You will receive a Welcome Call from Blooming Health.  

If you prefer, you can choose to get an email or text message instead of phone calls. You can also opt out by calling 


You can also call OFA at 585-396-4040 or email us at to let us know you want to opt out or if you prefer to receive messages by email or text instead of a

 phone call.



Please call OFA if you have any questions!


988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health related distress including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance abuses crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. 

Call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

CURRENT NUTRITION MENU - Home Delivered Meals and Senior Meal Sites

The New York State Office for the Aging and the Association on Aging has launched the New York Caregiver Portal. This platform is available now for caregivers of all ages, caring for people of all ages.    It is free and full of resources. It uses low band width so works well on all platforms.  No app is required. 
An email address is required to log onto the platform. The link is
 Please share the information with anyone who may benefit.






Senior Community Dining Sites Are Open!

Gorham United Methodist Church: 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th Wednesday 


 Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

Shortsville Fire Hall: Monday-Thursday 12:30 PM

Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

Spa Apartments: Monday-Friday 4:00pm

                                           Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation- Grab N Go 

Lyceum Heights Senior Living Facility: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30 AM

Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

Elmcrest Apartments, Geneva: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 pm

Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

United Church of Christ, Honeoye: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 PM

Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

Salvation Army Canandaigua: Thursday  11:30am

Tuesdays Grab N' Go 11:30am

Call 585-919-2773 for Reservation

How to Use Medicare Plan Finder Step by Step


Need Help? 

NY Connects Helpline - Call 585-396-4047 for help connecting to all kinds of resources. If you have a question or problem, call us.

Home Delivered Meals: If you  are age 60 or older call for an assessment to receive  either hot or frozen meal  from our Meals on Wheels program.  Our Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks and gloves while delivering your meal. They are also practicing social distancing.

Congregate Meals (Community Dining Program)

Health Insurance Counseling:  We are still providing health insurance counseling on Medicare, Medicare supplement or Advantage plans, Medicaid, MSP over the telephone or over the web.

Medicare 101 Workshops: Are being offered by webinar or telephone conference, call the office for more information. We also started in-person workshops with social distancing. 

EISEP: Home care services for middle income older adult and case management is still available. A comprehensive assessment is conducted over the telephone. This service is for frail older adults struggling to perform activities of daily living. A financial assessment is also required as there may be a cost share required for the home care services.

Caregiver counseling and support are still being offered by phone. There are many on-line services available from the Alzheimer’s Association or the Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute for caregivers of those with dementia. Call NY Connects for information. We also have respite services for those caring for older adults. 

Tai Chi: We are offering a class on-line through Zoom. Call to register for a class .

Other Resources

Legal Assistance of Western New York

Grocery Delivery Fact Sheet

Pharmacy Delivery Fact Sheet

Got an Hour?

 Call Mary, Volunteer Coordinator

 for volunteering opportunities!



How Do I Get Help?

By calling NY Connects or Office for the Aging at 585-396-4040 or 315-781-1321.

NY Connects Logo Opens in new windowNew York Connects, a "single Point of Entry" for long-term care services, is a program of the Ontario County Office for the Aging.

It offers a "one-stop shop" for consumers attempting to navigate the many aspects of the long-term care system.