Action for Older Persons
Please see Updated Date Change Below!
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Annual Membership Shred Event
Members can safely bring confidential paperwork to be shredded on site. Join the drive thru line to the truck and your boxes or bags can be emptied into the shred bin without needing to leave your vehicle.
Where: Office Parking Lot at 200 Plaza Drive, Vestal, NY 13850
When: Monday, August 10th ****Please note the date change from 8/7***
HIICAP (Medicare Counseling) –
If you fall into the following categories, we ask that you please reach out to us (607-722-1251) or 1-800-MEDICARE in order to avoid delays in obtaining medical or prescription coverage:
- You will be new to Medicare in April, May, or June due to turning 65, having received Social Security Disability for 24 months, or you or your spouse are retiring
- Your current plan in not providing coverage for doctors or necessary treatments or medications
If you will not need Medicare coverage until July or later, please read out in May and we will provide you with updated information. Of course, we will provide updates here as well.
LTCOP (Advocates for Long-Term Care Facility Residents) –
- In order to best protect nursing home (and other long-term care facility) residents, our staff and volunteers will not be conducting regularly scheduled visits. That said, if there are issues surrounding the quality of care for you or a loved one, please reach out to a LTCOP staff member at 607-722-1251.
- We have received guidance stating that the facilities are able to have limited visitation but must fit into strict guidelines to be able to do so. Our staff is working with Administrators of facilities to determine which ones are applicable to limited visitation. Reach out to a LTCOP staff member for further information.
ICAN (Managed Long-Term Care Ombudsman) –
- If you have received a notice regarding changes to the services provided by your MLTC or need to enroll, we are still able to advocate for the services and supports you need to remain healthy and safe. Please feel free to contact us at 607-722-1251.
EMDT (Enhanced Multi-Disciplinary Team) –
At this time, meetings will continue as planned but will be moved to the Zoom platform. For professionals who would like to provide referrals, please reach out to Program Coordinator, Rebecca Bradley, at 607-722-1251 or the previously provided email.
We have received some calls about applying for unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, we are not well-versed in this topic and will direct everyone to the NYS Department of Labor. Their phone number is 1-888-209-8124.
They have extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.
The website is: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
Link to Legal Service Questions: State Policies Relating to Legal Services Attorneys & Clients
Senior Centers are closed- they will still be providing take-out lunches through reservation only
Broome West Senior Center: (607) 785-3427
Deposit Senior Center: (607) 467-3953
Eastern Broome Senior Center: (607) 693-2069
First Ward Senior Center: (607) 729-6214
Johnson City Senior Center: (607) 797-1149
Northern Broome Senior Center: (607) 692-3405
Northshore Towers Senior Center: (607) 772-6214
Vestal Senior Center: (607) 754-9596
United Presbyterian Church – Free meals for all ages, emergency food pantry also open (607) 722-4219 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton
The following info-graph has been provided to us by The United Way of Broome County
Action for Older Persons (AOP) is an innovative and visionary organization that enhances the lives of adults living in Broome, Delaware, Chenango, Cortland, Otsego and Tioga counties. Through our classes, seminars, counseling sessions, and advocacy, AOP volunteers and staff impact the lives of thousands of people each year.
Action for Older Persons’ vision is to be the area’s leading resource for information to improve quality of life for older adults.
Action for Older Persons provides advocacy, individualized counseling, and unbiased information to empower older adults and their families to make informed decisions.
AOP is a private, non-profit, United Way member agency which was founded in 1967.
We are continuing our Annual Membership Drive. Choosing to become a member will help you gain access to personal benefits and help support and expand AOP’s program and services. We are hoping to increase total memberships and donations this year in order to provide opportunities for our members and all of those we serve. Please consider helping us reach our goal .
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