Action for Older Persons
PHONE ACCESS UPDATE: PLEASE READ!
Due the current regulations on working remotely, starting Monday, March 23rd, we will be forwarding our office phones to a cell phone. Unfortunately, this means that instead of having access to fours phone calls at once, we will only have access to one call at a time. If you are having trouble getting through, please try again in 10-15 minutes. You can also submit your information on the contact section of this website by selecting“Contact” on the toolbar above. We will call or email you with a response – your choice! We apologize for the inconvenience and will speak to you soon!
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 visit. 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 restrict visitation, and while we understand that this may cause frustration, we are unable to impact these policies.
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.
REACH OUT TO OLDER ADULTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
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. They did share the graphic below. 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
Further Unemployment Insurance Information. Are you eligible?
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
J’s clean sweep – has toilet tissue available on a consistent basis at .65/roll and can deliver to those who need (607) 425-6932
A&D Transportation – will deliver prescriptions (607) 433-1726 or direct message the A&D Facebook Page to arrange services
Greater Binghamton Limousine Service- Personal shopping and delivery whatever you need to your homes. Please give Michael a call at 607-221-1076.
Link to Legal Service Questions: State Policies Relating to Legal Services Attorneys & Clients
Senior Centers will be closed through April 14th – 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
Schneider’s Market – at home grocery delivery for vulnerable populations (607) 775-1335
The Remedy – holding a food drive to donate to community members in need (607) 775-5387
Rainbow Trail (Owego) – Monday-Friday. Free meal for elderly/disabled individuals. Toilet tissue also available for these individuals. Call to arrange. (607) 687-9881
The following info-graphs have been provided to us by The United Way of Broome County and the Broome County Family Violence Prevention Committee.
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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