Schuyler County Office for the Aging steps up to serve community during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shut down most of New York State the Schuyler County Office for the Aging is accepting phone calls and emails.

It’s also providing vital assistance to the senior community in Schuyler.

Although, there are no walk-in options at this time officials say anyone in need can call the office at 607-535-7108 to ask for help. They can also reach out via email by clicking here.

“We understand that individuals may need help with grocery shopping, obtaining medications, accessing medical appointments or having other urgent needs met,” OFA said in a press release. “It has been highly recommended that anyone age 70 or older, and/or anyone with a chronic medical condition and/or a compromised immune system stay at home. Do NOT go into the grocery store, pharmacy or other location where you may come into contact with the virus.”

“If you need groceries or to have your medications picked up and cannot have them delivered by the pharmacy, or you need to get to a medical appointment for a pressing matter (dialysis, cancer treatments, etc), please call us. We will work with you to find and implement a solution. Office for the Aging staff are taking phone calls and answering questions, assisting individuals with continued services such as home delivered meals, high needs transportation, health insurance counseling, Rx coverage issues and more,” officials added.

For those who are age 60 and older who are frail or disabled, are struggling to access or pay for food, are struggling to prepare food, have a lack of knowledge in food prep or lack equipment to cook or refrigerate food call Schuyler County Office for the Aging. “We will work with you to resolve your issue and ensure you have hot nutritious meals and/or shelf stable food items to get you through,” they said.

The Schuyler County Office for the Aging’s mission is to advocate for, educate and assist the senior population to live in their own home as safely as possible for as long as possible. For more information about the nutrition program or other OFA services, please contact the Schuyler County Office for the Aging at 607-535-7108.