“The New York State Office for the Aging’s (NYSOFA’s) home and community-based programs provide older adults with access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services designed to support and supplement informal care. NYSOFA’s overall goal is to improve access to, and availability of, appropriate and cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community and avoid higher levels of care and publicly financed care. NYSOFA achieves this through our network of 59 area agencies on aging.”
Creative Aging Focus:
NYSOFA recognizes the importance of creative aging programming as an antidote to social isolation of older adults. Their 2020-2021 collaboration with the State’s Council on the Arts is a national model for cross-sector state level support of older adult services.