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Founded in 1975, the Office for the Aging provides a number of services, both directly and through subcontracts, for Seneca County residents 60 years of age and over.


COVID-19 Vaccine
Resources and Information

As you may know, Seneca County Office for the Aging is assisting our Public Health Department in answering questions regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.  With the distribution process still being in the early stages, there has been an extremely high demand for the vaccine with only a limited and unpredictable supply available at this time.  We understand that this has been difficult and many are feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and defeated with their attempts to find and schedule appointments.  Please be assured that Office for the Aging and the Department of Public Health are working tirelessly to assist as many eligible individuals get vaccinated as quickly as possible.  We ask that members of our community remain calm and be patient during this difficult and unprecedented time.

To further assist eligible individuals gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we have compiled a list of online resources for the community to utilize in their effort to independently find and schedule appointments.  This list includes various links that will help determine eligibility, locate distribution sites, sign up for direct alerts, schedule appointments (when available), and access general information surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine. 

PLEASE BE AWARE: At this time appointments are required for all vaccination sites.  If you show up to a site without an appointment, you will likely be turned away.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  When appointments become available, they fill up very quickly.  Although appointments may not currently be available, we strongly urge you to check the attached links as frequently as possible for any updates.  

Please save the resource information below so that you can more quickly and easily access the links provided.  You may also share this information with other eligible members of the community.

COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCE and INFORMATION

NYS Department of Health

Use this tool to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment at a New York State-run vaccination site (NYS Fairgrounds, Rochester Dome arena, etc.)  If eligible, you will see when appointments are available at each of the sites listed in this link.  Although appointments may not currently be available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates. 

LINK: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Information and Vaccination Instructions:  https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub

Use this link to find places throughout the Finger Lakes where the vaccine is being administered to eligible community members.  It includes each county within the Finger Lakes and provides direct links to each of the vaccination sites in those areas.  Although appointments may not currently be available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.

LINK:  https://flvaccinehub.com/Home/Eligible

LOCAL PHARMACY INFO

Kinney Drugs

Kinney Drugs is scheduling appointments for eligible individuals as vaccines become available.  At this time, you MUST sign up online. These appointments fill up VERY quickly.  Make sure to have your ID, Medicare #, and Prescription Insurance plan information handy when scheduling an appointment. Although appointments may not currently be available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.  We also HIGHLY recommend you sign up for email alerts.

Email Alert Link:   

https://kinneydrugs.com/pharmacy/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/email-sign-up/

General Information for Vaccine Scheduling Link: 

https://kinneydrugs.com/pharmacy/covid-19/vaccination-scheduling/ny/

Seneca Falls Location Scheduling Link:

https://kinneydrugs.as.me/schedule.php?calendarID=4266544&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Ovid Location Scheduling Link: 

https://kinneydrugs.as.me/schedule.php?calendarID=4266544&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Walgreens

Walgreen’s is currently offering vaccines at some select locations.  You will be required to set up an online account with Walgreens.com Pharmacy in order to gain access to their participating locations, available appointments, and to sign-up and register for their alerts.  Although appointments may not currently be available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.

Sign-In or Create a New Account:
https://www.walgreens.com/login.jsp?ru=%2Ffindcare%2Fvaccination%2Fcovid-19%2Flocation-screening%3Fflow%3Dcovidvaccine%26register%3Drx

Information on How to Register:
https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule

Wegmans

Wegmans is offering vaccines at select pharmacy locations including Geneva, Newark and Auburn.

Although appointments may not currently be available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.

LINK:  https://www.wegmans.com/pharmacy/

General Information including complete list of participating locations:
https://www.wegmans.com/news-media/articles/covid-19-vaccines/

*Rite-Aid

Rite Aidishelping to administer vaccines in some areas, but is not currently able to schedule appointments directly.  At this time, they do not appear to have vaccines available at any local Rite Aid locations; however, they do have a scheduling tool.  Although appointments are not currently available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.

LINK:  https://riteaid.reportsonline.com/rsched/program/NYS2021a/Patient/Advisory

Rite Aid COVID-19 information and FAQs:
https://www.riteaid.com/Covid-19

*Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is not offering COVID-19 vaccine in New York as of yet, according to their website.   Although appointments are not currently available, we encourage you to check as frequently as possible for any updates.

Wal-Mart Vaccination Information: https://corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine

For general questions and information please visit our county health department website: http://senecacountyhealthdepartment.com/


Services

  • Information/Referral
  • Outreach
  • Transportation
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Advocacy
  • Home Delivered Meal
  • Congregate Meals
  • Energy Assistance (HEAP)
  • Legal Assistance
  • Recreation Programs
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Mature Driving Course
  • Home Repair
  • Case Management
  • In-Home Aide Service
  • Emergency Response Units
  • Bi-Monthly Newsletter
  • Loan Closet
  • Weatherization
  • Tax Counseling/Assist.
  • Health Screenings (BP)
  • Nutrition Education
  • Educational Presentations
  • Health Insurance Counseling

We have set, suggested contribution rates for some of our programs. Individuals are provided with a free and voluntary opportunity to contribute towards the cost of services. No senior citizen will be denied services through our office or its subcontractors because of the inability or unwillingness to contribute. All contributions remain confidential and are used to expand services. The one exception is the In-Home Services Program (EISEP). Depending on your income, there is a sliding fee scale used for this program.


Home Care Workers

  • Expanded In-Home Services to the Elderly Program (EISEP)
  • Registry of Privately Available Home Care Workers
    • This is a listing of privately available home care workers who are interested in work in the area. The worker and the persons obtaining the registry both sign waivers of liability releasing the County from any responsibility.

Nutrition Program Information

  • South County Home Delivered Meals
    • This program provides home-delivered meals in south Seneca County. One hot noon meal containing 1/3 RDA is delivered five days/week to homebound, isolated senior citizens. In addition, shelf life meals are provided for evenings, weekends, and holidays. The suggested contribution is $2.25/hot noon meal, $1.75/supper meal, and $4.00 for the three-meal package for weekends, holidays, or emergencies.
  • Meals on Wheels – North Seneca Co.
    • This service provides one or two meals each day Monday through Friday delivered at lunchtime to homebound senior citizens who reside in north Seneca County. Each meal contains 1/3 of the recommended RDA. The suggested contribution is $3.30 per meal.
  • Nutrition Counseling Information
    • This service provides information and guidance to an individual and/or his/her caregiver to improve his/her health through proper nutrition. Based on the nutrition assessment, a care plan for counseling including follow-up is developed and implemented by a registered or a registration eligible dietitian.
  • Seneca Farmers Market
    • The Seneca Farmers Market in Seneca Falls is your direct link to family farmers, bakers, artisans, and crafters from around Seneca County. Visit every Wednesday from June 7th until mid- October for the freshest and tastiest produce around. Local really DOES taste better so come support your local growers and experience that “Right Off the Farm” difference!
    • Seneca Farmers Market

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