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.

Reverse Mortgage Loans

Reverse mortgages are a type of home equity conversion plan. They are a means of using the equity a homeowner has built up in his/her home as a source of additional income.  An authorized financial lending institution will provide cash loans (plus interest and fees) that will be charged against the home’s value.  

In 1993, sections 280 and 280-a of New York’s Real Property Law were enacted to make reverse mortgage loans more widely available to older homeowners.  These laws included provisions for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to make certain documentations available to participating lending institutions within their respective planning and service areas.  However, the responsibility for delivering these documents to applicants is placed on the lenders.

Participating lending institutions can obtain these documents below, or by contacting Seneca County Office for the Aging at 315-539-1765.


  • Information/Referral
  • Outreach
  • Transportation
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Advocacy
  • Home Delivered Meal
  • Congregate Meals
  • Grab and Go Meals
  • Energy Assistance (HEAP)
  • Legal Assistance
  • Recreation Programs
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Home Repair
  • Case Management
  • In-Home Aide Service
  • Emergency Response Units
  • Bi-Monthly Newsletter
  • Loan Closet
  • Weatherization
  • 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

  • Congregate Meals
  • Grab and Go Meals
  • 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