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Welcome to the
Onondaga County
Office for Aging

Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services

Aging Services Mission:
To support a comprehensive system of services for senior citizens, caregivers and families through advocacy, planning, coordination, direct services and program funding. Our services are helping families and individuals remain safe and productive members of their communities, building a stronger Onondaga County for all of us.

Our Long Term Goals Include:

• Increase access to a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older people, (especially those in greatest social and economic need) in order to enable them to remain in a safe and appropriate living environment.

• Develop and support preventive health and wellness activities to promote healthy older adults.

• Strengthen our leadership and advocacy role, and recognition, in the community as the primary source for information on programs and services, major trends, problems and causes, best practices, and funding resources relating to older adults.


Please Help Us Plan the Future of Aging Services in Onondaga County by attending one of our upcoming Public Hearings.

2016 Public Hearings


Click On this Line for a Public Hearing 2016 Flyer


Executive Summary Plan 2017

Click on the Photo Below to Download a Copy of the Plan.

Executive Summary Plan 2017


We are pleased to share our current services, plans and visions for the future with you and invite you to comment or share your ideas and concerns with us by attending one of the Public Hearings or by writing, emailing or faxing by 11/18/16 to:
Peter J. Headd
Executive Director
Onondaga County Office for Aging
421 Montgomery Street
10th Floor
John H. Mulroy Civic CenterSyracuse, NY 13202.
Or email: cherrylamb@ongov.net

If emailing or faxing please put PLAN2017 in the Subject Line.

Fax 315-435-3129 Attn: Peter J. Headd.




The Fourth Annual Onondaga County "Living an Active Life with Parkinson's Disease" was held on October 13, 2016. It was a huge success with over 200 attendees learning how to live well with Parkinson's and other movement disorders. Click on the photo below to download a copy of the Education Guide that was given to each attendee.


Parkinson's Conference Education Guide 2016





Helping Seniors Stretch Their Dollars

On Monday February 29th from 5-6:30 pm the Office for Aging was highlighted on CNY Central during a call-in segment hosted by Laura Hand. The purpose was to highlight the products and services we offer that can help seniors stretch their dollars.

Pete Headd, Deputy Commissioner Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services, Executive Director, Office for Aging, JoAnne Spoto Decker, Director, Community Services and Long Term Care, Maria Mahar, Project Director, Nutrition Services and Registered Dietician, Larry Mathews, Program Coordinator, Community Services and HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and Myrna Koldin, Aging Services Specialist, HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program) worked the phones. They rang, non-stop, with area seniors eager to find answers to their concerns.

Click on the link below to view a clip of the on-air interviews. (courtesy of CNY central.com)


Office for Aging Helps Seniors Save Money


Helping Seniors Stretch Their Dollars. Office for Aging Staff hosts a televised call-in show for our area Seniors. Click on the link below the photo to view the highlights.

Channel 3

Office for Aging On NBC Channel 3 with Laura Hand 10/19/15


Newsmakers with Dan Cummings

Lisa Alford and Myrna Koldin Discuss the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. August 2, 2015 on Newsmakers with Dan Cummings.


Heat Safety Tips For Seniors:

Heat Safety Tips for Older Adults

Onondaga County Senior Centers


Office for Aging
421 Montgomery Street

10th Floor Civic Center
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 435-2362



Resource Guide
Institute for Care Givers
Senior Centers and Groups
Home Energy Assistance Program
Step Up To Stop Falls
2015 - 2016 Peace of Mind Booklet
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