Senior Outreach

New Program! – Senior Community Service Employment Program

JCEO has added a new service to the Senior Outreach Program called the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Are you 55 or older with low-income, a resident of Clinton County, and interested in working up to 20 hours per week? If so, then you may be eligible and should apply today!

Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program you will gain valuable work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers. Completing this 6 month subsidized paid training program will serve as a bridge to helping enhance opportunities for obtaining unsubsidized employment in a related field.

The program is being funded through the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information please contact Sean Burke, Senior Outreach Worker at JCEO, by calling 518-561-6310. You may also send any inquiries to Julie Stalker, the Senior Outreach Program Director, with the form below. JCEO is located at 54 Margaret Street in Plattsburgh. Please feel free to stop in and see us!

Information Assistance Services

Seniors 016The Senior Outreach Program helps to meet the diverse needs of the aging population, sixty and over. Senior Outreach Workers provide information about programs, benefits, and services that may be available to seniors in our community. Our Senior Outreach Workers are also available to help fill out paperwork or applications for programs. They serve as advocates when seniors are having problems with social security, food stamps, medicaid, health insurance, etc. Whether seniors require assistance to medical appointments or a friendly phone call to keep their spirits up, the Senior Outreach Workers can help.

JCEO’s senior programs are funded through a cooperative effort by the Clinton County Office for the Aging and the New York State Office for the Aging.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance (HIICAP)

Understanding your health insurance is a vital but often times confusing experience – but we can help!

Our HIICAP program helps seniors navigate Medicare and other healthcare plans. Experienced Senior Outreach Workers can answer questions regarding covered costs, deductibles, benefits, prescription plans, and more.  These services are available to those enrolled in Medicare, soon to be enrolled, and their beneficiaries.

Rural Transportation

JCEO understands the need for seniors to get to and from medical appointments.

Our Rural Transportation Program helps seniors who no longer drive or have no transportation get to appointments. Senior Outreach Workers link seniors to volunteers in the community who provide this service throughout the area free of charge.

Senior Care/Senior Repair

JCEO offers a volunteer/employee program for seniors in need of yard work, repair work, general housekeeping, or personal assistance. Seniors are provided with the name and contact number of individuals willing to perform the service at a suggested rate of pay. Seniors whose income falls below poverty guidelines may receive volunteer help. All volunteers/employees are screened prior to placement.

Telephone Reassurance/Friendly Visitor

JCEO hosts a Telephone Reassurance System where calls are made to seniors on a regular basis, specifically those who are homebound and those who live alone. Our Friendly Visitors offer companionship and security to seniors unable to leave their homes.

To enroll in any of the services above please fill out the form below or contact Julie Stalker at (518) 561-6310.

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