Office for the Aging
29 Business Park Road, Akwesasne
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reception: (518) 358-2963
Mission Of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging
The mission of the SRMT Office for the Aging is to provide excellent service to seniors by promoting: health, happiness, an active lifestyle, engagement, independence, and long life.
The Office of the Aging receives funding and support from the NYS Office for the Aging, Title VI Native American Programs, St. Regis Mohawk Seniors Club, the Tribal General Fund to provide services to the elders of Akwesasne.
Not sure if you are old enough for senior services?Many of our services and programs are forgeared toward the 60 plus crowd, but we have activities and services for 55+ group too.
Our core services are:
Nutrition Services: Elders are invited to attend the noon meal provided Monday to Friday. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Elders are encouraged to come early and participate in the many activities taking place. Home delivered meals can be arranged for elders who have great difficulty leaving their homes. Our nurse and/or nutrition coordinator will visit you in your home to figure out what type meals you would benefit from and see if you need any other services. Participants in in both the congregate and home delivered meals programs receive information on making better food choices for better health. Our services are overseen by registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for you to meet privately with a dietitian to answer your questions about food and health.
Transportation: For those elders who do not have transportation, we provide a daily bus pickup for meals and activities at the center and weekly shopping trips. We do have a driver to help elders get to medical appointments in Massena, Malone, or within Akwesasne. Please call three days ahead of time if you need a ride to a medical appointment.
Home Care: Our nurse will visit you in the home to complete paperwork to see what services you are eligible for and helps to start the services.
Case Management: Our nurse can make home visits or phone calls to see what services you need and help to get them started.
Chore: Our maintenance staff can assist eligible elders with lawn care, snow removal, and minor home repairs. In some cases, your repair maybe more than our staff can handle. Our maintenance staff will help you find appropriate repair people.
Information & Assistance: Everybody has questions. We have trained counselors to help you find the answers and get the services you need.
Caregiver Support: Family members and friends often provide assistance to elders with everyday tasks to help keep them safe, healthy, and in their own homes. We offer specialized counseling and assistance to family caregivers.
Recreation and Activities: We offer a wide range of activities and learning opportunities for elders. Parties, trips, craft classes, presentations, games, and much more!
Health Promotion: Are you trying to become healthier and more active? We are committed to providing evidence-based programming that empowers seniors to make positive changes in the way they live. Our programs aim to encourage taking action in meeting health goals.
We firmly believe that people can improve the quality of their later years by staying active and engaged. t is never too late to embrace all dimensions of wellness.
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