Broome County Elder Services Guide
This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on a wide range of local programs and services available to Broome County midlife and older adults.
The Guide is available online at www.broomeelderservices.org.
Copies of the printed Broome County Elder Services Guide are available at AOP's offices and from the Broome County Office for Aging.
The Mature Messenger is AOP's quarterly newsletter filled with timely articles on topics of interest to Southern Tier midlife and older adults. The newsletter contains notices of seminars, workshops, classes, and other special events scheduled for the quarter. AOP members are placed on a special mailing list to receive the newsletter at their home or place of business. For membership information, click here. Otherwise, feel free to review the archived Mature Messengers:
My Little Book: A Health Diary
Action for Older Persons has partnered with NY Connects (Broome County CASA) to bring you a brand new resource to help you take control of your healthcare: My Little Book. To learn more about what My Little Book can do for you, please watch this informational video:
If you are a professional and would like to learn how you and your patients can benefit from the book watch the professional video below:
Real Choices Educational Booklet Series
Eight part program of presentations and educational booklets. Presentations are available at Action for Older Persons to community groups who request them. Click the title below to view the booklet:
- Paying for Long-Term Care: Understanding Your Choices
- Facility and Community Options: Understanding Levels of Long-Term Care
- Help at Home: Choices in Home Care
- What You Should Know About Staying at Home: Safety, Security, Modifications & Repairs
- When You're the One Providing Care: Understanding Caregiver Support Services
- Advance Health Care Planning: Making Your Wishes Known
- Adults with Disabilities: Understanding Support Services
- Healthy Choices for Living Well
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Now That Your Loved One Is Home: What Do You Do?
Maybe you've been a caregiver for years, or maybe you've just found yourself leaving the nursing home or hospital with your loved one. In either case, once you're home with your loved one, chances are you're facing an important question: What do I do now? This video is intended to help you answer those questions in positive ways. By looking at local services and hearing from those who have used them, you'll be better aware of the options available to you.
Click the video below to watch the consumer perspective on home care:
You will need the latest version of Windows media Player to view the video, it can be downloaded HERE.
Other Copyrighted Materials
AOP publishes a number of valuable resources, including a helpful Medigap summary spreadsheet that provides an overview of supplemental plans available to Broome County's Medicare beneficiaries, insurance companies that sell them, and their current premium rates. The Medigap sheet and other helpful materials are available free of charge to AOP clients. Professionals who are AOP Supporting Members have access to regular updates of these valuable materials. For membership information, click here.