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New York State Plan on Aging 2015-2019

State of New York The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards New York 1 October 2015 Policy document

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It is our mission as the State Unit on Aging, in partnership with the network of public and private
organizations, to assist older New Yorkers maintain independence through high-quality, person and family-centered, cost-effective programs and services. Efforts to address the challenges presented by a growing older population are rooted in the NYSOFA vision: “A New York State aging and disability service system that promotes dignity, purpose, and independence through policies and advocacy

This 4 Year Plan on Aging seeks to expand and strengthen Older American Act core programs
by utilizing federal, state and local funding and the flexibility they provide to the greatest extent

The New York State Plan on Aging: 2015-2019, is organized by the following five overarching goals:
- Empower older New Yorkers, their families and the public to make informed decisions about, and be able to access, existing health, long term care and other service options.
- Enable older New Yorkers to remain in their own homes with high quality of life for as long as possible through the provision of home and community-based services, including supports for family caregivers.
- Empower older New Yorkers to stay active and healthy through Older Americans Act services and those offered under Medicare.
- Embed ACL discretionary grants with OAA Title III core programs.
- Ensure the rights of older New Yorkers and prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation.


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