LINKS AND RESOURCES
Onondaga County Office for Aging
This office offers a wide range of benefits to seniors and caregivers residing in Onondaga County. These include in-home services, caregiver support, energy programs, referrals, information on housing, insurance, and nutritional resources, and more. An extensive Senior Resource Guide is available here.
The HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) program provides information to seniors and family members with questions about Medicare, managed care, long-term care, and more. Phone 435-2362 to request a free consultation with a HIICAP ("Hi Cap") counselor.
Neighborhood Advisor Program
315-445-2040. ext. 156
This helpful resource, provided by Onondaga County's Adult and Long-Term Care Services, is open to residents of the county who are age 60 and over. Neighborhood advisors assist seniors by providing information about programs available in the community. Advisors help to obtain necessary services so that seniors can remain living independently in their homes.
The Neighborhood Advisor in the Manlius, Fayetteville, and Dewitt areas is Sharon Kieffer. Her phone number is provided above. Please click here for more information on the program.
Driver Safety Courses through AARP
The link above will take you to AARP's driver safety page, where you can register for the online driver course, get driving tips, or find classroom courses offered in our area. The Senior Centre offers the AARP Smart Driver program several times each year.
Meals on Wheels of Eastern Onondaga County
This nonprofit organization delivers hot and cold meals to seniors and others in its service area for a modest cost, five days per week. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Please click on the link above for more information.
Fayetteville-Manlius FISH or Friends in Service Here (no website)
This volunteer group works to provide seniors with free transportation to medical appointments. Please phone 637-8158 and leave a message for the dispatcher, who will get back to you.
Fayetteville-Manlius Community Outreach, Inc.
Formerly known as the F-M Food Pantry, Community Outreach provides emergency food assistance for families and individuals residing in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district. Please click on the above link for information about qualifying for assistance or making a donation of food, money, or clothing.
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
The EPIC program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the State Department of Health. It assists more than 270,000 income-eligible seniors, aged 65 and older, in supplementing their out-of-pocket Medicare D drug plan costs. Please click on the link above for extensive information and to print out an application form.
Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project
The Onondaga County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer Project provides pro bono services in a variety of ways to seniors and others in our community, including free weekly "Talk to a Lawyer" legal clinics. Click on the link above for information.
Vera House Evergreen Network
The Evergreen Network is a division of Vera House, Inc. that addresses elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.