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Office for the Aging





The Older Americans Act of 1965 established the Federal Administration on Aging, the State Units on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging. In Jefferson County, older citizens were drawn together by their common problems and began to organize and by 1972, a countywide steering committee called the Senior Action Council of Jefferson County was formed.

It was largely through the efforts of this group, the Community Action Planning Council, Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Ogdensburg and other area churches that the Jefferson County Office for the Aging was established and open for business on January 1, 1974. Since then the Office has been serving citizens who are 60 years of age and older with a variety of programs.