Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

General Information
Kathleen Kazakoff
Deputy Director
NY Connects
Louise Haraczka
Aging Services Specialist
Health Insurance Information Counselor
Michele Mahon
Aging Services Specialist
Health Insurance Information Counselor, NY Connects
Danielle Fazio
Aging Services Specialist
EISEP Case Manager
Dori-Ann Froelich
Aging Services Specialist
EISEP Case Manager
Renee Williams
Aging Services Specialist
Long Term Care Coordinator
Kenneth Thomas
Aging Services Specialist
Home Delivered Meals Case Manager
Monique Medsger
Senior Account Clerk
Michelle Malbouf
Principal Account Clerk
Brenda Stauber
Sabrina Cummins
Registered Dietician
Mary Beth Knowlton
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
175 Arsenal St
2nd Floor

Office for the Aging

Adult Day Respite Program Volunteer Application *Click Here*

 Aging Needs Assessment *Click Here*

Covid 19 Vaccine Information *Click Here *      

We are OPEN!  Any in-person services are by Appointment Only.

Schedule your appointment by calling (315) 785-3191.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 Current office hours are  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Jefferson County Office for the Aging

Kathleen Kazakoff RN, MS, Director

175 Arsenal Street, 2nd Floor
Watertown, New York 13601

Phone (315) 785-3191
Fax (315) 785-5095

Office Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM




Our Mission:

The mission of the New York State Office for the
Aging (NYSOFA) is to help older New Yorkers be
as independent as possible for as long as
possible through advocacy, development, and
delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented,
and cost-effective policies, programs, and
services that support and empower older adults
and their families, in partnership with the
network of public and private organizations that
serve them. For more information, please visit
www.aging.ny.gov .


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.