Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188

Department for Aging


The mission of the Department for Aging is to enable seniors (60+) to maintain an independent and self-directed lifestyle by providing the highest quality of supportive services to seniors, their families and caregivers.

To support a comprehensive system of services, we provide services directly and through contracted agencies and individuals. The programs and services include: information and assistance; congregate meals and home-delivered meals; nutrition counseling; adult day care and in-home health services; caregiver support programs; transportation; legal services; health insurance counseling; health and wellness programs; employment training; and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact the Albany County NY Connects line at (518) 447-7177.

The Aging Network

The Albany County Department for Aging is one of 59 Area Agencies on Aging in New York State and part of the national aging network which supports and implements comprehensive in-home and community services. Our programs and services are made possible through funding from Albany County, New York State Office for the Aging, Administration on Aging, participant contributions and volunteers who generously donate their time.

We are committed to working to increase access to a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for seniors (especially for those with the greatest social and economic needs). Click here to view our 2017 Services Plan.

We welcome your questions, input and suggestions. Contact us by phone at (518) 447-7198 or by email:; or write us at: Albany County Department for Aging, 162 Washington Ave., 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12210.

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Benefits CheckUp

Find help with rent, property taxes, heating bills, meals and other needs. The quickest, easiest way to discover the benefits you or someone you care about deserve. Click the "Start" button at right. Typically takes 20-30 minutes.

The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition (CRCC)

The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition is an informal group of professionals dedicated to educating caregivers about the resources available to them in New York's Capital Region. See their website for upcoming events and current newsletter

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177