Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
Lisa A. Ferretti, LMSW, Commissioner

Department for Aging


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

To support a comprehensive system of services, we provide services directly and through contracted agencies and individuals. Our 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 based services. Our programs and services are made possible through funding from Albany County, the New York State Office for the Aging, U.S. 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 supports and services for Albany County residents aged 60+ and while our supports and services meet the needs of many of our residents, Albany County Department for Aging has a special focus on our residents with the greatest social and economic needs. 

We welcome your feedback, questions and suggestions. For more information or to provide your feedback please contact us by phone at (518) 447-7198 or by email: If you prefer to send your feedback through the mail you can write to us at: Albany County Department for Aging, 162 Washington Ave., 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12210.

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Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177