Albany County
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7177 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
George Brown, Commissioner

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 access the programs and services we support, click here.

We welcome your questions, input and suggestions. Contact us by email at:; or write us at: Albany County Department for Aging, 6 Floor, 162 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210; or call us at: (518) 447-7177.

Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Health Plans

If you currently have Medicare (Parts A and/or B), you can enroll or re-enroll in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Coverage (MA.PD) starting on Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2013. This is called the Annual Coordinated Election Period and your newly chosen plan begins on Jan. 1, 2014. Check out a listing of upcoming Albany County Health Insurance Information and Assistance Program presentations or clinics that will help you understand Medicare: Medicare 101 or look at your Medicare plan options when you schedule a one on one counseling session. For more information (518) 447-7177.

Be a Planner, Not a Gambler! The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool

The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT) is an on-line, interactive, performance-based tool that will help you measure how prepared you are for the elder years. The higher your score, the higher your level of preparedness. As you "take the test," TEPSAT directs you to valuable tools and resources that will help you further prepare for decision-making in those later years. Learn More

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

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177