State Senator Joe Robach and The Town of Greece Senior Council are pleased to announce a program which will help seniors continue to live in their homes for as long as possible. The senior care program is designed to help the elderly remain in their own home or apartment as long as possible through the utilization of volunteers. Services rendered include transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping assistance, and light errands. Calls are also taken from senior residents looking for help and/or information regarding particular problems. Referrals are made to appropriate agencies that can be of assistance. Joe Robach has recently assisted many seniors with finding the correct agencies to aid them in their search for financial assistance.
In order to be eligible for this program in the Town of Greece, This program is available to any resident of Greece, 55 years of age or older, residing in their own home or apartment and without immediate family support system (children) within the Rochester area. With seniors constantly having to stretch their paychecks further each year, Joe Robach has fought diligently for more senior exemptions including the enhanced STAR rebate on property taxes, the new exemption for retired army veterans on their yearly school taxes, and most recently, a two percent tax cap on property taxes here in New York State.
In addition to the Senior Care program in the Town of Greece, Monroe County offers a program called New York Connects. Monroe County’s New York Connects is your answer to Long-Term Care Services. NYConnects provides comprehensive and unbiased information and assistance for all long-term care services regardless of age. This information includes screening for social and medical needs, financial status, available service options regardless of payer source, comprehensive needs assessment, service/care coordination and public education. This service is free for all to use.