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The Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. (Office for Aging) was established July 1, 1975, as a result of 1973 amendments to the 1965 Federal Older Americans Act that recognized the government’s responsibility to help the elderly. It is part of the aging network that includes the Federal Administration on Aging, State Units on Aging, and Area Agencies on Aging, whose focus is advocacy for persons over the age of 60. The agency’s mission is the commitment to serve Montgomery County senior citizens and their families by helping the elderly to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Traditionally, local offices for aging are sponsored by county government, as some local money is required to receive federal and state funding for services. There are 59 Office’s for Aging in New York State. Of these, 55 are sponsored by county government and four are not-for-profit agencies. Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. is one of the four not-for-profits.
The Office for Aging has had several sponsors since it’s inception, Mt. Carmel Church (1975-1989), Montgomery County (1989 through 1992), and Catholic Family & Community Services (1993 through March 1996). The Joshua Foundation became the interim sponsor for the remainder of 1996 until a private, not-for-profit corporation, the Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc., was established and awarded the sponsorship through a competitive bid process.