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  • Meals Served by the Office for the Aging in New York State
  • Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Served for the Aging in New York State


  • Aging Resources
  • Aging Offices
  • Congregate Meals
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
  • Network of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Congregate Meals Program
  • Health Promotion Program
  • Educational Programs and Recreation

Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Served by the Office for the Aging

This dataset consists of a listing of congregate and home-delivered meals served from 1974 to the present by the network of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). AAAs local offices for the Aging provide services at senior center locations either directly or through subcontracts. Services may include but are not limited to congregate meals, health promotion, educational programs and recreation.

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NYSOFA’s (New York State Office for the Aging) mission is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.

The Historical Meal Units data provides a snapshot of this mission with the growth of meals served since the beginning of the Older Americans Act in 1974 through the creation of the State-funded Supplemental Assistance Program in 1984 to the current year. This dataset shows the growth of the meals program by AAA. It also shows the transition from congregate meals program to a home-delivered one which serves persons more in need.

AAAs (Area Agencies on Aging – local offices for the Aging) plan, develop and support comprehensive in-home and community services. These services create opportunities for active senior citizens and help to promote their independence. Residents now have access to: information and referral services; employment, training and volunteer opportunities; senior centers and adult day care programs; transportation; congregate and home-delivered meals; and home health services. Seniors also have legal services, and counseling programs to assist them.

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John Snow Labs; New York State Office for the Aging, NYC Open Data;

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Aging Resources, Aging Offices, Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Network of Area Agencies on Aging, Congregate Meals Program, Health Promotion Program, Educational Programs and Recreation

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Meals Served by the Office for the Aging in New York State, Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Served for the Aging in New York State

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
County_Code2 character code used by NYSOFA (New York State Office for the Aging) to identify the county where service providers are locatedintegerlevel : Nominalrequired : 1
CountyName of the county where the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) centers are located. Note; the list is by county with the exception of Warren/Hamilton which is combined and the St. Regis Mohawk and Seneca Nation reservations.stringrequired : 1
YearShows the year services (meals) were provideddaterequired : 1
Meal_Units_ServedNumber of meals servedintegerlevel : Nominal
Meal_TypeType of meals served - Home Delivered Meals or Congregate Meals. Congregate meals are meals at sites serving multiple personsstringrequired : 1

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County CodeCountyYearMeal Units ServedMeal Type
1Albany197454161Congregate Meals
1Albany19747558Home Delivered Meals
2Allegany197413244Congregate Meals
2Allegany19744984Home Delivered Meals
3Broome197474614Congregate Meals
3Broome197411679Home Delivered Meals
4Cattaraugus197410583Congregate Meals
4Cattaraugus1974376Home Delivered Meals
5Cayuga197412710Congregate Meals
5Cayuga19741959Home Delivered Meals