Coronavirus Resources for Seniors

I remain in close communication with federal agencies, local public health professionals, local elected officials, community leaders, and constituents about the challenges they are all facing during the coronavirus outbreak.

It is recommended that seniors take the following actions to prepare and protect themselves:

  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
  • Avoid crowds and travel as much as possible
  • Get your prescriptions refilled
    • Call ahead to your local pharmacy to have them ready and use drive through if possible
  • Limit leaving your home as much as possible
  • Call ahead to your doctor if you have symptoms
  • Cancel all unnecessary appointments to limit exposure

 

Below is a list of resources for seniors who are looking for more information or have questions:

  • CDC 1-800-232-INFO
  • NYS Department of Health 1-888-364-3065
  • County Public Health Offices
    • Clinton County: (518) 565-4840
    • Essex County: (518) 873-3514
    • Franklin County: (518) 481-1709
    • Fulton County: (518) 736-5720
    • Hamilton County: (518) 648-6497
    • Herkimer County: (315) 867-1176
    • Jefferson County: (315) 785-3000
    • Lewis County: (315) 376-5453
    • Saratoga County: (518) 584-7460
    • St. Lawrence County: (315) 386-2325
    • Warren County: (518) 761-6580
    • Washington County: (518) 746-2461
  • Offices of the Aging
    • Clinton County: (518) 565-4620
    • Essex County: (518) 873-3695
    • Franklin County: (518) 481-1526
    • Fulton County: (518) 736-5650
    • Hamilton County: does not have one
    • Herkimer County: (315) 867-1121
    • Jefferson County: (315) 785-3191
    • Lewis County: (315) 376-5313
    • Saratoga County: (518) 884-4100
    • St. Lawrence County: (315) 386-4730
    • Warren County: (518) 761-6347
    • Washington County: (518) 746-2420

 

For more information on senior-specific programs, contact:

  • American Red Cross:
    • Glens Falls: (518) 792-6545
    • North Country – Morrisonville: (518) 561-7280
    • North Country – Watertown: (315) 782-4410
    • Fort Drum: (315) 772-6561
  • Fidelis Care: (315) 701-7225
  • Meals on Wheels: (315) 303-1650
  • National Grid:
    • Gas Emergencies: 1-(800) 892-2345
    • Electrical Outages: 1-(800) 867-5222
  • New York State Veterans’ Affairs: 1-(888)-838-7697
    • Canton: (315) 386-4754
    • Elizabethtown: (888) 838-7697
    • Fort Drum: (88)8-838-7697
    • Indian Lake: (518) 736-5648
    • Lake George: (518) 761-6342
    • Lake Pleasant: (518) 736-5648
    • Lowville: (315) 376-5316
    • Massena: (888) 838-7697
    • Ogdensburg: (888) 838-7697
    • Plattsburgh: (888) 838-7697
    • Saranac Lake: (888) 838-7697
    • Watertown: (315) 785-3086
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging:
  • Medicare: New York State Medicare Assistance Office: (518) 473-3782
  • AARP Website
  • Social Security Administration: New York State Office: 1-(800)-772-1213
  • Internal Revenue Service: Albany Office: (518)-427-4250

 

Additional resources:

Dollar General locations in the North Country are offering senior-only shopping hours between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.

Kinney Drugs has volunteered to deliver anything in their store (excluding alcohol, lotto, and tobacco) to your home for a $2.00 delivery fee or FREE when delivering a prescription!

  • Adams: (315) 232-4562
  • Carthage: (315) 493-0150
  • Clayton: (315) 686-5121
  • Canton: (315) 386-4563
  • Champlain: (518) 298-5343
  • Clinton: (315) 853-3980
  • Dolgeville: (315) 429-8565
  • Elizabethtown: (518) 873-6441
  • Gouverneur: (315) 287-2900
  • Hamilton: (315) 824-2200
  • Lake Placid: (518) 523-2011
  • Lowville: (315) 376-7551
  • Malone: (518) 483-3371
  • Massena: (315) 764-0559
  • Ogdensburg: (315) 393-2440
  • Plattsburgh (Cornelia St. Location): (518) 561-3510
  • Potsdam (Market St. Location): (315) 265-2770
  • Queensbury: (518) 480-0011
  • Saranac Lake: (518) 891-3132
  • Tupper Lake: (518) 359-9173
  • Watertown (Coffeen St Location): 315-788-9366

 

  • Contact your local grocery stores to see if they are offering delivery services or hosting hours specifically for the elderly to shop:
    • Watertown Area:
      • Aldi: (855) 955-2534
      • Hannaford: (315) 782-7456
      • TOPS: (315) 779-0144
      • The Mustard Seed: (315) 788-2463
      • General Store: (315) 788-6841
      • Price Chopper: (315) 788-1645
      • Walmart: (315) 427-7895
    • Plattsburgh Area:
      • Aldi: (855) 955-2534
      • Dollar General: (518) 219-0113
      • Hannaford: (518) 562-2204
      • Price Chopper: (518) 562-3560
      • Southside Grocery: (518) 561-6788
      • Save A Lot: (518) 310-3702
      • Walmart: (518) 561-0195
    • Glens Falls Area:
      • Aldi: (855) 955-2534
      • Hannaford: (518) 793-0028
      • Price Chopper: (518) 792-7456
      • Price Rite of Queensbury (518) 615-0188
      • Target: (518) 792-6016
  • For food assistance in either Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence Counties, contact the Food Bank of Central New York at: (315) 437-1899.

  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of my offices if you have questions and/or concerns.