May is Older Americans Month

May 2, 2019

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in Northeastern New York. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years. And that’s why the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) provides services specifically to support this population.


LASNNY’s Senior Legal Services Programs cover a full range of civil legal issues. We meet with clients in their communities including at senior centers, county Offices for Aging, and occasional home visits for homebound clients. We also present community legal education talks on subjects of frequent interest such as scams or advance directives.


Clients who are at least 60 years of age and reside in Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Rensselaer (outside of the City of Troy), St. Lawrence, Warren, or Washington Counties or at the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation are eligible for services through these programs. There are no income or asset limitations for eligibility. All SLS clients are eligible to receive advice. Additional assistance may also be available, depending upon resources.


Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year.


To learn more about Older Americans Month, visit the official OAM website at for ideas and inspiration, and follow ACL on Twitter and Facebook.


For more information about LASNNY’s Senior Legal Services Programs please go to the LASNNY website at or call 1-800-462-2922. Please follow LASNNY on Facebook!