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3/17/23-From Office for the Aging Director Anita Mattison-Community Assessment Survey 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            Contact: Anita Mattison
March 16, 2023                                                                                                                      Phone Number 585-268-9390

New York Seeks Your Input on First-Ever Comprehensive Survey of Older Adults

As an older adult, how would you rate the overall quality of life in your community? Nobody knows their community better than you do.

The Allegany County Office for the Aging seeks your feedback. We are partnering with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) on NYSOFA’s Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults. New York is counting on older adults to provide feedback on age-friendly policies and programs.

If you are 60+, please take NYSOFA’s survey today. Your feedback will directly influence decisions to support the health, independence, and opportunities of older adults.

Under the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul, New York is developing a comprehensive Master Plan for Aging. The Master Plan for Aging is designed to ensure that older adults and individuals of all ages can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence. The community assessment survey results will also provide further information to support the goals of the Master Plan for Aging.

The survey is anonymous and only takes 10-15 minutes of your time.  The survey will close on March 30, 2023, so don’t wait, take it today, and have your voice heard!

Please take the survey at or you can go to

For more information, contact the Office for the Aging at 585-268-9390
(Toll-Free 1-866-268-9390) or please contact

03 17 23 OFA Mattison Community Assessment Survey 2023 Press Release