The OCCOA is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of its older adults, caregivers, and staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
What is your “Volunteer Story”?
The OCCOA’s Volunteer Department is ready to connect you to a wide
variety of volunteer opportunities. You can
make a difference!
It’s never too late for healthy choices and habits!
The OCCOA offers a variety of programs and activities to help older adults enjoy “healthy aging” by slowing and improving the aging process!
What is your connection level?
Studies show staying socially connected can improve one’s health! Let the OCCOA expand your network through its wide program & activity offerings.
The mission of the Otsego County Commission on Aging is promoting the
independence and well-being of the older adults of Otsego County
and supporting family caregivers.
OCCOA began as a volunteer organization in the 1970s, answering a need to help older adults. Operating on a small budget and meeting for potluck meals in an old stone recreation building, a modest start was accomplished. The Otsego County Board of Commissioners established the Otsego County Commission on Aging in July 1979. Federal and state grants were applied for, and the first part-time employees were hired. In 1989, a local millage was passed to finance further services to older adults in Otsego County.
In 1993, new management was hired to apply progressive, private management techniques and policies to this public agency, and remains in place today. Constantly striving for excellence, OCCOA provides the highest quality customer service by “helping and caring” for older adults in Otsego County.
Today, OCCOA is one of the most active and dynamic agencies of its kind in our area. We are very proud of the contributions the agency is making to our community and of the opportunities we provide for employment.