Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2012


senior citizens, service coverage


From 2000 to 2010, the population of those over 85 years old ( the oldest old) in Broome County has increased by 23.19%. However at the same time, the number of the oldest old who receive service from Broome County Office for Aging (BCOFA) has decreased by 10%. As the only department in Broome County government which provides services specifically targeting senior citizens, BCOFA may differ from the needs of those who do not and what strategies could be used to improve the service coverage for this problem.