Action for Older Persons (AOP) is an innovative and visionary organization that enhances the lives of adults and empowers them to prepare for the future. The mission of AOP is to assist adults in enhancing their lives by promoting financial security, physical and emotional well-being, and self-sufficiency throughout their lives. This is achieved through programs and services, education, advocacy, identifying and addressing needs, and community collaboration. AOP is a private, nonprofit, United Way member agency which was founded in 1967.

AOP is funded by membership contributions, Broome County United Way, program income, fundraising, and various government and private foundation grants.

Action for Older Persons sponsors and organizes community education programs, workshops, computer classes, and seminars for both the public and professionals. Topics include:

– advance planning- long-term care – Medicare & related health insurance issues- retirement/financial & estate planning- elder mistreatment and crime prevention- computer training classes- multi-generational programming