Oneida Elders and American Indian clients participate in educational, nutritional and social programming at the Ray Elm Children and Elders Center. The program provides a variety of activities and classes as well as in-home and caregiver support services to help Elders maintain an independent lifestyle. Please call (315) 829-8133 for the latest program information.

Elders Program Continues Mission


The Oneida Indian Nation Elders Program provides home respite services to Nation Elders to help them remain independent and in their own homes. Services include shopping assistance, light housekeeping and companionship to Elders who have no one else available to assist them. In addition, delivery of lunches may be arranged for Elders living in the Village of the White Pines and on Territory Road. Visits also may be made to Elders in local hospitals and nursing homes to help keep them connected with the Oneida community. For more information, call (315) 829-8330.

Respite Services a Blessing for Elders


The caregivers support group, Teyakhishnyehe’ (“We take care of them”), is designed for those providing primary care for Elders. The monthly meetings offer a confidential setting and the opportunity to share concerns and feelings with others who understand and can offer solutions and emotional support. If you are providing primary care for an Elder and would like helpful information, call (315) 829-8330.


Monthly program activities include lunch, craft and painting classes, intergenerational activities and cultural and educational trips. For more information about the status of the programs, call (315) 829-8133.

June 2023 Activities Calendar
June 2023 Lunch Menu