Announcements

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

Helps eligible low-income individuals meet the high costs of home heating.  

The HEAP program will begin on November 13, 2018

 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the 2018-2019 Heating Season

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income

1………...$2391

2……….. $3127

3……….. $3863

   

 To apply for HEAP call:

Age 60 and over, or disabled:

631-853-8326

Under age 60:

631-853-8820

Emergencies after 4:30 and on weekends:

631-854-9100

Heating Equipment Clean & Tune

The HEAP Heating Equipment Clean & Tune benefit is now open for the 2017-2018 season.  The Clean & Tune program provides assistance to a HEAP eligible homeowner to have their primary heating system cleaned & tuned.

For information regarding eligibility please call the Office for the Aging HEAP Unit at 631-853-8326 or the Department of Social Services HEAP Unit at 631-853-8820.

Clean & Tune Application Link

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Welcome from County Executive Steve Bellone

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older.

Specific goals for the Office are to develop a comprehensive service system designed to assist persons 60 years of age and older in maintaining maximum independence and dignity, to remove barriers to economic and personal independence, and to provide a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly. Most importantly, Suffolk County Office for the Aging acts as advocate on behalf of all Suffolk County senior citizens.


COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED SERVICES FOR SENIORS DURING MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

County Offering Twenty Additional Hours of Free Counseling and Assistance Services Until December 7

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Office for the Aging will offer extended services to help seniors navigate the open enrollment process for Medicare through December 7, 2018. The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is adding four additional locations to their outreach schedule that will provide twenty additional hours for seniors to meet with counselors at local libraries across the county, to provide information and assist with sign-ups.

“Suffolk County urges all residents who are eligible for Medicare to speak with a professional at the Office of the Aging,” County Executive Bellone said. “We are here to answer any questions or assist in any way that we can to make sure Medicare recipients and those who qualify acquire adequate health care for all of their needs.”

The Office for the Aging contracts with RSVP to provide the Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) which provides trained counselors to assist Medicare enrollees review their coverage and make informed decisions. These services come at no additional cost to Suffolk County. For additional information on the HIICAP program, please call 631-979-9490, extension 18.

Expanded hours are as follows:

Monday November 19

Huntington Library 10:00AM-1:00PM

Islip Library 9:30AM-1:00PM

Wednesday November 21

Bay Area Nutrition 8:30AM-12:00PM

Wednesday November 28

Huntington Nutrition 8:30AM-12:30 PM

Thursday November 29

West Babylon Library 10:00AM-2:00 PM

Sachem Library 1:00-4:30PM

Monday December 3

Mastic/Moriches/Shirley Library 8:30AM-11:30

Tuesday December 4

Patchogue-Medford Library 2:30—4:30PM

Wednesday December 5

Rainbow Center 8:30AM-12:00PM

Friday December 7

St. Anne’s Gardens 8:30AM-12:00PM

Click here to view the complete Advocate calendar.


Language Access Plan

Language Access Plan for Office for the Aging