Announcements

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

HEAP helps eligible low income applicants meet the high costs of home heating.  The HEAP program will begin on November 13, 2017.

Income Eligibility Guidelines for the 2017-2018 Heating Season

1………...$2318

2……….. $3031

3……….. $3744

To request an application call:

631-853-8326 if over 60 or disabled

631-853-8820 under 60

631-854-9100 Emergencies after 4:30 and on weekends

Heating Equipment Clean & Tune

The HEAP Heating Equipment Clean & Tune benefit opens July 1, 2017.  Applications will be accepted thru November 3, 2017, or until the funding runs out, whichever is first.

The Clean & Tune program provides assistance to a HEAP eligible homeowner to have their primary heating system cleaned & tuned.

For information regarding eligibility or to receive an application, 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.

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.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging will be holding public hearings on it's Annual Implementation Plan for the program year April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.The hearings will provide a venue for community members to learn about programs and services provided by the Office for the Aging.  It is also an opportunity for the public to offer feedback on issues impacting older adults.

 

The public hearings are scheduled for:

Thursday October 5, 2017

Town of Southold Human Resource Center

750 Pacific Street

Mattituck, NY 11952

Time: 10:00 a.m.



Monday, October 23, 2017

Town of Islip Caesar Trunzo Senior Center

16 Second Avenue

Brentwood, NY 11717

Time: 10:00 a.m.



RFQ to provide Scheduled Short Term Care as a Respite for a Caregiver

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging invites responses from qualified nursing homes to provide Scheduled Short Term Respite in Suffolk County.

Download the RFQ


RFQ to provide Counseling, Support Groups and Training as part of the Family Caregivers Support Program

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging invites responses from qualified entities to provide Counseling, Support Groups and Training for the elderly and their caregivers throughout Suffolk County. 

Download the RFQ



County Links

Program & Services Guide for Senior Citizens

Nutrition

There are 30 Senior Nutrition Programs in Suffolk County.  Senior Nutrition Programs include both home delivered and congregate meal sites.  For the location of the congregate meal sites please click the link below. 

Congregate Nutrition Sites

Senior Advocates

Senior Advocates are available at over 50 sites throughout the community to provide benefits counseling.  Although appointments are not necessary it is suggested you contact the site to confirm the date and time.   

See the Senior Advocate Schedule

Senior Advocates Locations

Office of Emergency Management

The Emergency Preparedness Registry collects information emergency responders will need to help locate and evacuate people during an emergency, especially when a family, caregiver or others are unable to help them.  Sign up here: Emergency Preparedness Registry

NYConnects

Finding the right long term services and supports to help you can be very confusing. NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care is your trusted place for information and assistance about long term services and supports whether you are paying for services yourself, through insurance, or eligible for a government program.

Local NY Connects Information and Assistance Specialists provide personalized counseling to help you make informed decisions and can assist you in accessing available long term services and supports to meet existing or future long term needs.

For assistance call (631) 853-8200.

NY Connects brochure