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 14, 2016

 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the 2016-2017 Heating Season

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income

1………...$ 2300

2…….... $ 3007

3…….…. $ 3715

    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

 


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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Call for Nominations for Senior Citizen of the Year

The Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board is pleased to announce that the Suffolk County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Senior Citizen of the Year Award. This award recognizes a senior citizen who has significantly contributed to other seniors in a meaningful and important way, either as an advocate, role model, leader, or volunteer. This impact can be felt either countywide, or in one of the local communities.

Call for Nominations

Senior Citizen of the Year Nomination Form 

Nominations should be made on the attached form prior to February 22, 2017 and mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Senior Award

Suffolk County Office for the Aging

PO Box 6100

Hauppauge, New York 11788-0099

Fax # (631) 853-8225

agingoffice@suffolkcountyny.gov

This award will be presented at the Senior Celebration Luncheon sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board. The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

For more information, please call (631) 853-8200.







 

















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