Announcements

 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

HEAP helps low income residents meet the high costs of home heating.  The Regular Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opened November 17, 2014.  Regular HEAP eligibility and benefits are based on income, household size, the primary heating source and the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled.  An eligible household may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year.

To request an Application for HEAP:

60 and over or disabled call 853-8326

Under age 60 call 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.

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

NYConnects

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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.