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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROGRAMS FOR OLDER RESIDENTS

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging will be conducting public hearings on its Annual Implementation Plan for the program year April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

Residents are free to choose the location and date that best fits their schedule.

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 residents.

The Public Hearings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018            

Town of Smithtown’s Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizen Center 420 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
Time: 10:00 a.m.       

Friday, November 2, 2018
Town of Southampton Community Center
25 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, New York   11946
Time: 1:00 p.m.         

Residents who are unable to attend the hearing and wish to submit suggestions are encouraged to send written comments to Suffolk County Office for the Aging, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, New York   11788.  For more information, or if special accommodations will be needed to participate in the hearings, please call (631) 853-8217.


Language Access Plan

Language Access Plan for Office for the Aging