Help with Home Heating Costs for Seniors

Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services, has announced a series of outreach events designed to assist seniors in Onondaga County with applying for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP.)

HEAP provides limited subsidies for heating and utility costs. According to Lisa D. Alford, “We know there are many seniors in our community who could use help paying their energy bills, and we will be visiting community centers and libraries, throughout the county, to reach them. Remember, HEAP assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and you need to file an application soon!”

The Office for Aging will be holding community outreach sessions at a variety of locations throughout the city and county to help seniors age 60, or older, and income eligible, apply for HEAP benefits. Appointments are not needed, and if you are not able to attend any of the outreach sessions, you may call (315) 435-2362 and request that an application be mailed. Assistance will be offered at the following locations, dates and times. More outreach sessions are planned for 2016:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2105
Baldwinsville Library, 33 East Genesee St., Baldwinsville                       9:30-12:00
Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius                                      10:00-1:00
Radisson Community Room/Aspen House, North Entry Rd, B’ville          10:30-1:30
North Syracuse Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse             1:00-4:00
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
Jordan-Elbridge Community Center, 1 Route 31, Jordan                          9:30-12:00
Magnarelli Comm. Center, 2300 Grant Blvd., Syracuse                  9:30-12:30
Cicero Public Library, 5225 W. Cermak Road, Cicero                     10:00-1:00
Fay Road Baptist Church, 750 Fay Road, Syracuse                                  11:30-2:30
Beauchamp Library 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse                                       1:00-3:00
Mundy Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse                                 2:00-4:00
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
McCarthy Manor Apartments, 501 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse                   9:30-12:00             Fayetteville Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville                                     10:00-1:00
White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse                                   11:00-2:00
Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool                     1:00-4:00
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2105
Vision In Progress Center, 1638 S. Salina Street, Syracuse              1:00-3:30
Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina Street, Syracuse                     1:00-4:00
Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont Street, Mattydale                         2:00-4:00
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
St. Vincent Depaul Church, 342 Vine Street, Syracuse                    9:30-12:00
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
Camillus Senior Center, 25 1st St., Camillus                                               9:30-12:00
Dewitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt                          10:00-1:00
Rescue Mission Store, 200 Gifford Street, Syracuse                         10:30-1:00
Beauchamp Library 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse                                      1:00-4:00

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
Onondaga Senior Center, 4834 Velasko Road, Syracuse                           9:30-12:00
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
Brick School Terrace Apts., 311 North Avenue, Syracuse                         9:30-12:00
Solvay Public Library, 615 Woods Road, Solvay                                      10:00-2:00
Skaneateles YMCA, 97 State Street Road, Skaneateles                    11:00-12:30
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
Marcellus United Methodist Church, 1 Slocombe Ave., Marcellus   11:00-1:00
Mercy Works, 1221 S. Salina Street, Syracuse                                 1:00-3:30
Beauchamp Library, 2111 S. Salina Street, Syracuse                       2:00-4:30
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2840 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville      4:00-6:30
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse          2:30-4:30
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
Jewish Community Center      5655 Thompson Road, Dewitt                   12:00-2:00

For more information, contact the Onondaga County Office for Aging at (315) 435-2362
or visit our website at www.ongov.net/aging.