F.O.C.U.S. Shaping an Age-Friendly CNY
F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse seeks to provide innovative and proactive planning to retain and engage aging boomers as part of our community. Visit the F.O.C.U.S. website and download the F.O.C.U.S. age-friendly CNY study (PDF).
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
OASIS offers a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program designed to enhance a person’s ability to manage their health and increase their activities.
Resource Guide, Office for Aging
The Onondaga County Office for Aging has compiled an updated 2016 Resource Guide.
Download the Resource Guide (PDF)
Updates at: www.ongov.net/aging/
Peace of Mind Booklet, Planning
The Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services, Office for Aging is distributing their 2015-2016 Peace of Mind Booklet, Essential Forms for Future Planning. 2015-2016 Peace of Mind Booklet (PDF) Read more
Using 211 CNY
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211CNYDisability.com connects families with developmental disability services and resources in Central and Northern New York.
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Questions about Immigration?
For information about immigration contact the NYS New Americans Hotline 800-566-7636 New Americans flyer (PDF)
Red Cross offers Free Smoke Alarms
The American Red Cross is offering free smoke alarm installation and home fire safety education.
211CNY Counts displays interactive summary data for 211 Call Center Requests (housing, food, healthcare).
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Free Tax Prep
Offered by VITA
Have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare your taxes at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. For information on eligibility, site locations, toll-free helpline and more, download the VITA flyer (PDF). United Way also offers online free tax prep at www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes (click orange link on left, "File for Free").
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off. Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your local department of social services (PDF).
Home Ownership Assistance Program, Oswego County
Dreaming of home ownership? We have free money available to help with down payment and closing costs. Contact us for an application to see if you qualify, phone 315-625-4520. Oswego Housing Development Council, Inc. 805 W. Broadway St., Fulton, NY 13069.
Max income for family
1 = $38,750; 2 = $44,300
3 = $49,650; 4 = $55,350
5 = $59,600