Home Energy Assistance Program-The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel used to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor). The Council on Aging is available to help with completing the 2014-15 HEAP application. You may call (440) 205-8111 or walk-in during our regular business hours. 

Centenarians! We seek to honor all those residents of Lake County who have turned 100 years old this year. Visit our centenarian page to learn how to receive a beautiful Centenarian Certificate from the Council on Aging, along with name and birthdate recognition in our quarterly newspaper, “Bridge."

Emergency Preparedness Class for Pet and Animal Owners-September 25 from 7-9 pm and October 18 from 9-11 am at Concord Township Community Center. For more information, including how to register, please click here.

Scam Prevention Presentation:  We will be hosting a senior scams prevention presentation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office on November 5 at 1:30 pm. Learn about the latest scams targeting the senior population, and how to protect yourself as well as your loved ones. The presentation is free and open to the general public. To register for the presentation, please call us at 440-205-8111. For more information, please click here.

Scam Alert: We want you to be aware of a scam in Ohio where the “caller” claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service.  The "caller" demands that the consumer pay an overdue tax bill immediately or be arrested.  The Ohio attorney general’s office has received about 50 reports on the scam in just the past month.  Remember to never give out personal information or information about credit cards, bank or other financial accounts over the phone.  Also, never agree to give money to a caller.  For more information, see the article from the Columbus Dispatch. 
AARP Smart Driving Class-We will be holding an AARP smart driver course on October 7 from 10:30 am - 3 pm. This class is open to all Lake County residents age 50 and older. To register, call use at 440-205-8111. Click here for more information.

Amazon Smile Program-- If you should happen to be shopping at amazon.com please be aware that the Lake County Council on Aging is now part of the AMAZON SMILE program.  For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to LCCoA! Thank you... and Happy Shopping!

Donations needed! The Home Equipment Lending Program (H.E.L.P.) is in need of donations. If you have medical equipment that you can no longer use, please consider donating to our program. All donated equipment is cleaned, safety checked, and made available to lend, free of charge, to individuals aged 60 and over. Donated items should be clean and in good condition.  Please click here for more information.

Road to Recovery Program- The Road to Recovery Program, by the American Cancer Society, provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.  Please click here for more information. 

Are you new to Medicare or do you want to better understand your options? Sign up for a 2014 Welcome to Medicare Webinar or attend a presentation in your area.

Technology Classes- Visit our training page to see all the exciting computer classes being offered over the next several months.

Open Computer Labs  On October 8, October 29, and November 10, we will have open computer labs at the Council on Aging. These labs will be open from 1-3 pm on each of these days. Come practice your computer skills using our newly refurbished computer lab. Computer use is free but registration is required. If you have never been on the computer or are just looking for a little guidance, this is a great opportunity. Help learning basic computer skills will be provided during these labs. Call 440-205-8111 ext 226 to register or for more information.

For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia, or other memory impairments, memory care support groups will be available throughout the year.  This schedule lists the dates, times, and locations of the meetings.  For more information, call The Alzheimer's Association at 440-974-7785. 

There is a need for Precinct Election Officials for the General Election on November 4, 2014.  Please see the application form and this document for more information.

Current Volunteers:  Visit the right hand side of the volunteering page for the latest training information. Training is mandatory for all volunteers. 



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The Lake County Council on Aging of Ohio offers programs for those 60 and older including:  information and referral, support services, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services, and much more.  The non-profit agency is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center, serving individuals with disabilities who are age 18 and over.

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