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NYC Cooling Assistance Program

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The NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene is encouraging low-income elderly individuals over 60 years of age to apply for a free air conditioner, if you do not already own one. To qualify, you must complete and mail an application for the 2009 NYC Cooling Assistance Program along with a doctor's note describing your need. Call 311 for more information. unfortunately, the application form is not available as a download via the NYC Dept for the aging website ( www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/home.html ), although forms for other assistance programs are.

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http://statenislandersathome.org

Finding reputable help and assistance for seniors on Staten Island.

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http://www.visitingneighbors.org

Our volunteer visitors help seniors alleviate loneliness and isolation, provide emotional security and offer mental stimulation. We escort seniors to medical appointments, assist with errands and shopping, and reach out a helping hand to our community's elderly who may have no family or friends nearby. Visiting Neighbors serves seniors living in lower Manhattan south of 30 Street, from river to river. We also have a friendly visiting program that serves seniors in the Forest Hills/Rego Park community of Queens.

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http://www.graypanthersnyc.org

Intergenerational education and advocacy organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice and peace. Includes links to local networks and activism...

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http://www.vera.org

The Guardianship Project is a demonstration project that provides essential services to people who a judge has determined to be unable to care for themselves and for whom there is no family or friend to fill the role. Its innovative model of support employs a team of professionals—from social workers to bookkeepers—who share responsibility for the incapacitated person's day-to-day personal care, housing arrangements, medical treatment, and legal and financial matters, regardless of the individual's ability to pay. Project staff help their clients—typically older adults or people with disabilities, many of whom are indigent—live healthier and happier lives by ensuring that, whenever possible, they remain in their homes and communities with supportive services and that they stay involved in decision making about their lives.

The Guardianship Project's funding is in jeopardy due to the budget crisis.

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