December 28 2017

As Temps Plummet the COA Reminds Residents Fuel Assistance is Available

The following is a release from the Burlington Council on Aging


Baby it’s cold outside!  


If you’re heating system isn’t working properly or you can’t afford to turn up the thermostat it’s probably cold inside your home as well. If you qualify for fuel assistance the Council on Aging or Veteran’s Agent can help you apply for fuel assistance. If you are already receiving fuel assistance but have run out of benefits Council on Aging Outreach Workers (781) 270-1950 or Youth and Family Services (781) 270-1961. They can help connect you to resources to help pay for heating costs.  If you are over 65, and you heat with gas or electricity, your service cannot be turned off until spring.


If you are cold today and need somewhere warm to go her is a list of places:  The Council on Aging is open until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.  


The Library is open 10:00am to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday until 6:00 p.m.  They are open 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday.  


The Burlington Mall is open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. However with the holiday on Monday they will only be open until 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 1, 2018.  


The Cafeteria at Lahey Hospital is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Both the Mall and Cafeteria have great people watching for entertainment. If you lose your heat and you can’t leave your house then please ask a neighbor or family member for help. This is not the time to be too proud to ask for help.  If you have older neighbors please check in on them during this this and any cold spell.


To speak with an outreach worker at the Council on Aging call 781-270-1950, to speak with the Veterans Agent call 781-270-1960 or call 781-270-1961 to speak to Youth and Family Services.


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