WHO WE ARE
The Lorain County Office on Aging helps at-risk Lorain County older adults live happier, healthier, more independent lives.
WHAT WE DO
The Lorain County Office on Aging strives to improve the health of seniors through: assessment, linkage/referral, transportation assistance, home food delivery, housekeeping, chore assistance, volunteer placement, kinship services and Senior Years newspaper.
The mission of Lorain County Office on Aging (LCOA) is to respond to the overall and specific needs of our aging population by providing the materials and services necessary to maintain and enhance independence and self-sufficiency. The current goal of LCOA is to help at-risk Lorain County older adults to live healthier, happier and more independent lives.
Low-Income Columbia Gas Customers Receive Additional Bill Payment Assistance
Residential customers having difficulty paying their Columbia Gas of Ohio bills received a much-needed boost today after eligibility for a fuel fund was expanded.
Responding to a request initiated by the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and supported by Columbia Gas of Ohio, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) staff and others, the PUCO ordered fuel funds from an interstate pipeline supplier refund be made available to any household with an income up to 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Previously, the income eligibility guidelines were much more restrictive and limited to consumers who may not have qualified for other assistance programs.
“This is welcome news to low-income Columbia Gas consumers,” Consumers’ Counsel Janine Migden-Ostrander said. “With an anticipated reduction in federal funding of programs like HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), it is critical that every available dollar from the pipeline refund be used to help consumers avoid getting behind in natural gas payments and to stay connected to their natural gas service this winter.”
Access Your Benefits!!
Do you know you may be eligible for help to handle many of your needs. Our new program "Access To Benefits" can put you in touch with many local, state and federal programs. Some of the benefits we can screen for are:
HEAP & PIPP (Utility Costs)
Veteran Services & Benefits
Medicare Drug Costs
Low Cost Housing
Ohio Best RX
Contact us as we have trained staff to help. Screening can be done in person or on the phone. If you would like to have someone come to your home or call you please contact Lauren at 440-326-4822.
Or you may call our office at 440-326-4800 or 440-244-6261 Ext 4800