Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging

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The Lackawanna County Department of Human Services administers services and engages with the older adult constituents of Lackawanna County through the Area Agency on Aging.  This branch of the Human Services Department was established in 1966 to provide critical services, assessments, and protections to the residents of our community in response to the Older Americans Act of 1965.  The Act continues, through its most recent reauthorization in 2020, to serve as the foundation of our mandate. 

Medicare Counseling

PA MEDI is a free service for any Medicare beneficiaries who reside in Lackawanna County.   Counselors are state trained and will help Medicare beneficiaries with any Medicare issue.

Apply for LIHEAP

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.

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