Assistance available to help ease energy burden

Information that many older adults may greet warmly is just what types of energy assistance might be available to them.

To help, the Eldercare Locator offers re-sources and tips, according to a news release:

• To learn about energy-assistance programs, contact the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116.

Another option for seniors is to connect with their local Area Agency on Aging by visiting

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• Take advantage of special heating assistance funds and no-cutoff eligibility programs from utility providers.

• Make sure your home is energy efficient.

Information is available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program at

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• Get a free, helpful brochure, “Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults,” by calling (800) 677-1116.

The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging and is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, according to the release.