Seniors need heating help

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    To the Editor: The Division of Senior Services Advisory Council meets on a monthly basis to examine the needs of seniors in Sussex County and help design ways to address them. Members include government representatives, county agencies, and individuals from the community. . At our October meeting, there was alarming concern expressed over the rising cost of fuel and it’s impact on individuals with limited or fixed incomes. More specifically, the Council anticipates serious implications for seniors who are responsible to pay their heating bills this coming winter. Letters were drafted to our State legislators strongly recommending legislation to provide some programming to address this shortfall. But we can’t rely on government alone. We encourage you to think of agencies that offer heating assistance, such as People Help. Your generosity may keep the heat on for your next-door neighbor, a member of the Greatest Generation. Linda Pinto, Co-Chair,Div. of Senior Services Advisory Council