newscooling assistance offered this summer to eligible seniors in saw region

Cooling assistance offered this summer to eligible seniors in SAW region

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If you are a senior in need of help cooling your home this summer, help is available. The Senior Cool Care program provides a single-room air conditioner or a fan to eligible individuals who apply.

The program is administered by Valley Program for Aging Services and sponsored by Dominion Energy.

To qualify for the program, individuals must be:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Live in Staunton, Augusta County or Waynesboro
  • Have a monthly income of no more than $1,823 (single) or $2,465 (couple).

Individuals that have central air conditioning in their home will only be eligible to receive a fan.

The program runs from May 1 through October 31 or while supplies last.

To apply, contact VPAS at (540) 949-7141.





Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.