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Get Your Taxes Done for Free
January 19, 2016, 2016

Have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare your taxes at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site or online. For information on eligibility, site locations, toll-free helpline and more, download the VITA flyer (PDF).

Help with Home Heating Costs for Seniors
January 4, 2016

The Office for Aging will be holding community outreach sessions at a variety of locations throughout the city and county to help seniors age 60, or older, and income eligible, apply for HEAP benefits. Appointments are not needed, and if you are not able to attend any of the outreach sessions, you may call (315) 435-2362 and request that an application be mailed. Assistance will be offered at the locations, dates and times listed on the 2nd page of the 2016 HEAP flyer (PDF).

2015-2016 Peace of Mind Booklet – Essential Forms for Future Planning
December 10, 2015

The Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services, Office for Aging is distributing their 2015-2016 Peace of Mind Booklet, Essential Forms for Future Planning. The booklet includes a blank Living Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy.

2015-2016 Peace of Mind Booklet (42-page PDF)

The booklet was designed to be printed as a two-sided document and they suggest using a small binder clip, instead of a staple, so you will be able to use the forms you need without having to remove staple.

Annual Turkey Giveaway, November 21
October 29, 2015

The River of Life Church will be giving away turkeys on a first come, first served basis on November 21. The giveaway starts at 9 am at 750 James Street and ends when supplies run out. No documentation is needed.

Temple Grandin Lecture: Reflections on Autism, October 29

The Kelberman Center Presents Temple Grandin, Reflections on Autism.
Book Signing to Follow the Lecture

Temple Grandin Flyer (PDF)

  • When: 7:00pm, Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Where: Landmark Theatre
    362 South Salina Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Tickets: $10/$20/$40. Premiere $40 ticket includes invitation to a private meet and greet event.
  • Purchase Tickets at the Landmark Theatre Box Office, call 315-475-7979 or go online to KelbermanCenter.org
Presented by The Kelberman Center, Autism Services Across the LIfespan, an Affiliate of Upstate Cerebral Palsy.

American Red Cross offers FREE Smoke Alarm Installation and Home Fire Safety Education
July 20, 2015
Printable flyer

The American Red Cross is offering FREE smoke alarm installation and home fire safety education.

  1. Schedule an appointment at 315-234-2299.
  2. Volunteers/Staff will come to homes with smoke alarms and batteries and will test current smoke alarms and install new ones if needed.
  3. During installation a fire escape plan, and a yearly fire drill plan, will be developed.
In 2014 the Campaign installed 31, 300 smoke alarms and prepared 19,500 households.

Servicing Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland and Cayuga Counties.

Developmental Disabilities Summer Camps & Programs

  • DPAO Summer Recreation Program (children w/any disability)
    In Jefferson
  • ARC Oneida-Lewis Kids’ Camp (children w/ DD & their siblings)
    In Lewis
  • DPAO Summer Recreation Program (children w/any disability)
    In Jefferson
  • ARISE at the Farm (all ages and abilities)
    In Onondaga, Oswego
  • St. Lawrence ARC Dodge Pond (adults & children w/DD)
    In St. Lawrence

General Summer Camps & Programs

  • Cornell University Summer Sports Camps
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence
  • Bristol Hills Music Camp
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence
  • Signature Band & Choir Camp
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence
  • Camp Fire USA of CNY
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence
  • Pople Ridge Farm Summer Day Camp
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence
  • Ballet and Dance of Upstate New York Intensive Summer Program
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence

Youth Bureaus (for information on local Programs)

  • Jefferson County Youth Bureau
    In Jefferson
  • Lewis County Youth Bureau
    In Lewis
  • Onondaga County Youth Bureau
    In Onondaga
  • Oswego City-County Youth Bureau
    In Oswego
  • St. Lawrence Youth Bureau
    In St. Lawrence

Summer Reading Programs

  • Onondaga County Public Library Summer Reading Program
    In : Onondaga
  • North Country Library System Summer Reading Program
    In Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence

Wellness Wednesdays, Free Classes

  • June 10-July 29, Clinton Square, Syracuse
    Free and open to everyone
    6:30am-7am – Sunrise Yoga
    12:15-12:45pm – Zumba
    5:30-6pm – Hula Fit
  • Sponsored by Syracuse Parks & Recreation, Metro Fitness, and the American Heart Association

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