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Emergency Fuel Assistance

Emergency Fuel Assistance Program begins November 1, 2023. It is a program for once-a-season fuel assistance of $780.

In order to be eligible, an individual needs to:

  • be 60-years of age or older
  • be a resident of Northampton County
  • have already applied for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on or after November 1st and either received and exhausted the benefit or been denied the benefit  
  • fuel tank needs to be at ¼ full or less

For assistance with gas or electric heat, a shut-off notice is required.
To apply, contact the Northampton County Information & Referral Emergency Services at 610-559-3270 or 610-829-4800.
When a referral is received, a Northampton County Area Agency on Aging staff person will schedule a home visit to determine eligibility. 

Covid 19 Vaccine Information

Contact for covid 19 vaccine appointment:  St. Lukes (866)785-8537 : Lehigh Valley Health Network (484)884-1767 and 833-584-6283

Both St. Lukes and LVHN encourage individuals to create a portal to schedule online.

For further information please go to website: Bureau of Heath at

Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults:

Learn what steps an older adult can do to prepare for disaster by visiting the website: Older Adults |

Income Tax Preparation Information:

For Tax‐Aide assistance information please visit:  Free Tax Preparation from AARP Foundation Tax‐Aide or call 1‐888‐227‐7669

Property Tax / Rent Rebates:

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is a Pennsylvania program that provides rebates on property tax or rent paid the previous year by income‐eligible seniors and people with disabilities.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program, please  visit: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Application assistance is available by contacting your local PA State Representative.

Below are some direct link /brochure information and activity suggestions to help you during this difficult time:

Older Adult Resource Information

Guidance from the IRS regarding stimulus checks, click here 

IRS warning about Coronavirus-related scams, click here

AARP website, click here

Senior Planet website, click here 

COVID-19 Online Resources and Programs, click here

Things to do

Virtual concerts, plays, museums, click here

San Diego Zoo, watch animals on Live Cams, click here

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams, click here

Exercise / Activity Packet

 YWCA Activity Packet (printable packet)

Chair exercises for seniors, click here


In emergency situations, one of the first aspects that can be overlooked is pet care.  There is assistance out there.  The following webistes are evolving, but show sites around the state that can provide pet food to individuals that can't get it otherwise:

Pet Food Pantries, PA Department of Agriculture

PA Animal Response

Area Agencies on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. We operate under program guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, with County, State and Federal funding.

The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging is to plan and coordinate the provision of services to the OLDER ADULTS in Northampton County.
These services, delivered directly, purchase of service from a community agency, or by cooperative agreement, are designed to enhance the independence and dignity of older adults, and to provide protection as well.

The Area Agency on Aging serves residents of Northampton County who are 60 years of age or older. No distinction is made on the basis of race, color, nationality, creed, sex or income. The Area Agency on Aging is an Affirmative Action Employer and Provider.


 Outstanding Senior Awards

The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging recognized sixteen (16) older adults with the 2023 Outstanding Senior Award.
These individuals contributed their time and talents for the benefit of others in our community through outreach, personal action, inspiration, public service, sports/educational efforts and civic humanitarian endeavors. Their passion for helping others is evident through their actions and the inspiration they provide.

Seated (Left to Right): Kenneth Starace, Thomas Ganssle, Jeff Carlton, Cynthia Hunt, Roberta Leiby, Jean Achey, Judith Piper, Patricia Fielding.
Standing (Left to Right): Kerry Myers, Ronald Hineline, Janet Murray, Robert Leiby, James Miller, Angelo Trinchere, Frank Pologruto.
Missing from photo: Juanita Davis.


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