How does the Air Conditioner Program work?

Mercer County will partner with various agencies to offer free air conditioners to seniors and disabled residents who qualify. The air conditioners are offered through the Medi-cool program which is administered by Catholic Charities, the Diocese of Trenton, and assistance group Rise Inc., of Hightstown via the use of county funding provided by the Office on Aging.

Seniors aged 60 and older with documented health problems who meet income eligibility requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free air conditioner.

Residents 18 or older who have a disability also may qualify.

The air conditioners will be distributed to individuals who meet eligibility criteria, which includes financial standing. All applicants must provide proof of resident, proof of income, prescriptions and proof of assets.

Applicants will be screened for eligibility by Catholic Charities, Trenton and Rise Inc. Interested residents should call either 609-394-8847 Ext 2529 or 443-4464.

Individuals who qualify must bring someone with them who can help them carry the air conditioner home. Individuals who have received an air conditioner in the last 3 years are ineligible.

Supplies are limited so residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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1. Are lunches available at the senior center and if so how do I register and what is the cost?
2. Are there any programs to assist seniors with health insurance?
3. Does the Senior Center offer any trips?
4. How can I sign up for the Senior Center?
5. How can I volunteer at the Senior Center?
6. Is there any income tax assistance for seniors?
7. What age must you be to attend activities at the Senior Center?
8. What if I am 60 but my spouse is not?
9. What if I am disabled or ill and cannot come to the center to eat?
10. What programs, services and activities are offered at the senior center?
11. When is the Senior Center open?
12. When is the senior fall dance 2024?
13. When is the senior picnic in 2024 and how do I get tickets?
14. When is the Spring Senior Dinner Dance in 2024?
15. Where is the Senior Center located and how do I get there?
16. What types of health screenings are offered to seniors?
17. Does the Senior Center provide transportation to doctor appointments and food shopping?
18. How can I get to the Senior Center if I don't drive?
19. How can I go about obtaining a free cell phone for the use of 911?
20. What is Hamilton's Operation Reassurance Program?
21. How does the Air Conditioner Program work?
22. What is the contact information for Pond Run Housing?
23. What senior safety programs are available through the county?
24. Where can seniors and their families get information about and access senior services?
25. Who can a senior call for assistance in filling out local, state and federal program forms?