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Mark your calendars! Two free energy events to enlighten seniors about savings

August 2017 Energy Event save the date photoAt last year's Energy Savings for Seniors events, Edward Rutledge, energy outreach specialist from the Center for EcoTechnology, demystifed the cause of those unwanted drafts that breeze through your home and provided solutions for better indoor comfort year round. Ed also explained the Mass Save utility-based energy efficiency programs including no-cost home energy audits; incentives for insulation, lighting, heating, and water system upgrades; and HEAT loans for energy efficiency improvements. Have you heard about the newest energy-efficient, money-saving, bill-reducing programs for which seniors age 60 and over in your area already qualify? If you’re not up-to-date with the latest information and resources, be sure to attend the upcoming Energy Savings for Seniors events this fall!

The first free session on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, begins at 10 a.m. at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Space is limited, so please reserve a seat. To register, contact Gretchen Smith, Benefits Counseling Program coordinator at LifePath, at 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259. You can also preregister online.

The second session will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, at the Athol Senior Center, located at 82 Freedom Street in Athol, Mass. Again, space will be limited. To register, contact Cathy Savoy, Athol COA and Senior Center Director, at 978-249-8986 or Gretchen Smith at the above phone numbers, or preregister online.

Open to the public for seniors, caregivers, and home care agency staff, both events are free, offer light refreshments, and are sponsored by the Benefits Counseling Program at LifePath.

Experts from local agencies will explain what funds are available for fuel assistance and weatherization and how to obtain utility discounts, rebates, and 0% home energy loans. After the presentations, one-on-one consultations will be available.

More help is always available through the Benefits Counseling Program. To meet one-on-one with a benefits counselor, contact us.