Sep 27 2016 Early LIHEAP Registration for Elderly and Disabled Individuals Begins Monday, October 3

Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Department of Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Monday, October 3, 2016. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible residents pay utility bills. 

Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents who meet the following criteria: 

Sep 26 2016 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population on Oct. 5

Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2016 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wednesday, October 5. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services and many other forms of assistance.

Sep 1 2016 Neighborhood Place Partners Provide Resources for Your Home and Household

Neighborhood Place sites in Louisville have helped to organize four opportunities for a WeCare Energy Efficiency Overview in September plus three educational baby showers, a smoking cessation class, an HIV outreach/screening and much more.  To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Aug 19 2016 Seniors Invited to Shively Resource Fair on August 24

Attendees encouraged to enroll in Senior Congregate Meal Program

Aug 11 2016 Scam Jam Offers Seniors Tips on Securing Savings, Identity

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has partnered with AARP Kentucky, the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC), and Senior Medicare Patrol to host Senior Scam Jam on Tuesday, August 16.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Matthews Community Center located at 310 Ten Pin Lane.

Aug 2 2016 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Three Back to School Events in August

Neighborhood Place sites in Louisville have helped to organize three back to school events in August plus five opportunities for LG&E’s WeCare Energy Efficiency Overview, two opportunities for the “4 Your Child – Dads Making The Difference” workshop series, an educational baby shower and much more.  To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Jul 12 2016 Free Electric Fans for Seniors, Disabled
Fan Fair giveaway event held on July 16
Jul 5 2016 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Seven Back to School Events and Much More

Correction as of 7/29/16:  The starting time for the Back to School event on July 30 at T.J. Middle School will be at 10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. as previously listed.

Jun 28 2016 Seniors Invited to Molo Village Resource Fair on July 7

Attendees encouraged to enroll in Senior Congregate Meal Program

An Open House and Senior Resource Fair is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Molo Village Senior Nutrition Site, 1407 W. Jefferson St.  

Jun 23 2016 Electric Fans Needed for Local Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through July 8; Fan giveaway on July 16

As the temperature climbs outside, fan donations are needed for local seniors and persons with physical disabilities. KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is joining forces with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect and distribute electric fans to those needy individuals in our community.

Jun 17 2016 Mayor Fischer announces 13 “microenterprise” loans to local small businesses

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the 13 local businesses that will receive loans from a Louisville Metro Government program for local “microenterprises.”

The recipients, all low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs, include a video production group, an event rental space, a fashion business, a tax service, two childcare facilities, and four catering businesses. Microenterprises are businesses that employee five or fewer individuals, including the owner.

Jun 15 2016 RSVP Seeking New Volunteers to Answer Partners’ Critical Service Openings

The Louisville Metro Community Services’ RSVP has received urgent requests from RSVP-partnered agencies to find and do initial screening of volunteers, age 55 and above, for the following service opportunities:

May 27 2016 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Healthy Lifestyle Workshops, Support Groups

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer several opportunities for healthy workshops and screenings in June including blood pressure checks, an educational baby shower and colon cancer screenings.

May 25 2016 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Fit to Fly

Louisville Community Services’ agency loans help local business grow and develop

May 11 2016 Community Services' RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program Celebrate Older Americans' Month

The month of May is nationally designated as “Older Americans’ Month.”  Locally, the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services celebrates seniors who are still active as volunteers through its RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) and Foster Grandparent Program (FGP). Both programs are primarily funded through Senior Corps, a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).