Essex County Mental Health Department has no waiting list

The Essex County Board of Supervisors.

The Essex County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

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Patty Bashaw of the Office For the Aging Director Patty Bashaw said that her department had received farmers’ market coupons which will be available for anyone 60 and older with a monthly income at or below $1,722 (one person) or $2,333 (two persons), currently receiving SSI or other public assistance.

Bashaw also said that there were 11 air conditioners available through the department and ACAP for people who are in medical need of keeping their residence cool.

“You have to have been on HEAP last year or would have been HEAP eligible,” Beers said, adding that applicants would also need a medical note from the doctor.

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