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OCO Prepares ‘Blizzard Bags’ for homebound seniors

Dec 2, 2014 - Each year, with the help of caring businesses, organizations and community members, OCO’s Nutrition Services prepares and distributes hundreds of “Blizzard Bags” to senior citizens throughout Oswego County.
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Policy Council Proudly Displays 'Head Start Works' Buttons During Orientation

Nov 21, 2014 - more ...

Literacy Volunteers Warm & Wonderful Raffle Winners Announced

Nov 20, 2014 - more ...

OCO Nutrition Services Receives Grant to 'Go Green'

Nov 19, 2014 - more ...

Joyous Reunion at Phoenix Head Start

Nov 18, 2014 - more ...

Human Pink Ribbon raises awareness about breast cancer

Nov 14, 2014 - More than 150 people, dressed in pink, gathered in the parking lot of the Pulaski Health Center to form the breast cancer awareness ribbon.
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November is National Runaway Prevention Month

Nov 10, 2014 - more ...

DSS Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Month

Oct 30, 2014 - The OCO Services to Aid Families (SAF) program is the domestic violence and rape crisis program that serves Oswego County. The goal of SAF is to raise awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence in Oswego country and to educate individuals on the impact of domestic violence in its communities.
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Free Family Fun at Literacy Event Nov. 15

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Head Start celebrates nearly 50 years of helping preschoolers

Oct 30, 2014 - Head Start is the longest running national school-readiness program in the United States. Since 1999, more than 5,400 children have been students of Head Start Preschool in Oswego County.
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Head Start Pre-K Continues Registration for 2014-2015 Program Year

Oct 30, 2014 - Oswego County Head Start Pre-K continues to accept applications for the 2014-2015 program year.
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Pulaski Health Center to offer Free Breast Cancer Screenings October 25

Oct 21, 2014 - The Cancer Services Program has partnered with Oswego Health and the Pulaski Health Center to offer free on-site clinical breast exams and mammograms. On Saturday, October 25th representatives from Oswego Health will be performing the exams at the Pulaski Health Center, at 61 Delano St., from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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Mary Kay Foundation grant helps Services to Aid Families

Oct 20, 2014 - Funding to provide expanded services for 96 clients seeking safety from abuse.
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Be part of the Human Pink Ribbon Oct. 25!

Oct 17, 2014 - The Cancer Services Program & the Pulaski Health Center’s efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer will culminate on Saturday, Oct. 25, when they form the 5th Annual Human Pink Ribbon in Oswego County.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 17, 2014 - OCO’s SAF Program invites community members to participate in domestic violence awareness month activities.
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Head Start receives audio book donations

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Be a part of the 2014 Human Pink Ribbon!

Oct 4, 2014 - Support Breast Cancer Awareness by getting your pink on and joining us for the 2014 Human Pink Ribbon Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Pulaski Health Center!
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OCO OPTIONS Expands Services

Oct 2, 2014 - We are here to connect all women of reproductive age and their families to services.
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Give the Gift of Reading: Tutor Info Session set for Literacy Volunteers

Sep 29, 2014 - more ...

OCO Cancer Services Program Recognizes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 23, 2014 - In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program reminds men of the importance of prostate health, what symptoms to look for, and what they can do to insure a healthy prostate.
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NY STATE OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES 2015 HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS

NY State of Health, New York State’s official health plan marketplace, has announced the insurers offering health and dental plans to individuals and small business owners in 2015.

Oswego County
Individual Marketplace: Medical Plans
• Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Fidelis Care
• Health Republic
• MVP
Individual Marketplace: Dental Plans (adult/family dental as well as pediatric dental)
• Delta Dental
• Dentcare
• Healthplex
• Solstice
Small Business Marketplace: Medical Plans
• Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Health Republic
• MVP
Small Business Marketplace: Dental Plans (adult/family dental as well as pediatric dental)
• Delta Dental
• Dentcare
• Healthplex
• Metlife
• Solstice

An interactive county map and other information showing the health and dental plans that will be offered on the Marketplace in 2015 is available at: info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/PlansMap
Plans offered in NY State of Health will continue to be available in four easy-to-compare metal tiers (platinum, gold, silver and bronze). Plans on the Marketplace will cover doctor’s visits; hospital stays; emergency care; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance abuse disorder services; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services; chronic disease management and pediatric dental and vision. Some plans will offer additional benefits such as adult dental and vision. Additional details about the plans offerings will be available in October 2014.

Individuals and families with incomes at or below certain levels ($46,680 for individuals and $95,400 for a family of four) may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of federal tax credits to help them pay for the monthly cost of coverage. In 2014, nearly three-quarters of individuals and families qualified for this financial assistance. New Yorkers may use the calculator on the New York State of Health website (nystateofhealth.ny.gov) to estimate their eligibility for tax credits; see: info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/calculator

The next open enrollment period for individuals and families begins on November 15, 2014 for coverage starting on January 1, 2015. Enrollment in Medicaid and Child Health Plus is open all year. Small businesses with 50 of fewer employees can enroll anytime during the year.

For more information, visit the NY State of Health website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov.