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02/18/2013 Contact: 850-413-6482

AARP Recognized as "PSC Helping Hand" for February


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today recognized the Florida AARP for being a PSC Helping Hand.  Partnerships are essential to raise public awareness, and the Commission appreciates AARP’s willingness to help the PSC help Florida’s seniors with utility issues, energy and water conservation practices, and providing the Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline) telephone discount program. 

“For many, many years, AARP has been instrumental in helping the PSC reach Florida’s seniors to assist them with utility issues and lower their monthly phone bills through Lifeline,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé.  “I am delighted to name the AARP and its Associate State Director, Charles Milsted, as the PSC’s Helping Hand for February.”
 
During two PSC workshops held last year with state agencies and social service representatives from across Florida, the Commission helped organizations connect to share resources and more effectively serve their clientele.  To continue the workshops’ success and recognize positive working relationships, each month this year the PSC will acknowledge a partner--a PSC Helping Hand--who has assisted the PSC’s outreach efforts.

“We are honored to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand,” said AARP’s Charles Milsted. “AARP works with the PSC to increase Florida consumers’ understanding of ways to save energy and practice energy efficiencies to safeguard ratepayers from increased energy costs.” 

Milsted added, “AARP offers a wide range of invaluable information and serves as a dedicated advocate for consumer rights and protection.”

Look for the PSC’s Helping Hand web page, recognizing outreach partners throughout 2013, under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com.     

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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