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05/10/2016 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Celebrates Seniors During Older Americans Month


TALLAHASSEE — Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated in May each year to recognize the countless contributions of the country’s Silent Generation and the many Baby Boomers who have reached their retirement milestone. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) recognizes the challenges many seniors face and has planned events during OAM to share helpful information.

More than 24 percent of Florida’s population is age 65 or older, the highest percentage of any U.S. state. Since many seniors are low-income, the PSC is hosting several community events during OAM to help consumers learn how to save money on their utility bills, apply for the federal Lifeline Assistance discount phone service program, and avoid utility-related scams. 

“This year’s Older Americans Month theme, ‘Blaze a Trail,’ is very apropos, as we continue working with organizations statewide that serve our seniors so well,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “I want to thank all of the outstanding senior organizations we partner with year-round for helping us assist seniors who can benefit from PSC energy and water conservation and fraud prevention information.”

PSC events will be held in Sunrise, Miramar, Jacksonville, Panama City, and Tampa during May. For event details, visit www.floridapsc.com.

About Older Americans Month
Since 1963, communities and agencies across the state and nation have joined in annually commemorating Older Americans Month, a tradition that shows the nation’s commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of its older residents.  For more information, visit http://oam.acl.gov/.

For additional PSC information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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