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03/21/2017 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC’s March Helping Hand is Hollywood’s Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center


TALLAHASSEE — During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) earlier this month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) partnered with several agencies in Central and South Florida that primarily assist seniors. The PSC is pleased to recognize one of these--the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center in Hollywood--as the PSC’s Helping Hand in March.

“With so many scams targeting seniors, NCPW is an opportunity to educate consumers on ways to protect against individuals posing as utility representatives,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “We thank the Fred Lippman Center for helping us get the word out on potential scams and on ways to help seniors lower their utility bills.”

Each month, the PSC highlights a partner agency or organization whose clients are eligible for the federal Lifeline telephone discount program and/or need help reducing energy and water bills. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares information to help consumers stretch their resources to meet their monthly bills.

“We welcome the PSC’s partnership and appreciate the assistance and education to help our clients, especially during NCPW,” said Marjorie Cooper, Manager, Fred Lipmann Multi-Purpose Center. “Information on Lifeline, scams, energy and water conservation, and utility bill payment assistance is always useful.”

You can find helpful consumer tips from PSC Commissioners for NCPW 2017 here. Look for this year’s PSC Helping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com, under Hot Topics.

About Fred Lipmann Multi-Purpose Center
The Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, administered by the City of Hollywood’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, is located at 2030 Polk Street in Hollywood. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, the facility provides social, recreational, and educational activities, including field trips, for seniors.  For more information, call 954-921-3408, or visit:  http://www.adrcbroward.org/lippmancenter.php.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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