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04/29/2019 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Assists Seniors During Older Americans Month


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is highlighting May’s Older Americans Month (OAM), recognizing seniors for the vital role they play in their communities.

In Florida, more than 5.3 million seniors create a positive influence by blazing new trails in public service, community stewardship, and in countless other ways. To recognize their valuable contributions, during May PSC staff will travel the state, visiting senior centers to share helpful PSC information.

Utility services and their costs can be a concern for seniors. PSC representatives will discuss water and energy conservation strategies to lower bills, help eligible seniors apply for the Lifeline Assistance telephone/broadband discount program, and offer protection tips against scams targeting utility customers.  For a list of scheduled events, please visit the PSC’s website.

A group of active seniors from the Tallahassee Senior Center helped the PSC offer practical energy-saving tips, based on their earlier life experiences “without air-conditioning.”  Here is the link to their presentation.  If you’re interested in the PSC visiting a senior center near you for Older Americans Month, or for future events, call the PSC’s Office of Consumer Assistance & Outreach at 850-413-6482.

This year’s OAM theme, “Connect, Create, Contribute,” encourages older adults to continue contributing their time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.  Seniors play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.  With a higher elder population, Florida is evidence of the contributions and engagement of people 60 and older. 

About Older Americans Month
Since 1963, communities and agencies across the state and the nation have commemorated Older Americans Month. The annual tradition shows the state’s commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of older Florida residents. Find more information here
 
For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

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