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11/21/2014 Contact: 850-413-6482

Polk County Elderly Services Named PSC Helping Hand


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing Elderly Services in Polk County as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program and energy and water conservation.

“Elderly Services is a gateway to Polk County’s aging network—connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent—and we are glad that they use PSC materials to help their clients,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “I also want to commend Alice Brown, Nutrition Program Supervisor, for her work in securing Polk County locations for our National Lifeline Awareness Week events so we could reach those most needing the information.”

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

“We appreciate being named a PSC Helping Hand,” said Brown. “Elderly Services provides programs to meet the needs of Polk County’s elderly and disabled adult population, and the PSC’s programs help our clients better manage their monthly utility bills.”

Look for all the PSC Helping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com, under Hot Topics.

About Elderly Services
Elderly Services assists Polk County's elderly and disabled adult population.  Their programs help residents 60+ years, along with disabled adults 18 to 59 years old.  Elderly Services representatives help address clients’ emotional, physical, medical, environmental, social and mental conditions. Professional case managers assist clients in arranging services, which allow clients to remain in the least restrictive environment and to preserve their dignity. For more information, please call (863) 534-5320, or visit http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/our-community/elderly-services/.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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