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04/30/2015 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Hosts Community Meetings for Older Americans Month


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) assists seniors year-round with ways to save money on their utility bills, and we’re pleased to give special recognition to Florida’s seniors during 2015 Older Americans Month in May. 

More than 18 percent of Florida’s population is age 65 or older, the highest percentage of any U.S. state, which is why the PSC helps raise public awareness about the federal Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline) program, energy and water conservation, and fraud prevention. Periodically, the PSC also names a valued partner agency or organization that shares PSC information with their senior clients as a “Helping Hand.” 

“The Older Americans Month theme this year, ‘Get into the Act,’ is very appropriate as the PSC continues our outreach and participation with agencies ‘actively’ serving seniors,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “We will continue to actively help raise awareness of community engagement as a tool for enhancing the wellbeing of our Florida seniors.”

During Older Americans Month 2015, the PSC will host educational sessions and distribute conservation and fraud prevention information in several senior community centers in the Fort Myers area.

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 additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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