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03/27/2015 Contact: 850-413-6482

Alachua County’s ElderCare Named PSC Helping Hand

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing Alachua County’s ElderCare as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program, energy and water conservation, and utility impersonation scams.

“We appreciate ElderCare’s partnership and assistance in helping us share information to educate and protect their clientele,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “Kevin Ramirez, Manager of the Senior Recreation Center, helps distribute our Lifeline, scam protection, and conservation materials to those seniors who can most benefit from the information.”

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 and recognizing energy-related scams. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers stretch their resources to meet their monthly bills.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand,” said Ramirez. “ElderCare is dedicated to advocating for our community’s elderly and to providing services that enrich the quality of life for seniors. We appreciate partnering with the PSC to harness our collaborative resources to help our clients protect themselves from scammers and understand how they can save money on utility services.”

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

ElderCare of Alachua County
ElderCare of Alachua County’s mission is to be an advocate for the elderly and provide services that will build capacity, maximize independence, and enrich the quality of life for the seniors in Alachua County and north central Florida. For more information, please call 352/265-9040, or visit the website,

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.