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01/30/2013 Contact: 850-413-6482

Elder Affairs Recognized as a "PSC Helping Hand"

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today recognized Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) for being a PSC Helping Hand. Partnerships are essential to raise public awareness, and the Commission appreciates DOEA’s willingness to help the PSC help Florida’s seniors with utility issues, energy and water conservation practices, and providing the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program.

“Through the Department of Elder Affairs’ annual Ambassadors for Aging Day, bimonthly Elder Update, and countless community events, DOEA Secretary Charles T. Corley and his staff have helped us help seniors save money on their utility bills and resolve utility complaints,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé. “It’s with great pleasure that I name the Department of Elder Affairs as the PSC’s Helping Hand for January.”

During two PSC workshops held last year with state agencies and social service representatives from across Florida, the Commission helped organizations connect to share resources and more effectively serve their clientele. To continue the workshops’ success and recognize positive working relationships, each month this year the PSC will acknowledge a partner--a PSC Helping Hand--who has been instrumental in helping the PSC’s outreach efforts.

“We are honored to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand, and we are proud to partner with the Florida Public Service Commission to assist Florida’s seniors with their utilities and other essential services,” said DOEA Secretary Charles T. Corley. “We are excited to continue our collaboration with the PSC in increasing awareness of their programs and initiatives through DOEA’s Elder Update newspaper and our various public events.”

Look for the PSC’s Helping Hands web page, recognizing outreach partners throughout 2013, under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage,

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