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08/24/2016 Contact: 850-413-6482

Panama City Beach Senior Center Named PSC Helping Hand

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing Panama City Beach’s Senior Center as August’s PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program, energy and water conservation, and scams affecting seniors. 

“Panama City Beach Senior Center, through its PSC outreach events, functions as a haven for seniors to resolve any concerns they have while learning easy, money-saving tips. They are indeed ‘helping seniors enjoy a better quality of life’ by doing so,” said PSC Commissioner Jimmy Patronis. “Through our ongoing partnership, we distribute materials and discuss the Lifeline program, scam protection, and conservation practices with 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. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers better manage their resources to meet their monthly bills.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a PSC Helping Hand,” said Sherry Swartout, Senior Center Manager.  “The Panama City Beach Senior Center provides a variety of activities, social events, and volunteer opportunities for seniors. Our PSC partnership helps our clients continue to enjoy life by protecting against scams and saving money through wise energy and water practices.”

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

About the Panama City Beach Senior Center
This Center was established to serve the needs of active seniors (50+) living or visiting the “bridge to bridge” area in Bay County, with the mission of “Helping Seniors Enjoy a Better Quality of Life.” Senior activities are available from a three-building complex—Lyndell Community Center, Cypress House, and the Oatfield Center.  Programs are offered to stimulate learning, physical health, and an increased sense of social and emotional well being. For more information, please call 850-236-3038, or visit

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