The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is pleased to award its July Helping Hand recognition to the Suwanee River Economic Council’s Lafayette County Senior Service Center. The Center, located in Mayo, offers a wide variety of educational programs, support groups, and special events and recently helped the PSC provide beneficial information to their clients.
“With Florida’s population continuing to age and more individuals reaching ‘senior status,’ the need for assistance, information, and advice increases. The Lafayette County Senior Center fosters active community participation and encourages partnerships, such as ours, that can help their clients,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “During our recent program there, we discussed how to lower monthly utility bills and to help those eligible for the federal Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program.”
Each month, the PSC highlights a partner agency or organization whose clients can benefit from learning how to reduce energy and water bills, how to protect themselves against utility-related scams, and how to apply for the federal Lifeline program, if they’re eligible. Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers manage their resources to meet their monthly bills.
"We are pleased to be named a PSC Helping Hand partner,” said Janis Owen, Center Director. “The Center’s aim is to help clients receive help from a number of assistance programs that specialize in meeting their needs. We appreciate the PSC’s educational forum to assist them and look forward to continuing our partnership.”
Look for this year’s PSC Helping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com, under Hot Topics.
About the Lafayette County Senior Center
The Suwanee River Economic Council, Inc., the area’s main community action agency, is also the Area Agency of Florida designated lead organization for seniors in the area, including the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, and Lafayette. The Lafayette County Senior Center, located at 114 SW Community Circle in Mayo, offers a wide variety of leisure and educational programs, support groups, special events, and trips. For more information, call 386-294-2202.
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