Discussing Senior Citizen Issues

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Our Public hearing on January 23,, garnered opinions on the priorities for Senior Citizen funding  was well attended, and raised interesting questions.  About 50 people were in attendance to hear from a panel of Aging resource professionals.

Budgets continue to be trimmed from the sequester policies, and our surveys indicated that the home delivered meal program, along with senior transportation and housing issues were the matters our group felt most important.

We had good questions from the public regarding administrative costs to administer the services, and several questions regarding fees charged on public utilities to Seniors.

Overall, the hearing was educational and provided a good opportunity to hear from the public and the experts. January is flying by, and with only a week left we will cram in our monthly out of town shopping and lunch trip on Tuesday the 28, our educational program from St. Mary’s on Wednesday the 29, and our Game Day on the 31 where we’ll see who can get the best Domino score, the highest Tri-ominoes score, win the most Po-keno rounds, and roll the best Bunko score!

This always keeps the staff busy and is a lot of fun.  Our AARP friends have settled on Tuesday, March 11, to come and help seniors who need to file income tax returns.

The team will do the work with no charge, and generally are able to complete a return and send it electronically while the customer answers the necessary questions on site.

Please keep this date in mind for this free service, and we will give some reminders as the date approaches. For more information on how  your senior center can serve you, please call (706)342-1614 or stop by 991 S. Main Street during normal business hours.

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