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Savvy Set

  • Elder Affairs to help seniors enroll for benefits

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders — some of whom live in Levy County — who haven’t been able to apply online for food stamps will now be able to get personal help at an office location or via the Elder Helpline.
    A pilot project funded by a $500,000 grant will help the Florida Department of Elder Affairs reach its goal of enrolling 5 percent of the eligible seniors, a total of 10,180 seniors who are eligible for food stamps but do not receive them.

  • 97 years young

     What a great party AARP had celebrating Lillian Bemis's 97th birthday.  She was presented with a certificate for her years of loyalty to the local chapter along with a Lifetime Membership.
     

  • State advocacy director visits AARP

    By NORM CONTI
    Publicity
     Nancy Stanton, State Director of Advocacy for AARP, was the first guest speaker when the local AARP chapter met on Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    She brought us much information on Social Security and some of the changes that Washington is looking to make.  She circulated a petition for us to sign telling Washington that we do not want them to touch our Social Security to help close the deficit.