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GRADD hosting benefits checkup events this month

GRADD hosting benefits checkup events this month

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

Do you need help paying for your prescription medications, energy bills or property taxes? There are benefits you may be missing, and Green River Area Development District (GRADD) wants to help.

GRADD will host several outreach events this month to ensure that seniors and disabled adults across the region are receiving all the benefits for which they are eligible. Benefits counselors will be available to provide one-on-one assistance at the following sessions:

  • Thursday, April 7 — 11:00 a.m.

Webster County Senior Citizens Center

44 North College Street, Dixon

 

  • Tuesday, April 12 — 9:00 a.m.

Munday Activity Center

1650 West Second Street, Owensboro

 

  • Tuesday, April 12 — 11:00 a.m.

Morganfield Senior Citizens Center

225 Richards Lane, Morganfield

 

  • Monday, April 18 — 9:00 a.m.

The Help Office of Owensboro

1316 West Fourth Street, Owensboro

 

  • Monday, April 18 — 11:00 a.m.

Island Senior Citizens Center

280 Adams Avenue, Island

 

  • Tuesday, April 19 — 11:00 a.m.

Sacramento Senior Citizens Center

187 State Highway 2383, Sacramento

 

  • Wednesday, April 20 — 11:00 a.m.

South Hancock Volunteer Fire Department

12194 State Highway 2181, Pellville

 

  • Thursday, April 21 — 11:00 a.m.

Lewisport Senior Citizens Center

190 Fourth Street, Lewisport

 

  • Monday, April 25 — 9:00 a.m.

The Help Office of Owensboro

1316 West Fourth Street, Owensboro

Core benefit programs include: Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP—formerly known as Food Stamps) and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In 2009, GRADD became one of the first 10 agencies in the nation to establish a benefits enrollment center (BEC), and they received a $50,000 National Council on Aging (NCOA) grant earlier this year to continue those services.

BECs utilize web-based tools and person-centered approaches to help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible.

For more details, please contact Leslie Wilson, GRADD Senior Resource Coordinator, at 270-926-4433.

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