Agency on aging hosting benefits day
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 31, 2013 | 1454 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A range of services will be offered to area seniors and adults with disabilities at the third annual Blooming Benefits Day on Tuesday.

The event will be held at the CHS Building from 9 a.m. to noon. It is hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging.

“We assess the person, find out what their needs and goals are and we provide the assistance necessary to address them,” said Adrienne Jordan, coordinator of ADRC.

Participants will receive free one-on-one assistance with programs related to Social Security benefits, disability rights and resources, veterans’ social services and support, employment services and support, non-profit housing, free legal services, hearing screenings, Medicare and Extra Help Information, farmer’s market vouchers, medications assistance and food assistance.

Individuals should be prepared to present a photo ID and proof of income.

Spanish translation services will be offered.

The Walker Area Community Foundation and Disability Rights and Resources sponsored transportation to the event for some local residents.

Other partners include the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Administration, Telamon Corporation, Alabama Non-Profit Housing, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, SafeLink Wireless, Glover Drugs, Bay Area Food Bank and other community organizations.

Funding for the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging is from the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Administration on Aging.