July 5, 2005

PRESS RELEASE
Benefits Assistance

Assistance is available to low income seniors in applying for the Medicare savings programs (Part B premiums), Medicaid, food stamps and the "Extra Help" portion of the new Medicare drug plan. Low-income seniors may be eligible for benefits under all the above mentioned programs.

Representatives from Social Security, Medicaid and food stamps will be available on the second Friday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Beltrone Living Center, Six Winners Circle, Colonie to assist seniors in applying for these benefits.

Case workers from the Senior Resources Department are also available to advise seniors on various benefits and programs seniors may be eligible for, but are unaware of.

For further information, and/or an appointment, contact the Senior Resources Department at 459-5051.

Contact: Robin P. Zoller

459-5051