Senior Citizens’ Farm Market Checks Still Available

Older residents are reminded that they can qualify for $20 in checks to buy fresh vegetables. Potter County Area Agency on Aging will provide checks to those who meet the following criteria:  at least 60 years of age during the year of 2010 (must show proof of age); resident of Potter County (bring proof of address);  must fall within income limits as follow — one-person household, $20,036; two people, $26,955; three, $33,874; four, $40,793; five, $47,712.

Checks are available at Potter County Human Services in Roulette, or at senior centers in Coudersport, Shinglehouse, Ulysses and Galeton. They’ll also be distributed by the Agency on Aging staff at 11:30 am Sept. 20 in Austin.

Seniors who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible. For more information on the program, contact Barb Kiel at 1-800-800-2560.

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