Senior Center Has Benefits Specialist Available



Bill Spangler, Senior Benefits Specialist from Pinal Gila Council on hand at the Senior Center from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday to assist seniors with Medicare, Social Security and other benefit problems. Appointments usually are not necessary.

Volunteer of the Month at the Center is Grant Whitledge. Grant is part of the Meals on Wheels team and has been a volunteer for about a year.

Rose Waite is Volunteer of the Month at the Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St. Rose also volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and has run a Christian clothing ministry. She handles the children's clothing department at the store.

St. Vincent de Paul Society is accepting donations for a fund-raising rummage sale to be held in the fall. For information or to make donations, call (928) 474-9104. Volunteers also are needed to help with Society work. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call (928) 472-9649.

Pine/Strawberry Senior Citizen Foundation

The Pine Thrift Store has selected merchandise on sale each week. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

If you need a gift for that senior, or seniors in your life who are impossible to buy for, here's a suggestion. How about a year's membership to Senior Circle? The membership costs just $15 and entitles the recipient, age 50 or older, to participate in numerous social, educational, health and informational activities and programs. He or she will receive bi-monthly newsletters and the quarterly magazine, Inside Circle, will be eligible for group travel opportunities, compete in photography and writing contests, receive valuable discounts and meet and enjoy the company of other persons with similar interests. For information, contact Kathy Coombes at (928) 472-9290.

Think about it.

Don't tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big God is.

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