Older Residents can now Enroll for Additional Benefits at Activity Centers Throughout Tarrant County

Dec 12, 2016

Benefits Enrollment Centers Offer Free Help with Medical, Food, & Utilities Assistance.

Sixty & Better (formerly Senior Citizen Services) has partnered with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to help people on or eligible for Medicare improve their financial outlook by enrolling in numerous money-saving programs.

“By locating Benefits Enrollment Centers in our Activity Centers, we’re becoming even more of a neighborhood resource,” says Jerome H. Mosman, Chief Executive Officer for Sixty & Better. “Our trained volunteers can provide confidential, individual assistance in applying for benefits like prescription drug payments, SNAP for food, Medicare Savings Programs and Medicaid, and even assistance with heat and utility payments.”

Nationally, half of all people with Medicare live on incomes less than $24,150/year, and often lack the resources needed to meet basic living expenses. Several programs exist to help these individuals, but many people do not know how to apply for assistance.

“Sixty & Better has a strong history of helping vulnerable residents in Tarrant County,” said Christina Bartha, Director of Programs for Sixty & Better. “We’re proud to be part of a national network of centers that since 2009 has helped over 700,000 low-income older adults and younger adults with disabilities to save over a half-billion dollars and achieve long-term financial stability.”

With support from The Frank & Jean Buhler Charitable Fund, 12 Benefits Enrollment Centers are now open, with more locations expected. For more information, call Sixty & Better at 817-413-4949, ext. 225 or email bec@sixtyandbetter.org.