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July 26, 2010

Office for the Aging Will Distribute Farmers Market Coupon Booklets to Seniors

The Oswego County Office for the Aging will distribute Farmers Market Coupon Booklets starting Aug. 4. The value of the booklets is $20. All persons aged 60 and over whose gross income is at or below 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines ($1,670 monthly for a single person or $2,247 monthly for a married couple) are eligible to participate in the program.

Coupon booklets may be picked up at the Oswego County Office Complex, Training Room, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, Aug. 4 and 5 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekdays thereafter at the Office for the Aging at 70 Bunner St. A public hearing will be held prior to distribution on Aug. 4.

Depending upon availability, the Office for the Aging staff is scheduled to distribute the booklets at Senior Nutrition sites between 10:30 a.m. and noon on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Aug. 5: Parish, Presbyterian Church
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Fulton, Municipal Building; and Mexico, Presbyterian Church (Wilcox Hall)
  • Monday, Aug. 9: Hannibal, Community Library
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: Oswego, Pontiac Terrace Apartments
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11: Phoenix, Congregational Church
  • Thursday, Aug. 12: Constantia, St. Bernadette's Church; and Pulaski/Sandy Creek, United Methodist Church in Sandy Creek. There will be a public hearing prior to the coupon distribution in Constantia (11 a.m.) and Pulaski/Sandy Creek (11:15 a.m.).

A limited number of coupon booklets are available. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one booklet per household.

Those with questions may call the Office for the Aging at 315-349-3484 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3484, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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