Never Too Late - August 2022

Rights & Benefits Information ALTCS Workshop

Do you or someone you know who is age 60 or older need help creating a spending plan or preparing bills for payment? independent living in the community for older adults who have difficulty managing their financial affairs. They may for the first time suddenly be faced with handling the household finances or now have a health condition that impedes their ability to read statements or write checks. Trained volunteers help older adults with their personal budget, write checks, Personal Budgeting Assistance PBA) volunteers help prolong and organize bills. Those who have been helped report improved peace of mind, stabilized finances, and being assisted with solving financial problems. For more details, please call 520-258-5062. Social Security Services For The Hispanic Community By Jack Burns , Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Arizona For nearly 90 years, Social Security has provided financial protection to communities throughout the United States, including the Hispanic community. Today, our retirement, disability, and survivors benefits are an important source of income for Hispanics. Our Spanish-language website,, provides information for those whose primary language is Spanish. There, people can learn how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, manage their benefits, and much more. We also provide many publications in Spanish at espanol/publicaciones. Popular topics include:

Learn about the Arizona Long Term Care System, including what it is, what it takes to be eligible for the program, and what kinds of services are available once a person becomes eligible. A great place to start when you are considering ALTCS for yourself, or for a loved one.

Please join us in person. Topic: ALTCS Workshop Time: August 11, 2:30 — 4 p.m. Location: PCOA’s Dusenberry Building, 600 S Country Club

Participants are asked to socially distance themselves; masks are optional.

To register , go to:, or call Donna DeLeon at 520.790.7573 ext 1750. The ALTCS workshop is held every month on the second Thursday. Participants who would prefer a virtual training are invited to register for our September training held on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

• Retirement, Disability, and Survivors benefits. • Medicare. • Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

• Social Security cards. • Fraud and scams. • Appeals. • Benefits for children. • Payments outside the U.S.

Customers who prefer to conduct business in Spanish can reach a Spanish-speaking representative at 1-800-772-1213. Please share these resources with friends and family who may need them.

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Pima Council on Aging

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