ATLANTA – State Rep. Valencia Stovall, D-Forest Park, recently hosted two informational workshops for senior citizens in House District 74. The workshops provided senior residents with information on specific resources for seniors available through federal, state, local and non-governmental agencies.

“Our seniors are the jewels in our communities, but many times their needs are overlooked,” Stovall said in a press release. “At these workshops, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and hear feedback from the knowledgeable guest speakers, who were experts in the areas such as heirs properties and wills, property tax exemptions, energy, rent/mortgage, home repair assistance, SNAP and medical benefits, senior citizen helpline and more.”

Stovall said the workshops were made possible by the cooperation of her “dedicated staff, the staff at both the Frank Bailey Senior Center and the city of Morrow.”

“These workshops were especially impactful for our senior citizens because of the support of the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, Clayton County Tax Commissioner’s Office, Clayton County Community Services Authority, Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Area Agency on Aging, Worksource Clayton, Angkor Resource Center and Jones Family Virtual Staffing,” she said.

At the events, Stovall shared statistics on the outlook for children residing in Clayton County, and she challenged seniors to give back to children by sharing their talents and skills through a new community-based project called Seniors Supporting Education.

For more information, call 404-656-0314.

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