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Newhouse to Host Senior Symposium in Moses Lake

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
608 Third Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
United States

Congressman Newhouse is hosting a Senior Symposium in Moses Lake on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Senior Symposium will consist of three panels of experts to help seniors navigate the available systems and benefits, as well as answer any questions. The event is free and open to all seniors and their families in Central Washington. For questions about the event, please contact the Yakima District Office at (509) 452-3243. Details about the panels and an updated list of participants are listed below. 

WHERE: Moses Lake Senior Center: 608 Third Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837

Benefits Panel (11:00 AM - Noon) will include information about Social Security and Medicare, other healthcare benefits, retirement, and long-term care.

Confirmed participants:

Social Security Administration: Ms. Sylvia Romero, Supervisor at Wenatchee SSA
U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration: Mr. Tomas Aquino, Benefits Advisor

Washington Department of Social and Health Services: Mr. Ken Sterner, Aging and Adult Care
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Mr. Todd Dixon, SHIBA Program Manager

Fraud & ID Theft Prevention Panel (Noon - 1:00 PM) will provide information about tax filing and protecting your identity against recent threats.

Confirmed participants:

Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation: Mr. Ben George, Supervisory Special Agent
Moses Lake Police Department: Chief Ken Fuhr

Veterans Issues Panel (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) will provide information about services available to veterans in the area, obtaining benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and receiving care at VA medical centers and clinics. 

Confirmed participants:

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration: Mr. Rob Hard, Public Relations Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries Administration: Mr. Thomas Yokes, Tahoma National Cemetery
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (Spokane): Mr. TJ Gaia, Patient Experience Officer