Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
110 Ash Street South
Omak, WA 98841
United States


I hope you will join me at a Senior Symposium in Omak on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Senior Symposium will feature three panels of experts to help seniors and their families 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. Details about the panels and an updated list of participants can be found below.

Location: Omak Elks Lodge, 110 Ash Street South, Omak, WA 98841

Fraud & ID Theft Panel (11:00 AM - 11:45 PM) will provide information about tax filing and protecting your identity against recent threats.

Confirmed participants:

Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation: Special Agent Mark Pahnke, Public Information Officer
Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Advocate Service: Bill Mezger

Benefits Panel (Noon - 12:45 AM) will include information about Social Security and Medicare, other healthcare benefits, retirement, and long-term care.

Confirmed participants: 

Social Security Administration: Janice Devries & Les Resendez, Wenatchee SSA
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Todd Dixon, SHIBA Program Manager
Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration: Gary Gray
Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington: Ken Sterner

Veterans Issues Panel (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM) will provide informationa bout 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 Veteran Benefits Administration: Rob Hard, Public Relations Officer
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (Spokane): Mr. TJ Gaia, Patient Experience Officer
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (Spokane): Mr. Tray Bennett, Eligibility 

For questions about the event, please contact the Yakima District Office at (509) 452-3243.