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I’m Not A Senior

Paul Deal2All too often when I am asked where I work and what I do there, I am greeted with a smirk and a rather questionable look. No, I’m not a senior. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have a strong sense of purpose and responsibility to represent seniors and their needs. Obviously, I will be a senior one day (too soon in my opinion) and I would like to think that there will be younger folks, like myself, as passionate about my needs as I am about others right now. Plus, there isn’t a minimum age requirement of at least 50-years-old to work at the Seven County Senior Federation (SCSF); that’s just when membership begins.

A name … is a name … is a name. The idea that you have to be a senior in order to receive any services, help or even advice from us is incorrect. As I mentioned, membership begins at age 50 and that is not the age at which most people associate with the term “senior.” We try to help anyone that needs our help or assistance. It may be as simple as a referral to another organization or as in-depth as Medicare counseling to ensure that you are getting the most out of your hard-earned-dollars. Regardless of what your needs may be, don’t let the name fool you. If you’re under the age of 65 and you’re not a senior as far as the calendar reads; you may still benefit from our help or guidance.

There is always more to come, so look back often for more information regarding SCSF and how we may be of help to you or perhaps someone you know. We can be reached Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 320-679-4700 or toll-free at 866-679-4700.

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