Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to Offer Free Workshops on BenefitsCheckUp ® for Seniors

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Happy Holidays from LAHSA

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) suggests kicking off the New Year by taking advantage of a webinar demonstration on BenefitsCheckUp®, a comprehensive web-based service for seniors, developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA).

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Downtown Los Angeles

“NCOA’s goal matches our mission to improve the lives of millions of seniors by connecting them directly to resources which will help them stay healthy and secure,” said Executive Director Michael Arnold, LAHSA. “The upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is a good time for older adults with Medicare to make sure they’re receiving all the help they are eligible for to pay for their health care costs.”

BenefitsCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive web-based service to screen seniors for benefits programs. Since 2001, it has helped more than 3.7 million seniors find over $13.7 billion worth of benefits.

In this demonstration, you will discover:

  • What is BenefitsCheckUp and how the service can help you.
  • How to navigate through the website to find information that can help your clients.
  • The different services provided by BenefitsCheckUp.

The informational webinar dates and times are:

January 8, 2014, 10:00 am Pacific Time (1:00pm ET)
January 9, 2014, 1:00 pm Pacific Time (4:00 pm ET)

Webinar: www.readytalk.com – Call-in number:  866-740-1260 (Access code: 4796300)

Speaker:
Chansopine Som, JD
Senior Content Manager, BenefitsCheckUp

Chansopine Som specializes in enhancing the content of BenefitsCheckUp to enrich the user experience. Ms. Som helps maintain the accuracy of the benefit programs in BenefitsCheckUp, while utilizing the unique and data-intensive database. She has worked in the field of aging and the non-profit sector for more than 10 years.

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults – especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged – and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.NCOA.org   Facebook.com/NCOAging   | Twitter.com/NCOAging

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