Senior Services is one of the 161 nonprofit organizations in 11 states to benefit from the more than $1 million Dominion Energy is giving in Critical Community Needs grants through its charitable arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. This marks the third year that the company has given more than $1 million through these grants.
“While many of us look forward to a new year, we recognize that many people in our communities struggle to afford the basics needed for a secure, healthy and productive life,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “These grants will help fill critical needs for nutritious food, safe shelter and the medical care essential for a better future.”
“Senior Services is grateful to the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for sharing in part of our vision of empowering seniors through this Critical Community Needs grant,” said Steve Zollos, COO, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. “This funding will help us educate more local seniors about their Medicare options through our MedCare Access benefits counseling program.”
The agency’s MedCare Access benefits counseling program serves those in Senior Services’ Western Tidewater service area, which includes Franklin, Suffolk, Smithfield and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties in Virginia. Through this program, Medicare benefits counselors assist Medicare-eligible individuals navigating the enrollment process for Medicare and Medicare Part D. Assistance is also given to those who are currently enrolled and may be eligible for the Part D Low-Income Subsidy “Extra Help” benefit. There is no charge for this service.
About Dominion Energy
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.dominionenergy.com.
About Senior Services
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional not-for-profit organization that helps seniors and adults with disabilities live with choice and dignity in their communities. Its headquarters and satellite offices assist citizens in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Programs and services include case management, in-home care, Meals on Wheels and meals at senior center wellness and nutrition sites, Care Transitions, wellness classes, I-Ride transportation, Medicare benefits counseling and more. In 2017, more than 11,057 people throughout the Southeastern Virginia region were served. To learn more about Senior Services, please call 757-461-9481, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit ssseva.org.
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