The President's Corner
I am contacted often by senior and disabled residents in our community who are seeking financial and other assistance. I find that, all too often, they are not aware of the programs offered by the local, state and federal governments or non-governmental organizations. That is why I recently reached out to Stacey Boycik, Manager of the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, to ask if she and her staff would consider partnering to put together a Senior Benefits Fair. Always willing to sponsor programs that benefit the community, she excitedly agreed.
“The Parma-Snow Library is proud to host and co-sponsor the Benefits Fair,” Boycik explained. “My staff and I are confident that those in attendance will each find out about many helpful programs available to them from our collaborating agencies who will be in attendance, as well as find out more about what our national award-winning library system has to offer,” she added.
The Benefits Fair is intended to be a one-stop shop for folks to find out what money-saving programs they are eligible for. In fact, several organizations will be in attendance, including the Parma Police Department, the Parma Fire Department, the office of Parma Law Director Timothy Dobeck, the Parma Community Services Department, the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer, Cuyahoga Community College’s Encore Program, the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services, University Hospitals, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Parma Senior Center, and others.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Parma-Snow Library located at 2121 Snow Road. There is no need to register, the program is completely free, and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to contact me for more information at (440) 885-8091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parma City Council President Sean Brennan