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$100,000 grant supports Benefits Enrollment Center


SUN CITY AZ (April 4, 2014) – Banner Olive Branch Senior Center (BOBSC), located at 11250 N. 107th Ave. in Sun City, Ariz., is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the National Council on Aging. This grant will help establish a Benefits Enrollment Center at the nonprofit facility, a service available to low-income, disabled and elderly residents to determine eligibility for a number of federal assistance programs.

“Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is already offering a few of these services,” explains Ivy Glinski, BOBSC senior manager. “But this grant is helping us build the infrastructure so that this program is sustainable throughout the Sun City and surrounding communities.”

The federal assistance programs include; Medicare Part D, Prescription Drugs, Medicare Savings Plan, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Those interested in learning more about how to receive assistance through the Benefits Enrollment Center can attend a public meeting.

All lectures are free.

For more questions, please call (623) 974-6797.

  • April 10, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
    11250 N. 107th Ave., Sun City
    Presentation and scheduling
  • April 16, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
    Quail Run
    13868 N 79th Ave., Peoria
    Presentation and scheduling
  • April 25, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Sunflower Adult Center
    2814 W. Bell Rd. #1415, Phoenix
    Presentation only 
  • May 8, 11:30 a.m. - noon
    Surprise Senior Center
    15832 N Hollyhock St., Surprise
     Presentation only
  • May 14, 9 – 11:45 a.m.
    Surprise Senior Center
    15832 N Hollyhock St., Surprise
    Appointment scheduling and preliminary check-ups
  • May 15, 11:30 a.m.
    Surprise Senior Center
    15832 N Hollyhock St., Surprise
    Presentation only

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center has been serving the Sun Cities and surrounding communities for 25 years. The Senior Center offers 25 programs and support services, including a home-delivered meal program, daily congregate lunches, health and wellness classes, a Senior Employment Placement Program and a pantry program supported by donations from the community. The Center is a Medicare benefits check-up site and houses a satellite office for the Arizona Attorney General. For more information about Banner Olive branch Senior Center, visit or call (623) 974-6797.


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