Senior farmers market coupons available Thursday at Oasis
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[September 11, 2012]
People 60 years of age and older who
meet income guidelines are eligible for free coupons to be used to
purchase a total of $21 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at the
farmers markets in Latham and Scully parks in Lincoln and in
Elkhart. Coupon booklets may be obtained at the Oasis Senior Center,
501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday.
Coupons are available while supplies last and are limited to one
booklet per person per season. Participants are required to complete
an application to receive the coupons.
Maximum annual income is $20,665 for a single-person household
and $27,991 for a household of two. For each additional household
member, $7,326 is added.
This popular program is made available by the United States
Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Human
Services and is handled by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland.
For more information, call the Area Agency on Aging at 787-9234
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The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is a nonprofit planning
and administrative agency designated by the Illinois Department on
Aging to develop and coordinate programs and support services for
people 60 years and older and family caregivers to help them live
more independent, active and dignified lives.
[Text from file received from
Area Agency on Aging for