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Senior farmers market coupons available Monday

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[September 20, 2013]  Senior farmers market coupon booklets are still available, according to the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland. 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 Latham Park and Scully Park markets. Coupon booklets may be obtained Monday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center's temporary location at St. John United Church of Christ, 204 Seventh St. in Lincoln.

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 $21,257 for a single-person household and $28,694 for a household of two. For each additional household member, $7,437 is added.

This popular program is made available by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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For more information, call the Area Agency on Aging at 787-9234 or 1-800-252-2918.

[Text from file received from Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland]

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.

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