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Johnson visits seniors

Congressman Hank Johnson speaks before seniors at Turner Lake Complex. - Special Photo

Congressman Hank Johnson speaks before seniors at Turner Lake Complex. - Special Photo

COVINGTON - Congressman Hank Johnson, D-GA, held a meet and greet May 31 for senior citizens at the Newton County Senior Center on Turner Lake Road.

The event helped seniors navigate through the often confusing and complicated processes of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, IRS and the Veterans Administration. Officials from each department were on hand to assist seniors.

More than 100 seniors attended the congressman's meeting. Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston and Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis also brought greetings.

"Helping constituents, especially our seniors, solve seemingly intractable problems is what my district office does every day," said Johnson, who received a 100 percent scorecard by the Alliance for Retired Americans. "I'm proud that my staff has been able to help so many constituents receive the benefits due them from the federal government. Taking care of home first is my number one priority."