Housing for senior citizens is available
Prospect Towers of Clearwater, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Senior Citizen Services of Clearwater, provides housing for seniors, ages 62 and older on limited income. The facility, 801 Chestnut St., Clearwater, offers efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments. For applications and information, call Felicita Rosado, (727) 447-5701.
School evacuated because of gas leak
A leaking 2-inch gas line prompted the brief evacuation of some school district employees at Leila G. Davis Elementary School on Thursday morning, authorities said.
Workers nicked the line during a construction project, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said, and the leak was contained quickly by Clearwater Gas System. There were no children in the school, Watts said.
Let WorkNet help
you find workers
Do you need some new employees? Would it help if candidates were pre-screened to fit your job descriptions? WorkNet Pinellas may be able to help. Employers can post job openings for free and/or sign up for WorkNet Wednesday, the organization's monthly job fair. Only Pinellas County employers are eligible to participate. Job openings must pay at least $12 per hour. To register your company and post job openings, go to the WorkNet Pinellas Web site at www.worknetpinellas.org/business-associations or call (727) 524-4344.
Ombudsman program needs volunteers
Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program's local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents' concerns. Special training and certification is provided.
All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program's Web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.