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Worcester Cares, Berlin Social Sec. Day coming up

Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood on Monday previews the upcoming “Social Security Day in Berlin” event.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(March 28, 2019) Town of Berlin officials are spreading the word on two upcoming events in the area, a social security seminar scheduled for April 18, and the Worcester Cares event, which returns this weekend.

Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood said a representative from the Social Security Administration would be at the seminar, titled “Social Security Day in Berlin,” and held at Town Hall on 10 William Street.

“We’ll have a representative here from Wilmington, Delaware. They will be here from 10 [a.m.] to 12 to do a presentation … to discuss social security as a whole, and then they will take individuals one on one, as needed,” Fleetwood said.

The event is free and open to the public, but Fleetwood asked attendees to pre-register. Seating is limited to 50 people, plus an additional 25 spaces reserved for town employees. To register, call 410-641-2770.

The Worcester Cares event will be held this Saturday, March 30, at Berlin Intermediate School on 309 Franklin Avenue. The event is also free and open to the public.

“All of our partners that are helping us with this event are creating a one-stop shop for individuals or families looking for support or assistance,” Town Administrator Laura Allen said.

She said Worcester County residents would be able to learn about local “services they need the most.”

Allen said the event would include free health screenings by Atlantic General Hospital, and Choptank Electric Trust will provide vouchers for a Maryland Food Bank drop on April 3.

Also during Worcester Cares, the Lower Shore Enterprise will shred papers and documents in exchange for a donation to the Worcester Technical High School’s “Coveralls for Careers” program. The cost is $5 per box.

Additionally, the Evergreen Lodge will sponsor a child identification program, the Blood Bank of Delmarva will host a blood drive, and Anchors Aweigh Entertainment will provide a mobile video gaming trailer.

Lastly, Allen said the Town of Ocean City would fund free shuttle service to and from the event, from the multipurpose building on 130 Flower Street in Berlin.

The event is schedule from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, contact Debbie Smullen at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin at 410-641-4598.