Rep. Karen Boback lists outreach hours

First Posted: 9/29/2014

In an effort to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her satellite office schedule for the month of October.

Wednesday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. to noon at the Benton Senior Center located in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive in Benton.

Thursday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m. to noon at the Forkston Township Municipal Building, 551 Bowman Hollow Road, Forkston Township.

Wednesday, Oct. 22: 10 a.m. to noon at the Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 West Vine St. in Shickshinny.

Individuals who cannot attend the satellite hours can contact either of Boback’s full-time district offices, located in Dallas at 570-675-6000 or in Tunkhannock at 570- 836-4777. Residents can also call toll free at 800-278-3930 and state forms are available at

Boback will host the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 at her Tunkhannock district office. Appointments for the mobile center can be made by contacting 570-344-2676.

Some of the services provided at the center for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for Veterans Affairs benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referrals, and alcohol and drug assessments.

In an attempt to reach out to veterans and their families in the 117th Legislative District, Boback will host her veterans’ assistance hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at her Dallas district office. Each month during these hours, Boback hosts a claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families.

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