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Year's first meeting of Ky. ARA will feature important Social Security info

Kirk Gillenwaters
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The first meeting for Kentucky Alliance for Retired Americans for 2023 will be a program with Social Security Administration specialist Kay Tong on Wednesday January 25th at 10:00 AM. There will be a one time download to use for this meeting using Microsoft  Meeting. Please read the instructions below to participate in this special monthly meeting of the Alliance.

In  Solidarity,

Kirk Gillenwaters

President Kentucky Alliance for Retired Americans



  • Kentucky Public Affairs Specialist Kay Tong with the Social Security Administration will present information to the KY Alliance for Retired Americans.  This information will include retirement benefits, Medicare and Access to Service as well as online services.

    Kay has been with the Social Security Administration for 22 years. She began her career as a claim’s specialist in Wichita Falls, Texas.  She is currently in Louisville, KY at the Social Security office located in downtown Louisville at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse. 



    Special Note:  Please be sure to transfer information to your Outlook Calendar for reminders


    IMPORTANT: First time users of Microsoft Meeting need todownload the Microsoft Team Meeting App on their mobile phone, tablet or computer. You will need to open the app and register (free) before you join us.


    On the date and time below, just click the Click here to join the meeting link and your Microsoft Teams app
    will open and take you to our meeting.

    Video meeting etiquette

    This will be a different experience than an in-person meeting. Prior to attending our event, please read the
    below notices and best practices:

    1. Always keep your microphone muted if you are not talking.

    2. Please raise your hand to be called on for a question using the control panel. Unmute your microphone to speak and mute once you’re finished speaking.

    3. Use headphones or ear buds if you are in a noisy or public environment.

    4. This event is public. Please do not share any personal information, such as dates of birth or Social Security numbers, about yourself or others during the event.

    5. Public chats are visible to all participants and are retained by SSA after the event. If you use the chat
    feature, you agree to share your comment with everyone at the event and to SSA maintaining your comment as Federal records laws require.

    6. To further protect your privacy, we recommend that you sign in as a “guest” through Google
    Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser when possible; and use only first name or initials as your
    Microsoft Teams “name.”

    7. If two people speak at the same time, the organizer will choose the order of who speaks first.

    8. You can choose to turn your camera on or off.

    9. Remember to close out your browser or log out of Microsoft Teams as soon as the meeting is over.

    10. Be patient — there is a learning curve to using video conference.

    If you are unable to join by video for whatever reason, dial into the meeting by phone (number provided below).




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