Tonight, our club celebrates our Fair’s success and Programs of Service Completed during the last six months, with our Christmas Banquet and the birthday of Jesus Christ. At 7:00 p.m. in our Ellie Royal Room, we will express our love for our brothers and sisters by feasting on the prime rib & trimmings that Kim Pimentel and Sharon Deal bring to us.
Make sure you are signed up on the list with the total number of your family attending. Attendance is required if you signed up so President Burton Carter can get an accurate account of servings.
Next week, at 10:45 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Association Board of Directors will meet to review successes and needed adjustments to next year’s activities of the Fair. At 11:30 a.m. the Exchange Club of Waycross Board of Directors will meet to assess the success and improvements needed in the business of the club. Then at 12:30 p.m., our club luncheon will be held in our conference room. Ken Carroll brings Kristen McCarthy, Director “Called to Care” and Robbie Winn will introduce our December Youth of the Month Winner.
DON’T FORGET FRIDAY DECEMBER 20
President Burton Carter reminded club members and their family members who want to help to sign up for our Annual Salvation Army Ringing The Bell program of service to raise funds for the Salvation Army. They provide programs of service to needy persons and families suffering unfavorable circumstances. Members and family members can be signed up to help us win again the trophy for “most collected donations”.
KIMBERLY RODGERS AGING SERVICES
Ken Carroll December Programs Chairman introduced his December 5th program speaker, Kimberly Rodgers, Communications and Outreach Specialist for Aging Services at Southern Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (C3GRC-AAA). Kimberly has lived in Ware County for around 25 years and has worked at Unison Behavioral Health and at Coastal Pines Technical College teaching accounting. She has worked at Aging for six months.
Rodgers shared information on Aging Services and how to access the SGRC-AAA Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ARDC). The ADRC operates within Georgia’s “No Wrong Door” system and functions as a one-stop coordinated process that seeks seamlessly to link people, along with their caregivers, to long term services and supports needed. Rodgers also talked about Senior Hunger issues in Georgia and the Senior Hunger Coalition facilitated by SGRC-AAA.
Finally, members were given information on how to become a Dementia Friend and the new support group sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you would like for someone to come out and speak to you about Aging Services, please contact Kimberly Rodgers at 912-285-6097.
The SRGC-AAA develops, provides, coordinates, and advocates for services that assist older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers in the eighteen counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner, and Ware. Contact the AAA’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 912-287-5888 or 1-888-732-4464 (1-888-73-AGING). Visit the AAA website www.sgrc.us/aaa/html.
The following programs/services receive federal and state funding through contracts with the Georgia Department of Human Services, the Division of Aging Services, and the Georgia Department of Community Health. A large portion of the funding is contracted to cities, counties, and other organizations that contribute local monies to provide these services directly in the communities.
Contributions are greatly appreciated. The programs consist of Information & Assistance, Money follows the Person (MP), Nursing Home Transitions (NHT), Care Consultation, Caregiver Education Programs, Assisting Technology (AT), Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP), Homemaker, Personal Care, Caregiver In-Home Respite, Elderly Legal Assistance Program, Senior Wellness Programs, Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care, Home Modification, Congregate Meals & Senior Center Services and Home Delivered Meals. Thanks, Ken for providing this program.