Council on Aging celebrates Older Americans Day

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 5/17/17

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Baldwin County Council on Aging, a department of the Baldwin County Commission, celebrated Older Americans Day on Thursday, May 11 with a gathering at the Baldwin County …

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Council on Aging celebrates Older Americans Day

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ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Baldwin County Council on Aging, a department of the Baldwin County Commission, celebrated Older Americans Day on Thursday, May 11 with a gathering at the Baldwin County Coliseum in Robertsdale.

The event, part of Older Americans Month in May, draws about residents from senior centers and S.A.I.L. groups from Orange Beach to Little River, said Kelly Childress, coordinator with the Council on Aging. The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Age Out Loud.”

Nearly 25 vendors volunteered their time to provide games and prizes to the residents including:

• Alabama Hospice Care.

• Aseracare.

• Home Instead Senior Care.

• Davis & Associates.

• Humana.

• Revenue Commission.

• Touching Hearts.

• Gardens of Daphne.

• Feeding the Gulf Coast.

• Affinity Life Care Center.

• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

• Live Oak Village.

• Board of Registrars.

• Senior Sentinel Group.

• South Baldwin Home Health.

• United Healthcare.

• Amedisys.

• South Baldwin Regional Planning Commission.

• Comfort Care.

• Fairhope Health & Rehab.

• Whittle Insurance Network.

Sponsors for the event were Baldwin County Cattle & Fair Association. Baldwin County Commission, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission Area Agency On Aging, Valley Food Service.

Every other year, Childress said, the Council on Aging recognizes volunteers for their service to the senior citizens of Baldwin County.

Each center manager is asked to nominate one volunteer at their center who went above and beyond to service others. Marguerite Lambert with the Loxley S.A.I.L. Center was selected as Volunteer of the Year and was recognized during Thursday’s program.

Door prizes were then handed out and lunch was provided by Valley Food Service.

The Baldwin Council on Aging is the leading advocate, relative to all aging issues, on behalf of all older persons in the planning and service area. The Council on Aging serves as the resource for information, training, technical assistance, advocacy and leadership for the elderly. The Council on Aging is dedicated to preserving the dignity, independence and peace of mind for the elderly citizens of Baldwin County.

For more information visit the Council on Aging page in the Departments section at baldwincountyal.gov or call 251-972-8506 (Main office), 251-937-9561 (North Baldwin); or 251-928-3002 (Eastern Shore).