Caregivers offered some much needed help - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Caregivers offered some much needed help

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   More than one hundred people who care for loved ones attended a seminar hosted by the SOWEGA Council on Aging's family caregiver program.   

With the aging of the nation, more people are being forced to care for elderly or sick family members. The council on aging wants to let them know help is available.

"Reduce the stress, financial," said Family Caregiver Program Coordinator Monica Posey. "And then there is also just so many things you need when you are caregiving. And we want to help them find them, and help them locate it. Make things easier for them."

The SOWEGA Council on Aging offers caregiving help in 14 Southwest Georgia counties.

 You can reach them at 229-432-1124.

 

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.