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May 22, 2007

Albany--  Senior citizens who may have a hard time taking care of themselves now have a new home away from home.

Easter Seals showed off its new Senior Solutions Program in Albany Tuesday afternoon. It's a respite program for senior citizens who are disabled or have a medical condition. Five days a week, people 65 and older can enjoy games, fitness and lunch under the care of a registered nurse and certified nursing assistant.

The program gives families a safe place to bring their loved ones during the busy daytime hours.

"We were just looking to expand an already existing service that we provide to children to the elderly population because we know that the elderly population is aging and people are living longer," said Family Support and Respite Manager Nicki Wilson.

Senior Solutions is open six hours a day and is Medicaid billable. For more information, you can contact Easter Seals at 229-439-7061.

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