Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Over 400 seniors who participate in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program were honored Tuesday morning at a luncheon at First United Methodist Church in Downtown Albany.
Over 500 volunteers serve as members of the RSVP group, which are older adults age 55+ who serve in IMPACT stations throughout our community.
RSVP service areas include: schools, hospitals, hospice, tax and insurance, Alzheimer's day care, after school tutoring, soup kitchens, clothing rooms, food distribution centers, Meals on Wheels, churches and more.
"They do a really good job. They put in a lot of time in charitable and governmental organizations and this is our opportunity to thank them for what they do," said SOWEGA Executive Director Kay Hind.
Two of the most prominent RSVP groups are the RAMP crew who build over 100 ramps annually for elderly and disabled individuals, and the Teddy Bear Ladies who make an average of 80 bears per week to be distributed to patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The RSVP program is funded in part by the corporation for National and Community Service, United Way of SWGA, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, and local contributions.
The Council On Aging was established in 1966 and works to coordinate a system of services that promote the well-being and independence of older and disabled Georgians, helping them achieve healthy and self-sufficient lives.
The organization's vision is for all seniors and disabled individuals in our 14 county service area to have the resources to live longer, live stronger, and live safer. Over 20 programs and services are delivered through the COA to help older adults in the area.